News Related to: Bylaws


Documents Section News — May 2017

Source:  Jan Seaman Kelly, BA, Section Secretary Abstracts for workshops and oral and poster presentations to be presented at the 2018 AAFS meeting in Seattle, WA, are due August 1. The theme is “Science Matters.” Consider using this opportunity to present an oral or a poster presentation on a specific examination or testing procedure you use. Should […]


AAFS Nominating Committee Report

The AAFS Nominating Committee has announced its list of nominees for 2017-18 officers: Susan M. Ballou, MS              President-Elect   (Criminalistics) David W. Baker, MFS            Vice President    (Digital & Multimedia Sciences) Carl R. McClary, BA              Vice President   […]


AAFS Membership Approves Major Revisions to AAFS Ethics Procedures

During the 2016 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas, the membership voted on major revisions to the AAFS bylaws and procedures related to its Code of Ethics. You may access the amendments to the AAFS Bylaws at http://www.aafs.org/wp-content/uploads/Bylaws.pdf. You may access the newly revised ethics procedures in the AAFS Policy and Procedure Manual at […]


AAFS Membership Approves Major Revisions to AAFS Ethics Procedures

During the 2016 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas, the membership voted on major revisions to the AAFS bylaw amendments and procedures related to its Code of Ethics. You may access the amendments to the AAFS Bylaws at this link http://www.aafs.org/wp-content/uploads/Bylaws.pdf.  You may access the newly revised ethics procedures in the AAFS Policy and Procedure […]


Attention All Voting Members and Fellows

Pursuant to AAFS policies, specific documents such as proposed bylaws amendments and the financial audit report must be provided to the Voting Members of the Academy 30 days prior to the Annual Business Meeting. Documents which have historically been mailed in January (e.g., Applicants List, Proposed Bylaws Amendments, Audit Report, and Annual Business Meeting Minutes) […]


Correction – Bylaws American Academy Of Forensic Sciences

CORRECTION BYLAWS AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FORENSIC SCIENCES The online and printed 2015 Directory of Members and Affiliates versions of the Bylaws – American Academy of Forensic Sciences included incorrect updates to Article II. CODE OF ETHICS AND CONDUCT: SECTION 5 – RULES AND PROCEDURES, l. and SECTION 8 – ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS FOR LESSER OFFENSES.  These […]


AAFS Nominating Committee Report

The Nominating Committee has announced its list of nominees for the 2016-17 officers: Betty Layne DesPortes, JD, MS President-Elect (Jurisprudence) Jeri D. Ropero-Miller, PhD Vice President (Toxicology) John L. Young, MD  Vice President (Psychiatry & Behavioral Science) Susan M. Ballou, MS Secretary (Criminalistics) Zeno J. Geradts, PhD Treasurer (Digital & Multimedia Sciences) The Nominating Committee […]


Attention All Voting Members and Fellows

Pursuant to AAFS policies, specific documents such as proposed bylaws amendments and the financial audit report must be provided to the Voting Members of the Academy 30 days prior to the Annual Business Meeting. Documents which have historically been mailed in January (e.g., Applicants List, Proposed Bylaws Amendments, Audit Report, and Annual Business Meeting Minutes) are […]


AAFS Chronicles – Do You Remember When?

Source: Kenneth S. Field, MBA 1954… The 1954 Annual Business Meeting turned into a rousing debate over the Bylaws that had been approved a the 1950 Organization Meeting. In particular, one sentence in the definition of a “Fellow” caused great concern: “Fellows shall be considered as certified experts in their respective fields.” That sentence was […]


Robert “Bob” Thibault, MFS: Retired Fellow of the General Section, October 2014

It is with a very heavy heart to report that Robert “Bob” Thibault passed away on October 11 at the age of 74. Bob is survived by his wife, Nancy; his children, Timothy R. Thibault, Gainesville, VA, Tina (Matthew) O’Connor, Marietta, GA; and several grandchildren. Bob had served the forensic science profession and the American […]