Synopses & Reviews
A revised and updated edition of the clearest, most useful guide to parliamentary procedure
This essential and authoritative resource, based on the principles originally laid out in the classic Roberts Rules of Order, explains the often-confusing rules of parliamentary procedure in clear, simple language and shows how to apply them practically and effectively. Among its helpful features are sample scripts to help figure out what to say while conducting meetings, hands-on examples to show how the rules are applied, and timesaving tips to help make meetings more efficient. This thoroughly revised and updated user-friendly reference includes an ample index and cross-references for finding information quickly and easily. A completely new chapter on homeowners associations covers restrictions, obligations, proxy voting, and covenants.
A Washington Post Paperback Nonfiction Bestseller, 5/29/12
From the certified authorship team behind Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised, a concise and user-friendly tour through the essentials of conducting a meeting
Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised, In Brief
was first published in 2005 to meet the need for a simple and short book on parliamentary procedure. This second edition of In Brief
is now updated and revised to match the new full edition of Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised
, also published this year.
Written by the same authorship team behind the officially sanctioned Robert’s Rules of Order, this concise, user-friendly edition takes readers through the rules most often needed at meetings—from debates to amendments to nominations. With sample dialogues and a guide to using the complete edition, Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised, In Brief is the essential handbook for parliamentary proceedings.
This essential resource explains the rules of parliamentary procedure in simple language and shows how to apply them effectively. Organized so users can find what they need quickly and easily, this revised edition includes an entire new chapter on proper procedure for conducting homeowners' associations.
About the Author
Henry M. Robert III is the grandson of General Henry M. Robert and has served as president of the Maryland Association of Parliamentarians and as parliamentarian for the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP). William J. Evans, a retired attorney, was president of NAP from 1979 to 1981 and has also served as its parliamentarian. Daniel H. Honemann is an attorney in Maryland and a past president of the Maryland Association of Parliamentarians. Thomas J. Balch is a lobbyist and legislative analyst based in Washington, DC, who also served as parliamentarian for NAP.