Duhaime's Law Dictionary


Minutes Definition:

The official written record of a meeting.

The official record of decisions made at a meeting.

Some minutes include a summary (not verbatim) of the discussion along with any decisions (expressed as resolutions). Other minutes are bare-bone and just contain a record of the decisions.

Minutes start off with the name of the organization, the place and date of the meeting and the name of those persons present.

Minutes are prepared by the corporate secretary and signed by either the president or secretary.

They are crucial meeting documents without whch the group has no formal memory, especially for corporations for which they constitute the formal record.

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