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Chapter 24. Debate and Parliamentary Pro... > Parliamentary Procedure - Pg. 207

Debate and Parliamentary Procedure · · · · · · · · · · · · Government Labor unions Co-op boards Youth groups Shareholder meetings Academic departments School and library boards Civic associations Historical societies Charitable groups Service clubs Any deliberative assembly 207 Peace in Our Time Parliamentary law is a series of rules created to aid the transaction of business and to promote harmony and cooperation within an assembly. Parliamentary law is also referred to as "Robert's Rules of Order," after Henry Martyn Robert's famous 1876 book by the same name. Take A Walk on the Mild Side The overall rules of parliamentary law are more important than the specifics. In most cases, insisting that people observe every itty-bitty technical rule is a misuse of the process and can grind a meeting