Board of Governors Action Items
Appointed Hanna Sebold to the vacant 1st Judicial District seat for this meeting.
Announced the winners of the Board of Governors elections: 1st District - Hanna Sebold; 3rd District - Don McClintock; 2nd & 4th District - Jason Weiner.
Heard a presentation by Terry Aglietti about a proposal for an Alaska School of Law.
Voted to amend the Board policies to provide that a Board member may elect to claim either hotel plus per diem or actual reasonable expenses when on authorized Bar business.
Heard from Barbara Jones, Chair of the LRE Committee, about the law related education grants made for 2008.
Approved six reciprocity applicants for admission.
Voted to approve accommodations for the July bar exam for two applicants.
Voted to publish a Bylaw amendment establishing a Standing Committee on Diversity.
Voted to appoint the following members to the ALSC Board of Directors: 1st District, Regular Vance Sanders and Alternate Kelly Henriksen; 4th District Regular Cameron Leonard and Alternate Dan Winkelman; Kenai/Kodiak Regular Karen Lambert and Alternate Andrew Ott.
Voted to appoint Maryann Foley as the ABA Delegate.
Voted to appoint Kevin Fitzgerald to the Alaska Judicial Council.
Voted to approve the minutes of the January board meeting and the February conference call meeting.
Voted to ratify the $500 contribution to the Judge Thomas Stewart memorial ceremony.
Was advised that John Tiemessen will be President of the Western States Bar Conference in 2011.
Heard a request for a $5,000 grant for the Language Interpreter Center and asked the representatives to come back in the fall when the Board considers the budget.
Voted to publish a proposed amendment to Bar Rule 35(b) and ARPC 1.5(b) which would increase the threshold for written fee agreements to $1,000.
Voted to approve a stipulation in a discipline matter for a two year suspension with all but 90 days stayed; as a condition of reinstatement the attorney must submit a medical opinion from a board certified psychologist or neuropsychologist that he is fit to engage in the practice of law; that the attorney will be on probation for two years; that the attorney will meet with a mentor attorney at least every two months and the mentor attorney will provide a written report to the board each year; and the attorney will take CLE in law practice management for a minimum of three hours during his probation.
Voted to publish a Bylaw amendment which would waive bar dues for lawyers who are members of the Bar for 60 years or more.
Voted to adopt the recommendation of the Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection Committee to reimburse the client $6,300.
Voted on the resolutions for the annual business meeting.
Viewed PSA's from other Bars and discussed various possibilities.
Reviewed the bar exam statistics and voted to release the results May 9 once all the paperwork is complete.
Voted to recommend the following slate of officers at the annual business meeting: President Mitch Seaver; President-elect Sid Billingslea; Vice President Don McLean; Secretary Chris Cooke; Treasurer Jason Weiner.
April 28 & 29, 2008