Board of Governors Action Items
April 26 & 27, 2004
Approved 5 reciprocity applicants.
Approved a Rule 43 (ALSC) waiver for Lisa Lang.
Tabled the issue of MBE score reporting to the tenth place, and staff to get more information on costs.
Voted to accept Duke Law School's proposal for a modified contract.
Approved the minutes of the January meeting and the March conference call meeting, as corrected.
Voted to approve the Board of Governors awards: Professionalism: Jim Gilmore; Distinguished Service: Scott Taylor; Layperson Service: Linda Garrett; Robert K. Hickerson Public Service Award: Susan Orlansky.
Voted to appoint Doug Baily to the Alaska Judicial Council.
Voted to appoint Maryann Foley as ABA Delegate.
Voted to appoint to the ALSC Board: 1st District: Regular Janine Reep and Alternate TBD; 2nd/4th District: Regular Adam Gurewitz and Alternate Ethan Schutt; 3rd District: Regular Bob Bundy and Alternate Carmen Clark; At-large: Regular Vance Sanders and Alternate Brant McGee.
Approved payment of $46,119.35 from the Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection.
Heard the report of the Area Hearing Committee in a discipline matter. The Board accepted the Findings of the AHC, but rejected the recommendation of a 30 day suspension. The Board would impose a 90 day suspension.
Voted to accept the stipulation for a private reprimand in a discipline matter.
Voted to approve the ethics opinion entitled, "May an Attorney Contingently Agree to Pay Attorney's Fees Assessed Against a Client if the Client Loses on Appeal?"
Voted to accept the stipulation for a public censure in a discipline matter.
Voted to send a proposed amendment to Bar Rule 2(3) which would allow a graduate of a foreign law school, in which the principles of English law are taught, and which is equivalent to an ABA accredited law school, to take the Alaska Bar Exam if they are admitted in another state.
Voted to increase the fee for Section Informational members to be the same as attorney members, and to allow Inactive Bar members to belong to Sections.
Voted to publish an amendment to Bar Rule 37(k) which would prohibit representation of Fee Arbitration clients by area division members during the member's term, as redrafted.
Voted to table action on the published Bylaw to raise the amount of Bar dues until the next regularly scheduled meeting in the fall.
Voted to remain neutral as a Board on the three resolutions to be presented at the annual business meeting.
Voted to accept the proposed slate of officers: President Keith Levy; President-elect Jon Katcher; Vice President Joe Faulhaber; Secretary Pete Ellis; Treasurer John Tiemessen.