Board of Governors Action Items
August 9, 2001
Voted to approve 8 reciprocity applicants.
Voted to approve Rule 43 ALSC waiver for Robin Wittrock.
Approved increased hours for the CLE Library Assistant during the CLE Library high-volume time at the end of the year.
Voted to accept the stipulation for a public censure for Respondent.
Voted to send ARPC 1.5(d) to the Supreme Court (contingent fees in limited instances in domestic relations cases.)
Tabled Bar Rule 45 until October meeting (failure to pay Fee Arbitration award may be referred to Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection Committee.)
Voted to send Bar Rule 31(g) and Bar Rule 54 to the Supreme Court (regarding payment of Trustee Counsel from Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection.)
Voted to amend the Bylaws (Article VIII, Seconded by. 1(a)(11) to create a standing Committee on Judicial Independence. The Bar President is to appoint the Committee members.
Decided to hold off on Bar Rule 29 (re waiting period for applying for reinstatement after rejection of reinstatement request.)
Run-off elections (Article V, Sec. 6 bylaw on whether ballots cast or votes casts should be counted to determine a majority of votes) will be on the October agenda.
Voted to approve all Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection claims against Respondent subject to receiving no appeals.
Approved the May 8 & 9, May 18 and June 15 Board meeting minutes.
Reviewed the letter from Jeff Friedman on how the bar exam is graded, and directed staff to ask exam consultant Steve Klein to respond in writing and perhaps address the Board.
Voted to approve the concept of a new Robert K. Hickerson Public Service Award, with details to be worked out.
President to reply to John Strachan that memorials for lawyers would be more appropriately done by the local bars, rather than the state bar.
Rejected the stipulation for discipline and listed conditions for a possible future stipulation.
Suggested that Prof. Strait can make his proposal at the January meeting, for him to act as Special Bar Counsel with his law students working on discipline matters; would like to hear what Washington Bar Counsel says about the program.
Voted to publish an amendment to Bar Rule 65 which would require the VCLE dues discount to be taken with the full dues payment or the first installment payment.
Set the VCLE dues discount for 2002 at $45.
Voted to pay Trustee Counsel $7,257 for his work in a matter.
Confirmed that the Board subcommittee will be mailing out evaluation forms to Board members to evaluate the Executive Director and Bar Counsel, and that this will be discussed in October.
Will ask the Ohio State Bar to make a presentation to the Board on the Casemaker program.