Board of Governors Action Items
Elected John Tiemessen to be president-elect once Keith Levy resigns; decided to wait until after the Board election to appoint some one to Levy's vacant seat.
Voted to recommend the admission of 8 reciprocity applicants.
Voted to grant the requests of two applicants for special accommodations for the February bar exam.
Voted to approve a Rule 43 (ALSC) waiver for Jamy Patterson.
Reviewed the report of the Lawyers Assistance Committee on an applicant, and voted to recommend the admission of the applicant.
Reviewed the reports of the Bar Services and Finance Committee and decided to publish them both, with an excerpt of the Bar Finance Committee Report in the Bar Rag, with the entire report available on the Bar's website.
Agreed that the Nominating Petition for the Judicial Conduct Commission should say that the Board may conduct further review of the candidates as it deems appropriate, and that the Board of Governors may send more than one name to the Governor.
Appointed Levy, Katcher & Faulhaber to a Subcommittee to recommend Board awards to be presented at the convention.
Approved the 70% reduction in bar dues for Ruth Bauer Bohms for providing more that 400 hours of pro bono service in 2005.
Voted to adopt, as aspirational goals for Board members, the four recommendations for leadership opportunities, especially in the pro bono area.
Voted to adopt the recommendation of the Area Hearing Committee for the disbarment of Harland McElhaney, and to send this recommendation to the supreme court.
Voted to publish a Bar Rule amendment which would provide for disciplinary assessments.
Voted to publish an amendment to Bar Rule 43 to add a waiver for attorneys employed by the Immigration & Refugee Project and the Disability Law Center.
Voted to publish amendments to Bar Rules 8(3) and 22(p) which would clarify contents of excerpts of records in admissions or disciplinary appeals.
Voted to publish amendments to Bar Rule 33.3, defining the practice of law for civil injunctive purposes, as amended by the Board.
Voted to pay Larry Moser for acting as Trustee Counsel in the matter involving Larry Caudle.
Voted to table the discussions on VCLE and the balanced budget concept until the May meeting.
January 27, 2005