Board of Governors Action Items
Voted to get a final cost proposal from Casemaker, and talk to members in other Bars that belong to Casemaker.
Voted to recommend the admission of six reciprocity applicants.
Voted to approve one request for special accommodations and one request for additional accommodations for the February 2007 bar exam.
Voted to contribute $5,000 to the Oral Language Interpreter Center.
Voted to recommend to the supreme court that Jon Wiederholt's request for reinstatement be denied.
Voted to recommend to the supreme court that Larry Wiggins be suspended for 180 days, with 90 to serve; proof of restitution required; to require certain CLE courses; and to assess $2500 in costs and fees.
Adopted a resolution affirming the Law Related Education Committee's allocation of grants; grants will be published in E-News and the Bar Rag.
Adopted a resolution affirming leadership goals for Board members doing or supporting Pro Bono work.
Approved the minutes of the October 27, 2006 Board meeting.
Voted to publish a proposed amendment to Bar Rule 63 regarding the unauthorized practice of law (UPL).
Voted to give staff direction for drafting proposed amendments to Bar Rule 44 (Legal Intern Permit).
Voted to recommend to the supreme court a proposed amendment to Bar Rule 15.1 requiring Bar members to maintain their trust accounts in institutions that agree to provide notice of trust account overdrafts.
Voted to send to the supreme court a proposed amendment (a housekeeping change) to Bar Rule 61(a) regarding the administrative suspension of a bar member.
Voted to send to the supreme court proposed amendments to Bar Rules 13, 38 and 40 regarding changes to the Fee Arbitration rules as recommended by the Fee Arbitration Executive Committee.
Voted to table amendments to Bar Rules 17, 10, 11 & 12 regarding immunity and requested Bar Counsel to get more information on procedures from other states.
Agreed to establish an ad hoc subcommittee of Board members to look into short and long range goals aimed at increasing the number of Alaska Native lawyers in the Bar Association.
January 25 & 26, 2007