Alaska Bar Association
Board of Governors Meeting
January 25 - 26, 2007
550 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 1900
Anchorage, AK 99501
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Roll Call & President's Remarks
Discipline & Fee Arbitration Report
A. Statistics: 4th Quarter 2006 & Oral Update
C. Update: Alaska Right to Life v. Feldman, et al.
D. Update: DeNardo v. Morse, et al.
E. Update: DeNardo v. Maassen, et al.
A. Reciprocity applicants
B. Special Accommodations request
C. Oregon Reciprocity
Language Interpreter Center Request for Funds
Reinstatement Matter Involving Jon Wiederholt, ABA File No. 2006R001 (public proceeding)
Friday, January 26, 2007
In the Disciplinary Matter Involving Larry Wiggins, ABA File No. 2001D169, et. al. (public proceeding)
LRE Committee Grants
CLE & Convention Report
Pro Bono Report
Information & Consent
A. Approval of October 2006 minutes
B. Financial information
A. Status of Proposed Rules Chart
B. Alaska Bar Rule 63: Proposed amendment requiring document preparers to give a written notice that they are not lawyers, that the document may not be legally enforceable, that the document should be reviewed by a lawyer admitted to practice in Alaska, and that recipients should contact the Bar Association if they have problems. Recommendation of Board UPL Subcommittee Reviewing Bar Rule 33.3 January 2007. (first consideration).
C. Alaska Bar Rule 44: Amendment to qualifications for legal intern permit and renewal. (further consideration).
D. Alaska Bar Rule 15.1: Proposed addition to require lawyers to have their trust accounts only at institutions that agree to provide trust account overdraft notices to bar counsel. Published Oct/Dec 2006 Bar Rag. (final consideration).
E. Alaska Bar Rule 61(a): Amendment removing filing date and directing petition to supreme court rather than an individual justice. Published Oct/Dec 2006 Bar Rag. (final consideration).
F. Alaska Bar Rule 13: Addition providing for challenge procedure to mediators and referral back to grievance investigation or fee arbitration if no response to scheduling requests. Published Oct/Dec 2006 Bar Rag. (final consideration).
Alaska Bar Rule 38: Addition providing for the appointment of a mediator to the Executive Committee of the Fee Dispute Resolution Program and making President-Elect a non-voting member. Published Oct/Dec 2006 Bar Rag. (final consideration).
Alaska Bar Rule 40: Amendment changing the start of the time period for requesting modification from "delivery" to "service" of the decision and changing the start of time period for objection from "receipt" of notice to "service" of notice. Published Oct/Dec 2006 Bar Rag. (final consideration).
G. Alaska Bar Rules 17, 10, 11, and 12: Amendments providing immunity from grievances to members of the Board, area hearing divisions, bar counsel, special bar counsel, the executive director, trustee counsel, and conciliators (mediators) for conduct in the course and scope of their official duties in the Bar Rules. (first consideration).
Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection Committee
Alaska Native Diversity Initiative