Board of Governors Action Items
January 15 & 16, 2004
Voted to publish a proposed amendment to Bar Rule 2, section 3(3) which would allow graduates of foreign law schools in which the principles of English law are taught to take the bar exam if they are admitted in another jurisdiction by exam.
Approved 5 reciprocity applicants for admission.
Approved a special accommodations request for time and a half for the bar exam.
Denied a failing applicant's request for a hearing.
Approved a Rule 43 (ALSC) waiver for Carolyn Grzelak.
Approved policies for broadcast e-mails and regular bar mass mailings.
The Board Awards Nominating committee will consist of Larry Ostrovsky, Jon Katcher, Mauri Long & Joe Faulhaber.
Voted to hire a Pro Bono Recruitment Coordinator (in-house), along with an administrative assistant who will be half time pro bono and half time CLE.
Voted to advise Duke Law School that the Board likes their proposal which would publish two issues of the Law Review, put the year in review on-line, and reduce the law review costs by $10,000.
Voted to affirm the Discipline Area Hearing Committee decision to recommend a 3 year suspension in the Disciplinary Matter involving James Hanlon, and to send this recommendation to the supreme court.
Voted to adopt the Ethics Opinion 2003-4: "Lawyer's Right to Withhold Expert Reports Where the Client Fails to Pay for Them."
Voted to publish a bylaw amendment increasing bar dues for 2005 by $100, and to present the reasons for that increase at the annual business meeting.
Voted to send to the supreme court an amendment to Rule 40(r) deleting the word "superior" from the rule, permitting any court to issue a waiver of confidentiality of Fee Arbitration proceedings.
Voted to send to the supreme court amendments to Rules 25 & 29, clarifying appeals by Bar Counsel in disciplinary and reinstatement matters.
Voted to send to the supreme court amendments to ARPC 1.2, 4.2 & 4.3 relating to unbundled legal services.
Voted to adopt the bylaw amendment to Art. III, Section 4 which would make the Rule 81 fee the same amount as active bar dues.
Voted to adopt the bylaw amendment to Art. VII, Sect. 3(a)(1) increasing the fee for Sections to $15.
Voted to publish an amendment to Bylaw VII, Sect. 3(a)(1) & (2) permitting any active or inactive member to be a section member and to increase the fee for informational members to $15.
Voted to appoint Julie Willoughby to the Judicial Council.
Voted to approve the 2004 dues reduction for Ruth Bauer Bohms for providing over 400 hours of pro bono service in 2003.
Voted to approve the minutes of the October board meeting.
Voted that in future Judicial Conduct Commission nominations, the procedure will be as follows: that the Board will consider the poll results and any further review of the candidates that the Board elects to undergo, and the Board will submit one or more names from each district that are among the most qualified.
Voted to acquiesce to the Governor's request; the Board will send the top two names from the bar poll for the 1st district and for the 2/4 districts.
Voted to approve the Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection committee's recommendation for compensation in two LFCP matters.