e Board of Governors meeting on March 10 & 11, 2000, the Board took the following action:
Approved 5 reciprocity applicants.
Approved a Rule 43.1 (military) waiver.
Unanimously (10 Board members participating) adopted the Area Hearing Committees report, and recommended to the Supreme Court that the petition for reinstatement in the matter of Jon Wiederholt be denied.
Voted for the recipients of the Distinguished Service award, the Professionalism award and the Layperson Service award, to be given at the convention.
Voted to accept and implement the Internet Committees proposals to add to the Bars website a Member directory, Section homepages, a master calendar and an upgrade to the trial court opinions database.
Accepted a Stipulation for a 6-month suspension, with all but 90 days stayed.
Adopted an ethics opinion entitled What Effect Do Confidential Settlement Agreements Have on Precluding Further Representation for Subsequent Clients?
Accepted a stipulation for a private reprimand provided the attorney closes his practice immediately and goes on inactive status.
Voted to publish amendments to Bar Rule 5 which would provide for conditional admission (see the Rule published in this issue.)
Voted to remind the court that ARPC 1.8(e) is ripe for consideration.
Decided not to adopt guidelines for response to judicial criticism, but Tinglum will write her Presidents column on this issue and encourage members to look for opportunities to address the issue.
Schuhmann made a preliminary report on Bar group insurance issues.
Approved purchase of new conference room chairs.
Decided to add a question regarding other languages spoken by attorneys at the time we ask members what information they would like included on the website.
Approved the January minutes.
Made the appointments for the regular/alternate seats to ALSC: Lisa Rieger/John Hedland; Bryan Timbers/Steve Sumida.
Long will chair the Merit Selection Committee to recommend the 9th Circuit Lawyer Representative to the U.S. District Court.
Decided to look at amending the discipline rules to set out the standard of proof in Rule 29; amend the timeline in readmission cases - for good cause extend the one month deadline; review whether disbarment should be made permanent or make the time to reapply longer than a 5 year suspension.