Board of Governors Action Items
March 14 & 15, 2002
Accepted an Area Hearing Committee's recommendation for reinstatement of a suspended lawyer.
Heard an update on the status of the Board sunset bill.
Voted on the recipients of the Distinguished Service Award, the Professionalism Award and the Layperson Service Award.
Voted on another award to be presented at the convention.
Voted to appoint Susan Orlansky to the Judicial Council.
Voted to approve 4 reciprocity applicants for admission.
Voted to approve 4 Rule 43 (ALSC) waivers.
Approved the minutes of the January Board meeting.
Tabled the ethics opinion on "Undisclosed Recording of a Conversation by a Lawyer" until the May Board meeting.
Asked Bar Counsel to draft a proposed ARPC rule that would prohibit taping by a lawyer, for discussion purposes when this rule is brought up in May.
Voted to publish an amendment to the Bylaws that would reflect "votes" cast rather than "ballots" in a run-off in multiple vacancy elections.
Voted to publish an amendment to conform the Fee Arbitration rules to the statute of limitations for contract actions in AS 09.10.053 and Bar Rule 38(c)(4) and a housekeeping correction to citation in Bar Rule 37.
Discussed whether to seek catastrophic insurance for the Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection and decided that Weyhrauch and Winfree should have a conference call with the people from ALPS.
Voted to pay Mary Guss $5,141 for her work to date as Trustee Counsel in closing out Cliff Smith's practice.
Devoted part of an afternoon and all of a morning to strategic planning.
Voted to publish a proposed amendment to the Bylaws which would allow an active Bar member who practices law solely on a volunteer basis, for people who can't afford legal services, for no fee or other consideration at all, to do so and pay the inactive membership fee.
Voted to publish proposed amendments to Bar Rules 16 & 29 that would make disbarment permenent.