At the Board of Governors meeting on October 27 & 28, 2000, the Board took the following action:
Approved the results of July 2000 Bar Exam; of 62 applicants, 41 passed, for a pass rate of 66%; the 48 first time takers had a pass rate of 71%.
Approved 8 Reciprocity applicants fo admission to the Bar.
Voted to send an amendment to the Supreme Court on Bar Rule 2(2), which would delete the sponsor requirement for reciprocity applicants.
Requests for special testing accommodations for the Bar Exam must include the location requested to take the exam, and this will first be reviewed by the Law Examiners Subcommittee.
Adopted the stipulation for disbarment in the matter concerning Bill Lawrence, retroactive to the date of interim suspension in July 1996.
Voted not to limit the Criminal Defense Section to exclude prosecutors.
Adopted the budget for 2001.
Delegated to the CLE Director and the CLE committee the task of refreshing the Mandatory Ethics program to make it interesting & meaningful.
Approved all of the CLE Committee's recommendations.
The proposal to amend Bar Rule 61 to allow for trust account audits of members suspended for bar dues, failed.
Voted to send proposed ARPC 3.6 on Trial Publicity to the Supreme Court.
Updated the mileage and per diem amounts to match the state.
Adopted the Public Interest Grants guidelines as part of the Standing Policies.
Voted to reimburse Bob Lewis $5,000 for his work as Trustee Counsel.
The Board rejected the stipulation for a public reprimand in a discipline matter, but indicated that a majority of the Board was leaning toward a private reprimand.
Approved the draft of the Ethical Grievances brochure.
Reappointed Vance Sanders as the Bar representative to the ALSC Board.
Approved payment of 1/3 of the printing costs of the Judical Applicant Guidelines.
Appointed a personnel subcommittee to draft language for policies and procedures on conducting employee evaluations.