Board of Governors Action Items
Voted to approve funding for a webmaster/IT assistant in the 2008 budget; and authorized funding to hire this staff person in 2007, and to purchase needed IT improvements.
Voted in a discipline matter to recommend a two year + one day suspension, and to require reimbursement to Trustee Counsel, and to pay fees and costs of $1,000 to the Bar.
Voted in a discipline matter to accept the stipulation and recommend a one year suspension, with 120 days to serve, and 245 days stayed; as a condition of applying for reinstatement, the attorney must view certain CLE programs, must reimburse the Bar Association for the expenses of retaining Trustee Counsel in the amount of $3,608, must pay fees and costs of $1,000 to the Bar, and upon reinstatement, the attorney will be on probation for two years.
Voted to recommend admission for 14 reciprocity applicants.
Voted to approve a Rule 43 waiver (ALSC) for Wendy Lamar and Wendy Whitt.
Voted to establish a New Lawyers Section of the Bar.
Voted to fund travel up to $3,000 for new lawyers to attend the four ABA Young Lawyers Division conferences in 2008; that the New Lawyer Section should determine to who and how this money is allocated.
Voted to approve a resolution in support of enhanced private attorney involvement with Alaska Legal Services Corporation.
Voted to approve the board meeting minutes.
Voted to request Bar Counsel to draft a bylaw which would establish a Standing Committee on the Practice of Law.
Voted to accept the stipulation for discipline by disbarment in the Matter of Mark Avery.
The Board recommended approval of the Joint Motion for Reinstatement in the Disability Matter of Ken Lougee.
Voted to send to the Supreme Court the proposed amendments to Bar Rule 44, the legal intern permit rule.
Voted to send to the Supreme Court the proposed amendments to Bar Rule 44.1 (f)(2)(A), and to adopt the amendment to Bylaw VIII, Section 1(a)(3); both amendments correct the reference of Code of Professional Responsibility to Alaska Rules of Professional Conduct.
Voted to amend Bylaw VII, Section 1(a)(11) which changes the name of the standing "Judicial Independence Committee" to the "Committee for Fair and Impartial Courts."
Voted to publish an amendment to Bar Rule 6, deleting Section 7(b) relating to residency appeals.
Voted to publish an amendment to Bar Rule 5, Section 3 which would allow any state or federal officer to enter an order of admission, and to allow the applicant to take the oath before any state or federal judicial officer or any person authorized to administer oaths.
Voted to approve the Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection Committee recommendation for reimbursement of $2,500.
Voted to pay $9,821.64 to Trustee Counsel for his work.
September 6-7, 2007