Board of Governors Meeting
Thursday, September 11, 2008
550 W. 7th Ave., Ste. 1900
Anchorage, AK 99501
Roll call; President's remarks; approval of Board minutes
Legislative Audit; Bar Sunset; Lobbyist
A. Reciprocity applicants
B. Rule 43 waivers: Christopher Skipp & Dorothy Heim
C. Bar exam logistics
D. Cost of special board meetings
Lawyer Referral Service
A. LRS fees increase request from Bar members
B. ADR Section request to be new LRS category
A. Financial statements
B. Internal control procedures
A. CLE Director
B. Admissions Assistant and Receptionist/CLE Registrar positions
C. Website development
A. Discipline - Special Bar Counsel conflict policy
B. LRE grants
In the Disciplinary Matter Involving Attorney Y, ABA File Nos. 2006D031, 2006D109, 2006D175, 2007D007, 2007D008, 2007D092.
A. Ethics Opinion 2008-__: Is an Attorney/Client Relationship Implicating Alaska Rule of Professional Conduct 4.2 Created Between Insured's Counsel and Insurer When Insured's Counsel Pursues the Insurer's Subrogated Claim under Ruggles v. Grow, 984 P.2d 509 (Alaska 1999)
B. Ethics Opinion 2008-__: Use of Membership in Alaska Super Lawyers in Lawyer/Law Firm Advertising
A. Status of Proposed Rules Chart
B. Alaska Rule of Professional Conduct 1.5(b) and Bar Rule 35(b): Amendments increasing the threshold for written fee agreements from in excess of $500 to in excess of $1,000. Published April/June 2008 Bar Rag. Final Consideration.
C. Article III, Section 1(a) Bylaws of the Alaska Bar Association: Amendment waiving membership fee for member admitted a total of 60 years or more. Published April/June 2008 Bar Rag. Final Consideration.
D. Article VII, Section 1(a)(13) Bylaws of the Alaska Bar Association: Amendment adding standing committee on diversity. Published April/June 2008 Bar Rag. Final Consideration.
E. Bar Rule 2, Section 3(b): Amendment correcting drafting error. First Consideration.
F. Bar Rule 9(e): Amendment requiring member disclosure of e-mail address for Bar Association and client purposes or advice that the member does not have an e-mail address. First Consideration.
B. Civil Gideon
Friday, September 12, 2008
In the Disciplinary Matter Involving Attorney X, ABA File Nos. 2007D120, 2007D137, 2007D152, 2007D167, 2008D065, 2008D158. (confidential proceeding)
Discipline and Fee Arbitration Report
A. Statistics: 3rd Quarter 2008 Update
C. Update: DeNardo v. Morse, et al. (Executive Session)
D. Update: DeNardo v. Maassen, et al. (Executive Session)
E. Update: McLaughlin v. Alaska Bar Association, et al. (Executive Session)
Language Interpreter Center grant request
New Reciprocity applicant (executive session)
Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection Committee: Committee Report in ABA File No 2008L001 (private proceeding)
CLE & Convention report