Board Action Items
Sept. 18, 2003
Heard a recommendation from the Pro Bono Service Committee to add a Pro Bono Coordinator staff person to the Bar staff.
Directed staff to come up with specific language for mailing and email policy.
Voted to continue ExamSoft program (laptop computer use for bar exam) in Anchorage.
Approved eight reciprocity applicants.
Approved two Rule 43 applicants (Calimbus and Jesperson).
Voted to form a Technology Committee with Jim DeWitt as Chair, Board members Bodwell, Granger and two more to be appointed by the President.
Approved purchase of 17 new workstations from the capital acquisition reserve.
Appointed Geoff Wildridge as the ALSC Board of Directors 4th Judicial District alternate.
Approved the May Board meeting minutes.
Approved the creation of the Municipal Law and the Debtor/Creditor Sections.
Approved funding up to $825 as 1/3 of the cost of reprinting the judicial applicant guidelines, to be shared with the Judicial Conduct Commission and the Judical Council.
Katcher to write a letter to the Governor declining to send more names for the Judicial Conduct Commission.
Adopted amendments to the personnel policies and approved the forms for adding Domestic Partner insurance coverage.
Approved the LoisLaw proposal to have the Alaska Bar CLE materials on-line, in a searchable, linkable format, but the contract must be non-exclusive; the subscription charge for Bar members will be $10/mo.
Voted to send Bar Rule 15, defining UPL for suspended lawyers, to the Supreme Court.
Approved an amendment to the Bylaws conforming the Bylaws to the Bar Rules regarding character and fitness.
Voted to send a letter to the Supreme Court accompanying the "neckties in court optional" resolution from the Annual Business meeting, stating that this is being done in compliance with Bar Rule 62.
Voted to publish an amendment to Bar Rule 40(r) deleting the word "superior" from the rule, permitting any court to issue a waiver of the confidentiality of Fee Arbitration proceedings.
Voted to ask the Fee Arbitration Executive Committee to review the status of the Fee Arbitration rules, and whether the rules should be substantially revised, and to report to the Board at a future meeting.
Voted to publish an amendment to Bar Rules 29 and 25, clarifying appeals from recommendations from Board in reinstatement matters.
Adopted amendments to the Standing Policies providing guidelines to Bar Counsel for grievance intake decisions.
Voted not to accept a stipulation for a grievance and dismissed the grievance.
Completed the evaluation of the Executive Director and the Bar Counsel.
Held a retreat on September 19 in which the Board discussed the budget deficit and projections, technology, CLE and the convention, discipline, whether to add a Pro Bono Coordinator to the Bar staff, whether to publish the AlaskaLaw Review, and whether to publish the Bar Rag quarterly instead of bi-monthly. Decisions would be made at the budget meeting October 30 & 31.