Board of Governors action items
January 30, 2009
Voted to set the Working Capital Reserve at six months’ expenses.
Voted to contribute $3,500 for Justice Matthews’ retirement event.
Voted to add a new panel to the Lawyer Referral Service, “Debt Collections/Judgment Enforcement.”
Voted to recommend four reciprocity applicants for admission.
Voted to approve the Rule 43 (ALSC) waivers for Lila Holman and Emily Scott.
Approved the pro bono dues discount for Ruth Bauer Bohms.
Voted to recommit to the goal of Board members providing 50 hours of pro bono service in 2009.
Voted to adopt the Martin Luther King Holiday as a day of service and encourages its members to engage in public service and pro bono projects on that day within their community in accordance with the purposes of the Alaska Bar to increase public service.
Appointed a subcommittee (Billingslea, Granger, Mendel) to handle a character and fitness matter on a reciprocity applicant.
Appointed a subcommittee (Granger, McClintock, Sebold, Tiemessen) to make make recommendations for the Board of Governors awards at the convention.
Met with Bar Rag editor Tom Van Flein.
Voted to publish housekeeping rule changes to the Bylaws, Article II, section 4(a)(1) and Article VII, section 1(a)(9) – (12).
Voted to accept the Findings, Conclusions of Law and Recommendations of the Area Hearing Committee, and to recommend the reinstatement of an attorney from disability inactive status to active status.
Voted to accept the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection Committee’s recommendation in three LFCP matters involving two attorneys and voted to reimburse the clients from the fund $4,000, $1,400 and $1,000 respectively.
Voted to publish a proposed amendment to Bar Rule 44 (Legal Interns) which would allow legal interns to participate in the appellate courts as allowed by the judge.
Voted to publish amendments to the Bylaws Article IV, Section 8, defining emergency meetings of the Board of Governors, and to Article VIII, section 2 and Article XII, section 1-2, changing the reference from “special” to “emergency” meetings of the Board or Association.