Board of Governors Action Items
May 5 & 6, 2003
Reviewed the election and bar poll results and voted to appoint Bryan Timbers/Connor Thomas, Lisa Rieger/Tina Grovier and Abigail Sheldon as the regular/alternate members to the ALSC Board. Voted to nominate Tom Nave and Will Schendel to the Judicial Conduct Commission.
Certified the results of the February 2003 bar exam.
Certified the reciprocity applicant.
Approved the request for special accommodations for the July 2003 bar exam.
Moved to send the discipline matter back to the Committee and ask the attorney member, who will serve as the new Chair, for a decision before the next meeting; and conditionally granting the motion to bypass Committee if there is no Committee report at the next meeting.
Voted to allow attorneys who take an immigration pro bono case to attend the Immigration Law Section CLE program in the fall at no charge.
The 9th Circuit Lawyer Representative Nominating Committee nominated Leslie Longenbaugh as the Lawyer Representative to the 9th Circuit.
Voted to award the Robert Hickerson Public Service Award to Christine Pate.
Issued the decision in the Jon Wiederholt Reinstatement matter, with the majority recommending that Wiederholt not be reinstated.
Voted to send Rule 9b (definition of duty to assist) to the Supreme Court.
Voted to send Rule 30g (timeframes for processing applications for reinstatement) to the Supreme Court.
A motion to require Bar members to complete an IOLTA statement on their bar dues statement regarding their participation in the IOLTA program and which bank carries their IOLTA account was voted down.
Voted to publish an amendment to the bylaws which would conform them to the bar rules regarding character & fitness.
Voted to change the Standing Policies to provide for geographically held seats for the Judicial Conduct Commission.
Voted to adopt Ethics Opinion 2003-3, "Documents to be Included in File Returned to Client on Termination of Services."
Voted to amend the Standing Policies to allow a member of the Ethics Committee to be removed if they miss 4 consecutive meetings in a 12 month period.
Voted to provide coverage for Domestic Partners to be the same as spouses under the Bar's insurance plan, with an effective date of September; Keith Levy to work with the staff on this.
Voted to approve the meeting minutes of the January, February conference call, and March meetings.
A Board subcommittee, consisting of Keith Levy, Lori Bodwell and Bill Granger, will do evaluations of the Executive Director and Bar Counsel.
Voted on resolutions for the annual business meeting.
Voted on the slate of officers to be presented at the business meeting, as follows: President-elect Keith Levy, Vice President Rob Johnson, Secretary Matt Claman, Treasurer Jon Katcher. Larry Ostrovsky becomes President at the close of the convention.