Assembly

Friday, September 11, 2009
2:00 p.m.

Minnesota CLE Conference Center

 

I.      Roll Call - Check in at the registration desk.

II.     President’s Report

III.    Executive Director/Staff Report

IV.    Treasurer’s Report

V.     Consent Calendar
Bylaw Article 4.9.3 -- Consent agenda. Recommendations by committees of the Assembly shall be placed on the consent agenda of the Assembly. Items on the consent agenda shall be enacted in one motion approved by the Assembly. There will not be separate discussion of items on the consent agenda unless a representative so requests. If any representative requests separate discussion, then the item will be removed from the consent agenda and considered by the Assembly as a separate agenda matter.
A.    Approval of minutes of the June 26, 2009 meeting

B.    Action to waive the policy limiting membership on the Legislative Committee to 20

C.    Action to approve Assembly Committee appointments

VI.    Elections/Appointments Committee Judge George Perez, Chair
A.    Report on Committee Work

B.    Action on the Recommendation of the Elections/Appointments Committee that the Assembly nominate two people to the Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board

Qualifications and Interest Statements have been submitted by Stacy Ertz, Ramsey County; Christopher Cain, Blue Earth County; and Stuart Williams (incumbent), Hennepin County.

C.    Action on the Recommendation of the Elections/Appointments Committee that the Assembly nominate one person to the Certification Board

D.    Action on the Recommendation of the Elections/Appointments Committee to election three Assembly members to the LawPAC Board

A Qualifications and Interest Statement has been submitted by Bradley C. Thorsen, Hennepin County.

 

VII.   Governance Committee Fred Finch, Chair
A. Report on Committee Work

VIII.  General Policy Committee Mary Ward, Chair
A.    Report on Committee Work

B.    Action on the Request of the Civic Education Committee to create the MSBA Citizen Lawyer Award  (The Operations Committee will also be developing a recommendation on this request.)

IX.    Legislative Committee Susan Holden, Chair
A.    Report on Committee Work

B.    Action on ABA request that the MSBA take a position requesting the FTC and Congress to clarify that the Commission's Red Flags Rule imposing requirements on creditors relating to identity theft is not applicable to lawyers while they are providing legal services to clients

X.     Operations Committee – Aaron Biber, Chair
A.    Report on Committee Work

B.    Action on the recommendation to accept the audit of the MSBA General Fund and Minnesota CLE Fund for the year ending June 30, 2009

C. Action on the request of the Publications Committee to negotiate a two-year contract

XI.    Adjournment

 Future Meetings
        Friday, December 11, 2009 -- Noon
        Thursday, April 29, 2010 -- Noon
        Friday, June 25, 2010 – 9:00 a.m.