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Meetings and Minutes

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ASSEMBLY

Friday, December 14, 2012
12:00 Lunch -- 12:30 Call to Order

Minnesota CLE Conference Center

 

I.       Presentations

  • Elmer Wiblishauser Award
  • Citizen Lawyer Award

II.      Update on the work of the Amicus Society

III.     President’s Report

IV.    Treasurer’s Report

V.     Executive Director’s Report

VI.    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 September 14, 2012 meeting

VII.   Additional Agenda Items
A.    Action on a motion to authorize consideration of items on this agenda that were not included in the original notice and purpose of the Assembly meeting (requires a 75% vote) {New agenda Items will be marked with an asterisk.}

VIII.  Elections/Appointments Committee – Dyan Ebert, Chair
A. Report on the work of the Committee

B. Action on the recommendation to elect Patrick Costello, Jackson County, to complete a term on the Board of the Minnesota State Bar Foundation ending June 30, 2013

C. Action on the recommendation to elect Laura Sahr Schmit, Hennepin County, to complete a term on the Board of the Minnesota State Bar Foundation ending June 30, 2014

Qualifications and Interest Statements were also submitted by Camille Beshara, Charlie Firth, R. Mark Frey, Sara Jones, Zachary Marsh, and Alice Sherren.

IX.    General Policy Committee – Eric Larson, Chair
A.    Report on the work of the Committee

X.     Governance Committee – Sonia Miller-VanOort, Chair
         A.    Report on the work of the Committee
         B.    Action on the recommendation to amend the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws related to the ability of the Council to take written action in lieu of a meeting

XI.    Judiciary Committee – Mike Unger, Chair
A.    Report on the work of the Committee

B.    Action on the Recommendation that the Minnesota State Bar Association support the public defenders’ request for a two-year continuation of the attorney registration fee to implement and upgrade technology necessary to take advantage of eCourt

The General Policy Committee has also passed a resolution in support of the Petition of the Board of Public Defense

XII.   Legislative Committee –Thad Lightfoot, Chair
A.    Report of the Legislative Committee
B.    Action on the recommended legislative agenda

XIII.  Council
A.    Action on the recommendation to approve the Minnesota CLE audit for the year ending June30, 2012

XIV.  New Business

XV.   Announcements
A.    Notice of nominations/appointments to the following boards:
(Election of nominees will take place at the April 25, 2013 meeting of the Assembly.  Members should encourage any Association member who is interested in being nominated to submit a Qualifications and Interest Statement to the MSBA office by Friday, March 15.)

1.     Client Security Board -- The term of Timothy O’Brien, Hennepin County, expires June 30, 2013.  Mr. O’Brien has served two terms and is not eligible to serve an additional term.

2.     State Board of Continuing Legal Education – The terms of Glen Jacobsen, Renville County, and Michael Schechter, Dakota County, expire June 30, 2013.  Mr. Jacobsen has served two terms and is not eligible to serve an additional term. Mr. Schechter has served one term and is eligible to serve an additional term.

3.     Legal Services Advisory Committee -- The term of Nicholas Slade, Hennepin County, expires July 1, 2013.  Mr. Slade has served two terms and is not eligible to serve an additional term.

4.     Central Minnesota Legal Services – The term of Jon Saunders expires April 30, 2013.  Mr. Saunders is eligible to serve an additional term. 

5.     MSBA/ABA Delegates – The terms of Jason Kohlmeyer, Michael Miller (Young Lawyer Delegate), and Mary Schneider expire at the end of the ABA meeting in August.  Mr. Kohlmeyer and Ms. Schneider have served one term and are eligible to serve an additional term.  Mr. Miller has served three terms and is not eligible to serve an additional term.

B.    Future Meetings
                Thursday, April 25, 2013 -- Noon (Minnesota CLE)
                Friday, June 28, 2013 – 9:00 a.m. (Minnesota CLE)

XVI.  Adjournment