ASSEMBLY

Friday, December 11, 2009
12:00 Lunch -- 12:30 Call to Order

Minnesota CLE Conference Center

 

AGENDA

I.       Presentations

II.      President’s Report

III.     Treasurer’s Report

IV.    Executive Director’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 September 11, 2009 meeting

B. Action to approve amendments to the Appellate Practice Section Bylaws

VI.    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.}

VII.    Elections/Appointments Committee – Judge George Perez, Chair

A. Report on the work of the committee

B. Action to advise and consent the President regarding appointing two members to the Minnesota CLE Board

The Committee is recommending Nelson Peralta and Will Stute.  Qualifications and Interest Statements were also received from Thomas Lund, Ulric “Todd” Scott, and Jerome Segal.

VIII.   General Policy Committee – Mary Ward, Chair
A.    Action to approve a recommendation to not renew the Avis rental car contact

B.    Action to approve a recommendation to offer AAA as an MSBAdvantage program

C.    Action to approve a recommendation to offer Affiniscape Law Firm Merchant Account as an MSBAdvantage program

* D.    Action to amend the Criminal Law Certification Program

IX.    Governance Committee – Fred Finch, Chair
A.    Report on the work of the committee

B.    Action on the request of the Corporate Counsel Association to become a section

C.    Action on the recommendation of the Diversity Committee to amend Bylaw 9.3.4

X.     Legislative Committee – Susan Holden, Chair
A.    Report of the Legislative Committee

B.    Action on the proposed legislative agenda
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XI.    Operations Committee – Aaron Biber, Chair
A.    Report on the work of the committee

B.    Review of the annual MSBA Form 990

C.    Action on the recommendation regarding adoption of Financial Procedures Policy for Bank and Investment Accounts

D.    Action on the recommendation regarding the request of the New Lawyers Section for additional funding

XII.    New Business

XIII.   Announcements
A.    Notice of nominations/appointments to the following boards:
(Election of nominees will take place at the April 29, 2010 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 5.)

1.    Client Security Board -- The term of Timothy O’Brien, Hennepin County, expires June 30, 2010.  Mr. O’Brien has served one term and is eligible to serve an additional term.

2.    State Board of Continuing Legal Education – The terms of Marlene Garvis, Hennepin County, and Glen Jacobson, Renville County, expire June 30, 2010.  Ms. Garvis has served two terms and is not eligible to serve an additional term.  Mr. Jacobson has served one term and is eligible and interested in serving an additional term.

3.    Legal Services Advisory Committee -- The term of Nicholas Slade, Hennepin County, expires July 1, 2010.  Mr. Slade has served one term and is eligible and interested in serving an additional term.

4.    Central Minnesota Legal Services – The terms of Carol Klaphake and Patrick O’Donnell expire April 30, 2010.  Ms. Klaphake and Mr. O’Donnell are eligible to serve an additional term. 

5.    MSBA/ABA Delegates – The terms of John Dornik, Jon Duckstad, Judge George Perez and Brent Routman expire at the end of the ABA meeting in August.  Mr. Dornik, Mr. Duckstad, and Mr. Routman are eligible to serve an additional term.  Judge Perez has served three terms and is not eligible for another term.

B.    Future Meetings
Thursday, April 29, 2010 (Minnesota CLE)
Friday, June 25, 2010 (Minnesota CLE)

XIV.  Adjournment