State Bar News
During its regularly scheduled meeting December 1, 2000, which was held in Salt Lake City, the Board of Bar Commissioners received the following reports and took the actions indicated.
1.Nanci Bockelie presented the proposed Client Security Fund disbursements and the Commission voted to approve the claims. The Commission also approved a motion to file a petition with the Utah Supreme Court to increase the Client Security Fund corpus to $200,000, which would allow the Commission the authority to assess members up to the amount of $20.00 per year.
2.Tim Shea from the AOC, gave a report on Jury Reform.
3.Gary Sackett of the Ethics Advisory Committee, explained the additional modifications to Ethics Advisory Opinion 00-05. A minor change was requested that footnote 2 be modified. The Opinion was approved and it was noted that the Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee had done an outstanding job in carefully drafting the opinion.
4.A discussion was held on the proposed amendments to Ethics Advisory Committee Rules.
5.The names of Nanci Bockelie, Cal Gould and Randy Kester were given to Tim Shea for the open slot on the Judicial Council's Standing Committee.
6.The Commission had lunch with lawyer Legislators and was given a Legislative preview.
7.Discussion was held on the appointment of a Multi-Jurisdictional Practice Committee.
8.Herm Olsen was re-appointed to the DNA Board.
A full text of minutes of this and other meetings of the Bar Commission is available for inspection at the office of the Executive Director.