Proposed board actions

first_imgProposed board actions Proposed board actions Pursuant to Standing Board Policy 1.60, the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar hereby publishes this notice of intent to consider or take final action at its April 7 meeting in Coral Gables on the following items. These matters are additionally governed by Rule 1-12.1, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, where applicable.Most amendments to the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar that are finally acted upon by the board must still be formally presented to the Supreme Court of Florida, with further notice and opportunity to be heard, before they are officially approved and become effective.To receive a full copy of the text of any of these proposed amendments call (850) 561-5751. Reference any requested proposal by its title or item number and date of this publication. RULES REGULATING THE FLORIDA BAR Chapter 1 General Subchapter 1-3 Membership 1. Rule 1-3.7 Reinstatement to Membership. Amends subdivision (a) to include all types of delinquency. Subchapter 1-7 Membership Fees and Fiscal Control 2. Rule 1-7.5 Retired, Resigned, Inactive, Delinquent Members Summary: Deletes “resigned” members from text that lists those members who shall not practice law until reinstated; revises title likewise. Chapter 14 Grievance Mediation and Fee Arbitration Subchapter 14-4 Institution of Proceedings 3. Rule 14-4.1 Arbitration Proceedings Summary: Amends subdivisions (a) and (b), and adds new subdivisions (c), (d), (e) and (f) to conform procedures for the institution of bar fee arbitration with the procedures applicable to grievance mediation. STANDING BOARD POLICIES 1500 Series – Lawyer Regulation Policies 4. Standing Board Policy 15.45 Policy in Bankruptcy Proceedings Summary: The proposed policy presents direction from the board to staff as to what actions should be undertaken in various bankruptcy proceedings to protect the bar’s ability to collect disciplinary costs. 5. Standing Board Policy 15.76 Policy on Review of Grievance Committee Action by Designated Reviewers Summary: New policy, setting forth allowable actions and guidelines for a designated reviewer in reviewing grievance committee action; specifies timeframes and available materials for such review and the form in which it must be requested. 1600 Series Unlicensed Practice of Law 6. SBP 16.24 Undercover Investigations in Unlicensed Practice of Law Cases Summary: New policy – consistent with newly revised rule 4-8.4(c) – to set forth guidelines for conducting undercover investigations in unlicensed practice of law cases. BYLAWS 7. Administrative Law Section Bylaws Summary: Within Article I, adds title (Description) and creates new Section 3 (Aspirational Goal) regarding a balanced executive council membership of both government attorneys and private practitioners; within Article II, Section 3 (Membership – Annual Dues) deletes $25 cap on dues; within Article III, Section 4 (Officers – Election of Officers) revises nominations process, to require nominations by a nominating committee of the executive council rather than the full council; within Article IV (Executive Council) deletes duplicative provision in Section 1 (Governing Body) regarding council meetings, and creates new Section 5 (Duties) regarding council member participation in section, Florida Bar, or other sections’ activities; within Article V (Meetings) adds new title and provisions within Section 1 (Meetings of the Membership) and new Section 2 (Meetings of the Executive Council) specifying revised procedures for calling and conducting both regular and special meetings of the section and executive council, including new quorum and absence provisions for executive council meetings; within Article VI (Committees) revises descriptions of various standing committees, adds new Law School Outreach and Nominating Committees, and allows for establishment of ad hoc committees by the chair; includes other non-substantive edits and revises existing subdivision entries as necessary. March 15, 2006 Regular Newslast_img

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