Board Of Governors
Board Of Governors : Minutes :
June 16, 2001

Saturday, June 16, 2001
11:35 a.m.

The Maryland State Bar Association Board of Governors and Officers met at the location, date and time indicated above. There were 27 members of the Board of Governors present, including all of the Officers. In addition, Paul Carlin, Executive Director, and members of his staff, were in attendance.

President Pam White called the meeting to order at approximately 11:35 a.m. The approval of the Minutes of the Board of Governors meeting of June 13, 2001, and the June 16, 2001 Business Meeting were deferred until the next meeting of Board of Governors on September 11, 2001.

As a preliminary matter, all of the members of the 2001-2002 Board of Governors were present and introduced themselves and indicated the areas where they practiced law.

1. Pam White gave the President’s report.

a. Her nominations for members of the Executive Committee included Susan Bayly from Prince George’s County, Douglas Bregman from Montgomery County and Judge Marcella Holland from Baltimore City, in addition to the officers of the Association and the Chair of the Young Lawyer’s Section, Brian Zemil. These nominations were unanimously approved by the Board.

b. She requested and received approval from the Board for her appointments to the Ethics Committee and Judicial Appointments Committee, and her appointments of non-lawyers to the Standing and Special Committees set forth on Attachment 1 to the Agenda.

c. She announced a vacancy on the Board of Governors in the Second District which needed to be filled. For the Second District, Joseph G. Harrison, Jr. was nominated and elected, being unopposed. The Board approved deferring the filling of the vacancy for the Ninth District until the next meeting of the Board of Governors on September 11, 2001.

d. She announced the appointments of the Board of Governors Liaisons to all Sections, Standing Committees, and Special Committees as set forth on Attachment 3 to the Agenda.

She informed the Board that the Gender Equality Report would be forthcoming during the summer break and requested that all Board of Governors members read the report carefully since the Board would be requested to take action on the report.

2. Paul Carlin gave the Executive Director’s Report.

a. The membership count for the Association for the date of the meeting was 19,123 members, there being 325 new admittees who will join the Association. They will be added to our existing membership for a total of 19,448.

b. The meeting dates and locations for the Board of Governors and the Executive Committee as set forth on Attachment 4 to the Agenda were reviewed and approved by the Board.

c. A listing of the 2001-2002 MSBA officers and Board of Governors was provided as Attachment 6 to the Agenda for information purposes.

3. Harry Johnson gave the Treasurer’s Report. He reported the following for the MSBA as of May 31, 2001: total dues income of $2,219,220.88; total income of $3,408,178.06; total expenses of $2,798,572.08; and total surplus of $609,605.98. He also reported that dues income representing 102.6% of the MSBA budget had been collected to date.

4. Announcements.

a. Sharon Goldsmith discussed the Access to Justice Tribute Dinner honoring Chief Judge Robert M. Bell and celebrating the over ten years of service by the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, Inc. The dinner which will be held on June 26, 2001, at 6:30 p.m. at the Center Club in Baltimore with Justice Earl Johnson, Jr. of the California Court of Appeals as the Guest Speaker. She also thanked the MSBA for the immensely successful Casino Night held at this years Annual Meeting.

b. The MSBA Annual Crab Feast will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2001, at the Herrington Harbour Marina Resort in Rose Haven, Anne Arundel, Maryland. The Board was informed that the Crab Feast would be a sellout.

There being no further business to come before the Board of Governors, the meeting was adjourned at approximately 12:05 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Cornelius D. Helfrich


Board Of Governors : Minutes : June 16, 2001