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
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
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
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
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.
Cornelius D. Helfrich