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BOG Minutes Nov 7-8, 1991

BOG Minutes Nov 7-8, 1991

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Meeting of the Board of Governors, Omni Jacksonville Hotel, Jacksonville, Florida
November 7-8, 1991. Report of Special Committee on Evolution of Disciplinary Enforcement is item 17, and begins on page 29.

Regular Minutes - Page 31

Frederick Bosch stated his opposition to not endorsing recommendation #6.2 which prohibits certain ex parte communication. He stated that ex parte communication would allow more politically based decisions on disciplinary matters.

Mr. Berry stated that the committee did not endorse this recommendation because discipline counsel are counsel to the board and grievance committees and not prosecutors.

Regular Minutes - Page 32
November 7-8, 1991

Mr. Bosch made a motion, which was seconded, to disapprove the special committee's recommendation and endorse recommendation #6.2 of the McKay Commission report.

Alan Dimond stated that the Bar is simply an arm of the prosecutor, and due process comes before the Florida Supreme Court of Florida.

After consideration, the motion to disapprove the committee's recommendation on #6.2, failed.
Meeting of the Board of Governors, Omni Jacksonville Hotel, Jacksonville, Florida
November 7-8, 1991. Report of Special Committee on Evolution of Disciplinary Enforcement is item 17, and begins on page 29.

Regular Minutes - Page 31

Frederick Bosch stated his opposition to not endorsing recommendation #6.2 which prohibits certain ex parte communication. He stated that ex parte communication would allow more politically based decisions on disciplinary matters.

Mr. Berry stated that the committee did not endorse this recommendation because discipline counsel are counsel to the board and grievance committees and not prosecutors.

Regular Minutes - Page 32
November 7-8, 1991

Mr. Bosch made a motion, which was seconded, to disapprove the special committee's recommendation and endorse recommendation #6.2 of the McKay Commission report.

Alan Dimond stated that the Bar is simply an arm of the prosecutor, and due process comes before the Florida Supreme Court of Florida.

After consideration, the motion to disapprove the committee's recommendation on #6.2, failed.

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THE
 FLORIDA
 BAR
Meeting
 of the
 Board
 of
 GovernorsNovember
 7-8,
 1991 Omni Jacksonville HotelJacksonville, FloridaREGULAR MINUTESPursuant to
 notice,
 the regular meeting of the Board of Governors
of
 The
 Florida
 Bar was
 called
 to
 order
 on
 Thursday,
 November
 7,
1991, at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel, with President Benjamin H.Hill III presiding.
1.
 InvocationThe opening invocation was given by Board member John A.DeVault III.
2.
 Roll CallBoard members present at this meeting:Benjamin H. Hill III, President
Alan
 T.
 Dimond, President-elect
A.
 G. Condon, Jr., First Judicial Circuit
Enoch J.
 Whitney, Second Judicial CircuitThomas M. Ervin, Jr., Second Judicial Circuit
S.
 Austin
 Peele,
 Third Judicial CircuitJohn
 A.
 DeVault III, Fourth Judicial CircuitVictor M. Halbach, Fourth Judicial CircuitRobert
 Q.
 Williams, Fifth Judicial Circuit
Ky
 M. Koch, Sixth Judicial CircuitWilliam
 F.
 Blews,
 Sixth Judicial Circuit
R.
 Dennis Comfort, Eighth Judicial CircuitJohn Edwin
 Fisher,
 Ninth Judicial CircuitGregory A. Presnell, Ninth Judicial CircuitDavid
 B.
 King, Ninth Judicial Circuit
R.
 Kent Lilly, Tenth Judicial CircuitPatricia
 A.
 Seitz,
 Eleventh Judicial CircuitEdward R. Blumberg, Eleventh Judicial CircuitSandy
 Karlan,
 Eleventh Judicial CircuitManuel A.
 Crespo,
 Eleventh Judicial CircuitDianne
 Saulney
 Smith, Eleventh Judicial Circuit
Edith
 G.
 Osman,
 Eleventh Judicial CircuitJohn W.
 Thornton,
 Jr., Eleventh Judicial CircuitRobert M.
 Sondak,
 Eleventh Judicial CircuitStuart
 Z.
 Grossman, Eleventh Judicial CircuitJoseph
 H.
 Serota,
 Eleventh Judicial CircuitScott L.
 Baena,
 Eleventh Judicial CircuitEdwin
 T. Mulock,
 Twelfth Judicial Circuit
Michael
 A.
 Fogarty,
 Thirteenth Judicial Circuit
 
Regular
 Minutes - Page 2November
 7-8,
 1991Donald A. Gifford, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit
William E.
 Sizemore, Thirteenth Judicial CircuitC. Douglas
 Brown,
 Fourteenth Judicial CircuitPatrick
 J.
 Casey, Fifteenth Judicial CircuitTimothy W.
 Gaskill,
 Fifteenth Judicial CircuitH. Michael Easley, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit
Alfred K.
 Frigola, Sixteenth Judicial Circuit
Michael
 J.
 McNerney,
 Seventeenth Judicial CircuitDale R. Sanders, Seventeenth Judicial Circuit
William
 S.
 Spencer, Seventeenth Judicial CircuitWalter G. Campbell,
 Jr.,
 Seventeenth Judicial CircuitThomas G. Freeman, Eighteenth Judicial CircuitGeorge H. Moss II, Nineteenth Judicial CircuitJohn
 A. Noland,
 Twentieth Judicial Circuit
William
 L.
 Guzzetti,
 Out-of-StateEdwin
 Marger,
 Out-of-StateFrederick J. Bosch, Out-of-StateRobert C. Palmer III, YLD PresidentWayne L.
 Helsby,
 YLD President-elect
Abraham S.
 Fischler, Public MemberTheodore R. Struhl,
 M.D.,
 Public MemberAbsent this entire meeting:Horace Smith,
 Jr.,
 Seventh Judicial Circuit
Absent
 Thursday only:
Edwin
 Marger, Out-of-StateAbsent Friday only:Robert
 M.
 Sondak,
 Eleventh Judicial CircuitStaff attending included:John
 F.
 Harkness,
 Jr.,
 Executive
 Director
Paul
 F. Hill, Director, Communications DivisionJohn
 T.
 Berry, Director,
 Legal DivisionJohn A. Boggs,
 Director,
 Lawyer Regulation
John E.
 Griffin, Advertising CounselFred A. McDowell, Director, Governmental Affairs(Thursday only)Allen L. Martin, Director, Finance and Accounting(Thursday only)Mary Ellen
 Bateman,
 UPL
 Counsel
 (Thursday only)
Lori Holcomb, Assistant UPL Counsel (Thursday only)Michael
 A. Tartaglia,
 Director, Programs
 Division(Thursday only)
Gerald
 A. Butterfield, Director, Public Information and BarServices Department (Thursday only)Dale
 DeHart,
 Director, Planning and Evaluation
(Thursday
 only)
 
Regular Minutes - Page 3November 7-8, 1991Gary Blankenship, Associate Editor, Florida Bar News andJournalMindy Boggs, Assistant to the PresidentCarol
 L. Bracy,
 Secretary to the Board of Governors
3.
 GuestsGuests for this meeting included:Leslie R. Stein,
 President,
 Florida Association
 for
 Women
 Lawyers;
Mary
 Headley,
 Reporter,
 Broward
 Review; Richard C. McFarlain andLinda
 McMullen,
 legislative advisors; former Board members
A.
 Hamilton
 Cooke
 and
 C.
 Harris Dittmar;
 Ponte
 Vedra Beach attorneyBill Hill;
 in
 addition
 to
 other individuals indicated
 hereafter.
 _
Consent CalendarThe following items on the consent calendar were approved as
submitted:
A. MinutesMinutes
 of the
 regular session
 of the
 September 12-13, 1991meeting of the Board of Governors were approved asdistributed. Grievance minutes
 of the
 September
 13,
 1991meeting were approved as distributed. Minutes from the
October 7,
 1991 Executive Committee
 conference
 call
 were
approved as distributed.
B.
 UPL
 Standing and Circuit Committee AppointmentsThe Board approved the following
 appointments:
Alix
 C.
 Michel, Miami,
 new
 attorney
 member, Eleventh CircuitUPL Committee B
Michael N.
 Kreitzer,
 Miami, new attorney member, EleventhCircuit
 UPL
 Committee
 B
Nicholas
 A. Buoniconti
 III, Coral
 Gables, new
 attorney
member,
 Eleventh Circuit UPL Committee B KeKai A. Case, Tallahassee, new public member, StandingCommittee on UPL
 
C. Rules and Bylaws Committee Recommendations;
1.
 Rule 2-3.2, Powers, was removed
 from
 the consentcalendar
 for
 further amendment.
 [Note:
 Due to
 timeconstraints, this matter was referred to Executive
Committee]
2.
 The
 amendment
 to
 Rule
 3-7.4(k),
 Letter Reports
 in
No
 Probable Cause Cases, removes the ruleresponsibility for drafting letter reports of no

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