State Bar of Michigan
home member area contact us


american indian law section



Follow us on Follow us on Linked In


 print this page


for members
SBM general information

member directory

admissions, ethics, and
   regulation


diversity & inclusion

justice initiatives

member services

practice management
   resource center


public policy resource
   center


publications and
   advertising


research and links

sections & committees


ethics for members
ethics developments
ethics opinions
TAON (trust accounts)


from the courts
opinion searching
virtual court


for the public
public resources
media resources


giving opportunities
a lawyer helps
access to justice
   campaign

Meeting Minutes—September 2000

Council members present: Stannette Amy (student representative), Donna Budnick (see below), Ron Douglas, Sheila Hackett Gaskell (secretary-treasurer), Mike Murray, Tom Myers, Kathie Scotta, Thomas Silvia (chair-elect).

The meeting was called to order by Thomas Silvia at 9:30 a.m.

The Council voted unanimously to replace James Schuster, who has resigned from the Council, with Donna Budnick in order to have a quorum for this meeting.

Kathie Scotta delivered the Chair's Report submitted to the State Bar of Michigan for Jacqueline Hand, who is serving as a professor in England for the next year.

Sheila Gaskell gave the Treasurer's Report. The American Indian Law Section has $6598.00 in its account. Of that, $250.00 is earmarked for the Access to Justice fund. In addition, there will be deductions for the Annual Program.

This year's Tecumseh Peace Keeping Awards were given to Justice Michael F. Cavanagh and Judge Michael Petoskey for their long-standing leadership and superior efforts to protect and advance American Indian legal and cultural rights.

The new American Indian Law Section Council is as follows:

Term Expires 2001

Thomas V. Silvia, Chair
Sheila Hackett-Gaskell, Chair-Elect
Melissa L. Pope, Secretary/Treasurer

Council

Term Expires2002
Dawn Duncan
John Lemire
Mike Murray
William Tanner

Term Expires 2001
Donna Budnick
Ron Douglas
Tom Myers
Katharine Scotta
Helen Yunis

Student Representatives Term Expires 2001
Yvonne Ande
Angela Sherigan

Thomas Silvia asked the Council to pick up letterhead and use it for all Section business.

Kathie Scotta, at the request of Jacqueline Hand, presented the Thomas Silvia with the Section gavel.

Thomas Silvia proposed that the Council adopt a logo presented at the meeting. The Council agreed to consider the logo over the next year and vote on its adoption or rejection at the next Annual Meeting.

The Council unanimously agreed to contribute $500 to the Access to Justice fund.

Thomas Silvia proposed that the Section co-sponsor a program with the Alternative Dispute Resolution section. Specifically, he would like to incorporate a portion about peacemaker courts into a jointly sponsored program. The Council agreed to consider this at the next meeting.

The meeting concluded at 10:30 AM. in anticipation of the Section's program on Repatriation.

* The minutes have been amended, per the September 13, 2001, Council Meeting.

 

   
 

 

follow us
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on LinkedIn Follow Us on Twitter Follow the SBM Blog

 

©Copyright 2014

website links
Contact Us
Site Map
Website Privacy Statement PDF
Staff Links

SBM on the Mapcontact information
State Bar of Michigan
306 Townsend St
Lansing, MI 48933-2012
Phone: (517) 346-6300
Toll Free: (800) 968-1442
Fax: (517) 482-6248