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Meeting Minutes

December 11, 2001

    Members Present:
    Kathy Batts
    John Gorzalski
    Michelle Kimbro
    Dave Roback
    Jeanne Yee

    The meeting was called to order at approximately 7:55 a.m.

    November minutes approved.

    Treasurer's Report: Based on the latest financial statements, we have $8,260 in the account. The annual meeting cost has not yet been deducted from the account. $2,920 of dues were deposited into our account.

    State Bar Section survey was completed. We are satisfied with the web site and the meeting facilities. Areas for improvement include a complete and accurate mailing list for the section and timely posting of financial information to the financial statements.

    Mr. Gorzalski could not attend the State Bar annual meeting planning session but he provided our section's feedback that 2 1/2 days is too long. This is the general consensus that the State Bar is hearing; however, the State Bar is already committed to the 2 1/2 days for the September, 2002, meeting.

    Newsletter: Ideas for the next newsletter include professional liability insurance article, summary of disaster recovery seminar (when slides are received) and information for our next presentation.

    We will invite our liaison, Evanne Dietz to the next presentation. Ms. Dietz was interested in who the presenter was for the Disaster Recovery for the Young Lawyers training session. Mr. Gorzalski forwarded this information to her.

    Potential speakers for future sessions were discussed:

    • Disaster Response and Recovery—Phase II—Discussed expanding topic with small break out sessions to develop evacuation plan or to discuss checklists that the speaker had available. We will keep this on a list for future meetings and would likely have it again in Detroit to continue with the same target audience as the original presentation.
    • Cyber Court in Michigan/ e-Filing—Ms. Kimbro will look into this to determine if this would be a potential topic for a February/March presentation.
    • Women in Law, Making the Case—Anne Weisberg, Esq.—Doesn't seem to be a hot topic for all firms.
    • Happenings in the Legal Market Place—Ed Wesemann, consultant, the Edge Group—potential future speaker.
    • Golf Outing speaker—Tom Anderson worked out well for last year's outing. Ms. Kimbro will look into reserving him as the speaker for this year's outing. Our section will cover the cost of the speaker.

    Mr. Gorzalski offered to host the speaker in February/March at Dickinson Wright's offices. Ms. Kimbro offered to host the summer speaker at Dykema Gossett's offices.

    Ms. Mann will attend our meeting in January with an update on the training courses. We are now looking to establish training links to our web page.

    Corrected handout was received from Richard Rassel, chair of the State Bar Committee on Multidisciplinary Practices, asking for Committee input on fee sharing proposal. He may be a potential speaker on this topic from an attorney's viewpoint.

    During the year, we should consider potential members to add to the Council.

    We've received the 2001-2002 section letterhead.

    Meeting adjourned at approximately 8:30 a.m.



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