August 2013 Bar Bulletin
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Board Approves Annual Plan



The following are highlights from the KCBA Board of Trustees meeting held on June 19, convened by KCBA President Richard Mitchell.

Mitchell directed the Board's attention to the copies of the annual plan and budget, first reviewed by the Board at its May meeting. Executive Director Andrew Prazuch provided highlights of the annual plan and budget, after which the Board discussed the plan and budget. The Board then approved the FY2014 annual plan and budget as presented by voice vote. For a detailed summary of the plan, see the July Bar Bulletin Executive Director column.

First Vice President Anne Daly reported on her attendance at the WSBA Board of Governors meeting on May 31 where she presented KCBA's proposed American Bar Association resolution requesting that state bars and courts address ethical concerns arising from the federal and state law conflicts in Washington's legalization of marijuana under I-502. Daly noted WSBA's disagreement with the resolution. After considerable discussion, the trustees voted to withdraw the resolution from consideration at the ABA mid-year meeting and agreed that a letter would be written from the KCBA president to the WSBA president requesting that the two groups work collaboratively to identify a solution both boards could support.

In information reports, Prazuch noted that more than 400 persons had registered for the Annual Dinner, which was held on June 25 honoring award winners and the Association's change in presidents. Please see page 28 for more information. Next, Daly and Second Vice President Steven Rovig reported on a leadership training on improving board governance that they and Prazuch had attended.

Treasurer Pamela Grinter reviewed the financial statements for the period ending April 30. KCBA had received $2.6 million in revenue, with $2.3 million in expenses, for net income of $283,000. The reported amounts were equal to 88% of KCBA's revenue budget and 79% of the expense budget after 10 months, or 83%, of the fiscal year. Grinter explained that the balance sheet showed $1.1 million in cash equivalents and that reserves were 22% of the operating budget.

Mitchell thanked outgoing YLD Chair David Keenan for his service this past year. Keenan reported on YLD activities, including an upcoming CLE with the Federal Bar Association.

The Board then turned to recognition of outgoing board members Judge Susan Amini, Grinter, Dan Kilpatric, Victor King, John McKay, Fred Rivera and Kathleen Royer. Mitchell presented each with a gift of appreciation. Daly then thanked Mitchell for his leadership this past year, presenting him with a gift from the Board.

Finally, the Board adjourned to executive session to conduct its annual performance review of the executive director.

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