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3 Introduced Cheryl Kulas,
Manager of the Bar’s new Public
Service Center. The pilot program is in place and the soft
launch will be this summer.
3 For the fifth year in a row, the
Bar’s Wellness Program is being
recognized, this year by the
Phoenix Business Journal.
3 Member Services Moment—
Lisa Deane, Chief Member Services Officer, spoke about ongoing
series featuring the programs/
services/activities handled by staff:
3 Ms. Deane gave a recap of the
Member Services Moments that
have been shared at board
meetings to date.
3;Roberta Tepper, Lawyer Assistance Programs Director, reported on the Member Assistance
3 The program has over 65 lawyer volunteers who have agreed
to provide peer support and
have had the State Bar training.
3 If a member calls in requesting
assistance, Ms. Tepper match-es them with a qualified
3 The program is notified of
members needing assistance in
various ways, including peers,
family members, and law
3 The data and program used
are completely confidential
from the Bar, and staff outside
Member Assistance program
staff do not have access.
3 Currently they have one or
more judges as volunteers but
they are not identified as such.
Ms. Tepper plans to approach
Superior Court judges to see
if someone will volunteer to
fill the role another now-retired judge formerly filled.
3 The web site has numerous
support groups listed with
contact information including
12-step programs and will
soon have a listing of Arizona
3 The program has received an
increased number of calls per
year, up from 12 to about 30.
This is a significant increase,
with some longtime volunteers
having received their first calls.
3 If someone is truly in crisis
there is a crisis response
network. Those numbers are
also listed on the web site.
Report—Janna Day, lobbyist:
3 Ms. Day reported that the Legislature has finished for this year.
3 This year there were a number of
new freshmen. Early outreach
was made to make members
aware of the bills of interest to
the Bar before they would be voting on the proposed legislation.
3 Ms. Day reported that HB
2295 passed the House by
one vote but never received a
hearing in the Senate Judiciary
Committee and died.
3 Ms. Day suggested to board
members that before next
session they reach out and have
a meet-and-greet with their
elected officials. Representatives
and Senators like to hear from
people in their districts.
3 The board thanked Janna Day
for all her work this year and
her dedication to the State Bar.
3 Program Review Committee
3 The PRC was given the task of
evaluating all Bar committees
with set criteria in order to
review and make recommenda-
tions to the board for a vote.
3 President Loo made five addi-
tional (temporary) appoint-
ments to the committee to
accomplish the work and meet
the May 19 deadline.
3 The standing Bar committees
were reviewed in light of the
directives outlined previously,
the letter from Arizona
Supreme Court Chief Justice
Bales dated Feb. 15, 2017,
and the Supreme Court
Administrative Order 2017-
34, which goes into effect
3 The PRC reviewed the purpose
and function of each standing
committee and each standing
board committee, applying the
criteria outlined in the letter
from Chief Justice Bales. It was
determined that those standing
committees that meet this
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