Oregon State Bar Meeting of the Board of Governors

December 12, 2001

Open Session Minutes

The meeting was called to order by President, Edwin A. Harnden at 7:30 a.m. on December 12, 2001. The following board members were present by telephone conference: Bette Worcester, David Hytowitz, Frank Hilton, Charles Williamson, Nena Cook, Ronald Bryant, Mary McCauley Burrows, Bruce Anderson, William Carter, James Brown, Agnes Sowle, Malcolm Scott, Lisa LeSage, Angel Lopez, Sarah Rinehart, and Ed Harnden.

Ms. Sowle reported on the work of the Executive Director Evaluation Committee and the board discussed what an appropriate raise would be for the Executive Director in light of her 2001 performance.

1.Executive Director Evaluation Committee

a. Executive Director’s Salary

Action:Agnes Sowle moved, and Bruce Anderson seconded, that the Executive Director's salary be increased by 5%, effective January 1, 2002. The motion was approved unanimously.

The terms of the Executive Director's employment contract were discussed. A copy of the existing contract will be forwarded to all board members. The Executive Director Evaluation Committee recommended in November that the contract be extended to a two-year term. The Executive Director Evaluation Committee will review potential revisions and report back to the full board.

The Executive Director Evaluation Committee also will review the process for obtaining information from the PLF, pursuant to the Joint Board of Governors/Board of Directors Task Force Report on Policies and Procedures concluded in 2000, regarding the Oregon State Bar Executive Director evaluation.