Friday, November 2, 2001; Bradley Arant Rose & White LLP, Birmingham, Alabama

Minutes of the 10th Anniversary Meeting - Fall 2001

President Helen Mellett (hereinafter referred to as "Helen")
  • recognized the Program Committee, including Rhoda Fleisig of Westlaw and Deidra Payne of LEXIS-NEXIS, for their preparation of this meeting and for the gifts provided by Westlaw (Palm Pilot drawing [won by Gary Lewis]) and LEXIS-NEXIS ($10 Barnes & Noble gift card for all members present)
  • Recognized Preston Peyton for the fine LLAA history he wrote for the LLAA Web Site
  • Recognized Virginia Hare and Lorie Feld as charter members of the Association
  • Recognized past presidents of the organization, to include:
  • Helen called the business meeting to order at 12:32 P.M. 
  • Gary Lewis' Treasurer's Report
  • Secretary David Clark read the minutes of the May 4, 2001 meeting. John Hightower moved to accept the minutes. Lori Martin seconded the motion. Passed by voice vote.
  • Old Business


  • LLAA Directory:
  • Listserv and web site:
  • Procedures for expenditures of association funds:
  • Committee reports
  • Membership (Alma Searles)
  • New member introductions
  • Newsletter (Tim Lewis)
  • Educational Programs
  • New business


  • Long-range planning committee created by presidential fiat. Two year mandate.


  • Membership
  • Helen's goals for the Association
  • Listserv and web site
  • Other business


  • Gary Lewis introduced his new book, Legal Research in Alabama


  • Deidra Payne suggested that a good Association fund-raiser would be to teach legal research to paralegals, as is being done in Atlanta.
  • There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 1:03 P.M.



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