Minutes of PLL 1996-1997
Executive Committee Meeting
July 19, 1997
The 1996-1997 PLL Executive Committee meeting was called to order at
5:00 p.m. by Michael Saint Onge. Those in attendance were: Michael Saint
Once, Karl Gruben, Jean O'Grady, Anne Ellis, Glenn Gustafson, Claire
Engle, Lori Weiss, and Mary Smith Forman.
Joan Jarosek read the Treasurer's report and there was a brief
discussion on ways to reduce the cost of mailing the ballots.
Anne Ellis reviewed committee activities:
Kathie Sullivan had been appointed Chair of the Consumer Advocacy
Committee. She noted that two programs submitted for the Association
of Legal Administrators' convention in Boston in 1998 have been
accepted. They are Space Planning, presented by Joan Axelroth, and
There was no report from the Bylaws Committee.
The Education Committe submitted 8 proposals and 7 were accepted
for the Baltimore meeting.
The Grants Committee Chaired by Ralph Monaco reviewed 13 grant
requests and approved 8.
The Mentoring Committee reported that they will be more active next
The Newsletter Advisory Committee was chaired by Suzanne Zumbro.
The Nominations Committee slate of candidates was recognized.
The Public Relations Committee will develop more articles for the
PLL webpage and also brochures.
Joan Jarosek will host a PLL Appreciation Reception at Jones Day to
enhance relationships and thank incoming and outgoing Executive
Committee members and chairs of PLL committees.
The Strategic Partnership with the Law Practice Management section
of the ABA was reviewed. It was noted that the LPM Chair, Joel
Bennett, will be attending AALL.
105 new member packets were sent out.
Michael Saint Onge introduced the following issues:
A Town Hall meeting is scheduled for after the lunch on Sunday at
Lexis has donated money for the publication of resource guides
which are aimed at managing partners. Titles include: How to Hire a
Law Librarian. This is an outcome which is directly related to the
PLL Strategic Plan.
A vote was taken regarding the PLL Executive Committee member who
attends the Association of Legal Administrators' convention annually.
Historically, the Past Chair had attended. Mary Smith Forman proposed
that it would make more sense to have the Chair Elect attend ALA. That
person would be able to carry through various initiatives for two
years. Joan Jarosek seconded the motion which was passed unanimously
by the committee. The Procedures Manual will be amended to reflect
Michael Saint Onge adjourned the meeting at 6:00 p.m.