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Gender Fairness Implementation Committee

Bismarck, ND
February 24, 2004

1:15 p.m.   Call to Order

Consideration of October 17, 2003  Meeting Minutes- Attachment B (February 18, 2004)

1:20 p.m.   Update Concerning Referrals of Custody Investigator Issues

1.30 p.m.   Law Firm Self-Audit Project - Status

-Comments from Christine Hogan, Executive Director, State Bar Association

1:50 p.m.   Draft Handbook/Guide for Court Employees - Attachment C (February 18, 2004)

-Committee review and discussion


2:15 p.m.   Further Discussion of Possible Methods for Measuring Success of Gender Fairness Initiatives - A Ten Year Report on Progress

Inclusion in budget (?)

2:35 p.m.   Possibility of Regional Training Regarding Domestic Violence for Court Personnel

-Budget issues; possible sources of funding (STOP grant, etc.)


2:55 p.m.   Domestic Violence Benchbook

-Updating domestic violence benchbook (need for and source of funding?)

-Request from Council on Abused Women's Services to coordinate training on domestic violence benchbook - Council application for STOP grant fund

3:15 p.m.   Other Matters for Discussion

-Prospects for the Informal Complaint Procedure - See Attachment D (February 18, 2004)

-Recent ABA adoption of Resolution 110 recommending a comment to Model Rule for CLE, Section 2, to include education on diversity and bias [Attachment E (February 18, 2004)]

-North Dakota Code of Judicial Conduct - Application to sexual harassment issues

3:45 p.m.   Adjourn

Next meeting:


Next Meeting: Friday, June 18