A. Appointment. The operations committee consists of three members: one former or current board
member appointed by the court from a list of three nominations submitted by the disciplinary board,
one appointed by the court from a list of three nominations submitted by the association's board of
governors, and one former or current commission member appointed by the court from a list of three
nominations submitted by the judicial conduct commission. The state court administrator or designee
serves as an ex officio, non-voting member. Committee members each serve for a term of three-years
and until a successor is appointed and qualifies. Terms must be staggered so that no more than one
member is appointed for a full three-year term in any one year. Except when filling an unexpired
term, a member may not serve for more than two consecutive three-year terms.
B. Election of Chair. At the first meeting of the committee in each calendar year, the members of the
committee shall elect a chair and vice chair. The chair, and in the chair's absence the vice-chair,
performs the duties normally associated with the office and presides over all meetings of the full
C. Secretary. The executive director of the association is the ex officio secretary to the committee.
The secretary shall maintain permanent financial and non-disciplinary case administrative records
regarding the lawyer disciplinary system and disciplinary personnel. The secretary shall regularly
provide financial statements to the committee.
D. Compensation. Members receive no compensation for their services, but are reimbursed for
reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. Costs associated with
the administrative duties of the secretary are paid by the board from funds appropriated, deposited,
or dedicated for its purposes.
E. Powers and Duties. The committee is responsible for:
(1)the fiscal management of the lawyer disciplinary system, including all issues related to personnel
(2) general oversight of caseload management efforts to ensure timely and efficient system operation;
(3) conducting annual performance evaluation of disciplinary counsel.
The committee shall adopt rules for internal operations and procedures. The disciplinary board
retains responsibility for issues of discipline.
The committee shall make an annual written report to the court, the association's board of governors,
the disciplinary board, the state Board of Law Examiners, and the judicial conduct commission.
[Adopted on an emergency basis effective July 16, 1998; Adopted, as further amended, on a final
basis effective September 8, 1998. Amended August 1, 2001. Amended ________________.]