A. Appointment. The operations committee consists of fourthree members: three lawyer
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, and one public member appointed by the court. The state court
administrator or designee serves as an ex officio, non-voting member who votes only when
necessary to break a tie. Committee members each serve for a term of three-years and until a
successor is appointed and qualifies. Terms of lawyer members 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
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 chairvice-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 committee.
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
(2) general oversight of caseload management efforts to ensure timely and efficient system
(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
Rule 2.2. was adopted on an emergency basis effective July 16, 1998; adopted, as further amended,
on a final basis effective September 8, 1998; amended effective August 1, 2001; _______________.
Section A was amended effective ____________to add a public member to the operations committee
and provide the state court administrator votes as an ex-officio member only when necessary to break
Section E was amended effective _____________to add operations committee responsibilities
related to oversight of caseload management and performance evaluations of disciplinary counsel.