Minutes March 2014

The Environment & Natural Resources Section Council met this date via conference call. Participating members included Amy Armstrong, Jackie Dickman, Roger Hall, Joan Hartley, Blan Holman, Randy Lowell and Childs Thrasher. Representing Bar staff was Tara Caine.

The meeting was called to order.

The first item of business was approval of the minutes from the August 15, 2013, meeting. Mr. Lowell moved approval of the minutes. Ms. Thrasher seconded the motion, and it was approved.

The next item of business was discussion on the Bar Convention. Ms. Caine reminded the Council that the evaluation results were distributed prior to the meeting. Mr. Lowell announced that the seminar was well attended and that he had received positive feedback from the participants.

Ms. Caine announced that the 2015 Bar Convention was scheduled for January 22nd – 25th in Columbia. She stated that Ms. Bazemore was to serve as the course planner. She asked the Council to forward recommendations for potential speakers and topics. The Council expressed interest in hosting the 2015 seminar on Friday morning. She was to relay the Council’s interest to the CLE Division.

Next was discussion on the Section annual summary. Ms. Caine announced that articles were needed for the annual report and welcomed submissions.

A list of pre-filed bills as well as legislation being monitored from last session was distributed to the Section. Ms. Dickman said she would review the list and would report on any items of interest to the Section.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.