PEC also to review the Bar’s diversity and inclusion efforts
A proposed new Bar section catering to senior lawyers and a review of the Bar’s diversity and inclusion efforts will be among many Bar programs reviewed in the upcoming year by the Program Evaluation Committee.
PEC Chair John Stewart announced at the Board of Governors recent meeting those Bar programs and operations the committee would be reviewing in the 2012-13 fiscal year.
If it’s received this year, a proposal from former board member Jake Schickel to create a senior lawyers division aimed at meeting the needs of the Bar’s senior members would be looked at, Stewart said.
The committee will be considering the recommendations for diversity and inclusion that came from an intensive review of that topic during the 2009-10 Bar year and led to the creation of the Special Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. The Equal Opportunities Law Section will be part of that review.
Stewart said the PEC also plans several other reviews: the Public Interest Law Section, the forms board members use to rate applicants for special appointments, the Media and Communications Law Committee, the Standing Board Policies, Board of Legal Specialization and Education policies, Family Law Section bylaws, and the Elder Law Section’s request to change its name to the Elder Law and Disability Section.
The committee, at the October 5 meeting, will present the final recommendations from its review of the Young Lawyers Division’s SCOPE program, Stewart said, which will be renamed Lawyers Assisting Lawyers.