April 2013 House Highlights

Highlights of the April 2013 House of Delegates Meeting:

• The House approved the report and recommendations of the Committee to Ensure Quality of Mandated Representation, revising the Association’s Standards for Providing Mandated Representation.

• The House received an informational report from the Special Committee on Human Trafficking on the committee’s work to date. The committee plans to present its final report to the House later in 2013.

• The Committee on Diversity and Inclusion presented an informational report on extension of the provisions in the Association Bylaws for two members-at-large of the Executive Committee and twelve House members to further racial and ethnic diversity. The House adopted a resolution to govern consideration of the committee’s final report at the June 2013 House meeting.

• Past President Robert L. Ostertag presented a memorial in honor of Prof. Gary A. Munneke who passed away in November 2012. Prof. Munneke was chair of the Committee on Law Practice Management and a member of the Board of Editors of the New York State Bar Journal.