A Very Good Year, 1216 KSBJ, 85 J. Kan. Bar Assn 10, 37 (2016)

A Very Good Year

Vol. 85 J. Kan. Bar Assn 10, 37 (2016)

Kansas Bar Journal

December, 2016

November, 2016

November, 2016 This has been a very good year for the Kansas Bar Association. Much of what we’ve accomplished with you, our members, has appeared here in the Journal – contributions to substantive knowledge about the law, new law ofce management resources, announcements about the publication of new works on Kansas law, successes in our legislative eforts, access to excellent CLE programming, appellate court decision synopses, and information about your benefts as a KBA member. But three quiet eforts have been underway behind the scenes for more than a year, and they have all recently come to fruition.

Beginning in June of 2015, a task force appointed by then KBA President Natalie Haag undertook a comprehensive review of the KBA’s existing bylaws. Te task force compared our current bylaws to the KBA’s articles of incorporation, Kansas corporate code, the bylaws of similar state bar associations, and best practices among governing boards. Over the course of the year the task force presented a series of discussion points to the Board of Governors (BOG) for consideration. Using all this information the task force then prepared and presented proposed revisions to the bylaws to the BOG for review and comment. Finally, at its meeting on September 30th, 2016 the BOG adopted in whole a comprehensive rewrite of the bylaws. Te new Kansas Bar Association bylaws are printed here in the Journal beginning on page 39. Please join me in thanking the following KBA members for their substantial eforts in crafting our new bylaws: • Bill Quick, Bylaws Task Force chair, BOG Representative from District 12

• Steve Six, current KBA President

• Mira Mdivani, KBA Secretary/Treasurer

• Linda Parks, Kansas Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates

• Toby Crouse, BOG Representative from District 1

• Laura Ice, past president of the Kansas Bar Foundation

• Hon. Evelyn Wilson, President-elect of the Kansas Bar Foundation

• Deana Mead, KBA Associate Executive Director I want to express an extra dose of gratitude to Bill Quick for his Herculean eforts in navigating the winding, hilly, bumpy road along the way to our new bylaws. Bill’s expertise, even hand, and dedication to the KBA made our work easier to bear and richer in result. Tank you, Bill.

While all that was happening, a committee formed in February 2015 by then KBA President...

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