News, Notes & Other items of interest
2015 CLE Reporting Period Drawing Near
The 2015 CLE reporting period ends March 1, 2016. Please ensure that all application for 2015 activities are submitted to Marie Ellis, CLE Director, by that date. Check your CLE status online at www.wyomingbar.org. if you have any questions, please contact Marie Ellis at (307) 432-2103 or by e-mail at mellis@ wyomingbar.org.
Mandatory professionalism course for new admittees coming to Cheyenne
The Wyoming mandatory professionalism CLE course, Pathways to Professional Practice, will be offered on March 23, 2016, at Little America Hotel & Resort in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The hotel is located at 2800 West Lincolnway and the program will take place in the Cheyenne room. The course begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. This course is mandatory for new admittees but free and open to all members.
This course will fulfill the requirements of Rule4(a)(4) of the Rules for Continuing Legal Education. Visit the CLE tab at www.wyomingbar.org for more information or contact Marie Ellis at (307) 432-2103 or by e-mail at mellis@ wyomingbar.org.
CALL FOR COMMENTS - Proposed Amendments by Bylaws
At a meeting held January 22, 2016, the Board of Officers and Commissioners of the Wyoming State Bar approved certain amendments to the Bylaws of the Wyoming State Bar to be distributed to members for comment. Several of the proposed amendments are housekeeping matters. The most significant is a proposed policy prohibiting the Bar's involvement in political or ideological activities that are not germane to the core purposes of the Bar, along with a procedure for members to object and request a refund of that portion of their license fees they contend may have been used to fund non-germane political or ideological activities. The new policies are found in Article I, Section 5, with a related policy appearing in Article XIII, Section 3. The proposed amendments are posted at www.wyomingbar.org or members may request a copy from Sharon Wilkinson, Executive Director, by calling (307) 432-2102 or e-mailing...