Model Rules for Lawyers' Funds for Client Protection - Rule 6

RULE 6 BOARD MEETINGS

  1. The Board shall meet as frequently as necessary to conduct the business of the Fund and to timely process claims.

  2. B. The Chair shall call a meeting at any reasonable time or upon the request of at least two Trustees.

  3. C. A quorum for any meeting of the Board shall be four Trustees. A motion shall pass upon the affirmative vote of four Trustees.

  4. D. Minutes of meeting shall be taken and permanently maintained by the Secretary.


Comment

Regular and frequent meetings of the Board throughout the year are necessary to ensure that the Fund has the ability to respond promptly and effectively. The Board should meet at least quarterly if any claims are pending. Telephone conferences should be encouraged where necessary. Claims should be handled in as expeditious a manner as possible consistent with their just resolution.


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