TRUSTEES IN ATTENDANCE:                  Hon. Burton C. Conner, Jim Wilder &

                                                                        James T. Walker and Johnathan Ferguson, Esquire

 

ABSENT TRUSTEE:                                     Paula Lewis, County Commission

 

OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE:                      Nora J. Everlove, Librarian & Lynn T. Atkinson,

                                                                        Secretary                                

                                   

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I.          MINUTES:   

            Mr. Walker moved to approve the September Minutes as presented.  Mr. Ferguson seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously.

II.        FORM 8B, MEMORANDUM of Voting Conflict for County, Municipal, and Other Local Officers

            For purposes of the record and compliance with Form 8B, Memorandum of Voting Conflict for County, Municipal, and Other Local Officers, as filed at the previous meeting by Mr. Walker, the secretary, Ms. Atkinson reported receipt and publicly read the form as filed.

III.       FINANCIAL REPORTS:

            Mr. Wilder moved that the Financial Reports for August 2011 be approved as presented  Mr. Walker seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously.  Ms. Atkinson stated that she would contact Finance to advise that the Reserve Account needs to be increased from 120K to 180K.

IV.       LIBRARIAN’S UPDATE:

            Ms. Everlove reported the following:

            •The additional hours began on October 1, 2011.  These include an additional two nights per week, being open during the lunch hours and open Saturday mornings.  The St. Lucie West Branch is now staffed on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  This represents a 40% increase in hours.

            •Hein Online has been ordered and is up and running.         

 

            •Ms. Everlove met with the West Representative to discuss an agreement for access at the St. Lucie West Branch & and additional term at the Main Branch for WestLaw Next.

V.        MR. FERGUSON:

            •Attended the PSL Bar Association luncheon and advised them of the additions to the St. Lucie West Branch.

            •Reported on his recommendations for the additional CLEs.  There is no charge for using the CDs unless the attorney incurs an overdue fine.

            •Saturday/Holiday closings are to be at the discretion of the Law Librarian.  If the courthouse is closed then the Law Library should be closed.    

            •Treasure Coast High School now has a Law & Justice Program and they are attempting to create a law library.  They are requesting any law books/forms/journals that anyone is getting rid of.  Additionally he suggested that Ms. Everlove contact the teacher/persons in charge and advise them of what is available at our library.

VI:      MR. WALKER:

            •COSA:  Mr. Wilder to be sure to pitch the Law Library when Mr. Wilder attends the meetings.

            •Discussion on research tips to be posted in the Passages Journal and/or research classes.

            •Law Library has a FaceBook page, LucieLaw.

            •2nd issue of the Passages will be coming out in November.

            •Discussed forms (Form Books) for the St. Lucie West Branch.

            •May 1, 2012 is Law Day.  Requested Judge Conner approach someone at the 4th DCA to be the Law Day Keynote Speaker.  The speech is approximately 15-20 minutes in length.  Theme for this year’s Law Day is “No Court, No Justice, No Freedom.”      

V:        READING AREA:   Discussion was had concerning the creation of a reading area in the Law Library.  Mr. Walker made a motion for the expenditure of up to $5,000.00 for the creation of a reading area.  Mr. Ferguson seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously.

            As there was no further business to discuss the meeting was adjourned.

 

 

DATE:  December ______, 2011.

 

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BURTON C. CONNER, Chairman

 

 

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JIM WILDER, Member

 

 

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JOHNATHAN FERGUSON, Member

 

 

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PAULA A. LEWIS, Member

 

 

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JAMES T. WALKER, Member