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Meeting Minutes - January 14, 2000

Minutes of the Virginia State Bar
Real Property Section
Board of Governors

Williamsburg, Virginia

The Winter Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Real Property Section of the Virginia State Bar was held on Friday, January 14, 2000, at 2:00 p.m., in Room 127 of the law school at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

The following persons were in attendance: Susan Siegfried, Lawrence Schonberger, Chris Dillon, Jim McCauley, Louis Rogers, Harry Purkey, Howard Gordon, Michael Barney, Joe Cochran, JB Lonergan, Neil Kessler, Wayne Glass, Hugh Harrison, Robin Alsop, Michael Smith, Paula Caplinger, Rick Richmond, Larry McElwain, Dave Schultz, Steven W. Blaine, Manus E. Holmes, Rick Chess, Leslie Argenta, Ed Waugaman, Minerva Andrews, John David Epperly, Susan Pesner, Christina Meier, Ronald Sonn, Chip Land, Hume Taylor, David Helscher, Philip Rome, Robert Barclay, Randy Howard, Doug Dewing, John Toole, Jane Marum Roush and Rob Pearsall. Also in attendance was Tom Michie. Susan Siegfried, President, chaired the meeting. Lawrence Schonberger, Secretary, kept the minutes.

Ms. Siegfried called the meeting to order.

Ms. Siegfried presented the minutes of the September 25, 1999 meeting of the Real Property Section and upon motion duly made and seconded the minutes were unanimously approved by those who attended the September 25, 1999 meeting. Those not in attendance at the September 25, 1999 meeting abstained.

Ms. Siegfried presented the financial report.

Ms. Pesner presented the membership report.

Mr. Michie presented a report and led a discussion on the study by the Wills, Estates and Trust section of the Virginia Bar Association regarding the elimination of the distinction between real and personal property in the administration of estates. Mr. Rome proposed that a joint committee of the Virginia State Bar Real Property Section and the Virginia Bar Association Real Property Section meet with the Wills, Estates and Trust Section of the Virginia Bar Association to further study this issue and upon motion duly made and seconded it was unanimously resolved that Mr. Rome, Mr. Epperly and Ms. Meier are appointed, as the Virginia State Bar Real Property Section representatives, to the aforesaid committee.

Ms. Alsop presented a report and led a discussion on the status of the technology initiative being implemented by the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court for Fairfax County, Virginia.

Ms. Siegfried presented a report on the section’s web site.

Ms. Butler presented a report on the articles scheduled for the next edition of The Fee Simple.

Mr. Epperly presented a report and led a discussion on the topics for the Annual Real Estate Practice Seminar. Mr. Epperly recommended paying for the research necessary for the Annual Law Update and upon motion duly made and seconded it was unanimously resolved that up to $2,000.00 of the section’s funds may be used to pay for research services.

Mr. Gordon presented a report on the topics for the Advanced Real Estate Practice Seminar.

Mr. Epperly presented a report on the topics for the Annual Mid-Year Legal Seminar.

Mr. Richmond presented a report on the Commercial Real Estate Handbook.

Mr. Schonberger presented a report and led a discussion on the status of the subcommittee policy statement.

Mr. Rome presented a report on behalf of the Current Developments and Legislation Subcommittee.

Mr. Chess presented a report on behalf of the Housing Subcommittee.

Mr. Blaine presented a report on behalf of the Land Use Subcommittee.

Mr. Waugaman presented a report on behalf of the First Day in Practice Subcommittee.

Ms. Siegfried reported that the Title Insurance Subcommittee needs a chairperson.

Mr. Waugaman was appointed the new chair of the Subcommittee.

Mr. Richmond presented a report on behalf of the VBA Forms Subcommittee.

Mr. Holmes presented a liaison report on the Old Dominion Bar Association.

There being no further business, upon motion duly made and seconded, the meeting was adjourned at 3:45 p.m.

Lawrence Schonberger, Secretary