Budget and Finance

Marni E. Byrum, Chair

The Standing Committee on Budget and Finance met on April 28, 2016 to review and approve the staff’s proposal for the 2016/2017 operating budget.  The budget was reviewed and approved by the Executive Committee on June 15, 2016.   On June 16, 2016, Bar Council considered, and unanimously passed, an operating budget of $14.9 million for the 2016/2017 fiscal year for the bar. Chief Justice Lemons communicated the Court’s approval of the budget as submitted on June 21, 2016 to Michael Robinson, President and Karen Gould, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer.       

The budget reflects an increase of $277,000 over the budget for the prior fiscal year which ended on June 30, 2016.  The increase is due to salary increases and related benefits as approved by the 2016 General Assembly.  Several budget line items actually reflect no increase or a decrease from the prior year’s budget.

The Committee continues to evaluate the appropriate levels of reserves and dues for the Bar.  

Updated: Aug 03, 2016