Meeting Date:   8/9/2011 - 7:30 PM
Category:   Business/Action Items
Type:   Action
Subject:   13.4 Legal Services Contracts
Strategic Plan
Policy:  
Enclosure Contracts and billing standards
File Attachment:  
Matt Juhl-Darlington Contract.pdf
Peter H Bonis Contract.pdf
Edrington Schirmer & Murphy Contract.pdf
Crosby & Rowell Contract.pdf
Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost Contract.pdf
Billing Standards for 2011-12.pdf
Haight Brown Bonesteel Contract.pdf
Summary Attached are contracts for legal services to be provided by Crosby & Rowell LLP, Attorneys at Law, Edrington Schirmer & Murphy LLP, Attorneys at Law, Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost LLP, Haight, Brown & Bonesteel LLP, Law Offices of Peter H. Bonis, and Matt Juhl-Darlington & Associates. Each of the aforementioned firms has served the District with distinction at an extremely competitive billable hourly rate. In recognition of their highly competent service, the billable hourly rate is being maintained at $185-$240 per hour, which remains significantly below billable hourly rates in the Bay Area legal community.
Funding General Fund
Fiscal Impact The contracts are not to exceed the total legal services budget of $930,000.00.
Recommendation Approve contracts as recommended.
Approvals:  
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Lori Amenta - Administrative Assistant
Signed By:
Greg Rolen, Esq. - General Counsel
Signed By:
Bryan Richards - Chief Financial Officer
Signed By:
Steven Lawrence - Superintendent
Vote Results:  

Original Motion
Member (Linda Mayo) Moved, Member (Lynne Dennler) seconded to approve the Original motion 'Approve contracts as recommended.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 4 Nay: 0.
The motion CARRIED 4 - 0
   
Cheryl Hansen     Yes
Gary Eberhart     Yes
Linda Mayo     Yes
Lynne Dennler     Yes