From: ALAA HQ (Michael Letwin)
To: ALAA MEMBERS
Date: Tue, Jul 23, 2002 5:06 PM
Subject: REPORT ON LAST NIGHT’S DELEGATE COUNCIL
Last night’s Delegate Council meeting received detailed reports concerning the status of Legal Aid’s city criminal contract, including: (1) Negotiations with the Bloomberg administration; (2) Counsel’s view of Union/Society litigation challenging the city’s conduct prior to, during and since the 1994 strike; and (3)
CAB/CDD staffing. Following these reports, the DC voted as follows on the substantive motions below.
By a vote of 19-11-4, the DC adopted a motion submitted/2d by Mulligan and Affler (both of CDD–Manhattan) to table the following motion by Byrne and Diflumeri (both of CDD–Queens): Condition settlement (not dismissal) of the Union’s litigation concerning the 1994 strike on management’s written assurance that additional staff (other than replacement of attrition) will not be hired until after staff attorney compensation is increased by more than 2.5%/year.
By a vote of 19-12-2 (roll call below*), the DC adopted the following motion submitted/2d by Tom Bomba (CDD–Bronx) and Robert Zuss (CDD–Brooklyn): Authorize the ALAA Executive Board to decide settlement of the Union’s litigation concerning the 1994 strike, following negotiations with LAS
management over allocation of additional city funds. [Tomorrow, pursuant to this decision, the EB will meet with Management.]
By a vote of 19-2-3, the DC adopted the following motion submitted submitted/2d by Harpaz (CAB) and Ritter (CDD–Brooklyn): Oppose involuntary transfers from CAB to CDD, and delegate to ALAA’s CAB representatives the decision about whether the Union authorizes voluntary CAB buyouts.
Citywide Officers: Michael Letwin (President), George Albro (Secy-Treasurer), Charlotte Hitchcock (Recording Secy)
CAB: Elon Harpaz (VP), Peter Blum (Alt. VP), Arthur Hopkirk, Pam Peters, Julie Sender, Betsy Ginsberg (PRP)
CDD–Bronx: Larry Gurwitch (Alt. VP and BxB), Luis Roman (BxA), Larry Abbandando and Tom Bomba (BxC)
CDD–Brooklyn: Robert Zuss (VP), Daniella Korotzer (Alt. VP & Bk2), Jennifer Ritter and Alexandra Flanders (Bk3)
CDD–Manhattan: Debbie Wright (VP), Tim Mulligan (Alt. VP), Jennifer Nevins (Ml), Bruce Friedman (M2), Marlene Vasquez (M3), Kim Dvorchak and Jennifer Fiellman (M4), Louise Seeley and Angel Soto (M5), David Affler and Yossi Zablocki (M6), Steve Wasserman (Spec. Lit.)
CDD–Queens: Barbara Byrne (Alt. VP), Dale Frederick and Bob Knightly (Q3), Garrett Austin and Joe Diflumeri (Q4)
Civil: Cynthia Lacaprucia (Harlem)
CLO/Volunteer: Lisa Edwards (Alt. Del.)
Counsel: Danny Engelstein
Roll Call Vote (see above motion*)
CC: 1199 Members