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March 19, 2009

2009.03.19: RE: Reminder – J.C. Meeting on 3/19 at 6:30 pm

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2009 2:16 PM
To: Wright, Deborah; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: RE: Reminder – J.C. Meeting on 3/19 at 6:30 pm


Please provide a written report about the e-mail grievance so that all of us have the facts about this critical free speech issue.



From: Wright, Deborah
Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 4:23 PM
Subject: Reminder – J.C. Meeting on 3/19 at 6:30 pm


Just a reminder that there is a J.C. Meeting scheduled for this Thursday evening, March 19th, at 6:30 pm here at ALAA HQ.  As always, pizza and soda will be served.  We have a lot to update you on and discuss, so please be on time!

The following is a working agenda for the meeting:

1) State Issues

a) status of budget

b) possibility of state criminal case caps for NYC

c) loan forgiveness

2) City Issues

a) what we have done so far in preparation for May-June budget process

i) Fire & Criminal Justice Services Committee

1) oversees our funding issues – new chairman Jimmy Vacca (Bronx)

a) budget hearing on criminal funding scheduled for Friday, March 20th at 10 am

b) Intro. No. 820 – Criminal Case Cap Bill

i)  We now have 23 sponsors

ii)  Committee hearing on the bill has been confirmed for Tuesday, April 7th at 10 am

1) steps of City Hall already reserved for 1-2 pm on April 7th for rally/press event

2) plans for April 7th

3) Update on E-mail Grievance

a) what has happened thus far

i) help we have received from UAW Detroit General counsel Catherine Trafton

b) next steps

i) do we arbitrate?

4) ALAA Office Search Update

See you on Thursday and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


Deborah L. Wright, Esq.


UAW Local 2325 –  Association of Legal Aid Attorneys (AFL-CIO)

568 Broadway, Room 702A

N.Y.,  N.Y.  10012-3223

Phone:     (212) 343-0708

Fax:         (212) 343-0966

Mobile:     (609) 712-3818



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