With opponents arguing that it was too restrictive, the Board of Governors declined to adopt a proposed standing board policy amendment designed to increase diversity in Bar leadership and instead agreed to wait for a Program Evaluation Committee subcommittee to develop a new proposal.

“It would give Governor [Stephanie] Marchman a chance with her subcommittee, a very great subcommittee, to evaluate all of these things globally, to come up with the best procedures for diversifying our board,” President Dori Foster-Morales said at the board’s July 17 meeting.

The proposal centered on amendments to Standing Board Policy 1.20(d), which provides for the appointment of non-voting liaisons to the Board of Governors.