The Supreme Court authorized payment of $68,331.25
to retired Justice Elwood Lui for his services over the first three months of 2000 as
special master overseeing an assessment to support the State Bars discipline
At the bars request, the court also asked Lui to continue to
provide assistance through June 30. Appointed in 1998, Lui has been supervising the
collection and disbursement of a special fee ordered by the Supreme Court to resuscitate
the bars lawyer discipline unit following the 1997 veto of the bars fee bill.
Following submission of Luis final report in April, the court
ordered that the balance of monies in the special fund be transferred to the bar, kept in
a segregated fund, and used for purposes relating to support of the discipline system and
the enhancement of bar technology.
As of March 23, $4.7 million remained in the fund, of which $3.7
million was unappropriated.