I had to re-register the Consumer Advocacy Caucus today in order to straighten out the Statement of Purpose. I had inadvertently dropped out mention of the Executive Board when I stated that the Caucus would recommend to AALL that it petition… Furthermore, by adding the sentence at the end that our members feel quite strongly about that it will work cooperatively with other bodies of AALL, such as the Vendor Liaison and CRIV to advocate for consumers of legal information, we evidently must 1) promise that all these activities will first be passed before the Executive Board for approval and 2) the entire statement of purpose must now again be passed before the Executive Board for approval. I am now on my 4th attempt to send in a corrected version of this damned thing. Here is what I HOPE I will finally get all in one attempt (changes are underlined):
The Consumer Advocacy Caucus will recommend to AALL Executive Board that it petition appropriate governmental bodies for specific remedies of anti-competitive and unfair business practices by sellers of legal information. It will work with other bodies of AALL, such as the Vendor Liaison and CRIV to advocate for consumers of legal information. All activity would be submitted for board approval before being undertaken.
Elizabeth (Betsy) McKenzie
Suffolk University Law Library