Notice Of Regular Meeting Of The Board Of Directors Of Nevada Legal Services, Inc.

Notice of Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors

of Nevada Legal Services, Inc.

Meeting Date:  June 28, 2023

Time:  5:00 pm

Place:  Virtually on Zoom

Meeting ID: 857 1079 7212
Passcode: 561199
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5:00 p.m.Call to order and Roll Call
5:05 p.m.Approval of Agenda
5:10 p.m.Old Business
 Approval of the minutes of the Board session held March 8, 2023. (For Action)Receive Fiscal Committee Report.Receive Employee Relations Committee Report.Receive Governance and Strategic Planning Committee Report.Receive Resource Development Committee Report.Receive Executive Director’s Report.  
5:40 p.m.New Business
 Ratification of the approval of the YPTC contract for Controller and now bookkeeping services.  (For Action) With the termination of Ralph Gallo earlier this year, NLS has been without a Comptroller.  The staff accountant hired last November was not qualified to take over and we have struggled with the contractors helping with the audit.  We put the Controller level services out to bid and received proposals from 3 contract accounting firms:  PBO, YPTC and Kiwi Partners.  The memos discussing the decision as well as the engagement letter from YPTC are attached.  To request LSC approval of the contract with YPTC we needed to get board approval because the contract was over $25,000.  Because our accountant was not capable of performing necessary tasks we needed to continue to apply for and report on grants, and it appears he was not actually doing any bookkeeping work, it was imperative that we get someone in place to assist us with our accounting and fiscal management as soon as possible.  It would not have been prudent to wait for the next meeting of the board for a vote to further delay this process. Consider development of committee charters.  (For Discussion and Possible Action)   Our competitive application for continued LSC funding was due June 1 this year.  As part of this application process, LSC asks for Committee Charters, most particularly of the Finance and Audit Committee. We do not have such a charter.  Instead, we simply have a document describing the responsibilities of the Fiscal Committee.  This does not appear to meet the LSC requirement but was submitted with the application as one was required. It did seem advisable, though, to also create charters for all the committees.  Examples are attached.  

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