Associations that have no organizational framework are more susceptible to bad acts by board members. Even attorney bar associations have to make sure they have an acceptable organizational framework where board members can review records and oversee each other.
Just two years ago Robin Haynes was named the youngest Washington State Bar Association President in its history. Now, she one of the many board members who have been caught with their hands in the association’s cookie jar. In addition to stealing tens of thousands from her law firms, she also took at least $1,500 from the bar association that she was running. Read more.