The Assembly has five committees to assist in the development of policy
and recommendations. Unless specifically approved by the Assembly, members
of Assembly committees must be members of the Assembly.
The committees and their duties are:
Elections/Appointments - Study and make recommendations related
to the election of officers, representatives to the Council, LawPAC trustees,
Minnesota State Bar Foundation Board members, and nominees to outside
The Committee will meet on Thursday, April 20 to develop recommendations on the following positions. Interested candidates should complete a Qualifications & Interest Statement and submit it to Joni Fenner by Friday, March 14.
- Client Security Board -- The term of Dana Banwer, Hennepin County, expires June 30, 2014. Ms. Banwer has served one term and is not interested in serving an additional term.
- State Board of Continuing Legal Education – The terms of Cameron Seybolt, Hennepin County, and Daniel R. Kelly, Hennepin County, expire June 30, 2014. Mr. Seybolt and Mr. Kelly have served two terms and are not eligible to serve additional terms.
- Central Minnesota Legal Services – The terms of Carol Klaphake and Patrick O’Donnell expire April 30, 2014. Ms, Klaphake and Mr. O’Donnell are eligible to serve additional terms.
- MSBA/ABA Delegates – The terms of John Dornik, Patrick Kelly, Juan Hoyos, and Brent Routman expire at the end of the ABA meeting in August. Mr. Kelly and Mr. Hoyos are eligible to serve additional terms. Mr. Dornik and Mr. Routman have served three terms and are not eligible to serve additional terms.
General Policy - Study and make recommendations related to MSBA positions on public policy;
petitions to the court regarding the operation of the courts and the regulation
of the practice of law; referendum of the MSBA membership; and reports
of MSBA sections and committees. more info
Governance - Study
and make recommendations relating to sections, affiliated organizations,
standing and ad hoc committees as well as new Assembly committees.
Judiciary - To study; to educate the public, the bar and legislators; and to recommend and help implement action by the MSBA regarding the preservation of a fair and impartial judiciary. more info
Legislative - Study and make recommendations related to legislative and lobbying priorities,
and approve requests to establish official MSBA positions. more info