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 Monday, September 16 to develop recommendations on the following positions.
- Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board — The terms of Richard Kyle, Jr., Ramsey, and Michael Unger, Hennepin County, expire on January 31, 2014. Mr. Kyle and Mr. Unger have served two terms and are not eligible to serve an additional term.
- State Board of Legal Certification – The term of Howard Bolter, Hennepin County, expires on January 1, 2014. Mr. Bolter has served one term and is eligible to serve an additional term.
- Southern Minnesota Legal Services Board – The term of Andrew Baese expires January 1, 2014. Mr. Baese is eligible to serve an additional term.
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
Operations Committee of the Council -- May 9 Meeting Materials