Current Openings

On August 23, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued an order creating a new Advisory Committee on the Rules of Lawyers Professional Responsibility. The MSBA may nominate one person to fill a seat. If you are interested in applying for this seat, please fill out the Qualifications and Interest Statement and submit it by September 6 to aolson@mnbars.org. The short deadline is due to the Court’s requirement that the MSBA submit the name of its nominee by September 15. Our Elections and Appointments Committee needs to meet prior to that date to review applicants and make a recommendation to the MSBA Board.

Note that the Court will be appointing up to seven other members of the Advisory Committee. If you are interested in one of those positions, the Court requests a letter of interest, resume, and proof of active Minnesota attorney license. Applications are due to the Clerk of the Appellate Courts by September 15.

At an upcoming meeting, the MSBA Board of Governors will conduct elections for the following positions:
Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board – 2 open positions
The terms of Benjamin Butler, Hennepin County, and Magistrate Jill Prohofsky,  Ramsey County, expire January 1, 2024. Mr. Butler has served two terms and is ineligible to serve an additional term, and Magistrate Prohofsky is completing a partial term, and may serve two additional terms.

State Board of Legal Certification– 1 open position
The term of Sam Edmunds, Dakota County, expires January 1, 2024. Mr. Edmunds has served one term and is eligible to serve an additional term.

Legal Services Advisory Committee– 1 open position
The term of James Long, Hennepin County, expires January 1, 2024. Mr. Long has served one term and is eligible to serve an additional term.

Interested, qualified members are encouraged to apply or to encourage any eligible Association member who is interested to apply. Please submit a resume and the Qualifications & Interest Form to Andrew Olson by October 19, 2023.

Elections/Appointments Committee

The Elections/Appointments Committee reviews Qualifications & Interest Forms submitted by members interested in serving on outside boards and related positions.  Through that review and short interviews, the Committee develops recommendations for the Assembly to fill positions on a variety of boards.

Positions filled through this process include:

  • MSBA Secretary (At-Large seat under Bylaw 9.2.3)
  • Three Assembly Representative on the Board of Governors (Bylaw 7.2)
  • MCLE Board
  • Minnesota State Bar Foundation Board of Directors
  • Minnesota Supreme Court Boards:
    • Bar Admissions Advisory Council (3 seats)
    • Client Security Board (3 seats)
    • Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board (6 seats)
    • Legal Services Advisory Committee (4 seats)
    • Board of Continuing Legal Education (6 seats)
    • Board of Legal Certification (3 seats)
  • Legal Services Boards:
    • Anishinabe Legal Services
    • Central Minnesota Legal Services
    • Southern Minnesota Legal Services
  • MSBA Delegates to the ABA

Andrew Olson

Executive Assistant