Rule 6.1 of the Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct
states “Every lawyer has a professional responsibility to provide legal services
to those unable to pay.” The Rule sets an aspirational goal for each lawyer of
at least 50 hours of pro bono publico legal services per year. Given the
significant unmet need in Minnesota for legal services for those of limited
means, many public lawyers wish to engage in pro bono activities but often find
obstacles and uncertainties sidelining their best intentions. The MSBA’s
Public Law Section encourages public law offices to develop pro bono policies
public lawyers performing pro bono work. This presentation will discuss
bono policies for public law offices which address
activities and issues consistent with applicable statutes and regulations governing conflicts-of-interest, professional responsibility rules, and other ethical considerations. A panel of distinguished public
lawyers will also share their personal stories of pro bono legal work and answer questions about representational and non-representational activities available to the public lawyer.
Patricia Beety, League of Minnesota Cities
(Moderator)Jerry Hendrickson, City of St.
Paul*Nancy McClean, Attorney at Law*Carol
Bros , Southern Minnesota Regional
*Previous recipient of the Public
Law Section’s P. Kenneth Kohnstamm Pro Bono Attorney Award of Excellence
1.0 Ethics CLE credit applied for | Event Code: 234032
Section Member or
Public Attorney: Free
MSBA Member not in the section: $5.00
Law Student: Free
Join the Public Law Section: $27.00
($17 for Public Attorneys/Legal Services) MSBA members who are not members of the Public Law Section can join the section & attend this CLE for FREE. New memberships will run through June 30, 2017. Click here to add the section to your membership
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