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Elections/Appointments Committee

Current Openings

MSBA Delegate to the ABA
A partial term of a delegate to the ABA is open due to a resignation.  The term will end following the ABA Annual Meeting in August 2018.  The successful candidate will be eligible to serve additional terms.

In addition, we are currently seeking applicants to complete an MSBA-nominated term on the Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.  The current term will end on January 31, 2019.  The successful candidate will be eligible for two additional terms if interested. 

The MSBA Assembly will hold these elections at its meeting on Friday, December 8.

Interested candidates should submit a Qualifications and Interest Statement to Joni Fenner of the MSBA staff by Friday, November 17.  The submitted statements will be reviewed and candidates interviewed by the Elections/Appointments Committee on Tuesday, November 28.  The Committee will develop recommendations for the Assembly.

Any questions can be submitted to Joni Fenner


The Elections/Appointments Committee reviews Qualifications and Interest Statements 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 Council (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 Trust Account 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
2017-18 Committee
Chair:  Sam Edmunds
Staff Liaison:  Joni Fenner