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Members

Legal Assistance to the Disadvantaged Committee

Purpose

To encourage lawyers to participate in local volunteer attorney and judicare programs, and to support statewide programs providing civil legal assistance to people who would otherwise be unable to afford it.

Goals

Continue educating lawyers about Rule 6.1 and the need for pro bono services. Assist with funding of legal services to the disadvantaged. Continue support for law school public service programs. Develop, maintain and promote ProJusticeMN to facilitate recruitment, training, substantive support, communication, and case placement for pro bono in Minnesota. Provide oversight for legal services state planning.

Current Subcommittees

    • Judiciary
    • Pro Bono
    • Policy
    • Resource Development
    • Law School Initiative


Chairpersons

Anne Hoefgen, Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota
Julian Zebot, Maslon LLP

Contact

If you are interested in learning more about the LAD committee, please contact MSBA staff members: Sherri Knuth (612) 278-6330 or Steve Marchese (612) 278-6308.
 
LAD


New Training Resource

Breaking Poverty Barriers to Equal Justice training materials. 
A free (CLE) training program for attorneys featuring national expert Dr. Donna Beegle teaching how to better understand and work with individuals in poverty. 

Meetings

The LAD committee meets five times per year at 8:30 AM the MSBA offices.
 
2017-2018 Meeting Dates
September 12, 2017
November 14, 2017
January 9, 2018
March 6, 2018
May 8, 2018

Get Involved!

We are always looking for new members who have an interest in serving the disadvantaged.
We are especially interested in new members who can bring diversity and a variety of experiences to the committee. Learn more--read our What to Expect As A Member.