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Legal Assistance to the Disadvantaged Committee


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.


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 and Work Groups

    • Civil Right to Counsel
    • Resource Development Subcommittee
    • Judiciary Subcommittee
    • Law School Initiative
    • Pro Bono Council
    • LAD History
    • Ad Hoc Diversity
    • Uniform Pro Bono Hours Reporting
    • MNCIS Access
    • Inmate Resources


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


If you are interested in learning more about the LAD committee, please contact MSBA staff members: Lindsay Davis (612) 278-6322 or Steve Marchese (612) 278-6308.

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. 


The LAD committee meets five times per year at 8:30 AM the MSBA offices.
2016-2017 Meeting Dates
September 13, 2016
November 15, 2016
January 10, 2017
March 7, 2017
May 2, 2017

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.