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