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MSBA Appellate Practice Section

2016-17 Annual Report

Section Membership
As of June 8, 2017, the Section has 334 members.

Financial Status
The Section had an account balance of $5,336.29 as of May 31, 2017.

CLEs & Events
Our Section has a three-part mission: (1) build community among the appellate bench and bar; (2) provide training for our members; and (3) help to provide pro bono opportunities for our members. As shown in the table below, we hosted events targeting each of these missions. In addition to the CLE programs shown below, we also coordinated with Minnesota CLE to host our annual Appellate Practice Institute, an all-day CLE program.

Program Title

Date

Event Code

CLE Credits

Number of Attendees

Happy Hour with the Appellate Practice Section

07/28/16

-

-

42

Appellate Practice Section Social

11/10/16

-

-

20

Training for Appeals Self-Help Clinic Volunteers

01/19/17

-

-

15

Public Defender Appellate Pro Bono Program – Training CLE

02/03/17

233712

4.5 Standard

50

Winter Quarterly Lunch: Campus Assault – The Intersection and Legal Issues Raised by Dual Investigations

02/24/17

234474

1 Standard

 

55

Appellate Practice Spring Social

04/06/17

-

-

20

Cookies and Clerks

04/27/17

-

-

16

Spring Quarterly Lunch: Litigation and Appellate Pro Bono Opportunities in Turbulent Times

05/24/17

238823

1 Standard

 

24

Appellate Practice Section Annual Dinner

06/08/17

-

-

42

 

Annual Meeting and Election Results 
The Section’s Annual Meeting was held on June 8, 2017 and 42 people attended.

The following council members were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from 2017 to 2018:

Shane Baker
Hon. Frank Connolly
Jenneane Jansen
Scott Flaherty
Nicholas Nelson
Ken Bayliss
Jean Burdorf
Ben Butler
Tim Droske
Erik Hansen
Christine Hinrichs 
Erica Holzer
Liz Kramer
Amy Lawler
Monte Mills
Hon. John Rodenberg
Travis Smith
Mahesha Subbaraman

The following officers were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from 2017 to 2018:

Chair: Tom Radio
Vice Chair: Amie Penny Sayler
Secretary / Treasurer: Katherine Barrett Wiik
Past Chair: Aaron Van Oort

Diversity and Inclusion
We did not include specific goals addressing this topic in the 2016-2017 work plan.

Other Section Accomplishments
This year, at the invitation of the Minnesota Supreme Court, our Section prepared and submitted an amicus brief in the Vasko case addressing when an appellate court should address an issue that was not presented by the parties in their briefs and the procedures it should follow when it chooses to do so.

In addition, we prepared an operating manual for our Section to provide a way of preserving and transmitting institutional knowledge from one year to another.

Submitted By:
Aaron Van Oort, Section Chair
July 14, 2017