Elections/Appointments



Current Openings

At its June, 2021 meeting, the Assembly will conduct elections for the following positions:

  • MN State Bar Foundation Board of Directors– 5 open positions 
    The terms of Paul Quast, Hennepin County; Brandon Schwartz, Washington County; and Sally Silk, Rice County, expire June 30, 2021: All three are eligible to serve an additional term. 
  • MSBA Delegates to the ABA – 3 open positions 
    The terms of Sam Edmunds, Dakota County; Sumbal Mahmud, Hennepin County; and Christopher Siebenaler, Hennepin County expire August 30, 2021: All three are eligible to serve an additional term. *One position must be a Young Lawyer Delegate.
  • MN Continuing Legal Education Board of Directors –1 open position
    The term of Reed Glawe, Brown County expires on June 30, 2021: Mr. Glawe is eligible to serve an additional term. 

Interested, qualified members are encouraged to apply or to encourage any eligible Association member who is interested to apply. Please submit a resume and Qualifications and Interest Statement to Ariana Guerra by May 16, 2021.

Additionally, the Greater MN Nominating Committees will be conducting elections for the next MSBA Secretary and Greater MN Council Representative. All nominees for these positions must be affiliated with a Greater MN District Bar Association. For more information, please see our posting here. 



Elections/Appointments Committee

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 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
 
Chair:  Britt Ackerman
Staff Liaison:  Erikka Ryan