Elections/Appointments



Current Openings

At its December 11, 2020 meeting, the Assembly will conduct elections for the following positions:

  • Lawyers Board of Professional Responsibility – 2 open positions
    The terms of Gary Hird, Ramsey County, and Thomas Evenson, Hennepin County, expire January 31, 2021. Both are ineligible to serve additional terms. 
  • State Board of Legal Certification – 1 open position 
    The term of V. John Ella, Hennepin County, expires January 1, 2021. Mr. Ella is ineligible to serve another term.
  • Legal Services Advisory Committee – 1 open position (New)
    A position has opened up due to a recent resignation. This term begins effective January 1, 2021 and ending July 1, 2021. There is an opportunity for continuing a full 3-year term if interested.

Interested, qualified members are encouraged to apply or to encourage any eligible Association member who is interested to apply. Please submit a Qualifications and Interest Statement to Ariana Guerra by October 31, 2020.



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:  Athena Hollins