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

    • Judiciary
    • Pro Bono
    • Policy
    • Resource Development
    • Law School Initiative


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: Sherri Knuth (612) 278-6330 or Steve Marchese (612) 278-6308.


The LAD committee meets five times per year at 8:30 AM the MSBA offices. Remote participation is an option.
2018-2019 Meeting Dates
September 25, 2018
November 13, 2018
January 8, 2019
March 12, 2019
May 14, 2019

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.