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Business Law Section

Annual Report

MSBA Business Law Section
Annual Report


Section Membership
As of May 29, 2018, the Section has 1,015 members. 

Financial Status
The Section had an account balance of $39,730.11 as of May 21, 2018. 

CLEs & Events
The Section hosted one CLE program and co-hosted two law student events in fiscal year 2017-18.  

Program Title


Event Code

CLE Credits

Number of Attendees

Exploring Careers in Business Law: Panel Discussion and Reception (Mitchell Hamline)





Corporate Meets Counsel Social Event (U of M Law School)





UDAAP in Theory and Practice



1.0 Standard


The Section and its Committees also were involved in planning and co-sponsoring with Minnesota Continuing Legal Education annual Business Law and Banking Law Institutes.

Annual Meeting and Election Results
The Section’s Annual Meeting and elections were held on May 8, 2018. 

The following council members were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2022:

              Laura Bednarski, USBancorp
              Julie Landy, Faegre Baker Daniels

The following officers were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

              Chair:  Marie Feely, Target
              Vice-Chair:  Jonathan Nygren, Faegre Baker Daniels
              Secretary:  Jonathan Levy, Lindquist and Vennum     
              Treasurer:  Wade Wacholz, Gislason & Hunter, LLP 

Diversity and Inclusion
What diversity and inclusion goals did the Section include in the 2017-2018 work plan, how did you approach these goals, and what was the result?

Our current Diversity Representatives are Heidi Christianson and Mary Sennes, whose role is to report to the Section leadership on diversity and inclusion opportunities.  The Section has continued to provide financial support for LegalCorps, which is involved in a number of initiatives for providing legal services to diverse communities.

Submitted By:
Joseph Green, Section Chair
Date: July 13, 2018