MSBA Outstate Practice Section
Annual Report

Section Membership
As of June 24, 2019 the Section has 123 members. 

Financial Status
The Section had an account balance of $4,042.62 as of May 22, 2019. 

CLEs & Events
The Section helped plan and/or sponsor a number of events throughout the year including “Solos Moving Forward Together Summit” on May 17, 2019, the MSBA Convention, and the Strategic Solutions Conference in Duluth, MN.

Annual Meeting and Election Results
The Section’s Annual Meeting was held on June 17, 2019. 

The following council members were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from 7/1/2019 to 6/30/2020: 

  1. Ben Chapman
  2. Brenda Denton
  3. Jade Rosenfeldt
  4. Steve Messick

The following officers were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from 7/1/2019 to 6/30/2020:

Section Chair: Jade Rosenfeldt, Moorhead
Section Vice-Chair: Steve Peloquin, Park Rapids
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Amanda Heinrichs-Milburn

Diversity and Inclusion
What diversity and inclusion goals did the Section include in the 2018-2019 work plan, how did you approach these goals, and what was the result?

Not a goal, but important for the section: Section drafted a Diversity & Inclusion plan and submitted the plan draft for review/revision at the March 2019 Council meeting. Section Council approved adoption of draft plan at the April 2019 Council meeting.

Goals as stated in 2018-19 workplan were increasing membership and improve/enhance relationships with all three Minnesota Law Schools as well as UND. Section participated in Meet the Bar Day at the U of M Law School. Section also participated in public speaking panel opportunities at Univ. of St. Thomas Law School. Section also continued discussions regarding mentorship program opportunities at Univ. of St. Thomas Law School and Mitchell/Hamline Law School.

Other Section Accomplishments
Section will be acting as a sponsor at the Solo/Small Conference in Duluth, Aug. 5 & 6, 2019. Section members will be presenting two substantive sessions as well as hosting a lunch time panel discussion. 

Submitted By:
Barbara Heen, Section Chair
Date June 30, 2019