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MSBA Public Law Section
Annual Report

2018-19 

Section Membership

As of June 18, 2019 the Section has 449 members.

Financial Status

The Section had an account balance of $10,112.48 as of April 2019.

CLEs & Events

The Section hosted 9 events in fiscal year 2018-19. 

Program Title

Date

Event Code

CLE Credits

Number of Attendees

Employment Law 101 for Government Lawyers

9/21/18

262893

1.0 Standard

47

 

The New World of Election Cybersecurity

10/26/18

264248

1.0 Standard

12

The Constitutionality of 5/4 Split Decisions in the Supreme Court- Separation of Power Issues

12/12/18

266390

1.0 Standard

20

Public Meetings - Open for Business

1/18/19

267090

1.0 Standard

61

Intellectual Property for Government Lawyers

2/27/19

269842

1.0 Standard

31

Constitutional Litigation- A History and Overview of 42 U.S.C. Section 1983

3/29/19

269683

1.0 Standard

47

Gender Equality in the #MeToo era

5/17/19

271805

1.0 Elimination of Bias

42

Why is Wellness an Ethics Issue? The Impact of Stress and Mental Health on Judges and Public Lawyers

5/31/19

272227

1.5 Standard

1.0 Ethics

 

44

Public Law Annual Meeting and Luncheon

5/31/19

N/A

N/A

63

 

Annual Meeting and Election Results

The Section’s Annual Meeting was held on May 31, 2019 and 63 people attended.

The following new council members were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from 7/1/2019 to 6/30/2021:

  • Andrew Wold, Minnesota Office of Higher Education
  • Amber Eisenschenck, League of Minnesota Cities
  • Craig Gustafson, Minnesota Department of Transportation

The following council members were re-elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from 7/1/2019 to 6/30/2021:

  • Nancy Norman Sommer, Anoka County Attorney’s Office

     

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

  • Kate Swenson, Greene Espel
  • Cathy Miller, Rice County Attorney’s Office
  • Amy Schmidt, Ramsey County Attorney’s Office
  • Meg Jacot, Minnesota Department of Human Services

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

  • Co-Chair:Amelia Jadoo, Dakota County Attorney’s Office
  • Co-Chair:Justin Kwong, Minnesota Department of Health
  • Treasurer:Lynn M. Belgea, Minnesota Department of Health
  • Secretary:Ethan Landy, Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry

 

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?

Other Section Accomplishments

  • The Section donated funds to the Beck Fellowship ($300), to the MSBA Mock Trial Program ($400), and to Lawyers Concerned For Lawyers ($250 matching funds, total of $500+).

Submitted By:
Amelia Jadoo and Dan Abelson, Section Co-Chairs
Date June 25th, 2019