Signature Events

Throughout the year, RCBA sponsors numerous social, fundraiser, and community outreach events. These include the annual Judges’ Dinner, Memorials, Annual Meeting, Golf Tournament, Bench & Bar Benefit, and Holiday Party. Other events include monthly Happy Hours hosted by the New Lawyers.

Bench & Bar Benefit

The Bench & Bar Benefit, held in the fall of each year, is the major fundraiser for the Ramsey County Bar Foundation. The money raised at the event is awarded in grants to law-related organizations.

2021 Event Date: November 18, 2021, as a live webinar event.

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Families First Halloween Party

For over 20 years, RCBA volunteer attorneys organized the Families First Picnic in the summer for more than 200 children and their family members from economically disadvantaged St. Paul neighborhoods. In 2017, the Families First event changed to a Halloween Party serving the same St. Paul neighborhoods as the previous summer picnics. The Families First Halloween Party is held in late October at John A. Johnson Elementary.

2021 Event Date: TBD

Golf Tournament

Held each summer, the annual Ramsey County Bar Foundation Golf Tournament is a fundraiser for the Foundation.

2021 Event Date: August 2
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Green Line Lunches

The RCBA Diversity Committee began monthly "Green Line Lunches" in 2015, at restaurants along University Avenue. All members are invited to gather for lunch at a Green Line adjacent restaurant on the second Tuesday of each month. No reservation needed; attendees pay for their own meal. Dates and restaurants are listed on our calendar.

Due to COVID-19, the Green Line Lunches have been suspended. To support these local businesses and the good work of the foundation, the Diversity committee has purchased gift certificates to select Green Line Lunch restaurants. These gift certificates will be part of the November RCBF Virtual Bench & Bar Benefit Silent Auction. The Diversity Committee encourages members to continue to support these restaurants.

Happy Hours Hosted by the New Lawyers Section

Every month, the New Lawyers get together at various local bars. These events are a great way to meet colleagues and network with seasoned legal professionals.

Next Event: Check our calendar for more information and registration.

Holiday Party

The RCBA Holiday Party is a social gathering to celebrate the season with friends and colleagues.

2021 Event Date: TBD

Judges' Dinner

The Judges of Ramsey County showcase their talents in a variety show and dinner held each spring.

2021 Event Date: TBD

Member Appreciation Day

The Member Appreciation Day is a free event for members, held each May. It includes free CLEs, free activities (such as professional head shots, marketing consultations, etc.) and a social gathering with appetizers and beverages of all sorts.

2022 Event Date: TBD


The RCBA Memorials are held each spring to honor local attorneys and judges that have passed in the previous year.

2021 Memorial | Recording | Booklet | Request Printed Booklet

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