About the New Lawyers Section

Want to grow your network? Build your reputation? Demonstrate your leadership skills? Make a difference in the local community? You can make it all happen through the RCBA.

No matter where you fit within our definition of a "new lawyer" the RCBA offers opportunities to learn, to lead, and to connect that sync well with your needs and interests.

The New Lawyers Section is comprised of:

  (a) a lawyer admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Minnesota who:
         1) has been so admitted within the past six years; OR
         2) is thirty-six years of age or younger; OR
         3) is eligible for membership in (whether or not he or she joins) either:
              i. the Minnesota State Bar Association New Lawyers Section; or
              ii. the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.
  (b) a law student admitted to an accredited Minnesota law school.

As a new lawyer, your experience, your insights, and your engagement are deeply valued at the RCBA. We encourage you to tailor your involvement to what makes sense for you today, expecting that this will change over time as you move up in your career and you move through different life stages. Throughout your time in Ramsey County, we are here to be YOUR bar association.

2021-2022 New Lawyers Section Leadership


  • Samantha Ivey | Atticus Family Law | 651-430-9700
  • Racey Rodne | McEllistremk, Fargione, Rorvig, Eken, & Moe, P.A. | 952-544-5501
Social Committee Chair
  • Charlie Shafer | Collins, Buckley, Sauntry & Haugh PLLP | 651-227-0611
Continuing Legal Education Committee ChairOutreach Committee Chair
  • Dea Cortney | Sieben Edmunds Miller PLLC | 651-994-6744
CLEs & Events
Check calendar for upcoming programs.


Kara Haro

Section Services Director

Ramsey County Bar Association Honors Two with 2022 Awards
Jun 17, 2022
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Ramsey County Bar Foundation awards 2021-2022 grants
Jun 07, 2022
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RCBA Nominations for 2022-2023 Officers and Leaders
May 23, 2022
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