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  • 08 Apr 2014 4:51 PM | Deleted user
    The MHBA is now reviewing applications for the 2014 MHBA Endowment Fund Award. The MHBA established an endowment fund in 1998 in partnership with El Fondo de Nuestra Comunidad and under the administration of The St. Paul Foundation to serve as a source of funding for law student internships at a non-profit organization serving the Latino community.

    To complete an application please visit here.
  • 08 Apr 2014 4:50 PM | Deleted user
    The MHBA is now accepting nominations for the MHBA Access to Justice Award to be presented at the 2014 MHBA Annual Meeting. The MHBA Access to Justice Award recognizes a Minnesota attorney who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to defending and improving access to legal services, the Courts, and the broader justice system for Latinos in Minnesota. The award recognizes an exceptional attorney in the private, public, of nonprofit sectors. 

    The award is for an attorney whose work goes beyond personal achievement and has a broad impact on the ability of Latinos to access accurate and reliable information about the law and the legal system, to defend their civil and legal rights, to access legal remedies, and to effect positive change in the law and public policy that impacts the Latino community. The impact of the attorney’s efforts should have a positive effect on the well being of Latino families, the Latino community, and the broader communities we live in.

    Please email nominations to President-Elect Tamara Caban Ramirez.
  • 05 Mar 2014 12:57 PM | Deleted user

    Governor Dayton Appoints the Honorable Denise D. Reilly and Peter M. Reyes to the Minnesota Court of Appeals

     

    ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of the Honorable Denise D. Reilly and Peter M. Reyes, Jr. as judges on the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Judge Reilly and Mr. Reyes will be appointed to at-large seats, which will become vacant upon the retirements of the Honorable Thomas J. Kalitowski and the Honorable Terri J. Stoneburner on April 1, 2014.

     

    “Judge Denise Reilly and Mr. Peter Reyes will be outstanding additions to the Minnesota Court of Appeals,” said Governor Dayton. “Judge Reilly has distinguished herself for 16 years, as a Hennepin County District Court Judge.  Mr. Reyes has had a very impressive legal career with Cargill; Robbins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi; and, now, Barnes & Thornburg.  I am confident that both Mr. Reyes and Judge Reilly will serve our state well.”

     

    The Honorable Denise D. Reilly: Judge Reilly is a District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District, where she has presided since her appointment from Governor Carlson in 1997. Prior to her appointment, Judge Reilly was an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota, serving as chief of the Firearms and Narcotics Section. Judge Reilly earned her B.A. from the College of Wooster, in Wooster, OH, and her J.D. with honors from the William Mitchell College of Law.

     

    Additionally, Judge Reilly teaches trial practice as an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota School of Law and currently serves on the Minnesota Supreme Court Children’s Justice Initiative Advisory Committee.

     

    Judge Reilly resides with her family in Long Lake, MN.

     

    Peter M. Reyes, Jr.: Mr. Reyes is a partner at Barnes and Thornburg, L.L.P., where his practice focuses on all aspects of intellectual property and litigation in both state and federal court. Previously, Mr. Reyes was a senior intellectual property lawyer at Cargill, Inc., and, prior to that, was an associate at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi.  Mr. Reyes earned his B.A. from the University of St. Thomas and his J.D. with honors from the William Mitchell College of Law.

     

    Additionally, Mr. Reyes is a former president of both the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association and the Hispanic National Bar Association, and is currently on the Board of Trustees for the William Mitchell College of Law.

     

    Mr. Reyes resides with his family in Roseville, MN.

     

    The Minnesota Court of Appeals handles most appeals from the final decision of the trial courts, state agencies, and local governments. It is composed of eight judges representing each of Minnesota’s eight congressional districts and eleven judges serving in an at-large capacity.

     

    More information on the Commission on Judicial Selection, as well as vacancies it is currently considering, can be found athttp://mn.gov/governor/appointments/judicial-appointments/

     

     

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    Office of the Governor, Communications Department

    130 State Capitol, St. Paul, MN 55155

    T: 651-201-3400 | E: Dayton.Media@state.mn.us

  • 07 Jan 2014 11:05 AM | Deleted user



    The Board of Directors of the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association is saddened to announce that Manuel Guerrero died unexpectedly this morning at age 78.

    Manuel was one of the founding members of the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association and its first President. Manuel was admitted to practice in 1962 and his half-century long legal career included service as a Circuit Court Judge in Indiana, and as Director of the Chicano-Latino Learning Center at the University of Minnesota. Manuel was a graduate of Franklin College of Indiana and Indiana University School of Law.

    Manuel's was born in 1935 into a family of nine children in Marion, Indiana. His Mother and Father Niceforo and Francesca were both immigrants from Mexico. His Father was a foundry worker and his mother was a homemaker. Manuel liked to point out that his Mother and Father had little more than grade school education, yet all nine of his brothers and sisters were high school graduates and three went on to become lawyers.

    At age 29, not long after becoming a lawyer, Manuel was elected to the bench of the Indiana Circuit Court. He resigned his post as a judge to run for Congress in 1972. In 1973, Manuel and his family moved to Minnesota where he joined the faculty of the University of Minnesota and taught criminal justice. Manuel continued to teach at the University of Minnesota until he retired in 2000. In 1978 Manuel was awarded a Bush Foundation Leadership Fellowship and attended Georgetown University to obtain a Masters in Law. After he retired, Manuel continued to practice law on a part-time basis. He focused his practice on criminal law and his clients were primarily Latinos and Latino immigrants in rural communities across southern Minnesota.

    Manuel was a respected practitioner well known across the State of Minnesota as an attorney, but he may best be remembered as a mentor and friend to many Latino lawyers in the MHBA. Manuel remained involved in the practice of law and the MHBA where until recent years he conducted the organization's board elections at each annual meeting.

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    UPDATE @ 2:30pm:

    Manuel Guerrero's Memorial Service will be held on 
    Friday, January 10, 2014 from 3:00 - 6:00pm at the address below. 
    There will be a service at 6:00pm.


    Willwerscheid Funeral Home

    1167 Grand Avenue

    St. Paul, MN 55105

    651-228-1006

    willwerscheid@comcast.net

  • 17 Dec 2013 8:32 PM | Deleted user
    CONGRATULATIONS
    MARTA CHOU AND CAROLINA LAMAS



    On December 16, 2013, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of MHBA member, Marta Chou, and MHBA member and past President, Carolina Lamas, former MHBA President, as District Court Judges in Minnesota's Fourth Judicial District.

    The MHBA congratulates both Ms. Chou and Ms. Lamas on their appointments and wishes them well as they begin their careers on the bench.


    See below for the full press release.

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    December 16, 2013

    Governor Dayton Appoints Marta M. Chou, Nicole A. Engisch, Thomas S. Fraser Carolina A. Lamas and Bruce D. Manning to Fill Fourth Judicial District Vacancies

    ST. PAUL, MN –Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Marta M. Chou, Nicole A. Engisch, Thomas S. Fraser, Carolina A. Lamas and Bruce D. Manning as District Court Judges in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District. The appointees will be filling vacancies created upon the retirements earlier this year of the Honorable John L. Holahan, Jr., the Honorable William R. Howard, the Honorable Marilyn J. Kaman, the Honorable Richard S. Scherer and the Honorable Lloyd B. Zimmerman. These judgeships will be chambered at Minneapolis in Hennepin County in the Fourth Judicial District.

    “These five new judges were selected from over seventy well-qualified applicants,” said Governor Dayton. “Ms. Chou, Ms. Engisch, Mr. Fraser, Ms. Lamas, and Mr. Manning are all highly accomplished legal professionals. I am confident that they will serve very well the citizens in the Fourth Judicial District."

    Marta M. Chou: Ms. Chou currently serves as counsel for the Litigation Department at Barnes & Thornburg, L.L.P., where she represents businesses and individuals in complex litigation matters. Previously, she was an associate at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, L.L.P., and was an adjunct professor at the William Mitchell College of Law. Ms. Chou earned her B.A. from the Honors Program of the James Madison College at Michigan State University and her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin School of Law.

    Additionally, Ms. Chou is a member of Twin Cities Diversity in Practice, serving as co-chair of its Professional Development Committee, and is a former chair of the Diversity Committee of the Minnesota State Bar Association.

    Nicole A. Engisch: Ms. Engisch is an Assistant U.S. Attorney and the Criminal Division Chief at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota, serving as a federal criminal prosecutor and senior manager. Previously, she was a shareholder and Board of Directors member at Leonard, Street and Deinard, where she litigated commercial and intellectual property disputes. Ms. Engisch earned her B.A. from Rutgers University and her J.D. from the University of Minnesota School of Law.

    Additionally, Ms. Engisch is a volunteer at a Catholic Charities Opportunity Center Branch and a former board member of the Volunteer Lawyers Network and the Harriet Tubman Center.

    Thomas S. Fraser: Mr. Fraser is a shareholder at Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., where his caseload consists of general civil trials and practice as an arbitrator, mediator and special master. Previously, he was a Special Assistant Attorney General in the Solicitor General and Tort Claims Divisions of the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General. Mr. Fraser earned his B.A. from the University of Minnesota and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

    Additionally, Mr. Fraser currently serves as the chair of the Judiciary Committee of the Minnesota State Bar Association, the chair of the board for Call for Justice, L.L.C., and is a board member of the Council on Crime and Justice.

    Carolina A. Lamas: Ms. Lamas currently serves as the Executive Director and Chief Attorney for the Neighborhood Justice Center, Inc., where she manages the community-based non-profit while representing low-income persons charged with felonies, misdemeanors and probation violations. Previously, she was a Public Defender in Minnesota’s Second Judicial District. Ms. Lamas earned her B.A. from the University of Minnesota and her J.D. from the University of Minnesota School of Law.

    Additionally, Ms. Lamas is the Vice President of the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota and a former President of the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association.

    Bruce D. Manning: Mr. Manning is Counsel at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P., where he primarily practices in commercial civil litigation. Mr. Manning also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas Law School and is a trustee at the Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School. Mr. Manning earned his B.A. from Carleton College, his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, and his Masters of Public Policy from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.

    Additionally, Mr. Manning is a former member and vice-chair of the Zoning Board of Adjustment for the City of Minneapolis and is the former co-chair of the Linden Hills Neighborhood Council.

    Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District consists of Hennepin County.
  • 05 Nov 2013 10:20 PM | Deleted user
    MSBA President Phil Duran will be appointing two new Task Forces and is seeking MSBA members to serve on each of them. Please see the Task Force descriptions below and fill out a Qualifications and Interest statement if you would like to serve on one of these Task Forces. Be sure to indicate which Task Force you are interested in. Completed Q&I statements are due by November 15, 2013. Please send them to Nancy Mischel at nmischel@mnbar.org or via fax to 612-333-4927. You can find the Q&I statement here: http://www.mnbar.org/governance/CommonFiles/qualint.pdf

    The Challenges to the Practice of Law Task Force will explore and make recommendations as to how the MSBA can assist member lawyers in responding to emerging challenges, including though not necessarily limited to challenges posed by student-debt loads, technological changes, and activities that may represent unauthorized practice of law. The Task Force’s work is to be completed by December 31, 2014, but in no event shall it be extended past June 30, 2015.

    The Legal Education Task Force will explore and make recommendations regarding steps, if any, which the MSBA, Minnesota courts, and Minnesota’s law schools might take to assure that legal education in Minnesota maximize its relevance, cost-effectiveness, and value with respect to the needs of students, the justice system, and the public. The Task Force’s work is to be completed by December 31, 2014, but in no event shall it be extended past June 30, 2015.
  • 10 Oct 2013 5:08 PM | Deleted user


                The United States Trustee seeks resumes from persons wishing to be considered for appointment to the panel of trustees who administer cases filed under chapter 7 of the bankruptcy code.  The appointment is for cases filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota, primarily in the Third Division (Mankato and Rochester).  Chapter 7 trustees receive compensation and reimbursement for expenses, in each case in which they serve, pursuant to court order under 11 U.S.C. §326 and §330. 


                The minimum qualifications for appointment are set forth in 28 C.F.R. § 58.3.  To be eligible for appointment, an applicant must possess strong administrative, financial and interpersonal skills.  Fiduciary and bankruptcy experience is desirable but not mandatory.


                A successful applicant will be required to undergo a background check, and must qualify to be bonded. Although chapter 7 trustees are not federal employees, appointments are made consistent with federal Equal Opportunity policies, which prohibit discrimination in employment.


                Forward resumes to the United States Trustee, 300 South 4th Street, Suite 1015, Minneapolis, MN  55415.  All resumes should be received on or before October 31, 2013. 
  • 02 Oct 2013 3:59 PM | Deleted user

    ST. PAUL, MN –The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that a judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota’s First Judicial District Court. The Honorable Edward I. Lynch has retired, leaving a vacancy to be chambered at Le Center in Le Sueur County in the First Judicial District.

    The Commission is searching for fair, experienced, and civic-minded individuals to serve on the bench and offer their talents and services to Minnesota’s judicial system. The following qualities will be considered for judicial office: integrity, maturity, health (if job related), judicial temperament, legal knowledge, ability, experience, and community service. The application process is now open for this vacancy.

    An individual wishing to apply may request an application by writing to Lee E. Sheehy, Chair of the Commission on Judicial Selection, at 130 State Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55155, or by contacting Andrew Olson, Appointments Coordinator, via e-mail at andrew.c.olson@state.mn.us. A cover letter and resume should also be submitted with the application. Application materials are due by close of business, Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Interviews are scheduled to be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, in Le Center, Minnesota.

    For inquiries concerning the application process, please contact Andrew Olson at andrew.c.olson@state.mn.us or at (651) 201-3413.

    Contact: Matt Swenson

    651-201-3445
    matt.swenson@state.mn.us
  • 25 Sep 2013 8:29 AM | Deleted user
    ST. PAUL, MN –The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that five judgeship vacancies are occurring in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District Court. These vacancies were created upon the retirements of the Honorable John L. Holahan, Jr., the Honorable William R. Howard, the Honorable Marilyn J. Kaman, the Honorable Richard S. Scherer and the Honorable Lloyd B. Zimmerman. Each seat will be chambered at Minneapolis in Hennepin County.

    The Commission is searching for fair, experienced, and civic-minded individuals to serve on the bench and offer their talents and services to Minnesota’s judicial system. The following qualities will be considered for judicial office: integrity, maturity, health (if job related), judicial temperament, legal knowledge, ability, experience, and community service. The application process is now open for these vacancies.

    An individual wishing to apply may request an application by writing to Lee E. Sheehy, Chair of the Commission on Judicial Selection, at 130 State Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55155, or by contacting Andrew Olson, Appointments Coordinator, via e-mail at andrew.c.olson@state.mn.us<mailto:andrew.c.olson@state.mn.us><mailto:andrew.c.olson@state.mn.us<mailto:andrew.c.olson@state.mn.us>>. A cover letter and resume should also be submitted with the application. Application materials are due by close of business, Monday, October 14, 2013. Interviews are scheduled to be held on Thursday, October 31, 2013 and Friday, November 1, 2013, at the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis.

    For inquiries concerning the application process, please contact Andrew Olson at andrew.c.olson@state.mn.us or at (651) 201-3413
  • 03 Jun 2013 9:32 PM | Lori Lannan

    ST. PAUL, MN –The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that a judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota’s Fifth Judicial District Court. The Honorable David W. Peterson has retired, leaving a vacancy to be chambered at Redwood Falls in Redwood County in the Fifth Judicial District.

     

    The Commission is searching for fair, experienced, and civic-minded individuals to serve on the bench and offer their talents and services to Minnesota’s judicial system. The following qualities will be considered for judicial office: integrity, maturity, health (if job related), judicial temperament, legal knowledge, ability, experience, and community service. The application process is now open for this vacancy.

     

    An individual wishing to apply may request an application by writing to Lee E. Sheehy, Chair of the Commission on Judicial Selection, at 130 State Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55155, or by contacting Andrew Olson, Appointments Coordinator, via e-mail at andrew.c.olson@state.mn.usmailto:andrew.c.olson@state.mn.us.

     

    A cover letter and resume should also be submitted with the application. Application materials are due by close of business, Monday, June 24, 2013. Interviews are scheduled to be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at the Redwood County Courthouse in Redwood Falls, Minnesota.

     

    For inquiries concerning the application process, please contact Andrew Olson at andrew.c.olson@state.mn.us<mailto:andrew.c.olson@state.mn.us> or at (651) 201-3413.

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