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Public Members (Non-Lawyer)

Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board

Posted 5 months ago

Two public members (non-lawyer) are being sought to fill two vacancies commencing February 1, 2024 on the 23-member Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.  The all-volunteer Board is made up of 14 attorneys and 9 public members.  The Board is responsible for administering the Rules of Lawyers Professional Responsibility and for establishing the policies that govern the lawyer discipline system.
The Board meets 4 times per year to consider issues involving the lawyer discipline system, including rule changes and policy implementation.  Board members also preside over hearings concerning allegations of unprofessional conduct on the part of lawyers.  Panels meet approximately 3-4 times per year.  In addition, Board members consider appeals of dismissed complaints.
Experience on local District Ethics Committees is desirable but not mandatory.  Appointment will be for a three-year term; no member may serve more than two three-year terms.  The Minnesota Supreme Court will make the appointments.
Compensation is limited to reimbursement for costs.  Please submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Christa Rutherford-Block, Clerk of Appellate Courts, at or to 305 Minnesota Judicial Center, 25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, St. Paul, MN 55155. Email applications are preferred.
Applications must be received by 4:30 pm on Friday, February 9th, 2024.

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