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Supreme Court Announces Openings on Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board

Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Three public members (non-lawyer) and one lawyer member are being sought to fill vacancies, commencing Feb. 1, 2014, on the 23-member Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.  The all-volunteer Board is made up of 14 attorneys and nine public members.  The Board is responsible for the oversight and administration of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility.  The Office is part of the Judicial Branch and is administered by a director and a staff of 28.

The Board meets four 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 three to four 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.  Submit letters of interest and curriculum vitae by Nov. 1, 2013, to AnnMarie O’Neill, Clerk of Appellate Courts, 25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN, 55155.