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Supreme Court Announces Opening on Minnesota Client Security Board

Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2014

One lawyer member is being sought to fill a vacancy commencing July 1, 2014, on the seven-member Client Security Board.  The all-volunteer Board is made up of five attorneys and two public members.  The Board oversees the administration of the Client Security Fund which was established in 1987 by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The Board undertakes investigation of claims, coordinating with the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility. The Board reviews claims for compensation and makes final determinations on disbursement from the Fund. The Board also establishes a budget annually, enforces subrogation and lien rights of the Fund, may sue in the name of the Fund for restitution of payments made pursuant to claims, certifies the financial condition of the Fund, makes recommendation to the Supreme Court regarding payment limits, and also makes recommendation to the Supreme Court regarding rule changes. 

The Board meets approximately four times per year to consider claims filed by individuals who have suffered a loss of funds due to their attorney’s dishonest conduct.   

Familiarity with the professional responsibility system in Minnesota 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 appointment. 

Compensation is limited to reimbursement for costs. Submit letters of interest and curriculum vitae by April 3, 2014, to AnnMarie O’Neill, Clerk of Appellate Courts, 25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN, 55155.