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The Supreme Court Announces Openings on the Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board

Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Minnesota Supreme Court is seeking one lawyer and two public (non-lawyer) members to fill vacancies commencing February 1, 2013, 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 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 26. 

The Board meets four times per year to consider issues involving lawyer discipline, including rule changes and policy implementation. Board members also preside over hearings concerning allegations of unprofessional conduct.  Panels meet approximately 3-4 times per year. In addition, Board members consider appeals of dismissed complaints. 

Experience on a local judicial district ethics committee 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 a letter of interest and resume by October 26, 2012 to Bridget Gernander, Clerk of Appellate Courts, 25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN  55155.