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Supreme Court Announces Two Openings on the Minnesota State Board of Legal Certification

Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Minnesota Supreme Court is seeking to appoint two lawyers to the 12-member Minnesota State Board of Legal Certification. Board members serve three-year terms and may be reappointed once.  The term begins January 1, 2013.

The all-volunteer Board is responsible for accrediting agencies that have the authority to certify lawyers as specialists in designated fields of law.  The Board reviews and evaluates program applications, adopts a definition for each specialty field of law, reviews Board policies and procedures, and considers appeals of denied applicant agencies.  The Board shares a director and staff with the Board of Law Examiners and the Board of Continuing Legal Education. 

The Board meets approximately four times per year in St. Paul. Meetings last from two to three hours.  An hour or less of preparation is usually required prior to Board meetings. In addition, members are assigned to one or more committees that are responsible for matters such as examination review or review of proposed changes to program standards. 

Board members are reimbursed for costs of travel and lodging, if necessary. Please submit a letter of interest and resume by November 16, 2012 to Bridget Gernander, Clerk of Appellate Courts, 25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155.