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Supreme Court Announces One Attorney Member Vacancy and on the Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

One attorney member is being sought to fill a vacancy 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 30.
 
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.  The attorney member vacancy is for a partial-term ending on January 31, 2019.  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.  Applicants interested in appointment must submit a letter of interest and resume so as to be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017.   Please submit application materials to AnnMarie S. O’Neill, Clerk of Appellate Courts, 305 Minnesota Judicial Center, 25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, St. Paul, MN 55155; or via e-mail to mjcappellateclerkofcourt@courts.state.mn.us.