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Supreme Court Announces Vacancies on the Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board

Posted: Wednesday, January 12, 2022

One public member (non-lawyer) and one lawyer member is being sought to fill two vacancies commencing February 1, 2022 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 29.
 
The Board meets 4 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 3-4 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.  Please submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Christa Rutherford-Block, Clerk of Appellate Courts, at mjcappellateclerkofcourt@courts.state.mn.us or to 305 Minnesota Judicial Center, 25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, St. Paul, MN 55155.
 
Applications must be received by 4:30 pm on Friday, January 28, 2022.