Committees

Serving on a committee is both a rewarding experience and a great way to get to know your fellow members.  It’s a chance to make a difference while having a good time. Sign up below or click here for a pdf form.

Committee and Section Leadership Handbook

Bench & Bar Benefit Committee

Help to plan and recruit sponsors and auction donors for the annual gala event.

Next Meeting: Friday, October 3, 8:00 a.m., RCBA conference room

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Charity Golf Tournament Committee

Help to plan and recruit sponsors and golfers for the tournament.

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CLE Oversight Committee

Recruit speakers, plan CLE seminars for RCBA members and oversee the calendar of CLEs presented by sections.

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Communications Committee

Write short articles for the Barrister, the monthly newsletter of the RCBA and oversee design and publication of the newsletter. Advise on social media content.

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Diversity Committee

The mission of the Ramsey County Bar Association Diversity Committee is to advance and promote diversity and equal opportunity at every level of the legal profession.

Co-chairs:

  • Ann Feaman: Minnesota Management & Budget, 651.259.3643
  • Tim Flynn: City of St. Paul, 651.266.8900

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Ethics Committee

The committee investigates complaints filed with the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility against attorneys in Ramsey County. To apply for this committee, please submit your resume and a letter explaining your interest, along with this form (need form). Terms are in three year increments, with a limit of two consecutive terms. The committee meets at 8:00 a.m. the third Thursday of every month. New committee members are appointed shortly after July 1; applications must be in by June 1 for consideration for the upcoming year. Send applications to Barb Crassweller at 651.222.0846 or barb@ramseybar.org.

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Events Oversight Committee

Coordinate the calendar of RCBA events for the year. Recruit members to work on individual events.

Co-chairs:

  • Paul Godfrey: Votel, McEachron & Godfrey, 651.228.1770
  • Juan Hoyos: Ramsey County Attorney’s Office, 651.266.3076

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Families First Committee

Plan the annual community outreach event for children of St. Paul’s east side.

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Fee Arbitration Committee

Become part of a three-person panel to hear and resolve fee disputes between attorneys and their clients. Contact Barb Crassweller at 651.222.0846 or barb@ramseybar.org.

Chair:

  • Lisa Veith: St. Paul City Attorney’s Office, 651.266.8723

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Judges’ Dinner Committee

Plan skits and recruit actors for this popular annual event.

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Judiciary Committee

Coordinate plebiscites before judicial elections and appointments.

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Kids Clothes and Bookshelf at the Courthouse

Summer clothing and book drive for children in Ramsey County.

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Membership Committee

Increase RCBA membership and participation in RCBA events by attorneys from all areas of practice.

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Memorials Committee

Assist in planning the annual memorials for deceased members of the Ramsey County bench and bar.

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New Lawyers Committee

Plan social events, CLEs and community service projects for RCBA new lawyers.

Next Meeting: Thursday, September 4, 4:30 p.m., Eagle Street Grille, Saint Paul

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Santa Brings a Lawsuit

Winter business apparel drive for men and women in Ramsey County.

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Solo/Small Firm Committee

Plan CLEs, social events and networking opportunities for attorneys in solo or small firm practice.

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Youth & the Law Committee

Participate in programs that educate young people about the law and promote volunteerism in education.

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