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, August 8, 8:00 a.m., RCBA conference room

Co-chairs:

  • Shannon Bjorklund: Dorsey & Whitney, 612.492.6636
  • Stacey Sorensen: Law Offices of Thomas P. Stilp, 763.656.4697

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Charity Golf Tournament Committee

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

Co-chairs:

  • Nick Jellum: Anastasi Jellum, 651.439.2951
  • Sarah McEllistrem: Collins, Buckley, Sauntry & Haugh, 651.227.0611

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CLE Oversight Committee

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

Co-chairs:

  • Caryn Boisen: Larson King, 651.312.6500
  • Laurie Nevers: Attorney at Law, 651.488.7099

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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.

Co-chairs:

  • Kirsten Libby: Libby Law Office, 651.487.1208
  • Stacey Sorensen: Law Offices of Stilp and Grove, 763.656.4697

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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.

Chair:

  • Kathryn Hahne: Faegre Baker Daniels, 612.766.8759

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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.

Co-chairs:

  • Michael Burke: Dudley & Smith, 651.291.1717
  • Richard Stebbins: 4th Judicial District, 612.595.1015

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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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Judiciary Committee

Coordinate plebiscites before judicial elections and appointments.

Co-chairs:

  • Angela Brandt: Larson King, 651.312.6544
  • Thomas C. Plunkett: Thomas C Plunkett Attorney at Law, 651.222.4357

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Kids Clothes and Bookshelf at the Courthouse

Summer clothing and book drive for children in Ramsey County.

Co-chairs:

  • Terry Duggins: Duggins Law Firm, 651.490.0222

Membership Committee

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

Co-chairs:

  • Michael Bradley: Bradley & Guzetta, 651.379.0900
  • Suzanne Guertin: Attorney at Law, 651.210.7498

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Memorials Committee

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

Co-chairs:

  • Christine Stroemer: Collins, Buckley, Sauntry & Haugh, 651.227.0611
  • Scott Borchert: FINRA, 651.296.9431

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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

Co-chairs:

  • Tania Lex: Votel, McEachron & Godfrey, 651.265.3028
  • Kelly Moore: Groshek Law, 612.424.5829

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Santa Brings a Lawsuit

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

Chair:

  • Terry Duggins: Duggins Law Firm, 651.490.0222

Solo/Small Firm Committee

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

Co-chairs:

  • Heather Gilbert: Attorney at Law, 612.568.8758
  • Sheila Kelly: Attorney at Law, 612.568.8758

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Youth & the Law Committee

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

Co-chairs:

  • R. Leigh Frost: R. Leigh Frost Law Office, 651.222.0672
  • J.P. Barone: MN Attorney General’s Office, 651.757.1203

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