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Expectations for Committee and Section Chairs

Section Chairs
• Schedule CLEs several months in advance in order to allow the RCBA CLE Oversight Committee to review and coordinate overall CLE programming provided by RCBA, and to help promote the CLEs.

• Provide final information regarding the date, topic, description and speaker for each CLE to Sharon Elmore, RCBA CLE Director, the week before the end of the month that is three months prior to the month of the CLE. (For example, for a CLE in mid-November, the deadline is August 24th.) This will allow us to publicize each CLE in The Barrister, via email and on the RCBA Web site. Sharon may be reached at sharon@ramseybar.org or 651-222-0846 x. 27.

• At the luncheon CLE, welcome participants, introduce the speaker(s) and request participants complete an evaluation form, including a request for suggestions for future luncheon CLE topics.

Committee Chairs
• In consultation with the staff liaison for your committee, schedule meetings at least one month in advance. Staff liaisons are:

Cheryl Dalby, Executive Director, 651.222.0846 x. 3

Diversity Committee
Judiciary Committee
Membership Committee

Brianna Montgomery, Events & Communications Manager, 651.222.0846 x. 2

Events Oversight Committee
Memorials Committee
Families First Committee
Bench & Bar Benefit Committee
Judges' Dinner Committee
Golf Tournament Committee
Youth & the Law Committee
Publications Committee
New Lawyers Committee

Sharon Elmore, CLE Director, 651.222.0846 x. 27

CLE Oversight Committee
Solo and Small Firm Committee

Barb Crassweller, Placement Director and Ethics Committee Coordinator, 651.222.0846 x. 4

Ethics Committee
Fee Arbitration Committee

The Role of RCBA Staff
After section chairs have provided RCBA with the date, topic and name of the speaker, RCBA staff will publicize the CLE via the newsletter, website and email. We also will handle registration for the CLE and apply for CLE credit.

Provide an agenda and any additional meeting materials for each meeting to RCBA staff at least three weeks in advance of the meeting. Providing detailed agendas to committee members increases attendance at meetings. RCBA staff will distribute notices of the meetings and agendas to all committee members.

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please contact the RCBA office at 651.222.0846.


Please avoid scheduling meetings on religious holidays. For Jewish and Muslim holidays, observance begins at sundown the evening before the date listed. If you are aware of other religious holidays that should be added to this list, please contact RCBA staff.

Ramadan: July 20, 2012
Rosh Hashanah: September 17, 2012
Yom Kippur: September 26, 2012
Ash Wednesday: February 13, 2013

Passover: March 26, 2013

Easter: March 31, 2013