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Vacancy on Legal Services Advisory Committee

The Minnesota Supreme Court is seeking to fill one position with the Legal Services Advisory Committee. The opening is for a public non-lawyer representative. The appointment is for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2017.

The Legal Services Advisory Committee has two primary purposes: making grant awards to support civil legal services programs and providing statewide data collection and planning.

LSAC receives funds from the Legislature, Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts revenue, and attorney license fees to support grants to civil legal services programs serving low-come clients.

The committee reviews grant applications every two years and decides how to award money to eligible programs. In the non-grant years, LSAC works on policies and priority setting related to improvements to the delivery of civil legal services across Minnesota.

The committee comprises seven lawyers, two public non-lawyer members, and two client eligible members. The committee meets four to six times per year with increased time commitments during the grant cycle. Meeting expenses can be reimbursed.

More information about the committee is available at www.mncourts.gov/lsac and there is a contact form on that website to ask any questions.

To be considered for these openings, submit a letter of interest and resume to AnnMarie S. O’Neill, Clerk of Appellate Courts, via e-mail at mjcappellateclerkofcourt@courts.state.mn.us or via U.S. Mail at 305 Judicial Center, 25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155.

In your letter, please include a description of your interest in the legal needs of low-income Minnesotans and highlight your experience with legal services. All applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 22, 2017.

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