The reported arrest of Aaron Biber (click here for Minnesota Lawyer article) will be the talk of the town next week in the Minnesota legal community. (The report was made by KSTP-TV, Channel 5). Biber — click here for his bio from his firm’s website — is a ubiquitous figure at bar events, who has inhabited several many key positions of bar leadership — from heading the Hennepin County Bar Association to his current role as treasurer of the Minnesota State Bar Association. Biber is a recognizable figure to anyone involved with bar activities (and is made all the more recognizable by the fact that he is one of only a handful of local lawyers who favors wearing a bow tie).
We will, of course, be following developments in this case closely, particularly when formal charges are filed Monday. I’m not going out on a limb to say Biber’s arrest is an event of seismic proportions to the Minnesota legal community — particularly within the relatively small and very close-knit circles of bar leadership.
Update, 12/14 (9:45 a.m.): The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office has told Minnesota Lawyer that further details on the arrest will be available sometime this afternoon. As soon as we have more information, we’ll post it.