Access to Justice Committee



To encourage lawyers to participate in local volunteer attorney and judicare programs, and to support statewide programs providing civil legal assistance to people who would otherwise be unable to afford it.

We are always looking for new members who have an interest in serving the disadvantaged. We are especially interested in new members who can bring diversity and a variety of experiences to the committee.


  • Pro Bono
  • Policy
  • Resource Development
  • Law School Initiative


Co-Chairs 2019-20

Kelly Tautges, Pro Bono Counsel & Director, Faegre Baker Daniels
Tom Walsh, Executive Director, Volunteer Lawyers Network

Staff Liasions

If you are interested in learning more about the ATJ Committee, please contact MSBA staff members: Sherri Knuth (612) 278-6330 or Steve Marchese (612) 278-6308.



The ATJ committee meets five times per year at the MSBA offices. Remote participation is an option. 

2019-2020 Meeting Dates
September 17, 2019
November 19, 2019
January 28, 2020
March 17, 2020
May 19, 2020