About the RCBA New Lawyers Section

Want to grow your network? Build your reputation? Demonstrate your leadership skills? Make a difference in the local community? You can make it all happen through the RCBA.

No matter where you fit within our definition of a "new lawyer" the RCBA offers opportunities to learn, to lead, and to connect that sync well with your needs and interests.

As a new lawyer, your experience, your insights, and your engagement are deeply valued at the RCBA. We encourage you to tailor your involvement to what makes sense for you today, expecting that this will change over time as you move up in your career and you move through different life stages. Throughout your time in Ramsey County, we are here to be YOUR bar association.

 The New Lawyers Section is comprised of:
(a) a lawyer admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Minnesota who:
         1) has been so admitted within the past six years; OR
         2) is thirty-six years of age or younger; OR
         3) is eligible for membership in (whether or not he or she joins) either:
              i. the Minnesota State Bar Association New Lawyers Section; or
              ii. the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.
  (b) a law student admitted to an accredited Minnesota law school.

2023 - 2024 Section Council

Governing Council

Charles Shafer | Chestnut Cambronne PA
Thomas Johnson | Bowman and Brooke LLP

Dea Cortney | Senior Social Co-Chair
Nolan Woods | Law Student Outreach Coordinator
Madison Fernandez | Larson King LLP | Social Co-Chair
Naomi Martin | Newmark Storms Dworak LLC | CLE Coordinator
Grace Jacobson | Littler Mendelson PC (Minneapolis) | Community Service Coordinator
Arielle Pressman | Legal Assistance of Dakota County | Outreach Coordinator
Sean Rattigan | Law Student Outreach Coordinator

CLEs & Events

Check calendar for upcoming programs.

Questions about membership and involvement opportunities for new lawyers?

Contact Sarah Grundhoefer at sgrundhoefer@mnbars.org.


Kara Haro

Section Services Director

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