Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society
Committee work is the life of the Society with a wide range of activities for members to participate in. View the committee options and projects below and find one that meets your interests. Current members can join a committee on their profile page. Prospective members can indicate committee interest on their application for membership.
Plan the Society’s civic education outreach programs to schools including the annual Essay Contest.
Anna M. Horning Nygren (Chair)
Justice G. Barry Anderson
Jo Ellen Ambrose
Judge Jill Halbrooks
Amie Penny Sayler
Organize Society activities and membership events.
Maintain the accounting systems and manage the Society’s income and expense.
The Membership Committee is a critically important committee that promotes membership in the Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society. It reviews and sets membership dues, and often sets dues policies with a view to encouraging a wide and diverse membership in the Society. Recently, the Membership Committee successfully created an initiative that instituted law firm group memberships to ensure their continuing support of the Society’s activities. Perhaps more importantly the Committee also instituted free initial memberships for minority bar associations,10 free memberships for criminal law practitioners and sponsorship plans for law school faculty. The Committee has also conceived ideas for welcoming new members at special members-only events including interesting CLEs. The Membership Committee is currently considering programs to foster involvement of out-of-state and foreign law students to introduce them to Minnesota legal history and tradition. The Committee also maintains a close working relationship with law students either directly or through their law school Society chapters.
Develop collections policy and oversee acquisition and maintenance of collections.
Complete the publication of memorials and planning ongoing research and publication projects.
Develop a website that will facilitate and advance the Society’s mission and serve its members.