Gordon Hansmeier appointed Chair of the Seventh District Bar Association’s Ethics Committee

Gordon H HansmeierThe Minnesota Supreme Court recently appointed Gordon Hansmeier as Chair of the Seventh District Bar Association's Ethics Committee. The Seventh District includes Clay, Becker, Ottertail, Wadena, Douglas, Todd, Morrison, Stearns, Benton and Mille Lacs counties. Mr. Hansmeier replaces Mr. Timothy Churchwell, who has been appointed to serve on the Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.

District Ethics Committees are established in each of the 21 district bar associations to investigate complaints of unethical conduct against Minnesota lawyers for the state Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.

District Ethics Committee members are volunteer attorneys and public members. Complaints about a Minnesota lawyer's professional conduct must be filed directly with the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility, 1500 Landmark Towers, 345 St. Peter Street, St. Paul, Minnesota 55102-1218 or online at http://lprb.mncourts.gov. These complaints are then referred to the appropriate District Ethics Committee for investigation and recommendation.