Judge Harriet Lansing ('70) Appointed ULC Executive Committee Chair
AUGUST 22, 2011—Judge Harriet M. Lansing ('70) was appointed to a two-year term as chair of the Executive Committee of the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) at its annual meeting in Vail, Colo., in July. She recently completed a two-year term as chair of the Scope and Program Committee, the group that recommends projects to the ULC.
A member of the ULC since 1993, Judge Lansing has served as a Minnesota uniform law commissioner on the committee to revise the Uniform Certification of Questions of Law Act, the Uniform Limited Liability Company Act, and the Uniform Limited Partnership Act, and other drafting committees. In addition, she is a member of the Drafting Committee for the Uniform International Choice of Court Agreements Act, the Joint Editorial Board for International Law, and the International Legal Developments Committee.
After serving 28 years on the Minnesota Court of Appeals and, according to a posting on Minnesota Lawyer, writing 2,200 opinions, Judge Lansing stepped down from the bench on May 31, 2011. She was one of the original appointees when the Court of Appeals was founded in 1983 and was subsequently elected to five successive terms.
She began her legal career as staff counsel to the St. Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority in 1970. After working as an assistant city attorney in 1972 and in private practice at a St. Paul firm from 1973-76, she served as St. Paul City Attorney in 1976-78. She was a trial judge on the Ramsey County Municipal Court from 1978 until her appointment to the Court of Appeals.
The ULC is composed of more than 350 legal professionals and state officials appointed by all U.S. states and territories to draft and promote uniform laws to solve shared problems. The Executive Committee is its governing body and is responsible for implementing the policies it adopts at its meetings. Uniform acts approved at the 2011 annual meeting were the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act, the Uniform Certificate of Title Act for Vessels, the Harmonized Uniform Business Organizations Code, and the Model Protection of Charitable Assets Act.