While the law library occasionally hosts CLE programs, the one on June 10 was very special.  On that day, the family of Judge Otis Godfrey donated a portrait of the late Judge Otis H. Godfrey, Jr. to the law library, and his portrait became the latest addition to the law library’s unique judicial portrait collection.

To help celebrate this occasion, Paul Godfrey, one of Judge Godfrey’s sons, and Former Ramsey County Chief Judge Gordon Shumaker shared personal memories of Judge Godfrey.  In addition to the remembrances of Judge Godfrey, Ramsey County Chief Judge John Guthmann talked about several historic cases that were litigated in Ramsey County.

In attendance were many members of Judge Godfrey’s family, including his wife of over 50 years, Jean Keys Godfrey, as well as several of his children and siblings.  Many friends and colleagues also attended this celebration.  Below are some pictures taken at the CLE.

 

20190610_120242Ramsey County Chief Judge John Guthmann and
Law Library Board chairman John Trojack.

 

20190610_121602MSBA President Paul Godfrey

The Honorable Gordon W. Shumaker, Former Chief Judge Ramsey County Court and Former Judge Minnesota Court of Appeals

The Honorable Gordon W. Shumaker, Former Chief Judge Ramsey County Court and Former Judge Minnesota Court of Appeals

 

Ramsey County Judges Adam Yang, Richard Kyle, Jr., and Thomas Gilligan

Ramsey County Judges Adam Yang, Richard Kyle, Jr., and Thomas Gilligan

 

Jean Keys Godfrey and son.

Jean Keys Godfrey and son.

 

The family of Judge Godfrey with his portrait.

The family of Judge Godfrey with his portrait.

 

Steve Kirsch and Bob Murnane.

Steve Kirsch and Bob Murnane.

 

Attendees of the CLE.

Attendees of the CLE.

Spot the librarians attending the CLE.

Spot the librarians attending the CLE.

 

Ramsey County Law Library Director Sara Galligan.

Ramsey County Law Library Director Sara Galligan.

 

MSBA CEO Cheryl Dalby and RCBA CLE & Events Director Sharon Elmore with the portrait of Judge Otis H. Godfrey, Jr.

MSBA CEO Cheryl Dalby and RCBA CLE & Events Director Sharon Elmore with the portrait of Judge Otis H. Godfrey, Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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