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Paul Allan Kief, American lawyer. Bar: Minnesota 1957, United States District Court Minnesota 1964, United States Ct Appeals (8th circuit) 2004, United States Tax Court 1968, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1981; certified criminal trial law specialist National Board Trial Advocacy.

Background

Kief, Paul Allan was born on March 22, 1934 in Montevideo, Minnesota, United States. Son of Paul G. and Minna S. Kief.

Education

Bachelor, University of Minnesota, 1957;Bachelor of Laws, University of Minnesota, 1957.

Career

General practice, Bemidji, Minnesota, since 1959. Partner Kief, Fuller, Baer & Wallner, Ltd., 1973-1997. Owner Paul A. Kief Law Firm, since 1998.

Public defender 9th Judicial District Minnesota, 1966-1998. Panel attorney Federal Public Defender District Minnesota, 1999—2009. Chief pub, defender, Bemidji, Minnesota, 1968—1994.

Volunteer attorney Minnesota Civil Liberties Union. Member advisory board Innocence Project of Minnesota. Panel atty Legal Services, Northwest, Minnesota.

Membership

Vice chairman Beltrami County Planning Commission, 1964-1968. Chairman advisory committee Governor's Crime Commission, 1971-1977. Member Minnesota Task Force on Standards and Goals in Criminal Justice, 1975-1976, Crime Victims Task Force, 1985, Judicial Selection Committee, 1987, Committee on Criminal Jury Instruction Guides, 1988-1990.

Board directors Legal Services Northwest Minnesota, 1990-1996. Captain Civil Air Patrol, since 1969. Served with United States Army Reserve, United States National Guard, 1958-1964.

Member American Bar Association, American Association For Justice, National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers, MACDL, National Board Trial Advocacy (certified criminal law trial specialist 1998), Minnesota Bar Association, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, 15th District Bar Association (past secretary), Beltrami County Bar Association (past president), Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Toastmasters, Phi Beta Kappa.