In an era of ever-shrinking government budgets, underfunding is threatening Minnesota’s justice system, and it is more important than ever for the legal community to voice the importance of a functional justice system. The justice system is like an ecosystem; budget cuts to one group can have a profound adverse impact on the entire system. The courts, public defenders, and civil legal services must all have proper resources if the system is to function effectively and efficiently.
Who We Are:
The Amicus Society is a collection of hundreds of grassroots advocates who support adequate funding for the justice system. They can be found in every corner of Minnesota. They include public defenders, judges, private practice attorneys, prosecutors, in-house counsel, and legal aid attorneys. This coalition has a unified mission of securing adequate funding for Minnesota’s justice system.