Demographic information is vital to helping the Bar assess the composition of its membership and the needs of its members.
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Demographic Data Collection
Why does the MSBA
Collect Demographic Data about its Members?
The MSBA recognizes the power of diversity of persons,
viewpoints, beliefs, and human understanding and believes that fostering
sustainable diversity throughout the Association will bolster its continued
efforts to provide innovative solutions and cutting edge programming for all
lawyers in Minnesota. Paying attention to demographic data will help the MSBA
to identify and respond to demographic changes, to better understand members’
interests and needs, and become a stronger voice for the legal profession by
attracting more members through services that meet their needs.
Demographic data is used to prepare aggregate statistics
about diversity in MSBA membership. It
will not be used to identify individual members in any way and demographic data
will not appear in MSBA online directories.
Only the MSBA database administrator has access to disaggregated
demographic information. The
administrator produces aggregated reports for the MSBA, but no other staff
person can view raw demographic data. It
is MSBA’s policy to only display aggregated information via reports to any
users and staff members. This is covered
in the MSBA business policy.
Minnesota Supreme Court Collects Demographic Data for Legal Profession
In January 2016 the Minnesota Supreme Court began collecting race/ethnicity information for attorneys during the lawyer registration process. The Minnesota Supreme Court has been collecting gender information for attorneys since the fall of 2011.
is the MSBA's Report and Recommendation on Demographic Data Collection, which was generated at the Minnesota Supreme Court's Request.