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Programs & Tools for Members

Colleague Directory

Today’s busy lawyer needs a quick and easy way to connect with his or her fellow attorneys, whether he or she is looking for advice, co-counsel, referrals, or just to stay in touch with classmates and colleagues.  The MSBA Colleague Directory gives members a trusted site with exclusive password-protected access to their private community of Minnesota-licensed attorneys.

CLE & Events

Our 37 Sections sponsor over 250+ practice specific CLE programs throughout the year on a variety of topics.  In addition, MSBA members receive a discount at Minnesota CLE.

Sections and Committees

Sections and committees provide MSBA members an opportunity to become more involved in the association.  Section and committee members review draft legislative proposals, review pending legislation, and develop projects designed to improve the legal system in Minnesota.

Tools & Online Resources

As an MSBA member, you have exclusive access to cost-effective, easy-to-use online tools and resources that can help you tackle your caseload and create a more efficient and productive practice. 


MSBA members have access to the weekly Legal News Digest email, monthly Bench & Bar of Minnesota (in both print and online versions), numerous section newsletters and resources, and our growing list of ebooks.  Many sections sponsor lively email discussion lists intended to provide an open forum for the posting and discussion of legal news, questions and information.


The Certified Legal Specialist designation is one way for the public to identify those attorneys who have demonstrated proficiency in their specialty area and to find an attorney whose qualifications match their legal needs.

Volunteer Opportunities

Getting involved with your profession and community benefits you, the profession, and the community.  Engaging with other lawyers is an essential way to build your reputation and network.

Access to Justice

The MSBA has a long history of advocating for access to the justice system for all Minnesotans, regardless of income level. The MSBA provides crucial statewide Pro Bono development and support for attorneys and law firms. The MSBA also facilitates the development of statewide policies to promote Access to Justice. 

Member Only Discounts

Members earn savings in their practice and their life with MSBAvantage partner discounts.