About MSBA

Our Story

The Minnesota State Bar Association promotes the highest standards of excellence and inclusion within the legal profession, provides valued resources to its members, and strives to improve the law and the equal administration of justice for all.

The Minnesota State Bar Association was established in 1883. A lot has changed since then, but today an essential part of our mission remains as it was in the beginning. The MSBA is where Minnesota lawyers connect--to teach, to learn, to confront challenges and navigate changing times together. Through their collective voices and experiences, MSBA members continue to advocate for the legal profession at the courts and the legislature.

Licensed attorneys, in Minnesota or elsewhere, can become a member of the MSBA. Law students, paralegals, and law management associates are also welcome.

Championing Justice, Equality, and Professionalism

Our Diversity Enriches Us, Our Inclusion Empowers Us

Our Work

What We Stand For

We act to ensure access to justice, advocate for the profession and promote diversity and inclusion.

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We are run by the members, for the members – we need you to help us pave the way! Leadership opportunities vary, from Section or Committee roles to participating in the Wills for Heroes program.

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Related Organizations

The MSBA works together with several state and local associations, foundations and public service programs collaborating on projects and events each year.

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Our People


2024-MSBA-President-SamEdmunds-300Samuel Edmunds President


Cheryl Dalby Chief Executive Officer