Priorities: 2021 Minnesota Legislative Session

1. Support adequate funding for the Minnesota judicial branch, legal aid and pro bono programs, and the public defender system. 

2. Make permanent the harmless error standard for nonconforming execution of a will, allowing a nonconforming Last Will and Testament to be probated if the execution defects are shown by clear and convincing evidence to be harmless error. 

3. With respect to Minnesota Session Laws 2020, Chapter 74, Section 16, regarding suspension of statutes of limitation (SOL) during the public health emergency, amend the law to clarify that only SOLs extinguished during the emergency are suspended, and allow 60 days after the emergency ends for litigants to make initial filings under SOLs extinguished during the emergency.  

4.  Advance the MSBA position in support of a civil right to counsel for tenants in public housing eviction actions alleging breach of lease.