Advocacy for the Profession

Amicus Briefs

The MSBA files amicus briefs with the courts on selected issues. Sections and committees must follow procedures under our Bylaws before submitting an amicus brief.

Court Rules

The MSBA petitions the Minnesota Supreme Court for rule changes and submits comments on proposed rule changes. Sometimes comments are submitted to court-related entities such as the Board of Law Examiners, the Board of Continuing Legal Education, and the Court’s various Rules Advisory Committees.

The MSBA currently has a working group exploring an amendment to court rules that would allow an attorney to request a personal leave. Comments on the Proposed Leave Rule are requested. Please send comments via email to by February 19. 


The MSBA is the collective voice of the legal profession at the Minnesota Capitol, advocating for a strong justice system and statutory improvements. Keep informed throughout the legislative session via our weekly member communications. 

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