Publications/Media



Bench & Bar of Minnesota

The official publication of the MSBA is mailed to members 11 times per year. This award-winning professional magazine provides in-depth coverage of issues in substantive law, practice management/marketing, and legal technology as well as updates on case law, legislation and court decisions, news of the MSBA, and other information of interest to Minnesota attorneys.

Online the publication includes up-to-date print edition contents, original, digital-only articles, an archive of previously published articles, and classified advertising offering employment opportunities, office space, and other products and services.

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Legal News Digest

A year-round e-newsletter that compiles a week’s worth of legal news into a web-based digest with links to newspapers, magazines, websites, blogs and journals worldwide. LND also features CLE opportunities and law-related special events.

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Capitol Connection

A weekly email publication sent to all members during the legislative session and also archived at the MSBA website. It highlights major happenings at the Capitol, tracks the progress of MSBA legislation, and offers updates on bills of interest to attorneys.

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Blogs

The MSBA publishes several blogs focusing on topics like legal ethics, small firm issues, and practice resources. Members are encouraged to contribute and comment on posts.

Check out these MSBA blog resources:

  • Small Firm Soapbox: Practice management, marketing, legal issues, working in Greater MN, and humor for the solo/small practitioner. 
  • practiceblawg: How to improve efficiency and grow your practice using products and services the MSBA offers. 
  • Minnesota Legal Ethics: A companion to the MSBA eBook Minnesota Legal Ethics by William J. Wernz featuring monthly updates and commentary. 


Video

The MSBA has made a number of video resources available to members and the general public, including a series of MN Find a Lawyer Video FAQs featuring MSBA members. 

MSBA YouTube channel

MSBA member and Past President Sonia Miller-Van Oort discusses alternative billing arrangements for lawyers.