Employee Benefits Section

Who We Are | Our Mission

The Employee Benefits Section is comprised Minnesota lawyers practicing in the area of employee welfare and retirement benefits. The goal of the Section is to enhance the skills of attorneys practicing in this area and to endeavor to improve the area of Employee Benefit Law by offering educational opportunities; facilitating participation in pro bono activities; and providing a forum for information and communication.

What We Do | Section Benefits and Activities

The MSBA Employee Benefits Section provides a voice for members on legislative, administrative, and multi-disciplinary practice issues. Section members receive free registration to the Annual Meeting as well as the roundtable coffee break discussions. The Employee Benefits Section hosts the Advanced Employee Benefits Workshop, a Minnesota CLE seminar that is focused on topics relevant to the section members

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement


The Employee Benefits Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) (the Section) understands that diversity and inclusion will increase its collective intelligence and influence inside and outside the MSBA and improve its long-term viability. Therefore, the Section seeks to increase its communications and educational programs to promote discourse and understanding of diversity in compensation and employee benefits and related taxation issues.

Principal Diversity and Inclusion Goal

The principal goal of the Section is to build awareness of certain diversity issues in compensation and employee benefits. For the year 2022/2023, the focus is on achieving equity in employee benefits by changing the systems and policies that have resulted in generational injustices that give rise to racial and ethnic disparities.


  1. Utilize employee benefit equity topics in ongoing CLEs.
  2. Donate to the Upper Midwest Pension Rights Center which supports DEI in pension matters.