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Bench & Bar of Minnesota

The official publication of the Minnesota State Bar Association. This award-winning professional magazine provides in-depth coverage of issues and developments in the legal profession, updates on legislation and court decisions, news of the MSBA, and other information of value and interest to Minnesota attorneys. Standing columns cover recent developments in multiple areas of the law, professional responsibility, new books and resources for attorneys, and news of people and events. Articles range from technical analysis of new statutes and trends to practice tips and guidance for litigators and transactional attorneys alike.

Bench & Bar online at includes archives of previously published articles, links to the digital edition, and quick access to job opportunities, office space, and other products and services through the Opportunity Market.

Legal News Digest (LND)

LND is an e-Newsletter of the Minnesota State Bar Association. All MSBA members can receive LND as a free member benefit. The eNewsletter contains a brief, easy to read summary of the week’s top legal news in the areas of Minnesota, Bar and Association, The Profession, Blogs, and National news. Subscribe


Minnesota Legal Ethics

Released as a free eBook by the Minnesota State Bar Association, Minnesota Legal Ethics is a comprehensive guide to legal ethics in Minnesota, written by well-known ethics attorney William J. Wernz. Updates and commentary are posted monthly.

Minnesota Land Use Law

Exclusive for MSBA Members. New addition to MSBA eBooks library, Minnesota Land Use Law by Karen E. Marty. First edition now available.

Minnesota Judges' Courtroom Preferences

Exclusive for MSBA Members. Companion to the online guide available through the Civil Litigation Section webpage, these interactive PDFs can be downloaded to any device, allowing quick access to the information wherever you are, especially when you do not have access to the Internet.

Member Services Guide

Explore the benefits of Membership with the Minnesota State Bar Association.  You’ll find that if you take advantage of just a few of these services each year you will more than cover the cost of your annual membership dues. Download PDF Guide

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