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Small Firm Soapbox

  • Practice management, marketing, legal issues, working in Greater MN, humor. Find it all on the Small Firm Soapbox where solo and small firm practitioners themselves share the highlights and challenges of practice. 


  • MSBA Voices is a collection of member posts on a variety of topics.


  • How can you improve efficiency and grow your practice? The practiceblawg discusses the products and services the MSBA offers. We dig in to show you the features of products and services you may have heard of but have not tried and to show you how to make better use of what is offered.

MN Land Use and Law

  • A blog companion to Minnesota Land Use Law, a comprehensive resource on Minnesota land use law for Minnesota judges and lawyers newly published by the MSBA. Written by Karen E. Marty, Marty Law Firm LLC.

Minnesota Legal Ethics

  • Updates and commentary posted monthly for the free eBook by the MSBA, Minnesota Legal Ethics, a comprehensive guide to legal ethics in Minnesota, written by well-known ethics attorney William J. Wernz. The new Sixth Edition has just be published (June 2016)

Federal Tax Committee Updates

  • The Federal Taxation Committee of the MSBA's Probate & Trust Law Section monitors and reports on federal legislation and IRS rules that impact the practice of estate planning. Section member and attorney Richard Hawke compiles and drafts these updates along with Eileen Day and Ryan Connell, which contain valuable estate planning and taxation information.


  • The MSBA is working to build a comprehensive online listing of law blogs for its members. If you have your own blog, contribute to one, or read Minnesota-based law blogs that you find useful, please take a moment to send us the link(s).


Minnesota Land Use Law

  • NEW 2017 Second Edition now available.  Minnesota Land Use Law by Karen E. Marty. A single resource covering all aspects of Minnesota land use law. Exclusive for MSBA Members.

Minnesota Legal Ethics

  • 2017 Seventh Edition now available. 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.

Dealing with Ethics Complaints

  • 2017 First Edition now available. Released as a free eBook by the Minnesota State Bar Association, Dealing with and Defending Ethics Complaints is a guide written by well-known ethics attorney William J. Wernz.

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.

    The roll-out will be one district at a time, ultimately offering a mobile-friendly eBook containing all 10 districts as well as information for federal court judges.

MSBA Civil Litigation Section Time’s Up Manual

  • The Manual identifies and organizes time limits imposed for civil claims by the Minnesota Statutes.  It covers time limitations in the Minnesota Statutes, Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure, General Rules of Practice in the District Courts, and the Minnesota Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure. 

practicelaw IOLTA Accounting Guides

  • Exclusive only to MSBA Members. practicelaw's step-by-step guides on how to use specific software programs to set up and manage your firm's Interest on Lawyers Trust Account (IOLTA).