Mission Statement

  • Provide legal education to members and the public
  • Enhance members’ personal lives.
  • Promote professional excellence.
  • Work to improve the quality and accessibility to justice.
  • Promote the ideals of the profession through service to the community.


The Ramsey County Bar Association is Minnesota’s oldest bar association. Since 1884, our association has been committed to supporting and informing our members and the community. We provide our 2,700 members with a wide variety of opportunities including continuing legal education, networking and social events, leadership opportunities, and opportunities to give back to the community. We help the public find qualified lawyers and resolve disputes.


Membership in the association allows you to take advantage of our many networking opportunities, CLEs and community service projects. A full list of our programs and services is available here.

To become a member of the RCBA, you must also be a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association. To complete an online application for membership in the MSBA and the RCBA, click here. If you are already a member of the MSBA and would like to add RCBA, please log in to your MSBA profile, click Join a District and select District 02.

If you have any questions, please contact Louise Copeland at lcopeland@mnbars.org or 612-278-6337, or Micah Fenlason at mfenlason@mnbars.org or 612-752-6612.


Ramsey County Bar Association Dues

New Admittee – $0
Admitted after 1/1/2020

Junior – $93
Admitted between 7/1/2017-12/31/2019

Intermediate – $129
Admitted between 7/1/2015 and 6/30/2017

Senior – $180
Admitted before 6/30/2015

Law Students – $0


Dues Discounts

  • A member who is totally disabled is exempt from state and district dues. Members on active military duty (other than for training) with the United States armed services, Peace Corps or VISTA are also exempt from dues.
  • A member who is employed exclusively by a government agency full or part-time is entitled to a 25% reduction in dues. This includes law clerks, judges and faculty at public universities or colleges.
  • Members who are employed by a legal services program representing low-income clients for no charge or a reduced fee are eligible for a 50% reduction in dues.
  • A member who is admitted in Minnesota bar, but neither resides nor practices law in Minnesota is entitled to a 50% reduction in dues.
  • A member with an adjusted gross income from all sources, excluding the income of a spouse, of less than $45,000 for the past year will receive a 75% reduction in dues.
  • A member who is 70 years or older and no longer in full-time practice receives a 25% reduction in dues.
  • A member who has been granted retired status on his or her license by the Supreme Court is entitled to a 50% reduction in dues.

Board of Directors Meetings.
RCBA Bylaws.

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