Elevate Your Practice

Members deliver more efficient and effective legal services through exclusive access to free and low-cost resources. The MSBA is proud to offer tools that advance the education, competence, ethical practice and public responsibility of Minnesota lawyers.

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Your one stop shop for forms, trust accounting guides, eBooks, links to statutes and court rules, and Jump Start modules for newer lawyers – free to MSBA members.

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Automated document assembly that collects your client info and case-related data and generates quality documents quickly – available at low-cost monthly or annual subscription.

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Legal research with unlimited access to one of the largest law libraries in the world, training webinars and tutorials, and live customer support – free to MSBA members.

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No-cost, members-only service delivers all published appellate opinions from Minnesota and the U.S. Eighth Circuit courts to you via email within hours after their release.

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Connect with colleagues through our online communities. Seek or provide advice through discussion posts, share documents, promote events, and stay informed with member blogs.

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Member Directory

Search for colleagues or refine your search to target specialists, contract attorneys, co-counsel or an experienced attorney willing to consult on issues.

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Substantive and practice-oriented information available through Bench & Bar of Minnesota, weekly Legal News Digest emails, eBooks, and member blogs.

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Legal Tech Assessment (LTA)

The LTA ask you to perform common tasks in the most frequently-used legal applications – Word, Excel, and PDF. Then, you are scored on your performance. Don’t worry! The LTA also provides you with the training necessary to successfully complete the assessment. Plus, these have been approved for on-demand credit. Successful completion of the LTA is an excellent way to demonstrates your tech competence and a commitment to an efficient practice.

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MN e-Sign

MN e-Sign is a cost-effective solution for managing electronic signatures. Upload documents, add signature placeholders, invite participants, and track incoming signatures. Signers can use any web-abled device to sign documents whether at home, at the office, or on the road.

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The following posts are from Bench & Bar of Minnesota, the official publication of the Minnesota State Bar Association.

Commission on Judicial Selection announces vacancy in the 6th Judicial District

July 8, 2019
Contact: Teddy Tschann

Commission on Judicial Selection Announces Vacancy in the Sixth Judicial District 

[ST. PAUL, MN] – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that a judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota’s Sixth Judicial District. The vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable Gary J. Pagliaccetti and will be chambered at City of Virginia in St. Louis County.

The Commission is searching for fair, experienced, and civic-minded individuals to serve on the bench and offer their talents and services to Minnesota’s judicial system. The following qualities will be considered for judicial office: integrity, maturity, health (if job related), judicial temperament, legal knowledge, ability, experience, and community service. The application process is now open for this vacancy.

An individual wishing to apply may request an application by contacting Carl Dennis, Judicial Appointments Coordinator, via e-mail at Carl.Dennis@state.mn.us. A cover letter and resume should also be submitted with the application. Application materials are due by close of business on Monday, July 29, 2019 and should be addressed to the Chair of the Commission, Ms. Lola Velazquez-Aguilu. Interviews are scheduled to be held on Monday, August 19, 2019. 

For inquiries concerning the application process, please contact Carl Dennis at Carl.Dennis@state.mn.us or at (651)-201-3433.