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Did you know there is more to practicelaw than just forms?  practicelaw is designed to be a repository of resources intended to help your practice.  Similarly, the MSBA’s practiceblawg is a blog for the Association to share with you how the MSBA can help you improve your efficiency and grow your practice.  The MSBA offers members a number of products and services and is always looking for ways to better serve its members and provide greater value.

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Getting by with a little help from your friends

by Joe Kaczrowski | Aug 24, 2015

Through your MSBA membership, you have access to a number of valuable practice resources and hundreds of thousands of hours of legal experience. One of these resources is practicelaw. practicelaw is a repository of practice resources available exclusively to MSBA members, including over a thousand sample forms in a number of different practice areas.

There are many ways to search practicelaw to find resources. If you know what you're looking for, you can search by form number, name, or keyword in the search box in the upper right.

You also can browse available forms by practice area and then further filter by tag under the Form dropdown menu at the top.

Also keep an eye out in the middle of the page for updates about new or revised resources, which currently include updated business law forms and a new adoption library.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Email or call the MSBA Help Desk. Got a suggestion for an update or addition? Complaint or other feedback? Email feedback@mnbar.org. The MSBA could not offer valuable resources like practicelaw and mndocs without the assistance and contributions of our members. With over 15,000 members, if you are looking for a form or resource you likely are not the only one. Whether you merely want to make a suggestion, or if you have a form you'd like to submit as a possible addition to the library, the MSBA (and your fellow members) appreciate the feedback. The MSBA also regularly reviews and updates the practicelaw form libraries. To get involved, or to see what is currently under review or coming soon, check out the MSBA's Volunteer and Get Involved page.

Despite the breadth and depth of the resources available in practicelaw, there may be some things not (yet) available. A Google search can identify some other resources (some of which also may be free); if nothing else, a Google search will identify other descriptive terms you may not have used to search practicelaw.

Other valuable resources available exclusively to MSBA members are the over two dozen email listservs. Through MSBA listservs, members can connect with each other for a number of reasons, including sharing resources and knowledge.

Not sure you want to post your query to the list (or not a member of a required section)? The MSBA Colleague Directory is another great way to take advantage of the thousands of years of legal expertise and collegial nature of your bar association. The Colleague Directory includes a designation for MSBA members willing to briefly consult with other members. You can further restrict your search by practice area or keyword to quickly find a member who may be able to help you.

As current MSBA president Mike Unger says, the MSBA has got your back. But this is your bar association. And many of the valuable resources available exclusively to members are only possible through the MSBA's greatest asset, its members. Whether through products like practicelaw or through forums like the listservs and the Colleague Directory, MSBA community has many examples of members willing to offer a little help to their colleagues.