August 2021

MSBA & the courts updates

  • Civil procedure: The MSBA currently has a petition pending before the court to amend Minnesota Rule of Civil Procedure 30.02(f), which addresses subpoena notices to organizations and the “meet and confer” requirement. If adopted by the Court, the changes will put Minnesota in alignment with recent changes to the corresponding federal rule.
  • Personal leave petition: In late June, the MSBA Assembly passed a recommendation to amend court rules to facilitate personal leave upon certain triggering events such as the birth or adoption of a child, a health condition experienced by the attorney that renders them temporarily unable to work, the need to care for a family or household member experiencing a serious health condition, or the death of a family/household member. Members of the working group that formulated the recommendation are drafting the petition with an expected filing date by the end of the calendar year.
  • Lawyer advertising: The MSBA and the Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board (LPRB) recently filed separate petitions requesting amendments to Rule 7 of the Rules of Professional Conduct related to attorney advertising. The changes align with those made to the ABA’s Model Rules, with one exception contained in the MSBA petition. The MSBA Assembly voted to maintain the current language regarding certification, whereas the LPRB’s petition follows the Model Rules.


Steve Perry
(612) 278-6333


Adverting Manager
Erica Nelson
(763) 497-1778


Classified Ads
Jackie Duvall-Smith
(612) 333-1183

Art Director
Jennifer Wallace
(612) 278-6311