Civil Litigation Section

Section Benefits and Activities

The Civil Litigation Section provides its members with many opportunities to make a difference in the advocacy system in Minnesota and to enjoy worthwhile benefits. We encourage and welcome all Section members to take advantage of their membership by participating in Section programs and activities. These include:

  • opportunities to build a network of contacts by meeting and working with colleagues and judges;
  • low cost CLE seminars, many of which are luncheon sessions and most of which are available through video webcasting;
  • access to Judges' Courtroom Preferences, developed from questionnaires provided to District Court judges
  • monitoring legislation that affects civil practice in Minnesota
  • access to Section resources, including monthly Practice Tips emails; and
  • the Statutes of Limitations Manual "Time's Up" is updated annually and provided to members free of charge.

Mission Statement

The MSBA Civil Litigation Section serves its members and the legal community by advancing standards of practice in civil cases, fostering connections among lawyers and the courts, offering learning opportunities, and providing a network of experienced and diverse lawyers that promotes collegiality in the profession.

Civil Litigation Section Grants

The Mission of the Civil Litigation Section is to enhance the skills of Minnesota lawyers practicing civil litigation, and to serve as a liaison with other parts of the Bar Association on litigation-related issues involving professional standards, services and activities.

It is furtherance of its mission, and contingent upon available funds and anticipated expenses, on very rare occasions the Civil Litigation Section may support requests for funding of programs or activities that further support the mission of the Section.  

In order to apply for funds, all programs and organizations must complete and submit this form to Kara Haro, Section Services Director.


UM Meet the Bar Event Photo

MSBA President and past Civil Litigation Section Chair Paul Godfrey greeting students at the U of MN Law School "Meet the Bar" event on October 14, 2016.