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Have it your way

by Joe Kaczrowski | Nov 04, 2015

The MSBA is many things to many people, but at its core it is a community for people participating, somehow, in the legal profession (in Minnesota). The fifteen thousand plus members are all MSBA members, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they all have the same experience or take advantage of the same benefits and opportunities.

The Association recognizes that the legal community in Minnesota is a very diverse group of people, as evidenced by its thirty-seven sections and its other programs, committees and task forces. These sub-communities within the MSBA allow members to customize their membership to best fit their practice and personalize their MSBA experience.

The legal profession is changing and facing many challenges, and the MSBA provides a platform for lawyers to jointly address these issues. But through section membership and programming, for example, members can further individualize their experience and get more out of their membership.

In Minnesota, bar membership is voluntary and not a required part of attorney licensing, and the MSBA is a member-driven organization. The Association strives to provide value to members through programs and services like practicelaw, Fastcase, and CLEs, but it also is a forum for members to connect for the benefit of the legal profession but also themselves.

Through sections and things like the MSBA’s Colleague Directory, members can build relationships and network with other members for a variety of reasons, including assistance with cases, brief consults and advice, referrals, other business opportunities, or for social interaction.

The MSBA is also a great way to help mold the future of the legal profession. The MSBA recently moved to offer free membership to law students, and many sections, along with the MSBA itself, have many programs and efforts underway to connect with law students and get them involved with the Association and the legal profession.

If you’re looking for ways to get more involved in the MSBA check out this page listing current volunteer opportunities with the Association, and for more information about how to get more out of your MSBA membership, check out some of the member stories on the MSBA’s YouTube channel.