Enhance my professional reputation and personal brand

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Bar associations give attorneys an opportunity to showcase their expertise on a wider stage, beyond the walls of their firm or employer. Influencers, thought-leaders, and decision-makers can weigh in on issues of policy, practice, and professionalism, building their own credentials and reputations as well as those of their firm or employer.

  • Write for Bench & Bar
  • Present CLE courses in your areas of expertise
  • Become a Certified Legal Specialist in Civil Trial, Criminal Law, Labor & Employment, or Real Property
  • Certify as a North Star Lawyer, recognizing your pro bono work
  • Join an MSBA Committee (including Access to Justice, Court Rules & Administration, Diversity & Inclusion Council, Fair Response, Policy, Governance, Judiciary, Legislative, Membership, Mock Trial, Publications, Rules of Professional Regulation, and Wellbeing in the Profession)
  • Get involved in MSBA leadership
  • Get involved in district bar leadership and committees
  • Join one of our 40 practice-area Sections
  • Attend networking events during the year
  • Update your MN Find-a-Lawyer profile to help prospective clients find you
  • Use our Colleague Directory and update your profile