To study and make recommendations relating to the general and specific powers and functions of the Assembly relating to Judicial matters as identified in § 4.1 of the MSBA Bylaws.  This is a Committee of the MSBA Assembly and membership is generally limited to Assembly members. However, the Assembly may approve exceptions per the Bylaws. 


All meetings are held at the MSBA Office. Remote participation by teleconference is available.

December 3, 2019, 12:00 noon - Judiciary Committee Meeting Agenda 12.3.19
Comments re Petition to lift on-demand CLE cap
RPC Cmte Recommend Amend MRPC 7.2 comments

April 7, 2020, 12:00 noon
June 9, 2020, 12:00 noon

November 20, 2017, 12:00 noon -  Agenda 
February 23, 2018, 12:00 noon - Agenda
March 23, 2018, 12:00 noon - Agenda
June 4, 2018, 3:30 p.m.

March 30, 2017 - Agenda
June 1, 2017 - Agenda

November 5, 2015, 3:30 p.m. - Agenda | Minutes     
April 14, 2016, 12:00 Noon - Agenda | Minutes


November 28, 2017 - MSBA files comments with court regarding proposed amendments to MN Rules of Civil Procedure

June 16, 2017 - Judiciary Committee recommendation that the MSBA Assembly approve the Early Bar Exam Committee Report and recommendation to allow law students to take the bar exam in their third year passes. Judiciary Committee recommendations regarding unpublished decisions also approved by Assembly.

September 1, 2016 - MSBA files Petition requesting amendments to the Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure.

April 2015Outcome of MSBA Comments on Proposed Court Rule Amendments 



December 12, 2014 - MSBA Judicial Selection Policy adopted by the Assembly: The MSBA supports a system of judicial selection that is as free from political influence as possible and that may include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) initial screening of candidates by a merit selection commission; (2) appointment by the Governor from a list of candidates recommended by the merit selection commission; (3) evaluation of each judge's performance by a nonpartisan evaluation commission and the result of the judge’s evaluation made known; and (4) the retention of each judge decided by the voters.


Chair, 2019-20
Sumbal Mahmud

Staff Liaison
Nancy Mischel 
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