New Lawyers

Who We Are | Our Mission

The MSBA New Lawyers Section is comprised of attorneys who were admitted to practice within the past six years or who are less than 36 years of age. The Section's efforts focus on professional development, community outreach, and networking. Our mission is to represent and promote involvement of new lawyers in the MSBA through organizational, educational, and networking opportunities.

Our goals are to provide a new lawyers voice to the greater MSBA; to increase the membership and participation of new lawyers in the MSBA and specifically in the New Lawyers Section; to develop additional New Lawyers Section affiliates in Greater Minnesota and encourage more statewide participation; to develop and effectuate specific, substantial benefits to all New Lawyers Section members, including providing opportunities for legal education and development of a referral network offering assistance with career opportunities; and to improve communication within the New Lawyers Section through means by utilizing MSBA tools and resources, such as the MSBA Communities.

What We Do | Section Benefits and Activities

  • Professional development through leadership opportunities, education, networking, and public service.
  • Establishing a network of support and resources for new lawyers as they navigate their early years of practice.
  • Participation in the leadership of MSBA and opportunities to influence the direction of the profession.
  • Opportunities to contribute to the betterment of the legal profession and the community through community and public service initiatives.
  • Opportunities to represent the Section at the national level through attendance at American Bar Association meetings and conferences.

Get Published | Opportunities with Bench+Bar Magazine

The New Lawyers Section Publications Committee seeks articles written by New Lawyers for New Lawyers worthy of publishing in the MSBA's Bench & Bar magazine. If you are interested in submitting an article or have an idea for a topic, please email the New Lawyers Section Publications Committee members Hannah Anderson, Jessica Dulz, and Caroline Bressman.