Bench & Bar of Minnesota

The official publication of the Minnesota State Bar Association. This award-winning magazine provides in-depth coverage of issues and developments in the legal profession, updates on legislation and court decisions, news of the MSBA, and other information of value and interest to Minnesota attorneys.

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Legal News Digest
A weekly e-newsletter for members of the MSBA. This e-newsletter contains a brief, easy to read summary of the week’s top legal news in the areas of Minnesota, Bar and Association, The Profession, Blogs, and National news.

Capitol Connection
A weekly e-newsletter emailed during the legislative session designed to keep members informed about hot legislative topics and MSBA activities and initiatives at the Capitol.



Minnesota Legal Ethics
Released as a free eBook by the MSBA, this comprehensive guide to legal ethics in Minnesota is written by well-known ethics attorney William J. Wernz.

Dealing with and Defending Ethics Complaints
Released as a free eBook by the MSBA, this guide to legal ethics complaints is also written by William J. Wernz. 

Minnesota Land Use Law
A comprehensive resource on Minnesota land use law for Minnesota judges and lawyers written by Karen E. Marty.

Minnesota Judges' Courtroom Preferences
In an effort to assist attorneys who may be appearing before a judge for the first time, the MSBA Civil Litigation Section provided all district court judges with a brief questionnaire.

Minnesota Title Standards
This continually evolving publication is widely regarded as “the authority” for title examinations in Minnesota.

Civil Litigation Time’s Up Manual
This manual identifies and organizes time limits imposed for civil claims by the Minnesota Statutes.

IOLTA Accounting Guides
Step-by-step guides on how to set up and manage your firm's Interest on Lawyers Trust Account (IOLTA). 


MSBA Member Exchange
This discussion board is a space where all members can share the highlights and challenges of practice. 

Minnesota Legal Ethics
William J. Wernz provides the latest updates in Minnesota legal ethics.