Did you know: Free, complete Bench & Bar archives

Most members are familiar with the online Bench & Bar homepage you can reach by visiting www.mnbar.org/bench-bar. That site offers access to our library of recent PDF digital editions of the magazine and to a limited content archive dating back to the summer of 2018. 

But did you know you can also access a fully searchable, free-to-members database of all Bench & Bar content dating back to the magazine’s inception in the late 1930s? It’s easy:

  • Click on the Archives link featured on the right side of the Bench & Bar homepage.
  • Sign in to the MSBA website when prompted.
  • You’ll be directed to an MSBA practicelaw page containing a pair of links to Hein. Click on the link labeled Bench & Bar archives on HeinOnline.
  • Use the search engine to locate the article(s) you’re after. (Note that you can search the entire database or narrow your search by volume/year.)