Member Services Guide

The Practice of Law is Changing. We've Got Your Back.

An open letter from the MSBA

The Minnesota State Bar Association is your professional association. It exists to bring together Minnesota attorneys and to serve them in meeting their professional goals.

This Member Services Guide is a concise roadmap of the many services you can take advantage of as a member of the MSBA.

The past decade has seen a growing number of challenges to the traditional practice of law—changes rooted in technology, cost pressures, and a changing employment landscape for lawyers. Part of our job at the MSBA is to help you stay ahead of the change curve by offering you the information, tools, strategies, and professional connections that you’ll need in order to thrive in this fast-moving legal milieu. 

That’s why we remain constantly on the outlook for the most timely and relevant member programs and services. In the past year alone, we have added the law office management software provider Clio and the cloud storage provider Citrix ShareFile to our portfolio of technology partners. (See more details on Clio and ShareFile in the Member Discounts section

And of course we continue to provide the essential resources that most members are already familiar with:

  • Fastcase, our free-to-members online legal research tool;
  • member discounts on section CLE programs;
  • publications like Bench & Bar of Minnesota, Legal News Digest and section newsletters;
  • MSBAdvantage discount programs;
  • government/court affairs and Access to Justice programs;
  • and practicelaw, our one-stop shop containing electronic practice tools and checklists. 

You’ll find that if you take advantage of just a few of these services each year, you will more than cover the cost of your annual membership dues. 

If you have questions about anything in this guide—or suggestions about how we can better serve you—please do not hesitate to call us at (800) 882-6722 or (612) 333-1183. Our staff is ready and willing to help. 

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