The Minnesota Association for Justice is dedicated to the Constitution’s guarantee of justice for all.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
With a theme of Stronger Together Steven Terry becomes 60th President of the Minnesota Association for Justice.

steve_terry-small.jpgMINNEAPOLIS, MN – Twin Cities attorney Steven Terry was elected President of the Minnesota Association for Justice at the association’s annual convention in Alexandria, Minnesota. Mr. Terry pledged to use his term as President to help eliminate the barriers injured consumers face when seeking justice through our civil justice system - and to ensure the longevity of the Association dedicated to that goal.

The Minnesota Association for Justice is committed to our Constitution’s guarantee of justice for all and promotes that mission in all of its work. As President, Mr. Terry will lead efforts ensure that the right to a trial by jury is not undermined in the courts or at the State Capitol. “We will continue to stand up for consumer rights at our capitol making certain that consumers can easily obtain every penny of insurance benefits they have faithfully paid their premiums for to protect themselves and their families.” said Mr. Terry. “In addition to our legislative agenda dedicated to protecting consumer and individual rights I will work diligently to re-energize our membership and Association.”
Chief Justice Lorie Gildea Proclaims Juror Appreciation Week April 28-May 2
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea has proclaimed April 28 to May 2 Juror Appreciation Week. The Judicial Branch will use this occasion to express appreciation for those Minnesotans who have answered the call to jury service.

The right to a trial by jury is one of the core protections of individual freedom in American society. The Constitutions of the United States and the State of Minnesota guarantee defendants in criminal cases and litigants in civil cases the right to a trial by jury.

“Jurors are a vital part of our justice system; the place where citizens participate in court decisions that impact the lives of individuals, families, and businesses,” said Chief Justice Gildea, noting that Minnesotans respond to jury summons at a consistently high rate. “This week, courts around the state will be recognizing and thanking the citizens who report for jury service, as well as the employers who support employee leaves for jury service.”

Governor Signs MAJ Affidavit Bill
Friday, April 04, 2014

Governor Dayton has signed and deposited with the Secretary of State Chapter 153 relating to discovery for expert affidavits in professional negligence cases. The law is effect immediately, meaning that  the 180 days for filing an expert affidavit will now begin after a discovery plan is agreed to by the parties for all cases commenced after April 4, 2014.  It will not impact discovery on any case that is already in suit.

This is the Governor's description of the bill:

This bill updates Minnesota statute to conform to new rules of civil procedure for discovery plans, so that the full 180 days of discovery mandated by the legislature to prepare expert affidavits is maintained. The bill passed unanimously in both chambers.