Minnesota Association for Justice Membership Benefits
Membership in the Minnesota Association for Justice brings you into a committed group of trial lawyers dedicated to the rights of their clients, to the advancement of their profession, to fairness in the justice system and to the support of their peers. Membership communications, seminars, committees and legislative advocacy bring you into contact with the best and brightest trial minds in Minnesota. These formal and informal opportunities for learning benefit you and your clients. Membership services include:
Minnesota Association for Justice’s legislative services are the key to the existence of our profession and our ability to serve our clients. Minnesota Association for Justice has the only lobbyists committed to protecting the rights of all citizens and serving as the voice of consumers in the court and the legislature. The Minnesota Association for Justice political action committee (Trial-PAC) raises funds for political candidates who support your client’s concerns.
Minnesota Association for Justice's data bank includes trial and appellate briefs, medical and technical expert depositions, pleadings, jury instructions and educational articles and outlines. If the Information bank does not have the information you need, you can post a request to one of the MAJ List-Servers. We also provide an extensive Expert Witness Bank - please contact Derek Lamparty for details.
The Information Bank is available to Minnesota Association for Justice members only.
Case Evaluation Clinics
If you need advice on experts or trial strategies, Minnesota Association for Justice can set up a panel of three experienced trial lawyers to review your case and offer advice. For Greater Minnesota members, conference call case evaluations allow you to participate from your own office. For Minnesota Association for Justice members only.
Mock Trials/Focus Groups
If you wonder how a jury will react to your case, Minnesota Association for Justice's Mock Trial Program can provide insight. Attorneys test arguments, theories and witness credibility before a panel of six or 12 citizen jurors. In addition, mock trials provide clients with a realistic estimate of possible damages; and by talking with the jurors at the end of the program, you will discover your case's strengths and weaknesses. For Minnesota Association for Justice members only.
Minnesota Association for Justice assists members by submitting briefs in support of issues before the Supreme Court. The organization will be involved in any case which presents an issue of statewide importance or one which is significant to other members.
Minnesota Association for Justice's education programs offer the highest quality of legal education focusing on the issues that are most important to the development of your practice. Seminars are offered for all levels of experience in substantive areas and trial skills and frequent Brown Bags CLE programs are available for the lawyer unable to be away from the office for an entire day.
As a member, you benefit from publications containing relevant and timely analysis of current legal issues and developments. The Minnesota Trial magazine is published quarterly and the Minnesota Case Reports, Minnesota Association for Justice Newsletter and Update are published bi-monthly
Experienced attorneys in many fields have authored a series of Practitioner's Guides. These practical guides provide a valuable learning tool and permanent reference on difficult topics.
Conventions and Meetings
Minnesota Association for Justice's Annual Convention in Alexandria and the Mid-Winter Meeting in Duluth are rated by attendees as some of the finest educational programs available. They also provide an opportunity for members to meet and discuss common interests with other trial practitioners and Minnesota Association for Justice staff and lobbyists.
Minnesota Association for Justice members receive discounts on various services including Premier Global Services, I.C. System Collection Service, Mass Mutual Disability Insurance and Let America Know.
Minnesota Association for Justice has a wide range of committees in which members participate. Members are able to formulate association policy and network with other members through their involvement. Association Committees include: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Amicus, Convention Planning, Education, Family Law, Legislative, Membership, New Lawyers, No-Fault, Paralegal, Publications, Women for Justice and Workers' Compensation.
No person shall be eligible for membership who, for the most part, represents the defense of personal injury or employment litigation; and no information or services received from Minnesota Association for Justice shall be used for the defense of personal injury or employment litigation.