Bench & Bar of Minnesota is the official publication of the Minnesota State Bar Association.

Roundup: New and updated resources


The MSBA has been working with one of its partners, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual, to update and expand the resources available to members. These resources include practice guides, white papers, form templates, and more. It’s all available at

Founded in 1982 by members of the MSBA, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company (MLM) provides professional liability insurance and risk management services for the legal community.

MSBA on YouTube

The MSBA continues to expand its social media presence and video content. You can learn more about MSBA members, benefits, and programs via short video segments posted throughout the MSBA website ( All MSBA videos also can be viewed on our YouTube channel:

Video topics include the Wills for Heroes and Mock Trial programs, Clio, alternative fee structures, and several MN Find a Lawyer Video FAQs (which feature members answering common questions posed by clients and potential clients in their practice areas).

New IOLTA Guide

The MSBA offers a number of guides to help members create and manage trust accounts using a variety of software products. Past editions have covered programs like GnuCash, QuickBooks, and QuickBooks Online, and the new addition(s) discuss Xero Accounting Software. Xero is an online accounting system that integrates with MSBAdvantage partner Clio. The accounting guides are available at practicelaw:

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