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

Changes coming to key MSBA member benefits in 2016 

Several popular MSBA services will be getting a facelift in 2016.

  • The MSBA will be changing its internet legal research provider from Fastcase to Casemaker. While Fastcase has been a valuable practice resource for members, Casemaker offers similar service with several added features and benefits. Watch for more information coming soon. And like the current legal research service, Casemaker will continue to be provided to members as a free MSBA benefit.
  • The long-time Court Opinions by Email service will be getting an update this summer. Members have long been able to receive daily emails with summaries of Minnesota federal and state court decisions. This service will continue, although it will be integrated with Casemaker utilizing its Digest service. In addition to the current service, members will now be able to customize their delivery options, including filtering court decisions and frequency of emails. Again, more information coming soon.
  • The MSBA will also be updating its discussion groups. While listservs like the popular solo/small group will continue, the MSBA will be moving to a new platform that will offer members greater control over their participation and additional ways to engage with other members. Not ready to make the switch? These discussions will continue to be available via email (in an updated format).
  • The MSBA’s practicelaw resource library is also moving to a new home. The new practicelaw will still offer over 1,200 forms, now with a more intuitive hierarchy and fully searchable documents.

Want to learn more about any of these changes? Stop by the MSBA on March 24 for the Spring Cleaning event to chat with staff and others about the new and updated services. For additional details about the March 24 event,
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