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

Call to action: Justice system funding

The MSBA’s top legislative priority during this budget year at the state Capitol is helping to secure adequate funding for the justice system: the courts, public defenders, and civil legal services. All three parts of the justice system are seeking funding increases to help meet the challenges they face and perform the critical services they provide. The MSBA will be reminding policymakers that the justice system safeguards citizens’ rights, protects the most vulnerable members of our society, promotes a healthy business and investment climate, and is critical to our democracy. But only an adequately funded justice system can perform those roles at the level Minnesotans expect and deserve.

Please contact your state senator and representative to support adequate justice system funding. For more information and help in finding your legislators, visit


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