Personal Injury Lawyers
Many Minnesota personal injury lawyers are also Super Lawyers
(or at least that is what they are called by Minnesota Law and
Politics magazine). But, even many Minnesota personal injury lawyers
who don't make this very short list are also super lawyers in
their own right.
In 1883 when the charter members gathered to form the association,
Minnesota had a population of about 780,773. There were 107 lawyers
and law firms listed in the Minneapolis city directory. The charter
members looked to the future and proposed the association "to
cultivate the science of jurisprudence, to promote reform in the
law, to facilitate the administration of justice, to elevate the
standards of liberal legal education, to cherish a spirit of brotherhood
among the members thereof and to perpetuate their memory."
These ideals have been the guiding stars in the MSBA's 120 years
of expansion, consistency, and achievement.
In June 2004, the MSBA dramatically changed its governing structure.
The four policy making bodies that existed prior to that time
were eliminated and the MSBA adopted a structure that has only
two policy making bodies, the Council and Assembly.
While the restated Articles and Bylaws became effective July
1, 2004, the 2004-05 year is a transition year during which time
the new structure will be put in place. Section 19 of the Restated
Bylaws lays out the transition plan. One of the major transition
provisions relates to the composition of the Council and Assembly.
For the current year, the same individuals who would have served
in the Executive Committee and Board of Governors will compose
the Council and Assembly. Beginning in July 2005, the Council
and Assembly will include additional members.
Personal Injury Lawyers
Most Minnesota personal injury lawyers are well of the big lawsuits
in their state that have taken place. These lawsuits include the
Minnesota tobacco trial, the Souix lawsuit and the Microsoft class-action
settlement. Minnesota personal injury lawyers may also be aware
of recent claims brought forward by Ocean Spray, Mayo malpractice
and the Johnson & Johnson Cypher stent.
Minnesota personal injury lawyers can also be quite a generous
bunch. When the Minneapolis 35W bridge collapsed several Minnesota
personal injury lawyers decided to take on pro bono work, helping
the families of the victims with their cases and sometimes at
great expense to the law firms.