2017 FBA Minnesota Chapter Grant Application

Please submit all grant applications by October 2, 2017 to and View the application and guidelines here.

National Federal Bar Association Awards

The work of the Minnesota Chapter and its members is routinely recognized by the National Federal Bar Association. Recent examples can be viewed here.


The Minnesota Chapter is pleased to announce that it is joining with other FBA Chapters around the country to provide a new benefit to our members through a program called “SOLACE.” Please see the chapter’s official announcement as well as the Federal Bar Association’s website for additional information. Please contact Chapter Liasons Kirstin Kanski at or Molly Thornton at to get involved!

News Release - Judge Frank, Judge Thorson, Commissioner Tingerthal Honored for Work on Olmstead Plan

The Honorable U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank, the Honorable U.S. Magistrate Judge Becky Thorson, and Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Commissioner Mary Tingerthal will receive the Luther Granquist Systems Change Award from The Arc Minnesota. All three will receive their award at The Arc Minnesota’s Awards Banquet on Friday evening, September 23, 2016 at the Shoreview Community Center in Shoreview, Minnesota.

News Release - Tom Nelson - Eighth Circuit Bar Arnold Award Recipient

The “Richard S. Arnold Award for Distinguished Service and Lifetime Achievement” was recently awarded by the Association of the Bar for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit to Thomas F. Nelson.


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