Message from the President
Twelve years ago, I walked into my first FBA event just days after having landed here from where I started my career in another city. The thing I remember most is this: the feeling of being welcomed.
My experience is not unique. If you are reading this, chances are that someone reached out to you at some point in your career, brought you to a lunch, invited you to speak at an event, or even just asked you about your practice as you waited in line for a name tag. What starts with an invitation, an introduction, or an outreached hand, is impactful.
The Minnesota Chapter of the FBA cordially invites you to become a Season Pass holder for the 2016-2017 monthly luncheons at the Minneapolis Club. The Season Pass is available to FBA members only and guarantees your seat at a reduced rate.
The Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, with the generous assistance of the district's judges, has compiled a set of "Practice Pointers and Preferences" for federal court practitioners. Judges participating in this project have submitted a list of practice pointers and preferences regarding, for instance, motion practice, written submissions to chambers, scheduling hearings, trial practice, and the like. This information is not intended to constitute a new "local rule" or "standing order" for each judge, but merely a helpful resource for members of the bar. You may access the judges' Practice Pointers and Preferences directly from the U.S. District Court website at the following link: http://www.mnd.uscourts.gov/practice-pointers-new.shtml.