Message from the President
We are the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and we are unique and strong. Our Chapter’s uniqueness stems from the remarkable relationship between our federal bench and bar, as we share the common goal of enhancing the practice of law in federal courts. And our Chapter’s strength derives the award-winning programs we’ve created – programs that make FBA membership meaningful, that increase access to justice for litigants, and that benefit our federal bench and bar.
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. Below are links to the Practice Pointers and Preferences provided by each participating judge.
The American Bar Association Commission on Disability Rights has selected Donovan W. Frank, federal judge for the District of Minnesota, to receive its 2012 Paul G. Hearne Award for Disability Rights.