I have had the honor and pleasure of crossing paths with our new Minnesota State Bar Association President Mike Unger in recent years. In fact, he has been an invaluable contributor to Minnesota Litigator (see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here).
As covered on the “President’s Page” of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s (“MSBA”) Bench & Bar magazine, Mike Unger assures, “My plan for the coming bar year is to do my best to see that the MSBA ‘has your back’…” He also points out:
If you want to be a ‘complete’ lawyer — if you view law practice as a calling, and appreciate that you represent the justice system in the eyes of the public — then bar involvement is for you. It provides its own reward, and it makes you a better lawyer.
I’ll take Mike’s point a step further: participate in the MSBA and it will make you a happier lawyer and a happier person.
The MSBA not only has valuable resources for thousands of Minnesota lawyers to draw from. The MSBA is also valuable for Minnesota lawyers to give to.
Whether it is through mentoring, through lobbying for better legislation, or simply building a tighter-knit, more cooperative, friendlier legal community, participation in the MSBA is doubly rewarding, whether you are giving or receiving. SIGN UP, JOIN IN, BELONG, TAKE PART.