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Who We Are
The Minnesota County Attorneys Association is an independent, voluntary organization of County Attorneys dedicated to improving the quality of justice in the State of Minnesota. The Association is a not-for-profit corporation governed by a Board of Directors elected annually by the membership.

The members of the Association are dedicated to the accomplishment of this Mission by developing consensus on legal and public policy issues of statewide significance to County Attorneys. The Mission will be implemented competently and professionally while adhering to the highest ethical standards of the legal profession.
Appellate Services
Click here for a description of the appellate services offered by MCAA, tips for brief writing and oral arguments, and appellate templates and forms.  
1/28/15 - Medical Cannabis Webinar Materials
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Child Protection Guiding Principles
The Minnesota County Attorneys recognizes the importance of protecting children and the need for all professionals in the child protection field to work cooperatively to best meet the needs of children. The best interests of children are the paramount consideration in protecting children from abuse and neglect.  Click Here
Call for Presentations May 13-15, 2015 Annual Conference on Crime and Victimization
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2015 National Computer Forensics Institute (NCFI) Prosecutor Courses Application
Application is due by February 13, 2015. Attached is the information and application for the 2015 National Computer Forensics Institute (NCFI) Prosecutor Courses. The 5 day course focuses on digital evidence, computer forensics and social networks for state and local prosecutors. All costs associated with the course (including travel) are covered by the United States Secret Service. The next four courses will be held on June 15-19, July 20 -24, August 10-14, and August 24-28.  Click Here
Legal Overview: Civil Commitment of Sexual Psychopathic Personalities and Sexually Dangerous Persons
Legal Overview.  
2014 Annual Meeting Photos
Enjoy reviewing the 2014 Annual Meeting through pictures.  Click Here
DWI Court Programs
Minnesota DWI Courts: A summary of evluation findings in nine DWI court programs.  Click Here
Comments Regarding Expungement.  Click Here
Precharge Diversion Program
Prosecutors have discretion to charge a crime or not charge a crime. A prosecutor’s decision to establish pretrial diversion programs for all crime types and refer offenders to those programs is inherent in the use of that discretion. The legislature acknowledged the discretion inherent in prosecutors when it passed in Minn. Stat. § 609.132 into law in 1994.  Click Here
Prosecutor Best Practices Committee
Articles of Interest related to Prosecutor Best Practices Committees  
2014 Minnesota Prosecutors Manual
The most up-to-date Minnesota Offense Codes (MOCs) - Tables and Statutes, Originating Agency Identifiers (ORIs), forms and other processes important to MN Prosecutors.  Click Here
CHIPS Sample Forms
Click here for CHIPS templates and forms.  
Prosecutorial Error Papers
Position papers and information from members on "prosecutorial error". Members should contact John Kingrey if they have pertinent information that should be posted.   Click here for more information.
Implied Consent Transcript Bank
The TSRP and Attorney Generals Office have compiled a transcript bank of Implied Consent hearings. The bank is indexed to show the attorneys, expert witnesses, and issues. The transcripts are available in PDF format. Contact TSRP Bill Lemons to obtain copies of transcripts.   
Mandate/Efficiency Suggestions and Criminal Justice Forum Initiatives
Safe Harbor & Juvenile Sexual Exploitation - Reminder of new law
The new "Safe Harbor Law" protects sexually exploited youth (exchanging sex acts for money, food, shelter, or drugs; involved in prostitution; stripping; child pornography; sex trafficking). Minors cannot be arrested or charged for these crimes. Instead, they must be treated as victims, with traffickers and buyers of sex with juveniles held accountable instead.  Click Here   Click here for more information.
U. S. Attorney Prosecution Guidelines
These guidelines, from the United States Attorney, District of Minnesota, have been made available to County Attorneys for their information. The guidelines are intended to provide articulated, uniform criteria for whether federal prosecution in this district will be considered.  
MN Judicial Training Update 2015
The updates are concise, judicial tips covering basic issues that focus on Statutory, Case Law, Criminal (some civil), Trial and Evidentiary issues. Past updates can be found in Archives under Judicial Updates.   Click Here
MCAA Forums
A 10-page document with screen shots to assist you in using the Forums.  Click Here
CLE Sign-in Sheet
CLE sign-in sheet for webinars, replay  Click Here
How to register for a class, watch a webinar, purchase a publication or on-demand video.
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