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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.  
Minnesota Medical Cannabis
In 2014, the Minnesota Legislature passed one of the strictest medical cannabis laws in the nation. Minnesota Medical Cannabis: What you need to know - the risks, who is using it, side effects and much more.  Click Here
7/29/15 - Legislative Update Webinar Materials
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US District Court Cases, Minnesota
Recent decisions, including Judge Frank's Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) decision.  Click Here
Mandatory eCharging - Summary of Rules Changes for Crim. Justice Partners
A summary from the State Court Administrator's Office that summarizes the recent amendments to the Minnesota Rules of Court that affect criminal justice partners.  Click Here
Minnesota Sex Offender Program
Minnesota Sex Offender Program - information regarding responses to motions being filed.  
Prosecutor's Encyclopedia
The Prosecutor's Wikipedia.  
Legal Overview: Civil Commitment of Sexual Psychopathic Personalities and Sexually Dangerous Persons
Legal Overview.  
Child Protection Final Report.
Investing in child protection measures during the 2015 session was a high priority for Governor Dayton. He appointed a Child Protection Task Force to come up with recommendations for law changes. The final report can be found here. Also, on March 17, he signed the first bill (HF 8, now Chapter 4) to enhance child protection measures into law. There will be more to come.  Click Here
2015 Approved Minutes
The official business of the MCAA Board of Directors.  
Juvenile Case Statistics
Court statistics regarding an uptick in reports, investigations and filings by county.  
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
2015 MN Judicial Training Updates
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
US Supreme Court Cases
Recent US Supreme Court Decisions.  Click Here
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.  
Prosecutorial Error Papers
Position papers and information from members on "prosecutorial error". Members should contact Robert Small 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.   
ADA Webinar by MN Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities
"The Fight for Civil Rights for People with Disabilities" is a hour presentation accounting of the key events and influential leaders who pursued the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Webinar can be used by anyone – students, professionals, law schools, and CLE instructors as well as self advocates and family members. It has not, however, been approved for CLE credit by the MN Board of Continuing Legal Education.  Click Here
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
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.
To download a PDF file that will to walk you through screen by screen   Click here for more information.

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