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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 Sex Offender Program
Minnesota Sex Offender Program - information regarding responses to motions being filed.  
MCAA Proposed Changes to Sentencing Laws
The MCAA Board of Directors adopted a position paper that proposes changes to various drug thresholds and mandatory minimums.  
38th Annual Minnesota County Attorneys Association Annual Meeting Presentation Materials
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District Court Case
District Court Mall of America Decision.  Click Here
Child Support Comprehensive Legal Vision Project
The 2015 Child Support Comprehensive Vision Project includes updates on: Status of Guidelines Issues, Status of Enforcement Issues, and Compilation of Court Issues.  
Rule 8 Memo
Rule 8 addresses confidentiality of documents and records in juvenile protection cases.  
2015 Prosecutor's Manual
Database of petitions, responses to petitions and the Court's decisions for exoneration that have been filed throughout the state.  
Prosecutor's Encyclopedia
The Prosecutor's Wikipedia.  
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
Legal Overview: Civil Commitment of Sexual Psychopathic Personalities and Sexually Dangerous Persons
Legal Overview.  
2015 Approved Minutes
The official business of the MCAA Board of Directors.  
Community Outreach
Information for member use on a plethora of topics, including: Bullying, Drug Courts, Juvenile Truancy, Expungement and so much more. The topics include outlines, letters and power points for members to use when they are speaking before constituents and other important stakeholders.  
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.   
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
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.  
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
Peace Officer Training Manual
The Association extends their appreciation to the Peace Officer Training Committee and the Assistant County Attorneys who have given their time and expertise for this project. We hope you will find this to be a valuable tool in training law enforcement. Most sections were updated in 2015, but not all. However, all sections have been approved by the MN POST Board for 38 CLE credits.  
US Supreme Court Cases
Recent US Supreme Court Decisions.  Click Here
Cameras in the Courtroom
The Minnesota Supreme Court has recommended amendments to Rule 4 of the General Rules of Practice authorizing a pilot project that would permit, without the consent of the parties, limited audio and video coverage of certain criminal trial court proceedings.  
11/18/15 - Restitution in Minnesota Webinar Materials
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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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