Friday, October 09, 2015      Login
Can’t find something? Click here.

Google Search
About Us
MCAA Position Papers
MCAA Foundation
Calendar of Events
Members Only
Appellate Decisions
Job Bank
Traffic Safety

Trouble with the menu? Click here.

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.  
2015 District Meetings
MCAA Executive Director Bob Small and TSRP staff Bill Lemons will head to Greater Minnesota to visit with County Attorneys, Assistant County Attorneys, other staff and state lawmakers regarding issues important to the profession.  Click Here
Leadership Forum
The Leadership Forum is an annual meeting for County Attorneys across the state to come together for strategic planning, consultation, and camaraderie.  
Rule 8 Memo
Rule 8 addresses confidentiality of documents and records in juvenile protection cases.  
Database of petitions, responses to petitions and the Court's decisions for exoneration that have been filed throughout the state.  
9/30/2015 - Ethics & Bias Webinar Materials and Father Project Video
   Click here for more information.
2015 Prosecutor's Manual
9/25/2015 - New Prosecutor NDAA Electronic Approach Point Cross-Examination Form
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.  
2015 CHIPS Conference Forms and Documents
To access all the forms, PowerPoint slides and documents from the 2015 CHIPS Conference  Click Here
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
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.  
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.  
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.  
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.  
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.  
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.  
US Supreme Court Cases
Recent US Supreme Court Decisions.  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.

Disclaimer of Liability:

MCAA presents the information on this web site as a service to our members & other Internet users. While the information on this site is about legal issues, it is not legal advice. Due to the rapidly changing nature of the law & our reliance on information provided by outside sources, we make no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content at this site or any sites to which we link.

157,959 Visitors since July 1, 2015

The Minnesota County Attorneys Association
100 Empire Drive, Suite 200 - St. Paul, MN 55103 - Phone: 651.641.1600 - Fax: 651.641.1666

Need help with the website?     E-Mail us at