Civil Litigation Section

2014 Advocate Award Recipient:

Jessie Nicholson

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Each year the Minnesota State Bar Association Civil Litigation Section presents the Advocate Award 
to an individual who has made a significant contribution to improving the system of civil justice in Minnesota.

Among the factors considered by the MSBA Civil Litigation Section Governing Council are whether the nominee:

  • brought about structural improvements in the civil litigation system
  • advanced the cause of under-represented groups in the civil litigation system
  • demonstrated a commitment to the civil litigation system over years of service
  • furthered improvement in the civil litigation system without receiving appropriate recognition

The Advocate Award will be presented to Ms. Nicholson at this year's Civil Litigation Annual Meeting to be held on April 23, 2014 at The Grand Hotel, Minneapolis. 

Section Benefits and Activities

The Civil Litigation Section (the “Section”) provides its members with many opportunities to make a difference in the advocacy system in Minnesota and to enjoy many worthwhile benefits. We encourage and welcome all Section members to take advantage of these opportunities by participating in Section Programs. Benefits include:

  • opportunities to create cutting-edge programs such as the Judicial Development Project;
  • access to Section resources, including the statute of limitations guide, an in-depth information
  • exchange and on-line district court opinions;
  • tools to enhance professional effectiveness through newsletters, the Civil Litigation Institute, CLE offerings, and Section luncheons;
  • professional and community development through pro bono activities;
  • opportunities to build a network of contacts by meeting and working with colleagues and judges.
  • Statutes of Limitations Manual "Time's Up" is complimentary to members

Click here to view the Judges Courtroom Preferences page!

Join the Civil Litigation Section member email discussion list!

Time's Up Manual