The Minnesota State Bar offers specialty recognition for attorneys in practice areas such as real property, labor and employment, criminal law, and civil law. Mr. Sortland is certified as a specialist under the civil litigation section of the MSBA. According to the MSBA, less than 3 percent of the state’s registered attorneys meet the criteria for specialty certification.
In addition to professional recognition, attorneys who are designated by the MSBA as specialists have access to affordable continuing legal education (CLE), a free statute of limitations manual that is updated annually, and networking opportunities with legal professionals throughout the state. More information about the MSBA and its certifications is available at www.mnbar.org.