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Friday, May 4, 2007

Minnesota trial lawyer's group changes its name

The American Association for Justice took some flack in the media last summer when it changed its name from the American Association of Trial Lawyers (ATLA), which it had been known as since 1972. Nonetheless, it looks like the Minnesota Association of Trial Lawyers (MTLA) has followed suit and changed its name to the Minnesota Association for Justice (MAJ).

Half of the independent state trial lawyers groups have made a similar change, while many others are still considering it. According to Minneapolis attorney Chris Messerly, president of the MAJ, the new name was approved in Minnesota last month. Messerly said the reason for the change was that members wanted to be identified by what they do, not by what they are.

Look for a Bar Buzz item on this name change in Monday's Minnesota Lawyer.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So I guess the Minnsota Defense Lawyers Assn should change its name to Minnesota Association for Injustice, huh?