Reimbursement Rate For Attorney’s Fees and Costs

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Reimbursement Rate For Attorney’s Fees and Costs Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 611.27

Updated January 17, 2017

611.27 Order 2017

Hourly Rate by District_17January2017

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MACDL Annual Dinner and Auction

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Please join the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense at our Annual Award Dinner & Auction
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Town & Country Club
300 Mississippi River Boulevard North
St. Paul, MN 55104
Distinguished Service Award Recipient: 
Ann Remington
Special Achievement Award Recipients:
Reggie Aligada & Katherian Roe
Your formal invitation is in the mail or you can purchase online at:
If you have an item, special tickets, a beach house, or anything else you would like to donate to the auction please email and thank you in advance for your contribution to MACDL’s only fundraiser!
If you would like to attend but need financial assistance please contact Chriss for a discounted ticket of $60 and a code to be applied upon checkout. This offer is available to all lawyers with no questions asked. This offer is limited in quantity and  must be requested prior to February 15.
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MACDL’s January CLE on Immigration

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in News | 0 comments

MACDL’s January CLE will be a presentation on immigration as it relates to criminal defense. Please join presenters Erica Davis from Davis Law and Kathy Moccio from the Hennepin County Public Defender Office for this informative session. The presentation will begin at 4:00 pm, followed by a happy hour at 5:00 pm.

This CLE will provide you with one CLE credit. MACDL is sponsoring this CLE and this is a free benefit to anyone with a current MACDL Membership. 


Thu, January 26, 2017

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM CST



Du Nord Craft Spirits

2610 E 32nd St 

Minneapolis, MN 55406

We are excited to host this event at Du Nord Craft Spirits, a small batch distillery producing artisan gin, vodka, liqueurs and whiskeys. They are a “grain to glass” craft distillery, meaning they mill, mash, and distill their own product with ingredients sourced as locally as possible. On January 9, 2015, Du Nord opened the first cocktail room in the twin cities metro area. Serving only the spirits they make from scratch on-site, the cocktail room won “best cocktails” from the Minneapolis StarTribune; stop by to find out why! 

Please RSVP as space is limited.

Register Now at: 

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Posted by on Nov 22, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Supreme Court Announces One Judicial Vacancy and Seven Attorney Vacancies on the Rules of Evidence Advisory Committee

The Supreme Court is seeking one judicial member and seven attorney members to fill vacancies on the Rules of Evidence Advisory Committee.  The committee meets as needed and is responsible for monitoring the rules and hearing and accepting comments for further changes.
Judges and attorneys interested in becoming a member of the committee should send a letter of interest and a curriculum vitae to AnnMarie S. O’Neill, Clerk of the Appellate Courts, 305 Minnesota Judicial Center, 25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155 or via email to   Applications must be received no later than 4:30 pm on Friday, December 2, 2016.   
Questions regarding committee membership should be directed to the staff attorney for the committee, Karen Jaszewski, at 651-297-7585 or


Read more about this Important Criminal History Calculation Update.

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Save the Date for the Annual Dinner!

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The Annual Dinner will be on Saturday, March 11, 2017

Check back in a few weeks for more details.


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November Happy Hour

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016 in News | 0 comments

November Happy Hour

Get a jump start on the holiday season with your favorite MACDL members and maybe even walk away with a free turkey!

November 16, 2016

5:00 – 7:00 pm

Urban Growler

2325 Endicott Street
St. Paul, MN 55114
Upstairs in the Hayloft room

Beers on tap

Cowbell Cream Ale
City Day Ale
Midwest IPA

Space is limited! Please RSVP

Space is limited to first 50 RSVPs – Email me at to RSVP.

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Fall CLE – Speaker Announcement

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in News | 0 comments


FRIDAY October 28, 2016 – Buy tickets now!


MACDL’s Fall CLE Conference will feature Keynote Speaker Laura Nirider, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law Project Director, Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth. Nirider represents individuals who were wrongfully convicted of crimes when they were children or teenagers. Her clients have included Brendan Dassey, whose case was profiled in the Netflix Global series Making a Murderer.

Additional outstanding speakers include:

  • Charles Ramsay and Dan Koewler presenting on DataMaster Breath Test Results: BCA Admissions, Distortions & Statistics.
  • Barry Edwards presenting on I’ll NEVER Forget That Face: Eye-Witness Identification Problems and Solutions.
  • Dr. Artika Tyner presenting on race and white privilege as related to criminal defense (EOB credit).
  • Brock Hunter and Federal Defenders presenting on state and federal sentencing reform.
  • Andrea George presenting on 8 easy steps to developing a winning sentencing theory.

Buy your ticket online by clicking here or download this form and mail payment in by October 15th.

The Fall CLE will once again be held at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot in Downtown Minneapolis. Registration begins at 8:30am. The CLE portion of the day will conclude at 4:30pm followed by a happy hour and additional networking opportunities. You will have the opportunity to earn 6 CLE credits, including 1 EOB credit.

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