Viewing "Bench and Bar of Waseca County." (1887)
The first lawsuit in Waseca County was the successful prosecution of a claim jumper for "willful trespass" in the summer of 1856. The first lawyer who resided in the county was admitted to practice in October of the following year. Three decades later, there were eleven lawyers practicing in Waseca County. This article contains descriptions of judges who served in Waseca County and lawyers who practiced there from the late 1850s to the mid 1880s. It appeared first as a chapter in a joint history of Steele and Waseca Counties published in 1887.