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Vol. 63, No. 6 July 2006

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Patrick Kelly: Driven to Serve
With deep roots in St. Paul, MSBA’s new president Patrick Kelly has pursued interests and commitments that bond him firmly to his family, his firm, and his community and support him in a career that involves clients locally, nationally, and across the world.
By Amy Lindgren

Responding to Rhetoric Against Judges
The remedy for speech, it’s said, is more speech. Hostile political rhetoric increasingly threatens both the institution of the judiciary and the individuals who serve as judges.  In an era when partisan politics threatens our judicial merit selection process and judges themselves suffer violence at the hands of disgruntled litigants and defendants, lawyers must start speaking out on behalf of the system they serve.
By Karna M. Peters

The 2006 Legislative Session in Retrospect
The following overview of the Minnesota legislative session which ended in May first appeared online as the end-of-session edition of Mr. Grooms’ “MSBA Legislative Newsletter,” an occasional online publication offered at www2.mnbar.org/committees/legislative/2006LegislativeNewsletter.pdf.  The online version includes hyperlinks to related resources.  Visit the Legislative Committee’s website, www2.mnbar.org/committees/legislative/index.htm throughout the year for news of MSBA’s overall legislative agenda, legislative positions on particular issues, and the Grassroots Action Network.
By Lloyd W. Grooms

     



 

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