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MSBA Legal News Digest

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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I'm a native of North Dakota and have repeatedly heard firsthand how the oil boom has turned the state upside down. Opinion varies on whether the change is good or bad. The parents of a friend live in Williston and it takes 20 minutes for them to get in or out of their driveway because of constant heavy traffic. I'd categorize that as bad. My brother-in-law got a great paying job with outstanding benefits to drive a delivery truck from Bismarck to Williston twice a week. I'd categorize that as good. One thing we can all agree on is that change is happening in ND and in this week's edition of LND you'll find several stories about the effects of the oil boom.

Minnesota Legal News

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  • Minneapolis police struggle to hire diverse force: Star Tribune
  • Delay sought on review of sex offender program: LaCrosse Tribune
  • Warroad nickname opponents end fight: Minnesota Public Radio
  • Judge's 'Buy the Farm' Ruling Puts Utility on Hook: KAAL-TV
  • Despite new law, parents' complaints remain an issue for high school coaches: Star Tribune
  • Plus: Judge allows Minnesota DNR to join flood diversion lawsuit; and 2 oversaw Twin Cities flow of Mexican meth, charges say

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Bar and Association News

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  • MSBA seeks Membership Recruitment Director: MSBA
  • Minnesota will-planning program offers peace officers some peace of mind: Wills for Heroes
  • MSBA seeking members for two boards: MSBA Governance
  • The Roberts Court: MSBA Sections
  • Stern and Its Progeny – Can A Bankruptcy Judge Hear My Dispute? MSBA Sections
  • Plus: Kids' Clothes and Bookshelf at the Courthouse; and Health Care Reform Implementation in Minnesota

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Legal Blogs

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  • Lawyers Won't Lose Clients to DIY Legal Services: Lawyerist
  • 8 Reasons You Shouldn't Ignore Millennials: SeytLines
  • Sun Tzu — And the Art of Defending an Employment Discrimination Claim: NY Labor & Employment Report
  • Time to Ban Petting Zoos – with E. coli? Food Poison Journal
  • Should you use a personal dash cam to protect yourself from car accident liability? MI Car & Truck Accident
  • Plus: Four Quick Productivity Tips for Your Practice; and New York Becomes First State to Propose Virtual Currency Regulations

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The Profession

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  • Lawyers Board Annual Report: Bench & Bar
  • U.S. Judge Donald Alsop owes career to Richard Nixon: Star Tribune
  • Chief Justice Gildea Accepts eCourtMN Innovation Award: MN Courts
  • The 2014 Working Mother & Flex-time Lawyers 50 Best Law Firms for Women: Working Mother
  • New directions: National Magazine
  • Plus: New Judicial District Administrator Appointed in Hennepin County; and Smashing a Ceiling and a Lot of Egos

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National Legal News

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  • Boomtown: Risks and Rewards in the Peace Garden State: Bench & Bar
  • Firm hasn't paid ND fine for wastewater violation: Associated Press
  • Scotland claims on national treasure fuel independence row: AFP
  • Fighting to keep the oil boom out of North Dakota park: Star Tribune
  • Lawsuit Seeks Records Related To Missouri Shooting: KMOX-Missouri
  • Plus: Violent crime in North Dakota up more than 7 percent again; and Wikipedia refuses to delete photo as 'monkey owns it'

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