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Wild Rice Goes to Court as the Rights of Nature Movement Hits Minnesota
Tim Lovett
Jan 14, 2022
The Rights of Nature movement has grown in popularity and influence in the recent years. With the recent Manoomin v. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources case, it has come to Minnesota. Attorney Tim Lovett examines the origins of the movement and where it has been established, and what it could mean for Minnesota.
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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
Hearing the Dead Speak: Hearsay in Probate Litigation
Jennifer Olson
Jan 10, 2022
Hearsay is generally not admissible as evidence, but that’s not always the case in probate litigation. Attorney Jennifer Olson provides some background and tips on how to navigate the situation if you encounter it in your practice.
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  • Probate
The Diversity Discussion: An Introduction
Ayah Helmy
Jan 10, 2022
Attorney Ayah Helmy introduces our latest column on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Helmy is a in-house attorney at Bright Health, and an adjunct professor at both Mitchell Hamline and University of Minnesota law school. In her introductory column, she provides some historical and legal context why it’s important for attorneys to address matters of equity and justice, and what to expect going forward.
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  • Diversity and Inclusion
Mentoring Matters with Kari Dahlin & Chris Tuft
Kari Dahlin & Chris Tuft
Jan 03, 2022
Arthur Chapman attorneys Kari Dahlin and Chris Tuft discuss their mentoring partnership in our latest edition of Mentoring Matters. Dahlin and Tuft talk about how they got connected over business development, and what’s helped them create such a strong partnership.
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The Solo Side: Laying the Foundation for a Solo Firm on Pro Bono and Low Bono Practice
Cresston Gackle
Jan 03, 2022
In our new column, The Solo Side, attorney Cresston Gackle will share practice tips and advice from his view a solo practitioner. In the inaugural column, Gackle writes about how he found opportunities to grow his business in an overlooked place: low bono and pro bono legal work.
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  • Pro Bono
  • Solo Practice
The Four-Day Workweek Mindset
Patrick Patino
Dec 17, 2021
At the start of summer 2021, I made the decision to switch to a four-day work week as a sort of test run to see if I could make it a permanent change. I posted about this choice on LinkedIn and it was and still is the most popular post I have ever made on the platform.
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  • Well-Being
Ethics: Those Annoying Sounds
Eric T. Cooperstein
Dec 17, 2021
Like your car, your trust account makes noises, too. Many lawyers cannot hear the sounds coming from their trust account because the rest of their practice is so noisy, what with the voicemails and the whooshing and pinging of emails. Some lawyers have delegated maintenance of the account to a staff member or outside bookkeeper, so the lawyers never get close enough to the account to hear the sounds.
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  • Ethics
New to the Bench: Hon. Theresa Couri
By Emily Kennedy
Dec 09, 2021
Judge Theresa Couri has dedicated both her professional and personal life to serving her community. Judge Couri developed her passion for helping others before she was even finished with law school at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
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Three Tips in Tax Law
Kathleen E. (Splett) Pfutzenreuter
Dec 02, 2021
Tax touches almost everything. As a tax attorney, this keeps my job very interesting. This also means that even non-tax attorneys will likely get at least a few tax-related questions from their clients. In this article, we address three common tax questions that might come up from your clients and some tips for answering these questions.
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  • Tax Law
10 Questions with Emily Kennedy
Nov 30, 2021
Working as a Pro Bono Law Clerk is a great way to remind myself of the fact that I was drawn to this profession because I want to help.
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  • 10 Questions
Mentoring Matters with Neal Rasmussen & Maggie Tatton
Neal Rasmussen & Maggie Tatton
Nov 12, 2021
In this new feature, we’ll spotlight two attorneys who are in a mentor/mentee relationship. Our goal is to show how to make the most out of these connections, answer questions you have about mentorship, and inspire you to connect with other attorneys.
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HCBF Golf Classic Raises Almost $30,000 for Access to Justice
CORY OLSON
Nov 12, 2021
After a year break, the Tee it Up for Justice Golf Tournament returned with new activities and a record number of participants.
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Judicial Stress and Resiliency: Research and Recommendations
Joan Bibelhausen
Nov 05, 2021
The judicial survey was conducted pre-Covid, but as was noted in the article, between the survey and publication, judges and the judicial system faced unprecedented stress and tests of their resilience.
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  • Well-Being
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President's Page: Moving Forward
Brandon Vaughn
Oct 29, 2021
Today, I am going to focus on a few items we will hopefully be able to achieve together as we move forward in this 2021-2022 bar year.
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  • President's Page
Profiles in Practice: Alia M. Abdi
Bethany Lenderink
Oct 29, 2021
Alia M. Abdi, an employment attorney with Nilan Johnson Lewis in Minneapolis, has always been intrigued by the idea of law.
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Profiles in Practice: Camille Bryant
Lisa Buck
Oct 29, 2021
Camille Bryant’s job title is public defender, but she views her role as problem solver and change maker.
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Profiles in Practice: Eder B. Castillo
Nora Huxtable
Oct 29, 2021
You should get to know Eder B. Castillo. In all likelihood, you’ll see his name on a ballot very soon.
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Profiles in Practice: Michael Dittberner
Chelsea Barr
Oct 29, 2021
Family law practitioner Michael Dittberner takes a unique approach to his legal practice that leaves many in awe of his talents and abilities.
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Profiles in Practice: Cresston Gackle
Will Ashenmacher
Oct 29, 2021
For Cresston Gackle, starting his own firm was a risk. But it was a risk he knew he had to take.
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Profiles in Practice: Amanda Harrington
Megan Bowman
Oct 29, 2021
In many ways, the role of program manager of Be@School, a program of the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, is the kind of position Amanda Harrington dreamed about when she first started her career.
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