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The Use of Forensics in the Courtroom
Christine Funk
Jun 29, 2020
​Using forensic science in the courtroom can have a fantastic effect on jurors, when done properly. When not done properly, it can be a fantastic failure. So how is a lawyer to know the difference?
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Cameras in the Courtroom: An Outmoded Issue
Hon. Kevin S. Burke
Jun 29, 2020
You can find flash bulbs for vintage cameras on eBay, but no journalists use them. Indeed, reporters may be of an age where they do not know what flash bulbs or photo film were for. Gone, too, are the bulky television cameras that—if used in a courtroom—inherently would cause a distraction. Very few newspapers have a sketch artist on staff and none of the Minnesota papers do. Sketch artists are expensive. Digital cameras are not.
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Ageism in Our Practice: Impacts on Clients and Practitioners
Marit Anne Peterson
Apr 24, 2020
Ageism can be seen as a process of systematic stereotyping of and discrimination against people because they are old, just as racism and sexism accomplish this for skin color and gender.
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Probate Issues for Cultural/Religious Communities
Heidi Drobnick, Ahmed Bachelani, and See Lee-Sanders
Apr 23, 2020
Probate Referee Lori Skibbie helped us by contacting three practicing attorneys who have found success navigating specific probate concerns for their clients. Here are their insights.
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Code Gray: A Litigator’s Guide to Elder Abuse Investigations
Joel Smith and Kara K. Rahimi
Apr 23, 2020
Hospitals and care facilities use various codes to quickly relate information in an emergency. While these differ from facility to facility, Code Blue could mean someone is in cardiac arrest, Code Red often means there is a fire, Code Pink may mean there is a pediatric crisis. Perhaps now is the time to enact a universal Code Gray for emergencies involving elderly or vulnerable patients.
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Becoming a “Dementia-Capable” Attorney
Elissa Meyer
Apr 23, 2020
This article is a compilation of information presented at Minnesota CLE on February 3, 2020, entitled “A Lawyer’s Guide to Alzheimer’s and Dementia.”
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Funding Pooled Special Needs Trusts After Age 64
Jill Sauber
Apr 23, 2020
Before, During, and After Pfoser v. Harpstead. Applicants over age 64 have been establishing pooled trust sub-accounts in other states without penalty. In Minnesota determinations have been inconsistent across the counties.
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Undue Influence in Estate Planning: When Help Goes Too Far
Amy Erickson and Beth Morrison
Apr 23, 2020
The growing number of aging Americans, the prevalence of diminished capacity associated with aging, and the concentration of wealth among American seniors are likely to lead to an increase in will and trust contests, particularly those involving allegations of undue influence.
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Redefining How We Approach End-of-Life Planning and Care: Profile of Death Doula Jane Whitlock
Hoffman, Jon; Hoffman, Kathleen
Apr 23, 2020
Death doulas, sometimes called end-of-life doulas or death midwives, provide a dying person and their family with emotional, physical, and psychological support.
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10 Questions with Ron Ousky
Apr 23, 2020
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All Good Things: Planning a Graceful Exit from the Practice of Law
Eric T. Cooperstein
Apr 23, 2020
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1L Minority Clerkship
Apr 23, 2020
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Looking Out For Each Other
Jeff Baill
Apr 23, 2020
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It’s Just a Number, Right?
Hon. William Koch
Apr 23, 2020
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The Groundbreaking Minnesota Human Rights Act in Need of Renovation
Jess Braverman & Christy Hall
Mar 04, 2020
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Attorney Wellness
Jeff Baill
Feb 27, 2020
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Braiding the Strands of Narrative, Critical Reflection,and Critical Theory: What the Best Practitioners Do
Carolyn Grose
Feb 27, 2020
Carolyn Grose examines the specific stands of a legal narrative.
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New to the Bench: Rachna B. Sullivan
Dorothy Summers
Feb 27, 2020
Judge Rachna B. Sullivan was appointed to the Fourth Judicial District bench in November 2019 by Governor Tim Walz. Previously, she worked at Frederikson & Byron, where she was a shareholder.
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E-sign on the Dotted Line
Eric T. Coperstein
Feb 27, 2020
Eric Coperstein discusses e-signatures for lawyers.
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Gender and the Law Roundtable: A Discussion with HCBA Women Past Presidents
Feb 27, 2020
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