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The Remote Lawyer’s Survival Guide
Kristi J. Paulson
May 27, 2020
Remote work can be wonderful. It can also be filled with all kinds of unique challenges and requirements. Having done this for over two decades, I am going to share my thoughts and suggestions in this Remote Worker’s Survival Guide.
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Technology is just one of the tools we need to get through this crisis and the next
JOE VAN THOMME
May 27, 2020
Lawyers must use technology to adapt their practices if they are to continue to serve their clients through this pandemic and afterward.
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Detours on the Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Finding our way forward in an upside-down world
Joan Bibelhausen
May 27, 2020
Let’s take a look at what we can reasonably expect. We will experience a range of emotions, and each facet of the whole lawyer may respond differently.
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Director Fiduciary Duties: Navigating financial distress during covid-19
George Singer and Chad Stewart
May 27, 2020
Regardless of whether a corporation is solvent, nearing insolvency, or insolvent, directors always owe a duty to the company itself. If a corporation is insolvent, however, directors also owe duties to the company’s creditors.
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Pandemic family stress equals pandemic family law stress
Christopher Vatsaas and Kendal O’Keefe
May 27, 2020
The impact of covid-19 has put additional stress on virtually every component of a family’s day-to-day life. Unsurprisingly, the stress has already begun to manifest itself in an influx of activity in our family law systems, including the courts and all forms of alternative dispute resolution.
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Tenant rights in the era of covid-19
Andrea Palumbo and Karmen McQuitty
May 27, 2020
For renters in particular, the pandemic has presented unique challenges—both in paying rent and seeking relief under current (and future) leases.
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Understanding the tax impact of federal covid-19 relief laws
ADAM SCHURLE
May 27, 2020
These acts provide benefits to employees who are unable to work, incentives to employers who keep employees on staff, and tax relief to businesses to assist with cash flow issues. Following is a summary of some of the key tax provisions of the Families First Act and the CARES Act.
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Thoughts about Commemorating the Duluth Lynchings
WILLIAM D. GREEN
May 27, 2020
A prize-winning Minnesota historian looks at the legacy of the murders 100 years later
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Legal Paraprofessional Pilot Project Sought to Improve Access to Justice
Justice Paul C. Thissen and Judge John R. Rodenberg
May 05, 2020
The Pilot will test and assess whether allowing legal paraprofessionals to provide additional services will increase access to competent, quality representation for low- and modest-income Minnesota litigants, reduce court congestion, and provide opportunities for lawyers to expand their practices.
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Being a lawyer is hard. Don’t make it harder.
PATTY BECK
Apr 01, 2020
Ten tips & truths for navigating life as a new lawyer.
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New lawyers need a mentor and a sponsor. And they aren’t the same thing.
MOLLY B. HOUGH
Apr 01, 2020
Both relationships are crucial to your career. Treat them as priorities, add value to each relationship, and you will have both short-term and long-term career growth in ways that were not available to you before.
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Following the Unexpected Call: How I made the move from private practice to government in my early years of practice.
Hillary A. Taylor
Apr 01, 2020
I didn’t expect my plan to change. And I definitely didn’t imagine I’d be transitioning in my career as soon as 2019, when I made the move from private practice to public service.
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Inflexible Leave Policy Litigation: Stretching the limits of the ADA
COLIN HUNTER HARGREAVES
Apr 01, 2020
Inflexible leave policy litigation remains an area of law infrequently discussed by scholars and experts. This article provides a brief overview of recent developments.
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Whistleblowers after Friedlander
Kasia Kokoszka
Apr 01, 2020
Are Minnesota’s whistleblower protections effectively exposing illegality or simply blowing hot air?
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'I believe turnover in positions of power is good for representative government'
Jon Schmidt
Apr 01, 2020
An interview with Minnesota Court of Appeals Chief Judge Edward Cleary on the eve of his retirement
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Thinking Outside the Black Box: Reimagining attorney compensation for the 21st Century
Paul Floyd and Nick Ryan
Mar 02, 2020
Firms should consider whether a change in the transparency of compensation might benefit them in reaching their goals. If retaining younger lawyers and forging a connected culture are important, then more transparency may prove useful. 
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Minneapolis’s Great Experiment: An introduction to the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Steven P. Katkov and Jon Schoenwetter
Mar 02, 2020
Minneapolis is now engaged in the most ambitious urban planning experiment in American history—at once hailed as a promising step to combat rising housing expenses and decried as bulldozing the idyllic American neighborhood. Regardless of sentiment, on January 1, 2020, Minneapolis rezoned approximately 70 percent of its land area in one fell swoop.
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BLE holds hearing on admission of foreign-trained lawyers
Emily Eschweiler
Mar 02, 2020
On February 5, 2020, the Minnesota Board of Law Examiners conducted a public hearing to discuss the issue of admitting lawyers with foreign legal education.
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Third child. First real parental leave. What’s wrong with this picture?
Michael P. Boulette
Feb 01, 2020
Why Minnesota should join the ranks of states making it easier for lawyers to take parental leave
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eDiscovery Without the Endless Battles
TOM TINKHAM & KATE JOHNSON
Feb 01, 2020
What you need to know about electronic documents to keep your client and yourself out of trouble
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