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Commission on Judicial Selection recommends 4th Judicial District candidates to Gov. Walz
Jul 21, 2021
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced it is recommending five candidates for consideration to fill two vacancies in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District.
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Commission on Judicial Selection opens application process for vacancy in the 8th Judicial District
Jul 09, 2021
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced a new vacancy in Minnesota’s 8th Judicial District.
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Commission on Judicial Selection opens application process for vacancy in the 6th Judicial District
Jul 06, 2021
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced a new vacancy in Minnesota’s Sixth Judicial District.
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Commission on Judicial Selection reopens application process for vacancy in the 2nd Judicial District
Jul 02, 2021
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced that the application process for the upcoming vacancy in the Second Judicial District has reopened. The new application deadline is 4:00 pm on July 13, 2021.
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Jennifer Thompson is the new president of the Minnesota State Bar Association for 2021-22
Jul 01, 2021
Following its annual convention, conducted virtually on June 24-25, the Minnesota State Bar Association announced its 2021-22 association officers.
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Ducks on the pond
Jennifer Thompson
Jul 01, 2021
Opportunity. Excitement. Capitalizing on the strong foundation already in place. Teamwork. Beyond baseball, as our world and our profession emerge from the pandemic, these words certainly also ring true for the possibilities that exist for the MSBA in the next year. C’mon! We’ve got ducks on the pond!
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The OLPR turns 50!
Susan Humiston
Jul 01, 2021
In 1971, the Minnesota Supreme Court appointed the first administrative director of the Office, Richey Reavill of Duluth, having created the Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board in 1970. The first meeting of the Board also occurred in early 1971. With half a century of experience, let’s take a look at what has changed and what remains the same.
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Improving national cybersecurity
Mark Lanterman
Jul 01, 2021
This past May, President Biden issued a document entitled “Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity.” In light of the multiple recent large-scale cyber events—including the SolarWinds, Colonial Pipeline, and JBS Meats attacks—the order comes at a particularly critical time.
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Notes & Trends – July 2021
Jul 01, 2021
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Gov. Walz appoints Jesse Seabrooks to fill 10th Judicial District vacancy
Jun 25, 2021
Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan announced the appointment of Jesse Seabrooks as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s 10th Judicial District.
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Governor Walz appoints Bhupesh Pattni to fill 6th Judicial District vacancy
Jun 17, 2021
Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan announced the appointment of Bhupesh Pattni as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Sixth Judicial District.
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Commission on Judicial Selection opens application process for vacancies in the 4th Judicial District
Jun 07, 2021
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced two vacancies in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District.
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Commission on Judicial Selection opens application process for vacancy in the 2nd Judicial District
Jun 01, 2021
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced a new vacancy in Minnesota’s Second Judicial District.
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Gov. Walz appoints Shawn Pearson to fill 6th Judicial District vacancy
May 28, 2021
Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan announced the appointment of Shawn Pearson as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Sixth Judicial District.
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Becker Awards winners
May 26, 2021
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Why not you?
Dyan Ebert
May 26, 2021
Lawyers are problem-solvers. We have the ability to effect change in society. We can help to eradicate instances of racial inequality in our justice system. We can work toward ensuring equal access to justice and upholding the rule of law. We can also confront head-on the problems facing our own profession by taking concerted steps toward improving lawyer well-being and work-life balance.
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Remote resources for pro bono attorneys
May 26, 2021
Library support may involve access to helpful legal research resources, especially for the attorney who takes pro bono clients with issues outside the attorney’s usual practice area.
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This month: Duluth lynchings centennial symposium
May 26, 2021
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Mythbusters: Lawyer discipline edition
Susan Humiston
May 26, 2021
On two occasions—in 1984 and again in 2013—Directors have written columns devoted to busting myths about the Office and the discipline system. In this anniversary year, let’s see if I can demystify some beliefs about the Office, presented in no particular order.
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Apple’s new iOS strikes a blow for data privacy
Mark Lanterman
May 26, 2021
How many times have you found yourself discussing something with a friend or coworker only to see an ad for that very thing appear a few moments later? I, like many, have often had this bizarre experience and while it’s easy to laugh these moments off as merely “creepy,” it’s remarkable to think about the vast amounts of data that are routinely collected about us.
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