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Gov. Walz announces appointment to fill 10th Judicial District vacancy
Jul 15, 2019
Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan announced the appointment of Suzanne Brown as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Tenth Judicial District. Ms. Brown will be replacing the Honorable Daniel O’Fallon and will be chambered at the city of Anoka in Anoka County.
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Commission on Judicial Selection announces vacancy in the 6th Judicial District
Jul 08, 2019
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced that a judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota’s 6th Judicial District. The vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable Gary J. Pagliaccetti and will be chambered at City of Virginia in St. Louis County.
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Commission on Judicial Selection announces vacancy in the 7th Judicial District
Jul 08, 2019
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced that a judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota’s 7th Judicial District. The vacancy occurred upon the creation of a new District Court judgeship effective July 1, 2019 and the transfer of The Honorable Michael D. Fritz to Becker County.
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Meet Johanna Clyborne: 'Every day I learn new things'
Jul 01, 2019
JOHANNA CLYBORNE is a partner of the Shakopee-based law firm Brekke, Clyborne, and Ribich, L.L.C., where she focuses on family law, military pension, and federal benefits.
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Success from the bottom: A new lawyer’s perspective
DEBORAH AUTREY
Jul 01, 2019
Often, we hear that only those with the top GPAs or top 10 percent finishes in law school get jobs that pay well and offer full benefits. This leaves those with GPAs that aren't so stellar with job prospects more than a little bleak.
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Physical security should be part of your incident response plan
Mark Lanterman
Jul 01, 2019
In their efforts to assure the best and strongest cybersecurity measures, I think many organizations need to get back to basics. To effectively mitigate the risks associated with the cyberthreats we face every day, organizations rely on cybersecurity measures to protect their critical networks, systems, and data.
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Disclosing errors
Susan Humiston
Jul 01, 2019
Everyone makes mistakes. Law is a challenging field, and the stakes are often high for our clients. It has long been the position of the Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board that lawyers have an ethical duty to their clients to disclose errors that may provide a reasonable basis for a non-frivolous malpractice claim.
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Did you know: CLE credit for pro bono service
Jul 01, 2019
Attorneys constantly look for cost-saving ways to obtain CLE credits. Did you know that, since 2009, Minnesota attorneys have been eligible to receive CLE credit for their pro bono service?
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Study: Professional services tax would harm Minnesota
Jul 01, 2019
Imposing a tax on professional services would have a negative impact on the Minnesota economy, according to a new study conducted by Matrix Global Advisors, a national economic consulting firm.
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Construction Law Section wins at Capitol
Jul 01, 2019
A couple of years ago the MSBA Construction Law Section Legislative Committee, with the help of the Construction Law Section Council, drafted and proposed legislation to give original jurisdiction to district courts for public procurement actions (bid protests).
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MSBA an amicus in lawyer’s office search case
Jul 01, 2019
The Court recently accepted the MSBA’s request to appear as amicus in K.M. vs. Burnsville Police Department (A19-0414) without supporting either party. The case involves the issuance and execution of a search warrant for an attorney’s office and the seizure of all client files.
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Upcoming MSBA Certification events/offerings
Jul 01, 2019
The MSBA’s Certification Program will be offering three certification exams in the coming months. All the exams will be held at the MSBA offices in Minneapolis.
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Greetings from the 2019 MSBA Convention at Mystic Lake Center!
Jul 01, 2019
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Notes & Trends – July 2019
Jul 01, 2019
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Gov. Walz announces appointment to Fill 7th Judicial District vacancy
Jun 24, 2019
Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan announced the appointment of Matthew Engelking as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District. Mr. Engelking will be replacing the Honorable Frederick L. Grunke and will be chambered at St. Cloud in Stearns County.
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Commission on Judicial Selection announces vacancy in the 10th Judicial District
Jun 21, 2019
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced that a judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota’s Tenth Judicial District. The vacancy occurred upon the death of the Honorable Tammi A. Fredrickson and will be chambered at Anoka in Anoka County.
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Commission on Judicial Selection announces vacancy in the 1st Judicial District
Jun 21, 2019
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced that a judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota’s First Judicial District. The vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable Thomas W. Pugh and will be chambered at Hastings in Dakota County.
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Commission on Judicial Selection announces vacancy in the 2nd Judicial District
Jun 18, 2019
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced that a judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota’s Second Judicial District. The vacancy occurred upon the retirement of the Honorable David C. Higgs and will be chambered at Saint Paul in Ramsey County.
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Commission on Judicial Selection announces vacancy in the 4th Judicial District
Jun 18, 2019
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced that a judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota’s 4th Judicial District. The vacancy occurred upon the retirement of the Honorable Bruce A. Peterson and will be chambered at Minneapolis in Hennepin County.
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Commission on Judicial Selection recommends 10th Judicial District candidates to Gov. Walz
Jun 17, 2019
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced it is recommending three candidates for consideration to fill the current vacancy in Minnesota’s 10th Judicial District. This vacancy occurred upon the resignation of the Honorable Daniel A. O’Fallon and will be chambered at the city of Anoka in Anoka County.
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