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Gov. Walz appoints Dannia Edwards to fill 1st Judicial District vacancy
Sep 05, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz announced the appointment of Dannia Edwards as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s 1st Judicial District. Ms. Edwards will be replacing the Honorable Thomas W. Pugh and will be chambered at Hastings in Dakota County.
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Gov. Walz appoints Melissa Saterbak to fill 10th Judicial District vacancy
Sep 03, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz announced the appointment of Melissa Saterbak as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Tenth Judicial District. Ms. Saterbak will be filling the vacancy of the late Honorable Tammi Fredrickson and will be chambered at Anoka in Anoka County.
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Now available: MSBA Communities mobile app
Sep 03, 2019
Members can now access MSBA discussion posts, practicelaw, and other online content without opening an email or visiting the bar association’s website.
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MSBA amicus brief update
Sep 03, 2019
The Court accepted the MSBA’s request to appear as amicus in K.M. vs. Burnsville Police Department (A19-0414).
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Meet Lisa Chesley: 'It turns out that I love my job'
Sep 03, 2019
Lisa and her father opened Chesley Law Firm in 2017 and focus their practice on helping families through estate planning, guardianships and conservatorships, long term care planning, and estate administration.
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Too secure? Encryption and law enforcement
Mark Lanterman
Sep 03, 2019
The U.S. government is reviving a push to force technology companies to undermine their own security by creating backdoors for the sake of easier law enforcement access.
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The justice gap is driving a legal ethics reform movement
SUSAN HUMISTON
Sep 03, 2019
Several states are exploring revisions to their ethics rules in response to the growing access to justice gap and general challenges in the legal profession.
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Lawyer Health: Perilous Realities
Tom Nelson
Sep 03, 2019
Amongst all of the professions, we experience the highest rate of emotional difficulties, including depression, anxiety, and stress.
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Notes & Trends – September 2019
Sep 01, 2019
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Upcoming MSBA Certification offerings
Aug 29, 2019
The MSBA’s Certification Program will be offering Certification exams in the upcoming months.
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Coming soon: Pro Bono Week
Aug 29, 2019
The MSBA will host its annual Pro Bono CLE on Tuesday, October 22, from 9-11:30 AM at the Minnesota CLE Center Auditorium, 600 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis.
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Get ready: 2020 legislative session
Aug 29, 2019
As the new bar year gets underway, it’s a good time to consider any legislative goals your section may have for the 2020 session of the Minnesota Legislature.
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Commission on Judicial Selection recommends 7th Judicial District candidates to Gov. Walz
Aug 26, 2019
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced it is recommending three candidates for consideration to fill the current vacancy in Minnesota’s 7th Judicial District. The vacancy occurred upon the creation of a new District Court judgeship effective July 1, 2019 and will be chambered at Moorhead in Clay County.
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Gov. Walz appoints Darlene Rivera Spalla to fill 9th Judicial District vacancy
Aug 26, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz announced the appointment of Darlene Rivera Spalla as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s 9th Judicial District. Ms. Rivera Spalla will be replacing the Honorable Kurt Marben and will be chambered at Mahnomen in Mahnomen County.
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Commission on Judicial Selection recommends 6th Judicial District candidates to Gov. Walz
Aug 26, 2019
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced it is recommending three candidates for consideration to fill the current vacancy in Minnesota’s 6th Judicial District. This vacancy occurred upon the retirement of the Honorable Gary Pagliaccetti and will be chambered at Virginia in St. Louis County.
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Gov. Walz appoints Rachna Sullivan to fill 4th Judicial District vacancy
Aug 26, 2019
Governor Tim Walz announced the appointment of Rachna Sullivan as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District. Ms. Sullivan will be replacing 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
Aug 13, 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 death of the Honorable Tammi A. Fredrickson and will be chambered at Anoka in Anoka County.
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Commission on Judicial Selection recommends 4th Judicial District candidates to Gov. Walz
Aug 13, 2019
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced it is recommending three candidates for consideration to fill the current vacancy in Minnesota’s 4th Judicial District. This 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 1st Judicial District candidates to Gov. Walz
Aug 13, 2019
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced it is recommending three candidates for consideration to fill the current vacancy in Minnesota’s First Judicial District. This vacancy occurred upon the retirement of the Honorable Thomas W. Pugh and will be chambered at Hastings in Dakota County.
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Gov. Walz appoints Reynaldo Aligada to fill 2nd Judicial District vacancy
Aug 06, 2019
Governor Tim Walz announced the appointment of Reynaldo Aligada as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Second Judicial District. Mr. Aligada will be replacing the Honorable David C. Higgs and will be chambered at Saint Paul in Ramsey County.
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