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Gov. Walz appoints Laura Moehrle, Nathaniel Welte to fill 7th Judicial District vacancies
Apr 07, 2020
Today, Governor Tim Walz announced the appointment of Laura Moehrle and Nathaniel Welte as District Court Judges in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District. Both appointments will be chambered in St. Cloud.
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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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It’s Safe to Seek Help to Get Well
TOM NELSON
Apr 01, 2020
Along the way, our work can take a toll. With duties and privileges come demands; clients and colleagues expect us to be in control (or at least look like we are) and ready to take control in order to solve problems or seize opportunities. But there are perils, and those perils can put our own happiness and health at risk.
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When may a lawyer ethically threaten criminal prosecution?
SUSAN HUMISTON
Apr 01, 2020
Many lawyers and members of the public look askance at lawyers who threaten criminal prosecution as part of negotiations in civil litigation. You may be surprised to learn that, although such conduct implicates several ethics rules, it is not ethically prohibited and may be ethically permissible under certain circumstances. Let’s review.
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Notes & Trends – April 2020
Apr 01, 2020
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Commission on Judicial Selection recommends 7th Judicial District candidates to Gov. Walz
Mar 30, 2020
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced that it is recommending three candidates to the Governor for consideration to fill the current vacancy in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District.
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Commission on Judicial Selection recommends 10th Judicial District candidates to Gov. Walz
Mar 30, 2020
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced that it is recommending four candidates to the Governor for consideration to fill the current vacancy in Minnesota’s Tenth Judicial District.
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Practicing in the Age of COVID-19
Probate and Trust Section
Mar 26, 2020
The MSBA Probate and Trust Section recognizes that the restrictions on social interactions are complicating our ability to prepare and properly execute estate planning documents for our clients while preserving the health and safety of our clients, ourselves and our community.
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Excerpt: MN Gov. Tim Walz Executive Order 20-20 (Stay at Home) on 'essential' legal services
Mar 26, 2020
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Alert: Tax Filing Season Impacted by COVID-19
MSBA Tax Section Council
Mar 20, 2020
As you are aware, COVID-19 has had innumerable impacts on our daily lives, and continues to do so with daily changes. The implications are also being felt regarding the upcoming tax filing season, particularly for individuals and other taxpayers whose 2019 returns are otherwise due on April 15th.
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Commission on Judicial Selection announces vacancy in 1st, 4th Judicial Districts
Mar 20, 2020
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced that judgeship vacancies are occurring in Minnesota’s First and Fourth Judicial Districts.
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Cybersecurity in pandemic times
MARK LANTERMAN
Mar 19, 2020
As we continue to manage this novel threat, maintaining organizational security while accommodating high volumes of remote work is imperative.
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Gov. Walz extends deadline to apply for upcoming vacancy on the Minnesota Supreme Court
Mar 17, 2020
Governor Tim Walz announced that the deadline to apply for the upcoming vacancy on the Minnesota Supreme Court has been extended to Monday, March 30, 2020.
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Business continuity and coronavirus planning
Mark Lanterman
Mar 12, 2020
Even if your organization lacks a robust business continuity or continuity of operations plan, following some of these steps should help you get started. You will want to consider your people, processes, and technology in these steps. Doing something in preparation is better than doing nothing.
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Gov. Walz announces upcoming vacancy on the Minnesota Court of Appeals
Mar 06, 2020
Governor Walz announced a vacancy on the Minnesota Court of Appeals. This vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable John Rodenberg on August 21, 2020.
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Access To Justice (And Dignity)
TOM NELSON
Mar 02, 2020
Our scales of justice are out of balance when it comes to the unmet civil legal needs of those amongst us of no, low, or modest means. The numbers aren’t working. We’re doing a lot, but it isn’t enough. Where can we get the necessary additional resources?
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2019 private discipline
SUSAN HUMISTON
Mar 02, 2020
In 2019 the Director’s Office closed 107 complaints with admonitions—a form of private discipline issued for violations of the Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct (MRPC) that are isolated and nonserious.
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Doxxing made easy: social media
Mark Lanterman
Mar 02, 2020
Doxxing, the process by which personal information is gathered online—often with the intent to maliciously disseminate it—can start with a cybercriminal reviewing a target’s social media pages.
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Meet Blair Harrington: 'A member of a team and part of a community'
Blair Harrington
Mar 02, 2020
As the New Lawyers Section chair and an MSBA council member, I have been a member of a team and part of a community. These roles have also given me the opportunity to expand my leadership skills and interact with attorneys at different stages of their legal careers.
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The Case for MDL Reform: Addressing the flaws in a critical system
Hannah R. Anderson and Andrew G. Jackson
Mar 02, 2020
The Multidistrict litigation (MDL) mechanism is highly utilized by litigants in the 21st century, but flaws in the system have been exposed. This article explores (1) a brief history of MDLs and their purpose; (2) the MDL system’s ailments; and (3) suggested paths to reform.
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