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Make time for pro bono. You won’t be sorry.
Paul D. Peterson
Oct 04, 2022
If we all could up our pro bono game just a little—and get a larger percentage of lawyers volunteering—we will be amazed at the results.
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Ethics news from around the country
Susan Humiston
Oct 04, 2022
The Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility recently attended the National Organization of Bar Counsel annual conference. Reporting back, here is what is happening around the country in the area of attorney ethics.
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Social engineering or computer fraud? In cyber insurance, the difference matters
Mark Lanterman
Oct 04, 2022
Many organizations view cyber-insurance policies as a final line of defense against the risks associated with cybercrime. Given the potential for damages, and the prevalence of cyberattacks, cyber-insurance policies are increasingly common.
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Colleague Corner: What tips/advice would you have for a 1L who’s just getting started this fall?
Oct 04, 2022
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Report: Task force proposes MSBA bylaw changes
Oct 04, 2022
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New Lawyer of the Year
Oct 04, 2022
The MSBA New Lawyers Section has awarded Abou B. Amara, Jr. the 2022 Outstanding New Lawyer of the Year Award.
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Available now: Legal tech one-on-one sessions
Oct 04, 2022
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Help us update practicelaw
Oct 04, 2022
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Notes & Trends—October 2022
Oct 04, 2022
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Gov. Walz appoints Benjamin Wilcox to fill 8th Judicial District vacancy
Oct 03, 2022
Governor Tim Walz announced the appointment of Benjamin Wilcox as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Eighth Judicial District.
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Commission on Judicial Selection opens application process for vacancy in the 4th Judicial District
Sep 28, 2022
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced a new vacancy in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District.
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Commission on Judicial Selection recommends 8th Judicial District candidates to Gov. Walz
Sep 14, 2022
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced that it is recommending three candidates for consideration to fill a vacancy in Minnesota’s Eighth Judicial District.
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Commission on Judicial Selection recommends 3rd Judicial District candidates to Gov. Walz
Sep 06, 2022
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced that it is recommending three candidates for consideration to fill a vacancy in Minnesota’s Third Judicial District.
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Your ethical duties in dealing with unrepresented persons
SUSAN HUMISTON
Sep 01, 2022
Lately we have seen an uptick in complaints where lawyers have failed to be mindful of their ethical obligations to unrepresented persons. Because of this fact, I thought a refresher on the rules would be helpful.
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The Cyber Safety Review Board’s first report and the impact of Log4j
Mark Lanterman
Sep 01, 2022
This past spring, I wrote about the newly created Cyber Safety Review Board and its focus on uniting the public and private sectors in reviewing security incidents and providing recommendations for improvement. The board made the recently discovered Log4j vulnerability the subject of its first report.
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Colleague Corner: What has been your best day as a lawyer?
Sep 01, 2022
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Notes & Trends—September 2022
Sep 01, 2022
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Update: IOLTA Bank on Justice
Sep 01, 2022
With interest rates on the rise, the MSBA has updated its list of banks that qualify for recognition through our Bank on Justice Program. These banks offer a rate of greater than 0.5% interest on IOLTA accounts.
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A note on legal certification
Sep 01, 2022
The MSBA has been an accredited agency of the Minnesota State Board of Legal Certification since 1987, but did you know that there are five other entities that certify Minnesota attorneys in other specialty areas?
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Sara Gonsalves appointed 4th Judicial District administrator
Aug 23, 2022
Judges in the Fourth Judicial District have appointed Sara Gonsalves as the judicial district administrator for Hennepin County District Court. The appointment was approved by the Minnesota Judicial Council on Thursday, August 18.
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