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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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Notes & Trends – March 2020
Mar 02, 2020
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Gov, Walz appoints Corey Harbott to fill 9th Judicial District vacancy
Feb 20, 2020
Governor Tim Walz announced the appointment of Corey Harbott as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Ninth Judicial District.
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Gov. Walz announces upcoming vacancy on the Minnesota Supreme Court
Feb 18, 2020
Governor Walz announced a vacancy on the Minnesota Supreme Court. This vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable David L. Lillehaug on July 31, 2020.
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Commission on Judicial Selection announces vacancy in the 1st Judicial District
Feb 18, 2020
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 Timothy J. Looby and will be chambered at Gaylord in Sibley County.
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Gov. Walz appoints Patrick Biren, David Lutz to fill 1st Judicial District vacancies
Feb 03, 2020
Governor Tim Walz announced the appointment of Patrick Biren and David Lutz as District Court Judges in Minnesota’s First Judicial District.
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Commission on Judicial Selection announces vacancy in the 10th Judicial District
Feb 03, 2020
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced that a judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota’s Tenth Judicial District. The vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable Robert G. Rancourt and will be chambered at Center City in Chisago County.
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