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Commission on Judicial Selection recommends 2nd Judicial District candidates to Gov. Walz
Aug 05, 2019
he Commission on Judicial Selection announced it is recommending three candidates for consideration to fill the current vacancy in Minnesota’s 2nd Judicial District. This vacancy occurred upon the retirement of the Honorable David C. Higgs and will be chambered at St. Paul in Ramsey County.
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Notes & Trends - August 2019
Aug 02, 2019
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Meet Theresa Paulson: 'The purpose of the bar is to bring together attorneys'
Aug 02, 2019
I wanted to help people who have been wronged find justice in the courtroom. When I applied to law school, I was working as a 911 dispatcher and serving the community at the start of the legal problem. I wanted to work toward the end goal and see the resolution.
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Crossing the border: Tips for attorneys
CANDACE M. GROTH
Aug 02, 2019
Do you use your smartphone for work purposes? Have you ever taken your smartphone or work laptop on vacation? Was that vacation in another country?
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Security, convenience, and medical devices
MARK LANTERMAN
Aug 02, 2019
As the Internet of Things continues to expand into every area of our lives, so too do our concerns about its secure use.
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Join the practicelaw development community
Aug 02, 2019
We’re excited to let you know that practicelaw—the MSBA's collection of forms, checklists, apps, videos, and other members-only resources—has launched a new development community.
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Bank on Justice helps civil legal aid
Aug 02, 2019
The MSBA has launched the Bank on Justice recognition program to provide our attorney members with a list of banks that pay higher interest rates on IOLTA accounts and do not charge fees, therefore maximizing revenue for access to justice.
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Notes & Trends – August 2019
Aug 01, 2019
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On civility and ethics
SUSAN HUMISTON
Aug 01, 2019
While there are certainly several ethics rules in Minnesota that may be implicated by uncivil conduct (which I will discuss shortly), the persistent nature of this issue has prompted some states to do more with their ethics rules.
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Service: Opportunity & Obligation
Tom Nelson
Aug 01, 2019
When we were admitted to the bar, we were given the key to our profession; it came not only with opportunity, but also with obligation. We have a cultural contract requiring service and citizenship.
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Commission on Judicial Selection recommends 9th Judicial District candidates to Gov. Walz
Jul 30, 2019
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced it is recommending three candidates for consideration to fill the current vacancy in Minnesota’s 9th Judicial District. This vacancy occurred upon the retirement of the Honorable Kurt Marben and will be chambered at Mahnomen in Mahnomen County.
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Health Law Section Gives Lifetime Achievement Awards
Jul 29, 2019
At its final meeting of the 2018-19 bar year, the MSBA Health Law Section recognized five amazing attorneys with Lifetime Achievement Awards. The award was created this year to recognize an exceptional class of retiring health law attorneys who have made significant contributions to the practice area during their careers.
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Gov. Walz announces upcoming vacancies on the Minnesota Court of Appeals
Jul 22, 2019
Governor Walz announced today that two judgeship vacancies are occurring on Minnesota’s Court of Appeals. These vacancies will occur upon the retirements later this year of the Honorable Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks and the Honorable Heidi S. Schellhas. Judge Halbrooks’ seat represents the Fifth Congressional District and Judge Schellhas serves in an at-large capacity.
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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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