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MSBA to file amicus brief in family law case
Apr 03, 2019
On February 27, the Minnesota Supreme Court granted review in Thornton v. Bosquez (No. A18-0223) and invited the MSBA to participate as an amicus.
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Notes & Trends – April 2019
Apr 03, 2019
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Meet Irene Kao: ‘I find value in helping people who help others’
Irene Kao
Mar 05, 2019
Irene Kao is the intergovernmental relations counsel at the League of Minnesota Cities, where she advocates on behalf of cities at the state Legislature and serves as legal counsel for the lobbying department.
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Welcome to the New Age: The Music Modernization Act
Alexandria Mueller
Mar 05, 2019
The federal Music Modernization Act signed into law in late 2018 is the first major update to music copyright law in decades. It heralds a new era in which rights management and royalty collections will be streamlined, and creators will be better compensated for their music.
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Third-party vendors and risk management
Mark Lanterman
Mar 05, 2019
It’s always scary to think that sometimes data breaches aren’t the result of “hacking” so much as user error. Rubrik, a security and cloud management firm, recently learned this the hard way, when a misconfigured server exposed data belonging to major clients.
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Private discipline in 2018
Susan Humiston
Mar 05, 2019
In 2018, 117 files were closed by the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility (OLPR) with the issuance of an admonition, a form of private discipline reserved for professional misconduct that is isolated and non-serious.
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Notes & Trends – March 2019
Mar 04, 2019
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The profession needs us. Let’s step up.
Feb 01, 2019
In July part of my message in this president’s page was about the One Profession program that the MSBA has launched. As you may recall, One Profession consists of a series of one-day meetings.
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Meet Ryan McCarthy: ‘You have to be able to adapt’
Feb 01, 2019
​RYAN McCARTHY is the chair of the New Lawyers Section of the MSBA, a member of the MSBA Executive Committee and Council, and an associate at the law firm of Bowman and Brooke, LLP.
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Common sense, the Golden Rule, and new attorneys
ERIKA M. GNAZZO
Feb 01, 2019
Being new at anything—let alone something as demanding as being an attorney—can be disconcerting.
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The Marriott breach: four years?
MARK LANTERMAN
Feb 01, 2019
The recent Marriott breach resulted in the theft of data regarding 500 million guests. To many, however, the most troubling aspect of the breach is not the sheer number of people affected, but the fact that the breach was ongoing for four years.
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2018 year in review: Public discipline
SUSAN HUMISTON
Feb 01, 2019
Public discipline in professional responsibility cases is imposed not to punish the attorney, but to protect the public, the profession, and the judicial system, and to deter future misconduct by the attorney and others.
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Notes & Trends – February 2019
Feb 01, 2019
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