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Did you know: CLE credit for pro bono service
Jul 01, 2019
Attorneys constantly look for cost-saving ways to obtain CLE credits. Did you know that, since 2009, Minnesota attorneys have been eligible to receive CLE credit for their pro bono service?
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Study: Professional services tax would harm Minnesota
Jul 01, 2019
Imposing a tax on professional services would have a negative impact on the Minnesota economy, according to a new study conducted by Matrix Global Advisors, a national economic consulting firm.
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Construction Law Section wins at Capitol
Jul 01, 2019
A couple of years ago the MSBA Construction Law Section Legislative Committee, with the help of the Construction Law Section Council, drafted and proposed legislation to give original jurisdiction to district courts for public procurement actions (bid protests).
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MSBA an amicus in lawyer’s office search case
Jul 01, 2019
The Court recently accepted the MSBA’s request to appear as amicus in K.M. vs. Burnsville Police Department (A19-0414) without supporting either party. The case involves the issuance and execution of a search warrant for an attorney’s office and the seizure of all client files.
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Upcoming MSBA Certification events/offerings
Jul 01, 2019
The MSBA’s Certification Program will be offering three certification exams in the coming months. All the exams will be held at the MSBA offices in Minneapolis.
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Greetings from the 2019 MSBA Convention at Mystic Lake Center!
Jul 01, 2019
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Notes & Trends – July 2019
Jul 01, 2019
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Gov. Walz announces appointment to Fill 7th Judicial District vacancy
Jun 24, 2019
Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan announced the appointment of Matthew Engelking as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District. Mr. Engelking will be replacing the Honorable Frederick L. Grunke and will be chambered at St. Cloud in Stearns County.
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Commission on Judicial Selection announces vacancy in the 10th Judicial District
Jun 21, 2019
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced that a judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota’s Tenth Judicial District. The vacancy occurred upon the death of the Honorable Tammi A. Fredrickson and will be chambered at Anoka in Anoka County.
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Commission on Judicial Selection announces vacancy in the 1st Judicial District
Jun 21, 2019
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 Thomas W. Pugh and will be chambered at Hastings in Dakota County.
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Commission on Judicial Selection announces vacancy in the 2nd Judicial District
Jun 18, 2019
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced that a judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota’s Second Judicial District. The vacancy occurred upon the retirement of the Honorable David C. Higgs and will be chambered at Saint Paul in Ramsey County.
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Commission on Judicial Selection announces vacancy in the 4th Judicial District
Jun 18, 2019
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced that a judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota’s 4th Judicial District. The vacancy occurred upon the retirement of the Honorable Bruce A. Peterson and will be chambered at Minneapolis in Hennepin County.
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Commission on Judicial Selection recommends 10th Judicial District candidates to Gov. Walz
Jun 17, 2019
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced it is recommending three candidates for consideration to fill the current vacancy in Minnesota’s 10th Judicial District. This vacancy occurred upon the resignation of the Honorable Daniel A. 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 9th Judicial District
Jun 10, 2019
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that a judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota’s Ninth Judicial District. The vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable Kurt J. Marben and will be chambered at Mahnomen in Mahnomen County.
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Meet Jessie Nicholson: 'Never forget where you came from'
May 28, 2019
JESSIE NICHOLSON has served as the chief executive officer of Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS) since 2007 after having been employed as a staff attorney in various practice areas and in an administrative capacity under SMRLS’s pioneer director, Bruce Beneke. She has devoted her entire legal career, since 1985, in service to the disadvantaged in addressing their critical civil legal needs.
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Eminent Domain: Damages to contiguous tracts in Minnesota
BENJAMIN TOZER
May 28, 2019
Eminent domain is an “awesome” power: the ability of the state, or its delegates, to take an individual’s property without that individual’s consent. Under the United States and Minnesota Constitutions, that “awesome” power comes with a corresponding responsibility: to pay “just compensation” to the owner of the property.
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“Papers and effects” in a digital age, pt II
Mark Lanterman & Judge James Rosenbaum
May 28, 2019
Modern information technologies are testing the United States Constitution’s protection against government intrusion. In our article “‘Papers and effects’ in a digital age,” published here in January 2019, we looked at the impact of smartphones and the challenges they pose for search warrants and government investigators.
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Business transactions with clients
SUSAN HUMISTON
May 28, 2019
Lawyers frequently have an opportunity to do business with clients beyond the straightforward monetary payment for legal services rendered. Sometimes clients wish to offer their lawyer an ownership interest in a start-up business as payment for some or all of the legal services provided, or lawyers wish to acquire an interest in property owned by the client to secure payment for future legal fees.
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Affordable employer-provided health insurance, anyone?
May 28, 2019
Developing an association health plan (AHP) will allow smaller employers to obtain coverage on terms similar to those currently available only to large employers.
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Welcome, new lawyers!
May 28, 2019
Congratulations to the 75 new lawyers granted admission to the Minnesota bar during a series of swearing-in ceremonies held in the Supreme Court Chambers at the Minnesota State Capitol Building on May 10.
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