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Commission on Judicial Selection opens application process for vacancy in the 10th Judicial District
Jan 05, 2021
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced a new vacancy in Minnesota’s Tenth Judicial District.
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Mock trial: The show must go on
Dyan Ebert
Jan 04, 2021
The change to make this year’s mock trial program virtual is a shining example of how to cultivate something good from an otherwise bad situation, a lesson we should all take to heart. The show will go on!
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Lawyers in transition
Susan Humiston
Jan 04, 2021
As one year ends and another begins, some lawyers find themselves in transition between firms or employment opportunities. When this happens, it’s natural to focus on employment law—and, if one is a partner, fiduciary obligations. But please don’t forget there are also ethical obligations when a lawyer leaves a firm.
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Considerations in cloud security
MARK LANTERMAN
Jan 04, 2021
For law firms, the question of whether to use the cloud is especially critical given the unparalleled importance of protecting client confidentiality.
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Colleague Corner: Meet Omni Kiecker
Omni Kiecker
Jan 04, 2021
There are many issues in greater Minnesota, ranging from succession planning to lack of technology. No one can fix anything alone but working together, through the bar association, we are able to draft legislation and pave the way for future attorneys.
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The genius of gratitude
Joseph P. Beckman
Jan 04, 2021
Studies have shown that, typically within 21 days, a nightly “gratitude journal” can be as effective as commonly prescribed antidepressants. Moreover, these studies suggest that the effects of journaling are not tempered by side effects or plateau.
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Notes & Trends January 2021
Jan 04, 2021
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FAQ: What you need to know about the new MSBA health plan
Dec 30, 2020
MSBA is quoting these plans for eligible member groups beginning with January 1, 2021 plan-effective dates. To request a quote, interested businesses or their brokers may visit Health.MSBAinsure.com or call Mercer customer service at 888-264-9189 for additional details.
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Commission on Judicial Selection recommends Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals candidates to Gov. Walz
Dec 28, 2020
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced that it is recommending three candidates for consideration to fill two vacancies on Minnesota’s Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals.
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Commission on Judicial Selection recommends 7th Judicial District candidates to Gov. Walz
Dec 28, 2020
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced that it is recommending three candidates for consideration to fill a vacancy in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District.
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The Minnesota Supreme Court seeks nonlawyer applicants for the Commission on Judicial Selection
Dec 11, 2020
The Minnesota Supreme Court is seeking a non-lawyer to serve as a member of the Commission on Judicial Selection.
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Gov. Walz reappoints the Hon. Bradford Delapena to the Minnesota Tax Court
Dec 07, 2020
Gov. Tim Walz announced the reappointment of the Honorable Bradford Delapena as judge of the Minnesota Tax Court for a six-year term set to expire on January 4, 2027.
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Your best client
Dyan Ebert
Dec 01, 2020
The advice I give to my clients about taking care of themselves is good advice for me as well. I need to be at my best, physically and mentally, in order to provide good service to my clients and to honor the professional oath I took so many years ago.
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Safekeeping client property (including filing fees)
SUSAN HUMISTON
Dec 01, 2020
Safekeeping client or third-party property related to a representation is a fundamental ethics obligation. Lately several cases have crossed my desk involving failure to properly handle client money.
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Deciding when to use technology-assisted review
MARK LANTERMAN
Dec 01, 2020
Amid the increasing use of artificial intelligence, I am frequently asked about predictive coding, a form of technology-assisted review (TAR), and its applications—when to use it, its value as a tool, and its potential pitfalls, among others.
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Colleague Corner: Meet Pamela Steinle
Dec 01, 2020
Steinle opened Steinle Law PLLC in her childhood home in south-central Minnesota on January 1, 2020, with an emphasis on estates, businesses, and barns.
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Poems for Lawyers and Other Citizens
BILL CARPENTER
Dec 01, 2020
A review of In Code, a new collection of poems about law and public affairs by award-winning St. Paul poet Maryann Corbett--who is also a recently retired 35-year veteran of the Revisor of Statutes office at the Minnesota Legislature.
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Lanham Act disgorgement just got more complicated
KYLE R. KROLL
Dec 01, 2020
In Romag v. Fossil, the Supreme Court recently decided a circuit split over one of the Lanham Act’s most potent remedies: disgorgement of the defendant’s profits.
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Notes & Trends – December 2020
Dec 01, 2020
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Association Health Plan update
Dec 01, 2020
Have you made your benefit selections for next year? If not, consider the new MSBA Association Health Plan (AHP), available to MSBA attorneys and their staffs.
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