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The official publication of the Minnesota State Bar Association

August 2020


Paskert and Kenneh: The ‘severe or pervasive’ standard in 2020
Sheila Engelmeier and Heather Tabery
Jul 29, 2020
Minnesota moves forward on workplace harassment; the 8th Circuit doubles down.
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A Misstep on §549.191
Jeffrey P. Justman, Tom Pryor and Joshua N. Turner
Jul 29, 2020
Why recent federal courts in Minnesota are wrong in refusing to apply Minn. Stat. §549.191 to punitive-damages claims in federal court
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Lillehaug’s Lasting Legal Legacy
Marshall H. Tanick
Jul 29, 2020
Departed from the state Supreme Court after seven years, Justice David Lillehaug has made a deep and long-lasting mark on Minnesota law.
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COVID-19, Trump, and Employment Immigration
Robert P. Webber and Candelario Arredondo
Jul 29, 2020
This article focuses on employment-based immigration—issues related to the ability of U.S. employers to hire and retain foreign national workers. We seek to highlight some of the major changes and forecast where things may go from here.
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“Ordinary equality”
Dyan Ebert
Jul 29, 2020
August 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of a historic change to the U.S. Constitution, the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
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History: The Minnesota Woman Suffrage Association
Eric W. Weber
Jul 29, 2020
From 1881 to 1920, the Minnesota Woman Suffrage Association struggled to secure women’s right to vote. Its members organized marches, wrote petitions and letters, gathered signatures, gave speeches, and published pamphlets and broadsheets to force the Minnesota Legislature to recognize their right to vote. Due to their efforts, the legislature approved the 19th Amendment in 1919.
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  • Voting Rights
Challenging clients in challenging times
Susan Humiston
Jul 29, 2020
Recently I was talking with Joan Bibelhausen, the executive director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, and she suggested an article on a topic she knows some lawyers find particularly challenging these days: clients and boundaries. Joan approaches this topic from a wellbeing perspective; I will address it from an ethics perspective.
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  • Professional Responsibility
Cyber risk: Is your data retention policy helping or hurting?
Mark Lanterman
Jul 29, 2020
Within the legal community, attorneys are held to a high standard when it comes to protecting client data. And one size does not fit all: It’s complicated knowing when it is appropriate to discard old client files, especially given ethical requirements and the possibility you’ll need certain case files in the future.
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Dear managing partner: The view from an associate’s desk
Lynae Tucker
Jul 29, 2020
Dear Managing Partner, If you hire me, you will set the standard of what I expect from my profession. How you prepare a case, what cases you let me work on, whether you look at the rules or rely on your memory. I am taking note. I will practice like you. Would you retain you?
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Colleague Corner: Meet Kyle Willems
Jul 29, 2020
I always had a fascination with the practice of law, but it wasn’t until I saw the movie "A Civil Action" that I knew I wanted to be a litigator. The idea of making a career out of being an advocate for others was extremely appealing.
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Notes & Trends – August 2020
Jul 29, 2020
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