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The official publication of the Minnesota State Bar Association

August 2021


The ghost of water wars future: The Great Lakes Compact and the coming freshwater crisis
Jeremy P. Greenhouse
Aug 04, 2021
As climate change and population growth place mounting strain on U.S. water supplies, it is not hard to imagine a scenario in which politicians from water-starved states, faced with struggling agricultural irrigation systems and angry, thirsty voters, propose a Mao-inspired water diversion project to “borrow” water from the Great Lakes.
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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
Immigration roundtable: The Biden administration so far
R. Mark Frey
Aug 04, 2021
Following four years of upheaval under the Trump administration, President Joe Biden took office in January promising stabilization and reform of the U.S. immigration system. Bench & Bar contributor R. Mark Frey—who writes the bimonthly immigration law updates for our Notes & Trends section—recently assembled a panel of his fellow Minnesota immigration attorneys to discuss in writing the legacy of the Trump years and the early moves of the Biden administration. What follows is an edited version of their exchange.
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2021 legislative session recap: A long and winding road
Bryan Lake
Aug 04, 2021
The 2021 session was notable for a record-low number of bills passed, but lawmakers still managed to enact numerous new laws of interest to the legal community, including...
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Urgent pro bono needs across the state
Aug 04, 2021
The post-pandemic eviction moratorium “off-ramp” is now underway. Legal services organizations across the state have been planning for over a year for the flood of cases that have now started to enter the court system.
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MSBA & the courts updates
Aug 04, 2021
The MSBA currently has several petitions pending before the court.
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Did you know: Free, complete Bench & Bar archives
Aug 04, 2021
Did you know you can also access a fully searchable, free-to-members database of all Bench & Bar content dating back to the magazine’s inception in the late 1930s?
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The voice of the profession
JENNIFER THOMPSON
Aug 04, 2021
While the MSBA has a strong and respected voice, its continued role as a leader for the profession depends on the growth and diversification of its membership. A large and vibrant membership makes the MSBA’s voice compelling.
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Supervising probation is a great way to volunteer
SUSAN HUMISTON
Aug 04, 2021
In 2020, there were 88 open probations, most of them supervised. Recently a reader wrote me to suggest a column on probation supervisors. I thought this was a fantastic idea, because I know that many people are not aware of this part of the attorney discipline system, and we are always looking for volunteers to serve as probation supervisors.
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  • Professional Responsibility
Security is a team game
Mark Lanterman
Aug 04, 2021
Despite the rise in cybercrime and an increasingly complex web of cyber risks, many organizations are delegating a job that rightfully belongs to dedicated security teams to technical support staff who are already busy with other work and less experienced with respect to security threats.
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  • Technology
Client relationships are hard work. My dad taught me they’re worth it.
CARRIE OSOWSKI
Aug 04, 2021
As a child, my dad’s close client connections seemed like the default model for professional relationships, but as a practicing attorney, I have realized that is not the case. Creating close, trusting relationships with clients requires hard work. When it’s done right, the rewards are immense.
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Notes & Trends – August 2021
Aug 04, 2021
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