January / February 2022

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The official publication of the Minnesota State Bar Association

January / February 2022


Let’s talk about some time-saving legal tech
TODD C. SCOTT
Feb 01, 2022
The pandemic brought a lot of lawyers into the world of legal technology. Here’s a set of recommendations for integrating more tech and freeing up more time in ’22.
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  • Technology
A Marvel-ous Copyright War
Larina Alton and Gabriel Ramirez-Hernandez
Feb 01, 2022
Disney’s latest fight to protect its intellectual property interests is no Mickey Mouse effort.
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  • CATEGORY
  • Intellectual Property
After Britney: An FAQ on Minnesota guardianship/conservatorship law
DAVID L. LUDESCHER
Feb 01, 2022
My intent in this brief article is not to provide a detailed analysis of the Britney Spears case or of guardianship and conservatorship law in Minnesota. Rather, I wish to show how the protections afforded by “the system” can fail people in Minnesota as well.
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  • Estate Planning
A lawyer’s guide to the Minnesota legislative process
By Anne Sexton
Feb 01, 2022
Being a competent attorney necessitates understanding key aspects of Minnesota laws and the state legislative process. Through a strictly nonpartisan lens, here are 10 concepts to help us on that front.
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  • Legislation
What we’re working on
JENNIFER THOMPSON
Feb 01, 2022
As we cross the midway point in the 2021-2022 bar year, here’s an update on the MSBA’s policy work.
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  • President's Page
Public discipline in 2021
SUSAN HUMISTON
Feb 01, 2022
The goal of public discipline is to protect the public, the legal profession, and the judicial system, and to deter further misconduct by the disciplined attorney and other attorneys.
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  • Professional Responsibility
The Log4j vulnerability is rocking the cybersecurity world. Here’s why.
Mark Lanterman
Feb 01, 2022
Cybersecurity experts have been quick to acknowledge the immense danger this vulnerability poses for almost all organizations. There are many types of attacks that can be facilitated via this route, such as the installation of malware and ransomware attacks, making it an easy-to-use tool for cybercriminals.
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  • Technology
To answer the phone or not to answer the phone? Notes on clients and boundaries
Elizabeth Drotning Hartwell
Feb 01, 2022
Although maintaining professional boundaries is crucial for our own well-being, I’d like to offer an additional reason you should do so which I hope is also compelling: Professional boundaries are also a vital component in serving our clients well.
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  • New Lawyers
Judicial discretion the John Grisham way
Tom Vasaly
Feb 01, 2022
The lead character in The Judge’s List is Lacy Stoltz, the director of the fictional Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. In real life, Tom Vasaly held a similar position as the former executive secretary of the Minnesota Board on Judicial Standards.
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  • Book Review
ABA Equal Justice Conference coming to Minnesota
Feb 01, 2022
The ABA’s Equal Justice Conference (EJC) is being held in Minnesota this year for the first time in over a decade. The EJC, which will convene in Minneapolis May 12-14, is the nation’s premier conference for legal services and pro bono issues.
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  • MSBA in Action
North Star Lawyer Certification Open
Feb 01, 2022
Did you complete 50 hours or more of pro bono work in 2021? Would you like to be recognized for your work and show your commitment to pro bono in our communities? If so, the MSBA’s North Star Lawyer program is open for certification.
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  • Pro Bono
  • MSBA in Action
Don’t miss our unbundled services CLE
Feb 01, 2022
On February 15, the MSBA is hosting a CLE to help expand the offering of unbundled services in our state.
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  • MSBA in Action
2022 Time’s Up is here
Feb 01, 2022
The 2022 Time’s Up Manual (formal title: A Manual of the Statutes of Limitations in Minnesota for Civil Litigators) was recently released by the MSBA Civil Litigation Section.
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  • Civil Litigation
  • MSBA in Action
Notes & Trends – Jan/Feb 2022
Feb 01, 2022
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