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The official publication of the Minnesota State Bar Association

March 2022


Minnesota cannabis law and the battle over hemp derivatives
JASON TARASEK
Mar 04, 2022
Here in Minnesota adult-use marijuana remains illegal and likely will remain illegal for the near future. Why? It’s complicated.
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  • Legislation
Esquire this and Esq. that. Or: A stuffy, didactic trifle under 1,000 words
ADAM JOHNSON
Mar 04, 2022
In 2015, when I still had some green behind my ears—and not nearly the size of paunch that I now boast (the kind you can rest a Big Gulp on whilst second-chairing)—I wrote a short piece on the topic of the honorific title “esquire.” It appears that “esquire” is a kind of Hydra, capable of growth at treble rates.
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  • Practice Pointers
Revisiting Minnesota’s 60-Day Rule and building permit applications
Julie N. Nagorski
Mar 04, 2022
Most cities and most practitioners believe that while the 60-Day Rule requires government to take prompt action on applications of many sorts, it does not apply to building permit applications. This belief needs a re-examination.
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  • CATEGORY
  • Construction Law
What happens when property owners don’t pay their property taxes?
Melitta Drechsler
Mar 04, 2022
What happens to nonpayers of property taxes is a question many property owners—those with mortgages—have little reason to consider. Banks and mortgage companies often collect the money to pay for property taxes from mortgage payments and save that money in an escrow account.
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  • Real Property
  • Tax Law
Bedrock rules: The law on non-commercial collection of rocks and fossils on public lands in Minnesota
KATHLEEN LI REITZ
Mar 04, 2022
Whether you are a professionally trained geoscientist or an amateur collector of these inorganic specimens, Minnesota has much to offer as long as you know where to look.
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  • Land Use Law
Lawyers make great leaders. That includes you.
JENNIFER THOMPSON
Mar 04, 2022
Whether leader was part of your childhood nickname or leadership is an experience you are looking to explore for the first time, the MSBA welcomes and encourages you to explore a leadership role within the association.
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  • CATEGORY
  • President's Page
ABA Opinion 500 takes on language access in the client-lawyer relationship
SUSAN HUMISTON
Mar 04, 2022
Each year, the ABA Standing Committee publishes formal opinions interpreting the Model Rules; these opinions provide guidance to practitioners in interpreting the Model Rules and, by extension, the Minnesota Rules. In October 2021, the ABA issued Formal Opinion 500: Language Access in the Client-Lawyer Relationship.
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  • CATEGORY
  • Professional Responsibility
What we can already learn from the Cyber Safety Review Board
Mark Lanterman
Mar 04, 2022
In keeping with the 2021 Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security established the Cyber Safety Review Board last month.
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  • Technology
What’s your most useful legal technology tool —or tools, if you can’t pick just one—and why?
Mar 04, 2022
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  • CATEGORY
  • Colleague Corner
Updates: Courts and Legislature
Mar 04, 2022
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  • Legislation
  • MSBA in Action
MSBF matching grant will boost legal aid
Mar 04, 2022
The MSBA is proud to announce that thanks to its members, we raised over $10,000 in our recent campaign for the Minnesota State Bar Foundation (MSBF). With the matching monies, that means that over $20,000 is headed to organizations around Minnesota.
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  • MSBA in Action
Get involved with the Unbundled Law Project
Mar 04, 2022
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  • Pro Bono
Notes & Trends – March 2022
Mar 04, 2022
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  • Notes & Trends
 

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