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The official publication of the Minnesota State Bar Association

May 2022


Landmarks in the law
Jun 02, 2022
Notes and trends in the law.
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  • Notes & Trends
Not immune from change
Jack Finck and Colin Hunter Hargreaves
Jun 01, 2022
A guide to approaching ADA medical accommodation requests to telework by immunocompromised employees in light of the covid-19 pandemic.
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  • Employment Law
Hiding in plain sight
Natalie Netzel
Jun 01, 2022
Vicarious trauma is just part of the job for many lawyers. Time to talk—and do—more about it.
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  • Mental Health
  • Wellbeing
The shield of judicial immunity protects receivers
George H. Singer
Jun 01, 2022
The United States Supreme Court recently declined to second-guess a decision from the Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, which had determined that court-appointed bankruptcy receivers are entitled to quasi-judicial immunity when they act within the court’s authority.
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  • Courts
Protecting gig workers and independent contractors under the MHRA
Katherine Rollins
May 31, 2022
Companies that rely on the labor of independent contractors tout the flexibility and independence those workers have, while spending millions to prevent being required to provide benefits like unemployment insurance and health care.
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  • New Lawyers
Smishing attacks and the human element
Mark Lanterman
May 31, 2022
The possibilities are endless when it comes to message content, but the goal of the scammer remains essentially the same—to get you to interact with their message, click a link, and/or provide personal information. But why has smishing in particular become so popular as of late?
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  • Technology
Taxes, professional debt, child support, and lawyer discipline
Susan Humiston
May 31, 2022
As I write this column, income taxes are due. Did you file on time? If not, did you request an extension of the date on which to file? If you’re also an employer, have you kept up with your quarterly employer withholding filing and payment obligations, both federal and state? If not, there may be professional responsibility issues to address in addition to issues raised by taxing authorities.
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  • Professional Responsibility
Better Together: Changes coming to our sections
May 31, 2022
When the MSBA, Hennepin County Bar, and Ramsey County Bar Associations combined staff teams in 2019, one of the goals was to identify and increase collaboration where it made sense, while maintaining strong identities and value propositions for each organization. After much consideration and conversation, the MSBA Council, HCBA Board, and RCBA Board each voted to approve a unified Sections model beginning with the 2022-2023 bar year.
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  • MSBA in Action
What's your walk-up song?
Jennifer Thompson
May 31, 2022
Some might recall that my first President’s Page started with a baseball metaphor—“ducks on the pond.” It was about feeling excitement for the work of the coming bar year. Now, as we head toward the bottom of the ninth, I want to end with one final nod to baseball: the walk-up song.
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