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The official publication of the Minnesota State Bar Association

May/June 2021


A Death in the Family: How one firm forged ahead after a partner’s unexpected passing
Morgan Kavanaugh and Christopher Johnston
May 26, 2021
It’s the call no lawyer ever wants to get: A friend and colleague in your law firm has unexpectedly passed away. In January 2020, we got that call. Our friend and senior partner at the firm, Kyle Hegna, died tragically in a snowmobile accident.
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Covid, 'long covid,' and workers compensation
Robb P. Enslin
May 26, 2021
The workers’ compensation system will be dealing with coronavirus-spawned claims for a long time to come
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  • COVID-19
  • Labor and Employment
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Becker Awards winners
May 26, 2021
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Anatomy of a Misreading
Hannah Martin
May 26, 2021
On March 24, 2021, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued its decision in State v. Khalil, reversing and remanding a third-degree criminal sexual conduct charge that involved a mentally incapacitated or physically helpless complainant. News and social media got the point all wrong.
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When the Public Interest Isn’t: Minnesota’s approval of a new Line 3
Jessica Intermill
May 26, 2021
This is the first installment of a two-part article exploring structural bias and racism within the law in the context of the Line 3 oil pipeline expansion. Part 1 examines the agency approval process and the role of the public in that process.
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Why not you?
Dyan Ebert
May 26, 2021
Lawyers are problem-solvers. We have the ability to effect change in society. We can help to eradicate instances of racial inequality in our justice system. We can work toward ensuring equal access to justice and upholding the rule of law. We can also confront head-on the problems facing our own profession by taking concerted steps toward improving lawyer well-being and work-life balance.
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Remote resources for pro bono attorneys
May 26, 2021
Library support may involve access to helpful legal research resources, especially for the attorney who takes pro bono clients with issues outside the attorney’s usual practice area.
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Working with infertility and IVF
Ashleigh Leitch
May 26, 2021
Because of the stigma historically associated with infertility and pregnancy loss, many people remain unaware that these experiences are relatively common.
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  • Labor and Employment
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This month: Duluth lynchings centennial symposium
May 26, 2021
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Mythbusters: Lawyer discipline edition
Susan Humiston
May 26, 2021
On two occasions—in 1984 and again in 2013—Directors have written columns devoted to busting myths about the Office and the discipline system. In this anniversary year, let’s see if I can demystify some beliefs about the Office, presented in no particular order.
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Apple’s new iOS strikes a blow for data privacy
Mark Lanterman
May 26, 2021
How many times have you found yourself discussing something with a friend or coworker only to see an ad for that very thing appear a few moments later? I, like many, have often had this bizarre experience and while it’s easy to laugh these moments off as merely “creepy,” it’s remarkable to think about the vast amounts of data that are routinely collected about us.
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Why I went to law school
Roger Reinert
May 26, 2021
I didn’t go to law school to be a lawyer.” I know, it’s almost sacrilege to say. Perhaps all the more so in this publication, and with this audience. But it’s the truth.
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  • New Lawyers
Work hard and be nice: A post-pandemic prescription
Kendra Brodin & Alice Sherren
May 26, 2021
It took a global pandemic, but the world is beginning to recognize the importance of prioritizing wellness alongside productivity.
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  • Well-Being
Colleague Corner: Meet Phong Luong
Phong Luong
May 26, 2021
Most of my career has involved helping the injured worker in some capacity. That includes fighting for that railroad worker injured due to someone’s negligence under the Federal Employers Liability Act, or the aggrieved employee who is harassed or discriminated against because of her gender in violation of Title VII, or the police officer who suffers from PTSD as a result of his repeated exposure to traumatic incidents throughout the course of his career.
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Notes & Trends – May/June 2021
May 26, 2021
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