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The official publication of the Minnesota State Bar Association

October 2020


Covid-19 and the Caregiving Crisis
Leanne Fuith and Susan Trombley
Oct 01, 2020
Employees with caregiving responsibilities are being asked to return to or continue working in the face of quite possibly shuttered schools and the absence of daycare centers.
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  • COVID-19
  • Features
Prosecutorial ethics: Holding to account “ministers of justice”
SUSAN HUMISTON
Oct 01, 2020
I thought it might be helpful to review the ethics rules applicable to prosecutors—both to establish a baseline and to inquire whether the current rules provide a sufficient foundation for today’s challenges.
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  • Professional Responsibility
Your back-to-school tech brush-up
MARK LANTERMAN
Oct 01, 2020
Building a security culture within organizations is always important, but emphasizing security in our own homes and school may be overlooked.
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  • Technology
Pro bono isn’t charity. It’s part of the profession.
Dyan Ebert
Oct 01, 2020
The pandemic and the limited financial resources available to the various legal aid service providers across the state highlight now more than ever the importance of lawyers holding up our end of the social contract.
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  • President's Page
Pro Bono Week
Oct 01, 2020
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  • MSBA in Action
Real estate pro bono program
Oct 01, 2020
Are you a real estate attorney? Do you want to give back to the community? To provide pro bono services to the disadvantaged, either directly or by consulting with another lawyer?
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  • MSBA in Action
Court updates: Remote access, pro bono, Rule 5
Oct 01, 2020
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  • MSBA in Action
Notes & Trends – October 2020
Oct 01, 2020
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  • Notes & Trends
Lawyers with Dementia
Jill Sauber
Oct 01, 2020
As more attorneys practice into later life, the profession faces a growing challenge.
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  • Features
Child Sex Abuse and the Sixth Amendment
Matthew Mankey and Stacy L. Bettison
Oct 01, 2020
Minnesota courts are eroding confrontation clause protections in cases involving child witnesses.
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Mum’s the Word: How to protect clients’ confidential information in agency investigations and contested case proceedings
Gregory Merz
Oct 01, 2020
Understanding how the law limits the information a state agency may properly withhold from the public and how state agencies handle purportedly confidential information will help counsel to maximize the protection of such information from public disclosure.
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Promoting legal aid in a time of crisis
RANDI ILYSE ROTH
Oct 01, 2020
We find ourselves in what many are calling a “horrific opportunity moment.” Following a summer locked down by COVID, and still reeling from the killing of George Floyd, we are all searching for what we can do to build equity and opportunity in our communities.
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  • Legal Aid
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