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The official publication of the Minnesota State Bar Association

September 2021


Journey to the center of my mind: Notes on meditation practice and wellness
Senior Judge Susan R. Miles
Sep 01, 2021
Let me invite you to journey into my mind, for better or for worse, on a reality-based meditation session, with all its twists and turns, moments of being lost, and, on a good day, an occasional insight.
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  • Well-Being
Maritime law? In Minnesota? Yes.
By Vince C. Reuter
Sep 01, 2021
Few Minnesota litigators would be surprised to field a call involving an accident on one of our state’s lakes or rivers. In doing so, the attorney undoubtedly begins internally checking the legal boxes: Cause of action? Causation? Damages? Statute of limitations? But one important box may unfortunately get ignored: jurisdiction. This is a mistake.
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  • CATEGORY
  • Maritime Law
Fixing a Hole: The Fritz defense revisited
James Poradek and Luke Grundman
Sep 01, 2021
Minnesota courts have erected a draconian procedural barrier that makes it impossible for many tenants to have their day in court: a “pay to defend” requirement that forces eviction defendants to deposit unpaid back rent with the court as a precondition for trial on the defense that the landlord has violated its legal obligation to maintain the property in habitable condition.
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  • CATEGORY
  • Evictions
Discovery: Reinventing the request for admissions
Eliot T. Tracz
Sep 01, 2021
Nearly every young litigator knows that RFAs are a tool used to narrow the number of disputed issues in a case. While that can certainly be done when bundled with other written discovery, the inherent versatility of RFAs really comes through when they are unbundled and allowed to stand on their own.
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  • Litigation
Trigger warning: Reply all email chains
Jennifer Thompson
Sep 01, 2021
You remember July 29, right? That’s the day that the MSBA Members News & Notes Community clogged up and bogged down some large portion of over 13,000 member email inboxes.
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  • President's Page
Pandemic legal ethics, part 2
Susan Humiston
Sep 01, 2021
In the May/June 2020 issue of this publication, I wrote about legal ethics in a pandemic. More than a year later, we remain in a pandemic that not only presents continuing personal safety and well-being challenges; professional challenges also remain.
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  • CATEGORY
  • Professional Responsibility
The NSA advisory on brute force attacks
Mark Lanterman
Sep 01, 2021
In July the National Security Agency (NSA), in partnership with the CISA, FBI, and NCSC, issued a cybersecurity advisory regarding global brute force campaigns titled, “Russian GRU Conducting Global Brute Force Campaign to Compromise Enterprise and Cloud Environments.”
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  • Technology
Notes & Trends – September 2021
Sep 01, 2021
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