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for: ‘July, 2007’

MSBA President 2007-08: Brian Melendez

With the exception of baseball caps, hat-wearing has fallen out of favor for most men. That doesn’t stop Brian Melendez, incoming president of the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA), from wearing as many as he can on a given day. The difference is that Melendez’ hats are all metaphorical. There’s the hat he puts on […]

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2007 Legislative Session in Review

Mr. Grooms’ annual review of the highlights of the Minnesota legislative session reports success for MSBA’s legislative agenda, lists bills of interest to lawyers in multiple areas of law, and looks ahead to anticipate key issues likely to confront the Legislature in the 2008 session.  The 2006 elections brought significant change to the State Capitol. […]

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May a Witness Ethically Lie in Court?

Legal education rarely if ever explores the use of general moral values, norms, and reasoning in the practice of law. Yet it’s indubitable that in practice law and morality at times conflict, and with justice as the goal, the two must be reconciled. Attorneys rarely consider moral values, norms, and reasoning as legitimate resources that can […]

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