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Courts at the Tipping Point: Tight Funding Imperils Justice Function

Rising demand for services and challenging economic conditions together jeopardize the ability of Minnesota’s judicial infrastructure—including courts, public defenders, prosecutors, and legal aid—to meet constitutional standards and the expectations of the public.  In this, the first of three articles examining fiscal and public pressures on the system, we explore impacts on the courts.  Subsequent articles […]

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Minnesota’s Special Appeal Statutes: Traps for the Unwary

Counsel pursuing an appeal in an unfamiliar area must be very careful to make sure that there isn’t a provision somewhere that specifies a different means for pursuing that appeal than a simple notice of appeal to the Court of Appeals or that imposes a special filing deadline. Failure to heed this admonition could lead […]

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Landing on Your Feet: Outplacement Services Make It Easier

Hard times make for hard choices, sometimes including termination of employment relationships.  Outplacement services can serve both the employer and the employee in these circumstances, preserving good will for the former and enabling the latter to quickly move on to new opportunities. Severing employment relationships involuntarily is never pleasant, personally or professionally, no matter what […]

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