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for: ‘August, 2009’

55 Ways to Lose Your License

Periodically, people who work in the area of professional responsibility are asked whether there are any discernible patterns in the reasons why attorneys are disbarred or suspended from the practice of law. Presumably, those asking hope to find a method to predict and thereby prevent serious misconduct. Others, who believe that lawyers are not subject […]

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Counseling Clients in Financial Distress

Individuals suffering personal financial failure or the failure of their business often need more than legal advice from their lawyer.  Counsel who can identify and address the psychological, ethical, and spiritual aspects of the situation will not only facilitate the restructuring of the client’s financial affairs and have a positive effect on the individual’s personal […]

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2009 Legislative Session in Review

Budget wrangles—including significant cuts to funding for the courts, public defenders, and legal assistance to the disadvantaged—dominated the recent session as legislators and the governor struggled to address a record deficit. MSBA worked actively to support funding for the legal system, to oppose a sales tax on legal services, and to support the Quie Commission […]

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The State of the Judiciary: 2009 – Building a 21st Century Judiciary

The Minnesota judiciary today finds itself in circumstances unlike those even a few years ago and courts are striving to do their work more effectively and efficiently despite limited resources and increased demand for services. Working in partnership with the bar and other entities, the Judicial Branch is rising to meet a variety of challenges, […]

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A Quality Judiciary in Action

A Quality of Justice Worthy of Preservation Boozhoo Niijii; Gdinimikoon. Hello, Friend; I greet you in a good way. The Ojibwe/Anishinaabe people received “seven teachings of the grandfathers”—niizhwaaswi kchitwaa kinomaadiwinan—to guide them in life, and among them were wisdom (nbwaa kaa win), humility (dbaa dendi ziwin), respect (mnaa dendi mowin), truth (deb we win), and honesty […]

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