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for: ‘December, 2009’

National Legislation, One State at a Time

Now 118 years old, the Uniform Law Commission has over the years quietly developed and shepherded through the state legislatures an array of legislation that serves and simplifies the practice of most lawyers.

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Our Collective Responsibility

Recently, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued an order temporarily increasing the lawyer registration fee paid by most practicing Minnesota lawyers.  [See “By the Court,” page 18 of this issue. Ed.] An additional $100 per year is being required for each of the next two years in order to provide funding for the Board of Public […]

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Military Justice: An Oxymoron?

The military justice system over the years has been subject to a good deal of criticism, most of it undeserved.  In terms of their treatment of criminal defendants, the military justice system has many advantages and some disadvantages over Minnesota’s criminal justice system. The recent tragic news from Fort Hood and the ongoing debate about […]

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Holiday Stories

It’s a Wonderful Life (and Work Balance) Boozhoo Niijii; Gdinimikoon. Hello, Friend; I greet you in a good way. The Ojibwe/Anishinaabe people traditionally reserved the months between “freezing-over time”—gashkadino giizis (November) and “maple-sap-boiling time”—iskigamizige giizis (April) as the time for the telling of traditional stories—aadizookaanag. Stories are transformative—the listener learns and changes—that is why stories were […]

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