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for: ‘June, 2010’

May/June 2010

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Update on Law Firm Departures

One of the unique side effects of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility (OLPR) having such a highly usable website is that it makes writing this column more challenging. All of the articles ever written by directors and other attorneys in our office for Bench & Bar of Minnesota over the past 39 years are […]

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No Word for Goodbye

Boozhoo Niijii; Gdinimikoon. Hello, Friend; I greet you in a good way. In Anishinaabemowin, the language of the Ojibwe/Anishinaabe people, there is no word for “goodbye.” The Ojibwe/Anishinaabe view life and all relationships therein (with and among both the inanimate and animate worlds) as being interrelated (or constituting a circle)—once something or someone enters our […]

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A Second Bite of the Apple: Preserving Income in Retirement

The attorney looking ahead to retirement need not be reconciled to a precipitous loss of income or of the value built up in practice. By carefully planning and negotiating the terms of their departure, retiring lawyers can both ease the transition and come away with more of the value they invested in their practice. hen […]

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Contempt of Court: Has This Been a Bad Month for Your Client?

Rooted in English jurisprudence, codified in statute, and inherent in the authority of the court, the contempt power exhibits complexity consistent with its origins and may be invoked to enforce a remedy, punish the contemnor’s conduct, or both. ews reports1 of orders by Hennepin County District Court Judge Jay Quam finding former auto mogul Denny […]

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Federal Health Care Reform: A Renewed Commitment to Program Integrity

New federal legislation has transformed the regulatory environment for health care providers’ participation in federally funded health care programs. Heightened risks of liability mean health care providers and the lawyers who advise them need to be more aware of what the federal government expects. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 20101 (Affordable Care […]

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