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August 2016

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Dietzen’s Legacy

Justice Dietzen Retirement Reception Join us as we celebrate Justice Chris Dietzen’s tenure on the Minnesota Supreme Court Wednesday, August 24, 2016 • 5:30-7:30 PM Windows on Minnesota, Minneapolis REGISTER HERE Supreme Court jurist retiring after nearly a dozen years on appellate tribunals The announcement by Justice Christopher Dietzen this spring that he will resign […]

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Ready, Set, Go Solo: Tips for starting (and funding) your own law firm

I took the scenic route to starting my own law firm. I began my career at a large law firm. I knew every week how much my paycheck would be—down to the penny. After a decade of consistent paychecks, I moved in-house. For three more years, I continued to know how much my paycheck would be. […]

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Want to Promote ATJ? Think Unbundled

The national Access to Justice community is buzzing about Resolution 5 of the National Conference of Chief Justices and Conference of State Court Administrators,1 which sets as its goal “100 percent access to effective assistance for essential (basic needs and safety) civil legal needs.” The resolution recognizes that there is no one-size-fits-all solution for everyone’s […]

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Fortress or Foyer? On Law Firm Security

A tragedy in St. Paul is prompting renewed reflection about the physical security of Minnesota lawyers and law firms. The April murder of a law firm staffer in St. Paul shocked the Minnesota legal community—and reminded lawyers everywhere that physical security is not something they can afford to take for granted. In this article the […]

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Softening the Blow of Eminent Domain: Relocation Benefits for Businesses Forced to Move

Lawyers need to be aware that business clients facing the prospect of eminent domain and subsequent relocation may be eligible to receive compensation not only for taken land but for relocation expenses. Here’s what you need to know about the relevant federal and state laws. Your business client has just learned that its property will […]

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Notes & Trends – August 2016

Current developments in Judicial Law, Legislation, and Executive Action together with a foretaste of Emergent Trends in law and the legal profession for the complete Minnesota lawyer. CRIMINAL LAW JUDICIAL LAW • Theft of motor vehicle: Participation in movement of motor vehicle required to ‘take’ the vehicle. Police responded to a call to find respondent […]

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Meet Allison Marshall & Jenna Westby

‘There are lots of ways to assist clients on a limited scope basis’ ALLISON L. MARSHALL was admitted to practice in 2005. After a two-and-a-half-year judicial clerkship, she opened her own solo law firm focusing on family law. In 2011, she co-founded LEGALnudge. JENNA C. WESTBY was admitted to the Minnesota bar in 2006. She […]

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‘Reply all’ and some thoughts on flat fees

Earlier this year, this column included a summary of private discipline issued in 2015.1 The article included a summary of an admonition for violation of Rule 4.2, Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct (MRPC), resulting from an attorney’s use of the “reply all” email feature. This summary caught the attention of many members of the bar […]

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FAQ: The MSBA’s new and revamped member services

At the start of the new bar year on July 1, the MSBA made several changes to its products and services, including the launch of a new version of our practicelaw resource library, the adoption of Casemaker as the association’s free research tool, and the introduction of new member communities at my.mnbar.org. We also revamped […]

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