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October 2016

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Attorney Coach / Consultant

Attorney coach/consultant Roy S. Ginsburg provides marketing, practice management and strategic/succession planning services to individual lawyers and firms. www.royginsburg.com, roy@royginsburg.com, (612) 812-4500.

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The Lawyer as Cobbler

The legal profession stands on the verge of a transformation—from latter-day craft guild to full-blown modern industry. And that change, difficult as it may be, is a good thing for clients and legal practitioners alike. A modern lawyer resembles a medieval craftsman. Like cobblers, we craft custom products in expensive and time-consuming ways. A typical cobbler […]

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Car Minus Driver: Autonomous vehicles driving regulation, liability, and policy

Part I Automated driving is coming. Last month the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration released its newly expanded Federal Automated Vehicles Policy, and the race is on to bring driverless cars to our roads on a mass scale. As with many new technologies, the law will have to catch up with the issues raised by […]

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Lawyerly Transitions: On charting a course from student to lawyer to adult

According to several law school statistical studies, the average age of law school graduates in the United States is 27. The average age of newlyweds in the United States currently sits at 27 for women and 29 for men. Further, over the last 43 years, the average age of a first-time mother has increased from […]

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ADR Policy for the Minnesota Courts

Past, Present and Future An update on pending revisions to Rule 114 The Minnesota Supreme Court ADR Ethics Board has been working since late 2012 to draft proposed updates to Rule 114 and is close to submitting its work to the Minnesota Supreme Court for consideration. Rule 114, Minnesota General Rules of Practice for the District […]

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‘We are most effective when we maintain an even temperament and an open mind’

An interview with Justice Margaret Chutich of the Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Margaret Chutich was appointed to the Minnesota Supreme Court on March 17, 2016. She previously served for over four years on the Minnesota Court of Appeals following her appointment by Gov. Mark Dayton in December 2011. Justice Chutich had an interesting and varied career […]

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Time off on Election Day

The upcoming elections on Tuesday, November 8 provide an opportune occasion to review the rights and obligations of employers and employees with respect to time off for voting. Employees in Minnesota are entitled to time off from work on Election Day. Under Minn. Stat. §204C.04, subd. 1, employers must permit those workers who are eligible […]

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Notes & Trends – October 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. Commercial & Consumer Law JUDICIAL LAW • Commercially reasonable disposition of collateral. Perhaps no more litigated issue under Uniform Commercial Code Article 9 exists than whether a disposition of […]

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Judicial elections and the Supreme Court race

It’s election season in Minnesota, and as a lawyer, you know what that means. At every gathering of family and friends, the conversation inevitably turns to the election, and someone always asks you, “Who are those judges on the ballot? I don’t know anything about them. How should I vote?” Advising someone how to vote […]

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