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How legal aid boosts Minnesota’s economy

The MSBA recently collaborated with the Minnesota Legal Services Coalition to create the state’s first-ever economic impact report for civil legal aid in Minnesota. The report shows that for every dollar spent on civil legal aid programs, the return on investment is $3.94. The report, based on 2014 data from civil legal aid programs around […]

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MSBA comments on bar admission rules change

On January 24, the Supreme Court issued an order on the petition filed by the Board of Law Examiners (BLE) to amend the Rules for Admission to the Bar. The MSBA’s Rules of Professional Conduct Committee drafted comments in response to the proposed amendments that were approved by the MSBA Council and filed by President […]

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Time to submit nominations for Becker Award 

The Legal Assistance to the Disadvantaged (LAD) Committee has announced that the nomination period is now open for the 2017 Bernard P. Becker Awards. The awards recognize the dedicated service and outstanding achievements of three legal services staff (Legacy of Excellence, Emerging Leader, and Advocate) and one amazing volunteer law student. The awards include $550 […]

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Notes & Trends – February 2017

COMMERCIAL AND CONSUMER LAW JUDICIAL LAW • An additional focus? The Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), 15 U.S.C. §1691 et seq., implemented by Regulation B, 12 CFR Part 1002, was enacted to promote the availability of credit to all creditworthy applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age (if the applicant […]

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