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Take Two: President Trump’s Suspect March 6 Travel Ban Order

The president’s March 6, 2017 Executive Order, which is unlikely to prove temporary, continues to raise legal and constitutional concerns When President Trump signed Executive Order 13769, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” on January 27, 2017 (the “January 27 Order”), he exercised executive power to suspend the entry of […]

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Associate Attorney

Opportunity for an associate attorney with at least 2 years’ experience in employment or commercial litigation to join our fast-paced downtown Minneapolis office (experience can be court-clerking experience). Must have strong research and writing skills and an interest in litigation. Reply to: Bench & Bar Box 308, c/o MSBA, 600 Nicollet Mall, #380, Minneapolis, MN […]

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March 2017

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Try to Remember: Estate planning for clients with dementia

Americans are living longer, and nearly 50 percent of them will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease by the time they are 85. Dealing with estate clients who may have dementia is challenging—and fraught with the potential for future litigation. This article offers insight into recognizing signs of dementia and taking steps to ensure that estate plans […]

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A Crisis of Complacency: Minnesota’s untested rape kit backlog

Every two minutes, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted.1 According to the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault, one in three Minnesota women have been sexually assaulted by mid-life.2 Almost two-thirds of all rapes are committed by someone who is known to the victim. If you know three women, it is likely that you know […]

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Is There An Implied Covenant in Employment Agreements?

Understanding an important discrepancy in case law Lawsuits claiming breaches of an implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing in employment agreements are dismissed every day. Why do plaintiffs keep trying? Because there is a discrepancy in case law. In some matters it has been held that it was bad faith to terminate non-at-will […]

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Stumping for our judiciary

Across the country, the legal profession has been focused on the president’s executive order, the court decisions regarding the constitutionality of the order, and the president’s comments about the judiciary. Regardless of your political views, I ask you to consider these events in a different context—one that sets aside policy positions and embraces an institutional […]

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Your duty to report

Imagine the following scenario: Counsel at a motion hearing is unusually discourteous, interrupting opposing counsel and talking over the court. The motion is argued, not particularly competently, and submitted. Following the hearing, counsel experiences what appears to be a serious medical emergency, and medical and bailiff personnel are called. Shortly thereafter, counsel and the court […]

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Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Courts: An Introduction for Legal Professionals in Minnesota

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder (SCD) are characterized by pervasive difficulties with communication and social functioning across diverse social settings. Despite these social impairments, it can be difficult to identify the presence of ASD and SCD in higher functioning individuals. Unfortunately, this adversely impacts individuals with ASD and SCD—particularly in legal settings, where they […]

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Meet Greg Bucher: ‘I enjoy the diversity of a rural practice’

GREG BUCHER is a native of southwest Minnesota. After graduating from Southwest State University (now Southwest Minnesota State University) he worked several years in agricultural equipment finance. He obtained his J.D. from William Mitchell in 1999, and eventually escaped the Twin Cities metro area to join Stoneberg, Giles & Stroup, P.A. in 2005. Greg, his […]

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