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Transactional Attorney – Mankato, MN

Stinson Leonard Street LLP is seeking an attorney with at least three years of experience in the areas of corporate law, business transactions, business succession planning, secured lending transactions and/or commercial real estate. While this position is based in Mankato, the attorney will have the ability to partner with our greater Stinson team and serve […]

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#MeToo in the Law Firm: Lessons for lawyers from the post-Weinstein reckoning

Since last fall, when a spate of stories about the disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein spawned the #MeToo movement, countless women have come forward to tell their own, frequently long suppressed, stories of sexual harassment in the workplace. There is every reason to believe that the legal profession has more than its share of stories, some of which may […]

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#MeToo as a moment of opportunity

“You look very nice today… Can I still say that?” A male attorney recently said this to me—half-jokingly, but only half. Without a doubt, the sexual harassment reckoning that we have all been witnessing over the past several months has raised a lot of questions. Not so much about the egregious harassing conduct itself, but why […]

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Improving Law Firm Culture: The beginning of the discussion

Between them, the authors have worked for more than 75 years in male-dominated, hierarchical fields. (This is not a bad thing unto itself: Historically, most of the highest paying professions have been male-dominated and hierarchical.) As law firms, like other businesses, work to address the grievances of the #MeToo movement, the authors apply their hard-won […]

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Social Security Disability Attorney

La Crosse law firm has an immediate opening for an experienced social security disability attorney. The candidate should have experience summarizing medical records and brief writing. The position will include significant client interaction and some travel within the State of Wisconsin and Minnesota. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Fitzpatrick, Skemp […]

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Claims Examiner

We are currently hiring a Claims Examiner to join our Environmental team in our Denver, CO; Plymouth, MN; or Chicago, IL office. This position is responsible for handling and resolving complex and/or specialized environmental general, pollution, professional, and auto liability claims through investigation, evaluation and disposition. The Claims Examiner independently operates within broad company guidelines […]

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Minnetonka – Highways 7 and 101

Minnetonka – Highways 7 and 101. Beautifully updated large office (approx. 11.5’ x 15’) to share with three established attorneys. Cross referrals. All amenities. Easy access to Scott, Carver and Hennepin Gov’t Centers. (952) 470-4550.

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Notes & Trends – February 2018

Commercial and Consumer Law JUDICIAL LAW • Care pays. Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code is a complex statute where slight mistakes can unfortunately turn a secured creditor into an unsecured one, and perhaps one without any prospect of recovery at all. To illustrate, consider Cornelius v. Bank of Nova Scotia, 93 U.C.C. Rep. Serv. […]

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Preparing the Witness to Win the Deposition Battle

As fewer cases are tried and more are settled, depositions take on greater importance. Depositions often provide a significant part of the data used to analyze the settlement value of a case. We look at whether the witness was convincing and whether she effectively spoke to the major issues of the case. Depositions also may […]

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