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PSLF is in jeopardy. You can do something about it

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) is the light at the end of the tunnel that makes a legal career in public service possible. This federal program allows borrowers who work for 10 years in a full-time public service position to earn forgiveness on eligible student loans. Sadly, this vital program is now at risk of […]

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What you don’t know about trust accounts can hurt you

The Minnesota Supreme Court has publicly disciplined several attorneys this year for trust account errors. I have previously written on this topic,1 and because it’s important and the consequences are so serious, I would appreciate your attention once again if you are in private practice. This time I’d like to tell you the tale of […]

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Cyberattacks and the costs of reputational harm

A few months ago, I wrote about cyber insurance and its place in an organization’s cybersecurity plans (“Managing cyber risk: Is cyber liability insurance important for law firms?”, June B&B). In my estimation, the most valuable aspect of cyber insurance lies in applying for it. Making organizations go through the paces to evaluate their cybersecurity postures, […]

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Notes & Trends – October 2018

CIVIL PROCEDURE JUDICIAL LAW • Minn. R. Civ. P. 63.03; affirming timely removal of assigned judge. Appellant is a petitioner in the Minnesota Tax Court in three cases. In June 2016 one of three tax court judges issued a scheduling order to control the first case, and in May 2017, a second tax court judge granted […]

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Office Space

Want to go out on your own but worried about how to make it work? Worried that doing it wrong will hurt your professional reputation? We can help. We’re much more than just office space and services, although we have that, too. We are a community of top-notch attorneys with successful practices. If you are […]

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Office Space

Great view, location and amenities. Join a collaborative group of experienced lawyers with varied practices on the top floor of the historic Minneapolis Grain Exchange overlooking the United States Court House and City Hall. Kitchen, coffee, wifi, conference rooms and health club all included. Plus tunnels that connect to court houses. Dave Burns (612) 677-8351 […]

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Meet the candidates: Minnesota Attorney General

Ellison, Wardlow discuss their records, views, and priorities Following Minnesota’s August 14 primary election, MSBA Access to Justice Director Sherri Knuth sent seven questions to the major party nominees for Attorney General of Minnesota, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (DFL) and former Minnesota state Rep. Doug Wardlow (R). We present their unabridged responses here. The MSBA […]

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Student writing competition

The MSBA Construction Law Section is inviting 2Ls and 3Ls who are thinking about membership in the MSBA to showcase their writing skills and compete for one of two cash prizes: $1,000 for the winning entry and $500 for second place! Entrants must submit a paper of 1,000 words or less on the subject of […]

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MSBA Tech Month updates

October is Tech Month at the MSBA. In addition to our annual TECHstar conference on Friday the 19th, we will again be presenting a month’s worth of free or low-cost technology CLEs and webinars. Visit www.mnbar.org/techstar for details on the conference as well as the month’s tech CLEs. We’re also happy to announce the following tech product and […]

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Confidentiality Rules in the Age of Social Media

A historical perspective When, if ever, may a lawyer disclose confidential information, outside a legal proceeding, to defend against a client’s public accusation of serious misconduct? “Never” and “almost never” are the answers proposed, respectively, by the Lawyers Board and the Minnesota State Bar Association. The MSBA answer has taken the form of a petition […]

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