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Corporate Counsel

Edina Realty, Inc. is seeking an attorney with zero to three years of experience to work as Corporate Counsel in its Edina, MN office. Strong writing and oral communication skills are required; experience with real property law is a plus. Position entails giving legal direction to real estate agents, conducting educational presentations, contract negotiations, legal […]

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Attorney Wanted

The City of Moorhead, MN is seeking a Lead City Prosecutor and Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. Principal duties of the positions include all matters related to city criminal prosecution in Clay County District Court and related city prosecution duties. The successful applicant will have excellent academic credentials from an ABA accredited law school, strong research skills […]

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December 2018

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The Arc of a Career: A short story about practicing in two centuries

NOTE: This article if best viewed in print. View the Digital Edition The Starting Pint overflowed with classmates too giddy to sit, as Burdette clambered onto the bar, cradling a glass and yelling “Shoot me to the moon!” above the din, as if Minnesota had won a national championship rather than recording the usual 95 […]

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Reflections on the Cause of Justice: A retiring judge looks back at his time on the bench

Each year between the ages of 8 and 18, my son and I went on a ski trip out west during winter break. In the early years we skied together—until he started going down black diamond runs. In an act of self-preservation, I let him go it alone. But it wasn’t the skiing that I […]

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Never Discuss Cheese with Rats: A brief overview of Minnesota’s informant privilege

Never discusscheese with rats. – Cookie Lyon There exists at the common law—both state and federal—a privilege that protects an informant from having his identity made known in a criminal case. The privilege exists for good reason: If there were no privilege, there likely would be no informants, only whole deserts devoted to storing them […]

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Who Will Judge the Judges? The origins of judicial discipline in Minnesota

In 1971, a Hennepin County Municipal Court judge found a law student in contempt and ordered her jailed for two hours. The student believed that the student practice rule authorized her to confer with a traffic court defendant, but the judge believed the student’s supervising attorney (who had authorized the contact from another courtroom) had […]

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Notes & Trends – December 2018

COMMERCIAL & CONSUMER LAW REGULATORY LAW • Unlawful practices: Federal consumer protection laws give regulators considerable authority to penalize creditors that violate the protections afforded. In a regulatory action, a Minnesota bank was charged with “redlining”—that is, intentionally avoiding providing services in Minneapolis-St. Paul to individuals living in predominantly minority neighborhoods, because of race or […]

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Dalby named CEO of combined bar staffs

The Minnesota State Bar Association, Hennepin County Bar Association and Ramsey County Bar Association are pleased to announce that Cheryl Dalby has accepted the role of chief executive officer of the three associations. The boards of directors of the associations decided in June 2018 to adopt a shared staff model to better coordinate efforts, increase […]

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Welcome, new lawyers

MSBA President Paul Godfrey (left) joined Minnesota Board of Law Examiners Director Emily Eschweiler, MBLE board member John Koneck, and Clerk of the Appellate Courts AnnMarie O’Neill in welcoming almost 400 new lawyers to the profession in St. Paul on October 26.   On October 26, the Minnesota Supreme Court and the MSBA welcomed 395 […]

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