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for: ‘March, 2019’

Member Services Manager

The Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA), a voluntary statewide professional association for attorneys and other law-related professionals, has an opportunity for a Member Services Manager. MSBA sections are primarily focused on substantive areas of law, and members elect to join one or more sections as a way to obtain specialized information and opportunities that are […]

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Assistant County Attorney

Minnesota law specifies that an Assistant County Attorney has the same duties as the County Attorney. This position may entail any and/or all of the statutory duties of the County Attorney’s Office as assigned. The primary area of practice initially concentrated on will be misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor criminal prosecution at the city attorney level. […]

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Associate Attorney

Growing law firm with offices in Minnesota and North Dakota is seeking applications for an associate attorney position with a focus on personal injury at its St. Paul, MN office. Applicants must be licensed attorneys in the State of Minnesota and in good standing. This position also requires the applicant apply for a North Dakota […]

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No, You Can’t Call Him an @?%#! on Facebook

Counseling clients about social media and divorce Divorce is one of the most stressful and painful experiences a person can undergo. And in the age of social media, where people often feel compelled to broadcast every little detail about their lives to the whole planet, the experience can become even more fraught. There is significant […]

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ABA Formal Opinion No. 483, Data Breaches, and You

What’s your plan? New ethics opinion requires lawyers to take steps to protect client data from cyber threats. Hackers have increasingly targeted lawyers and law firms for the treasure trove of confidential information in their possession, including trade secrets, pending business deals, financial information, and personal data. These attacks have resulted in numerous data breaches […]

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Substantial completion and liquidated damages: A road not taken

Substantial completion dates frequently coincide with liquidated damages provisions in construction contracts; a contractor’s failure to meet the deadline set by the former can prompt the enforcement of the latter.1 Both substantial completion and liquidated damages provisions can spawn litigation, but despite their connection, Minnesota case law examining liquidated damages provisions when substantial completion is […]

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‘My first few months have been amazing’

An interview with Justice Paul Thissen of the Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Paul C. Thissen was appointed to the Minnesota Supreme Court in 2018 by Gov. Mark Dayton. Prior to joining the Court, Justice Thissen had spent 15 years as a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, including two years as speaker of the […]

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RBG and MN

As Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg observes her silver anniversary on the U.S. Supreme Court, we look at some of her notable opinions in Minnesota cases. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in the midst of her 25th term on the U.S. Supreme Court, has become an iconic figure. A documentary about her, RBG, won strong reviews and […]

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Private discipline in 2018

In 2018, 117 files were closed by the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility (OLPR) with the issuance of an admonition, a form of private discipline reserved for professional misconduct that is isolated and non-serious.1 This number is up from private discipline in 2017 (90 admonitions), but on par with 2016 and 2015. Additionally, 14 files […]

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Third-party vendors and risk management

It’s always scary to think that sometimes data breaches aren’t the result of “hacking” so much as user error. Rubrik, a security and cloud management firm, recently learned this the hard way, when a misconfigured server exposed data belonging to major clients.1 As organizations use increasingly complex technology to handle increasingly vast amounts of client […]

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