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Attorney – Edina, MN

Cordell & Cordell, P.C., a domestic litigation firm with over 100 offices across 31 states, is currently seeking an experienced attorney for an immediate opening in its office in Edina, MN. The candidate must be licensed to practice law in the state of Minnesota, have minimum of three years of litigation experience with 1st chair family […]

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Dietzen’s Legacy

Justice Dietzen Retirement Reception Join us as we celebrate Justice Chris Dietzen’s tenure on the Minnesota Supreme Court Wednesday, August 24, 2016 • 5:30-7:30 PM Windows on Minnesota, Minneapolis REGISTER HERE Supreme Court jurist retiring after nearly a dozen years on appellate tribunals The announcement by Justice Christopher Dietzen this spring that he will resign […]

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Ready, Set, Go Solo: Tips for starting (and funding) your own law firm

I took the scenic route to starting my own law firm. I began my career at a large law firm. I knew every week how much my paycheck would be—down to the penny. After a decade of consistent paychecks, I moved in-house. For three more years, I continued to know how much my paycheck would be. […]

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Want to Promote ATJ? Think Unbundled

The national Access to Justice community is buzzing about Resolution 5 of the National Conference of Chief Justices and Conference of State Court Administrators,1 which sets as its goal “100 percent access to effective assistance for essential (basic needs and safety) civil legal needs.” The resolution recognizes that there is no one-size-fits-all solution for everyone’s […]

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Fortress or Foyer? On Law Firm Security

A tragedy in St. Paul is prompting renewed reflection about the physical security of Minnesota lawyers and law firms. The April murder of a law firm staffer in St. Paul shocked the Minnesota legal community—and reminded lawyers everywhere that physical security is not something they can afford to take for granted. In this article the […]

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Softening the Blow of Eminent Domain: Relocation Benefits for Businesses Forced to Move

Lawyers need to be aware that business clients facing the prospect of eminent domain and subsequent relocation may be eligible to receive compensation not only for taken land but for relocation expenses. Here’s what you need to know about the relevant federal and state laws. Your business client has just learned that its property will […]

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MSBA President 2016-17: Robin Wolpert

A Long Road  to the Law As Robin Wolpert steps up to lead the Minnesota State Bar Association this summer, she won’t be the first woman to have done so. Nor will she be the first bar president who has worked in government or as corporate counsel. Certainly she won’t be the first president from […]

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Succession Planning: Rewarding the Senior Lawyer

Succession planning works best when retiring senior lawyers receive the proper monetary incentives to transition their clients to other lawyers in the firm. Succession planning is a hot topic at many law firms today. That should come as no surprise, with successful baby boomer rainmakers starting to retire in significant numbers. A critical component of any […]

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2016 Legislative Session Recap

At the Capitol, a short session and partisan divisions stymied a lot of legislation.  But most of the MSBA agenda—including family law reforms and a series of technical changes to other laws—was enacted. The end of the 2016 Minnesota legislative session brought to mind William Shakespeare’s line about how it’s better to be three hours […]

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DATWA’s Reach Grows

8th Circuit rules Minnesota’s Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace Act has multi-state reach The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit recently expanded the reach of the Minnesota Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace Act1 (DATWA) by ruling that the Act can apply to the employees of Minnesota-based employers working in […]

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