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Notes & Trends – August 2016

Current developments in Judicial Law, Legislation, and Executive Action together with a foretaste of Emergent Trends in law and the legal profession for the complete Minnesota lawyer. CRIMINAL LAW JUDICIAL LAW • Theft of motor vehicle: Participation in movement of motor vehicle required to ‘take’ the vehicle. Police responded to a call to find respondent […]

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Meet Allison Marshall & Jenna Westby

‘There are lots of ways to assist clients on a limited scope basis’ ALLISON L. MARSHALL was admitted to practice in 2005. After a two-and-a-half-year judicial clerkship, she opened her own solo law firm focusing on family law. In 2011, she co-founded LEGALnudge. JENNA C. WESTBY was admitted to the Minnesota bar in 2006. She […]

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‘Reply all’ and some thoughts on flat fees

Earlier this year, this column included a summary of private discipline issued in 2015.1 The article included a summary of an admonition for violation of Rule 4.2, Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct (MRPC), resulting from an attorney’s use of the “reply all” email feature. This summary caught the attention of many members of the bar […]

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FAQ: The MSBA’s new and revamped member services

At the start of the new bar year on July 1, the MSBA made several changes to its products and services, including the launch of a new version of our practicelaw resource library, the adoption of Casemaker as the association’s free research tool, and the introduction of new member communities at my.mnbar.org. We also revamped […]

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Disruption

“The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” — Albert Einstein On the morning of July 14, I drove into St. Paul, got off the Dale exit, and then sat on the bridge for about 20 minutes due to a temporary road […]

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A bar for everyone, with no one left out

I became a lawyer to empower people. And I joined the Minnesota State Bar Association to empower myself. Before I started my career as a lawyer, I spoke to a number of business entrepreneurs about how to deliver excellence and creativity in client service. Their advice? Go after opportunities for accelerated professional growth. Get diversified practice […]

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Meet Andrew Shaw: ‘You wear many hats’

ANDREW SHAW was born and raised in northern Minnesota and then lived in various places until settling in Alaska. After working as an insurance adjuster in remote places, he followed a lifelong desire to attend law school and return to northern Minnesota. He graduated from William Mitchell in 1989 and has practiced law throughout northern […]

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The unseen work of the OLPR

Investigating and prosecuting unprofessional conduct takes up most of the time of personnel in the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility (OLPR), and is the primary responsibility of the OLPR pursuant to court rule.1 However, the OLPR performs a number of other important functions that might be of interest to attorneys in Minnesota. Advisory Opinions Every […]

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Stingley honored

The Labor and Employment Law Section proudly awarded Sue Stingley its Leonard Lindquist Award at its annual dinner on June 15, 2016. The award is given annually to a practicing or recently retired employment or labor attorney for contributions and service to the legal community and the community at large. Stingley, a well-known and highly […]

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MSBA launches new online communities 

The MSBA has launched new ways for members to engage with each other online. The communities at my.mnbar.org now offer members opportunities for online discussions, announcements, and document-sharing. my.mnbar.org will also host the documents and resources of the MSBA’s popular practicelaw program. Some new online communities are already underway, such as a new community for […]

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