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Time off on Election Day

The upcoming elections on Tuesday, November 8 provide an opportune occasion to review the rights and obligations of employers and employees with respect to time off for voting. Employees in Minnesota are entitled to time off from work on Election Day. Under Minn. Stat. §204C.04, subd. 1, employers must permit those workers who are eligible […]

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Notes & Trends – October 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. Commercial & Consumer Law JUDICIAL LAW • Commercially reasonable disposition of collateral. Perhaps no more litigated issue under Uniform Commercial Code Article 9 exists than whether a disposition of […]

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Judicial elections and the Supreme Court race

It’s election season in Minnesota, and as a lawyer, you know what that means. At every gathering of family and friends, the conversation inevitably turns to the election, and someone always asks you, “Who are those judges on the ballot? I don’t know anything about them. How should I vote?” Advising someone how to vote […]

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Multijurisdictional practice and UPL risk

A recent Minnesota Supreme Court decision serves as a good reminder for Minnesota attorneys to review your practice activities to the extent they may extend beyond Minnesota to ensure you are not unintentionally engaged in the unauthorized practice of law in a state where you are not licensed. On August 31, 2016, the Minnesota Supreme Court […]

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Meet Paul H. Grinde: ‘Lawyers like to talk. Don’t.

PAUL H. GRINDE graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1980 and from Hamline University School of law (now Mitchell Hamline) in 1984. He joined a law firm in Rochester in 1985, married a very patient and tolerant lawyer in 1987, and with her produced two wonderful and enjoyable children. They are on their second […]

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Diversity as a growth driver

When our CEO, Inge Thulin, took office several years ago, he articulated a vision that was inspirational, aspirational, and for us, uniquely achievable: “3M Technology Advancing Every Company, 3M Products Enhancing Every Home, 3M Innovation Improving Every Life.” The “how” of the vision lives in six corporate strategies, including one imperative that ultimately fuels our […]

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Want to get involved? Join a section

The MSBA Sections Department is as vibrant and active as ever. From Family Law to Real Property to Immigration to Labor & Employment, there are all sorts of ways to get involved and informed through our 37 sections. Last year the sections sponsored more than 250 CLEs and social events, with more than 10,000 total […]

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Judges’ preferences at a glance

Have you ever needed to know a specific judge’s preference for a motion practice issue, or how he/she might view a change in the scheduling order? Minnesota Judges’ Courtroom Preferences, an eBook resource compiled by the MSBA Civil Litigation Section, is just what you need. This invaluable reference tool includes responses to a brief questionnaire […]

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The future of lawyering

In September the MSBA Assembly hosted a dynamic CLE entitled “Confronting Displacement Technology in the Legal Profession,” and later this month it will become available as part of our On-Demand CLE catalog. Legal futures expert Fred Ury, the keynote speaker, explained the breadth of new technologies and services that are displacing the traditional full-representation attorney-client […]

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Wanted: your Casemaker feedback

Casemaker has been our free-to-members legal research provider for almost four months now. Last year the MSBA chose to switch to Casemaker primarily because our member evaluation committee found it easier to use. We also liked Casemaker’s full-text searchable content and the fact they responded quickly to member feedback. Prior to launch in July, Casemaker […]

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