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Lillehaug, Cleary on unpublished decisions

On March 30 the Judiciary and Court Rules Committees will meet jointly to hear from Justice David Lillehaug regarding the recent article he wrote for Bench & Bar regarding unpublished appellate decisions. Chief Judge Edward Cleary from the Minnesota Court of Appeals will provide his perspective as well. The committees will also review the comments […]

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Annual criminal law seminar

The MSBA Criminal Law Section will once again hold its annual seminar, “Everything BUT the Trial School,” on March 30. This year our focus is on providing accurate and meaningful advice under the difficult conditions of the implied consent call; conducting an initial consultation that serves the client as well as it sells services; and […]

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Immigration law training

It was standing room only on February 2 at Robins Kaplan when the firm hosted a response-team attorney training for lawyers interested in serving people affected by President Trump’s January 27 Executive Order on immigrants and refugees. The training featured contributions from the Center for New Americans, the Minnesota ACLU, and the International Refugee Assistance Project. […]

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ABA pro bono survey

Over 3,000 licensed Minnesota lawyers participated in the 2017 ABA Pro Bono Survey this winter. Minnesota’s total number of responses was the third highest nationally, after Texas and California. The 12% overall response rate also exceeded all but one state. This year’s survey is the most extensive effort by the ABA to understand the scale […]

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Essien joins DILC

The MSBA is excited to announce that Mike Essien has been appointed to serve on the MSBA Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council. Mike is a principal at Essien Law Office, PLLC, where he practices intellectual property law with a focus on patents, trademarks, copyrights, and e-commerce. He is the current president of the Minnesota Association […]

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Legislating Equity, continued

MSBA’s Human Rights Committee and the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers are pleased to announce the next CLE in the “Legislating Equity” series. The next CLE in this series (March 29 at noon at the MSBA) will focus on health law and policy. The following panelists will steer us through this complex landscape: Dr. Edward […]

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MSBA “Meet the Bar” events

As part of the MSBA’s Law Student Initiative, we have been holding “Meet the Bar” events at the University of St. Thomas School of Law (February 28) and at Mitchell Hamline (March 15). The events include free headshots for students as well as opportunities to talk to solo attorneys, attorneys from non-traditional law firms, attorneys […]

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How legal aid boosts Minnesota’s economy

The MSBA recently collaborated with the Minnesota Legal Services Coalition to create the state’s first-ever economic impact report for civil legal aid in Minnesota. The report shows that for every dollar spent on civil legal aid programs, the return on investment is $3.94. The report, based on 2014 data from civil legal aid programs around […]

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MSBA comments on bar admission rules change

On January 24, the Supreme Court issued an order on the petition filed by the Board of Law Examiners (BLE) to amend the Rules for Admission to the Bar. The MSBA’s Rules of Professional Conduct Committee drafted comments in response to the proposed amendments that were approved by the MSBA Council and filed by President […]

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Time to submit nominations for Becker Award 

The Legal Assistance to the Disadvantaged (LAD) Committee has announced that the nomination period is now open for the 2017 Bernard P. Becker Awards. The awards recognize the dedicated service and outstanding achievements of three legal services staff (Legacy of Excellence, Emerging Leader, and Advocate) and one amazing volunteer law student. The awards include $550 […]

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