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CEO Cheryl Dalby talks about leading in a time of change

‘Our members will begin to notice subtle improvements’ B&B: You’re taking the helm during a time of change at the MSBA and Minnesota’s two biggest county bars. Will members see any differences in the services they receive from a combined bar staff in the near term?  Cheryl Dalby: In the short term, members should see very […]

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Save the date: One Profession coming to Mankato

The MSBA’s One Profession event in the 5th Judicial District is set for Thursday, March 28, at the Country Inn and Suites Conference Center, 1900 Premier Drive, Mankato. The program brings together attorneys from all segments of the legal profession. This is a great opportunity to earn CLE credits, discuss developments in the practice of […]

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MSBA helps underwrite professional services tax study

The MSBA is contributing financially to an economic study of the impact a sales tax on professional services would have on Minnesota’s economy. The Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants is coordinating the study.  The MSBA adopted its legislative position opposing a sales tax on professional services in 2000. Such a tax was seriously considered […]

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Court hears MSBA petition on MRPC

On January 15, the Minnesota Supreme Court held a public hearing on MSBA’s petition to amend Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct 1.6 and 5.5. The proposed amendments to 1.6(b) provide clarity as to how lawyers may respond to public criticism from clients or former clients. Recommended changes to 5.5 address the realities of modern interstate […]

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Dayton release announcing 9th Judicial District appointments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 24, 2018 Contact: Caroline Burns 651-201-3441 office caroline.burns@state.mn.us Governor Dayton Appoints Patricia Alander Aanes and Charles D. Halverson to Fill Ninth Judicial District Vacancies PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointments of Patricia A. Aanes and Charles D. Halverson as District Court Judges in Minnesota’s Ninth Judicial District. […]

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Dayton release announcing 4th Judicial District appointments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 21, 2018   Contact: Caroline Burns 651-201-3441 office caroline.burns@state.mn.us Governor Dayton Appoints Todd M. Fellman, Michelle A. Hatcher, and Angela J. Willms to Fill Fourth Judicial District Vacancies PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointments of Todd M. Fellman, Michelle A. Hatcher, and Angela J. Willms as District […]

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Civ Lit Time’s Up manual now on Amazon

A print edition of the Civil Litigation Section publication Time’s Up: A Manual of the Statutes of Limitations in Minnesota for Civil Litigators is now being offered for purchase through Amazon. The manual identifies and organizes time limits imposed for civil claims in the Minnesota Statutes. This manual covers statutes of limitation, statutes that direct action by […]

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TrialBooks CLEs start in February

We’re building a new resource for the practicelaw library. The TrialBooks series includes documents from our members’ successful litigation outcomes, from complaint to closing argument. Inspired by last year’s medical malpractice CLE by Elizabeth Fors, MSBA Online Services is launching these new materials in a series of CLEs starting in February. Look for Kyle Willems’s Pleadings and Insurance […]

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2nd annual One Profession event coming to Duluth 

Last year the 6th Judicial District hosted the very first One Profession event in Duluth. That pilot effort proved a great success, and we are pleased to be expanding the event to all eight of greater Minnesota’s judicial districts during 2019. The program—a partnership between the MSBA, the courts, and district bar associations—consists of a […]

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MSBA sets 2019 lobbying priorities

The MSBA Council has selected a robust list of lobbying priorities for the 2019 Minnesota legislative session. The MSBA will prioritize securing adequate funding for the courts, public defenders, and civil legal services. In an effort to remedy the continuing shortage of attorneys in some areas of greater Minnesota, the MSBA will seek state funding […]

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