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Bar leaders drill down in diversity workshops

The MSBA recognizes diversity as a core value and has committed to making leadership training a central component of our diversity and inclusion work this year. Last month the MSBA hosted another series of diversity and inclusion workshops for bar leaders with consultant Kathleen Nalty. The goal was to deepen our understanding of how diversity […]

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Mock Trial clothing donations sought

This Mock Trial season, the MSBA is launching a program through which schools can apply for courtroom attire donations for members of their team who are in need. We cannot guarantee that every application will be answered with a donation, but we hope to satisfy as many requests as possible. (Schools have until December 2 […]

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Coming soon to on-demand: 2016 MSBA tech conference

The MSBA’s annual TECHstar Conference, held October 4 in Lakeville, featured several prominent national speakers presenting on a variety of topics. If you missed this year’s conference, watch for it to be added to the MSBA’s On-Demand catalog (www.mnbar.org/on-demand) in the coming weeks.  In the meantime, the tech CLEs currently available on demand include the […]

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Most MSBA CLEs available remotely

One comment that surfaces regularly in our membership surveys is that MSBA CLEs are hosted in the Twin Cities and it’s too much of a hassle to get there. And unfortunately it’s true that we lack the staff resources to take our live CLEs “on the road.” But did you know that we webcast over […]

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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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Minn. R. Civ. P. 5.04 update

MSBA member Daniel Cragg (Eckland & Blando) writes: “The Minnesota State Bar Association is taking an active role in two recent Minnesota Supreme Court cases, filing amicus curiae briefs addressing the relatively new Minn. R. Civ. P. 5.04, governing so-called ‘pocket filing.’ The Court agreed with the MSBA in both instances, adopting the arguments from […]

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