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Pro Bono Week 2016

National Celebrate Pro Bono Week (October 23-29) provides an opportunity for the legal profession and the larger community to focus on the important service provided by pro bono lawyers. Throughout the week, legal aid providers schedule opportunities to serve clients, train attorneys, and recognize service. On Wednesday, October 26 (12 p.m.) at the Minnesota CLE […]

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Communities of color and the law: We must be bold

If you are a Hmong woman and your husband has beaten you repeatedly, working up the courage to come to the Domestic Abuse Service Center at the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office for help is not easy. But walking in the door and being introduced to one of our advocates, who also is Hmong, must be […]

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After Castile: Advancing a vital conversation

On August 11, the MSBA and 10 affinity bar co-sponsors presented After Castile: A Forum on Race and Criminal Justice.1 The event, which drew 188 in-person attendees and another 200+ viewers at nine remote locations around the state, featured a panel discussion moderated by Judge Peter Reyes; panelists included Minneapolis NAACP President Nekima Levy-Pounds, Minnesota […]

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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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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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MSBA Assembly action 

At its June 24 meeting, the Assembly took the following actions: Adopted a proposal to expand the pool of members eligible to participate in the MSBA’s judicial poll for statewide contested races by allowing any individual attorney member of the MSBA to opt in, and any section to opt in. Adopted a proposal that the […]

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Vote in primary!

Due to a rare set of electoral circumstances, the race for Minnesota Supreme Court is the only statewide contest on the Minnesota ballot in 2016. Three candidates have filed for this seat. Though there will be primary contests in some local and Congressional races around Minnesota, the absence of any high-profile state or federal races from the […]

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Nova scores again

Nova Classical Academy, a K-12 charter school in St. Paul and this year’s state mock trial champion, took third place at the 2016 high school National Mock Trial Tournament on May 14. Seniors Caroline Behling-Hess, Mary Clare Burke, Sophia Cherif, Ignasi Dorca, Hannah Hoefs, Liam Magistad, Anya Magnuson, and Luke Westawker ran an undefeated 2016 […]

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New court opinions by email service

The MSBA is moving its popular CourtOps service to a new system, CasemakerDigest. Current subscribers will be automatically migrated to the new system. To set your preferences, you can access CasemakerDigest from the Tools menu on the main Casemaker website. Once you are on the CasemakerDigest website, you’ll be able to set up weekly or […]

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