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This Month: Bernard CLE On Demand 

On April 27, the MSBA hosted another hot topics CLE, State v. Bernard—the SCOTUS Breakdown. A panel of experts, including an attorney of record and amici, analyzed the April 20 SCOTUS oral argument, which focused on different types of breath tests and the feasibility of obtaining a warrant. Panelists also debated the constitutional arguments raised […]

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Video: Managing student debt

The MSBA recently hosted a program on student loan repayment featuring two specialists in the field. Their presentation, “Student Loan Repayment: Learn to know what you owe and how to manage it,” is now available for viewing free of charge at the MSBA website. Just visit, click on the CLE Events tab and then […]

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Coming soon: Land use law ebook 

The MSBA is pleased to announce the release of Karen E. Marty’s new ebook, Minnesota Land Use Law. This volume addresses all aspects of Minnesota land use law, organizing and presenting the myriad Minnesota cases and statutes that affect any given land use issue. Included are topics such as nonconforming uses of zoning and planning […]

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MSBA award recipients to be honored at April assembly 

At the upcoming meeting of the MSBA Assembly on Friday, April 22, three annual awards will be presented to members in recognition of outstanding service in different facets of the legal profession. The MSBA’s David Graven Public Service Award is given to members who best exemplify the high standards of the profession in combination with […]

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Panel on SCOTUS affirmative action case

On February 24th, the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers (MABL) and the MSBA co-sponsored a panel discussion on affirmative action and the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin case, which is currently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.  The panel was moderated by Ms. Kiesha Mayes (Gray Plant Mooty).The panelists included Professor Carl Warren […]

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MSBA Spring Cleaning event coming to On-Demand CLE 

Members turned out for the MSBA’s “Spring Cleaning” programming on March 24. Over the course of the day, those in attendance had the opportunity to create new marketing tools and learn about Casemaker, which will become the MSBA’s online legal research provider on July 1. Forty-six members had a new professional headshot taken at no […]

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MSBA Appellate Section partners on pro se clinic

Minnesota’s Appeals Self-Help Clinic opened its doors to customers for the first time in January. The new advice-only clinic—designed to help unrepresented parties navigate the appellate process—is only the second of its kind in the nation. During this first pilot year, the clinic is being offered on the third Thursday of each month, from 2:30-4:30 […]

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Changes coming to key MSBA member benefits in 2016 

Several popular MSBA services will be getting a facelift in 2016. The MSBA will be changing its internet legal research provider from Fastcase to Casemaker. While Fastcase has been a valuable practice resource for members, Casemaker offers similar service with several added features and benefits. Watch for more information coming soon. And like the current […]

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MSBA’s 2016 legislative priorities

It’s a short session this year at the Capitol: The Minnesota Legislature will convene on March 8 and adjourn on May 23. The MSBA Council has adopted the Legislative Committee’s recommended lobbying priorities for this session: An amendment to Minn. Stat. §290.01 subd. 7 to prevent the Department of Revenue from the using the location […]

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Update: Alternative Legal Models Task Force

If you’re interested in staying up to date on the work of the Alternative Legal Models Task Force, just bookmark the webpage found at (case-sensitive). Meeting agendas, summaries, background and reading materials are posted and will be updated as the committee proceeds with its work. Many bar associations across the country have created task […]

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