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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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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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