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Volunteer for mock trial season

The MSBA’s high school mock trial is seeking volunteer judges and attorney coaches statewide for the upcoming 2017 Mock Trial competitions. The program offers an exciting law-related educational opportunity that introduces students to the American legal system and provides a challenging opportunity for personal growth and achievement. Students will exercise their critical thinking and teamwork […]

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Minnesota welcomes a new generation of attorneys

Some 360 jubilant, newly licensed attorneys attended the fall Swearing-In Ceremony in Saint Paul with their families and friends on October 28, 2016. Proud parents, aunts, siblings, and even a daughter requested the Supreme Court to admit their relatives by motion. Margaret Fuller Corneille of the State Board of Law Examiners introduced the rest of […]

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Coming to my.mnbar.org: Compliance community

A new Compliance Community at my.mnbar.org is under development by co-moderators Jessica Tjorneho (senior ethics & culture specialist at Medtronic) and Stacey Supina (managing director—GRC at Legal Research Center). Like other communities at my.mnbar.org, the forum will host conversations among like-minded professionals. But the compliance community will also include a growing library of blog posts and […]

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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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