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Notes & Trends – March 2017

BANKRUPTCY JUDICIAL LAW • Debtor qualification for a repayment program payment of $0.00 does not constitute an ability to pay as a matter of law. Debtor sought to discharge student loan debt which totaled in excess of $27,000 as an “undue hardship” under 11 U.S.C. §523(a)(8). The U.S. Department of Education appealed the decision of the […]

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Meet Jeanine Hill: ‘If only I could be in two places at once…’

JEANINE HILL is an experienced general practice attorney with the law firm of Meyer & Njus, P.A., in downtown Minneapolis. She is also a judge for the Sokaogon Chippewa Community located in Crandon, Wisconsin. Jeanine has a passion for helping others in the legal and general community due in part to her diverse background. She […]

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Mental health is a D&I issue

Just over a year ago, the Journal of Addiction Medicine published a study indicating that a fifth of lawyers drink in unhealthy ways, and that 28 percent of us meet criteria for depression at some time during our careers.  In addition, at some time, 19 percent of us meet criteria for anxiety disorder, 23 percent for […]

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Private discipline in 2016

In 2016, 115 files were closed by the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility (OLPR) with the issuance of an admonition, a form of private discipline issued for professional misconduct that is isolated and non-serious.1 This number, coincidentally, is the same as the number of admonitions issued in 2015. Additionally, 17 lawyers were placed on private […]

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Building a next-generation bar

The MSBA is in the business of creating and exercising power—power for our members, profession, and community. The MSBA is a creative and innovative organization devoted to advancing and realizing the promise of the rule of law, constantly questioning and challenging the status quo and asking, can’t we do better? The way we challenge the […]

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How legal aid boosts Minnesota’s economy

The MSBA recently collaborated with the Minnesota Legal Services Coalition to create the state’s first-ever economic impact report for civil legal aid in Minnesota. The report shows that for every dollar spent on civil legal aid programs, the return on investment is $3.94. The report, based on 2014 data from civil legal aid programs around […]

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MSBA comments on bar admission rules change

On January 24, the Supreme Court issued an order on the petition filed by the Board of Law Examiners (BLE) to amend the Rules for Admission to the Bar. The MSBA’s Rules of Professional Conduct Committee drafted comments in response to the proposed amendments that were approved by the MSBA Council and filed by President […]

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Time to submit nominations for Becker Award 

The Legal Assistance to the Disadvantaged (LAD) Committee has announced that the nomination period is now open for the 2017 Bernard P. Becker Awards. The awards recognize the dedicated service and outstanding achievements of three legal services staff (Legacy of Excellence, Emerging Leader, and Advocate) and one amazing volunteer law student. The awards include $550 […]

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Notes & Trends – February 2017

COMMERCIAL AND CONSUMER LAW JUDICIAL LAW • An additional focus? The Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), 15 U.S.C. §1691 et seq., implemented by Regulation B, 12 CFR Part 1002, was enacted to promote the availability of credit to all creditworthy applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age (if the applicant […]

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The 2017 legislative session: A primer on MSBA priorities

The 2017 legislative session is underway and the MSBA’s experienced lobbying team is at the Capitol, working hard to advance strategic initiatives to benefit the public and our justice system. We have a number of opportunities this session. The Republicans now control both the House and the Senate. This gives us the chance to build […]

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