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FAQ: The coming MSP sick time/safe time ordinances

What is this? Both Minneapolis and St. Paul have passed ordinances providing that all employees who perform work in the city for at least 80 hours per year are entitled to earn paid sick and safe time. This includes employees who are based in and/or primarily work in other cities, if they work at least […]

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2016 year in review: Public discipline

Public discipline in professional responsibility cases is imposed not to punish the attorney, but to protect the public, the profession and the judicial system, and to deter future misconduct by the attorney and others. As of December 15, 2016, 42 attorneys were publicly disciplined in 2016, with discipline ranging from a reprimand to disbarment. This […]

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Meet Gerald Wallace: ‘A great place to work and solve problems’

GERALD WALLACE, a native of Duluth, focuses his practice in the areas of Criminal Defense, Family, Estate, Probate, and Real Estate. He received his undergraduate degree from Hamline University and his J.D. from the University of Dayton (Ohio). He is married with two children.   What led you to open a solo practice right after […]

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Urban Ventures: Our story

Andre Roberts was addicted to heroin. He spent six of the last eight years in prison doing time for an assortment of drug offenses. Shortly before his last stint began, Andre’s girlfriend gave birth to a baby girl, Jessica. She was his first daughter. Seeing Jessica for the first time, something in Andre changed—he felt […]

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Notes & Trends – January 2017

BANKRUPTCY LAW JUDICIAL LAW • District court affirms order denying substantive consolidation. The Unsecured Creditor’s Committee in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis sought to substantively consolidate the debtor with a number of entities, including 187 separately incorporated parishes, various high schools, and other targeted entities, on behalf […]

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Updates: MSBA and the courts

Court rules and comments On December 1, the MSBA Court Rules and Administration Committee met with representatives from the Minnesota Supreme Court’s Rules of Evidence Advisory Committee to discuss the expert witness rule, Rule 702. The Supreme Court Committee welcomes input regarding Rule 702 through February 15. Acting on a recommendation from our Rules of […]

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MSBA launches New Lawyer Toolkit

New lawyers face a unique set of challenges and a very steep learning curve when they enter the profession. In an effort to ease the transition from law student to new attorney, the MSBA has launched a free online New Lawyers Toolkit packed with resources for less experienced lawyers. The toolkit contains links to information […]

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The 2016-17 Time’s Up Manual is live

Each year the MSBA Civil Litigation Section publishes its invaluable Time’s Up Manual, which identifies and organizes the time limits imposed for civil claims by the Minnesota Statutes. It covers time limitations in the Minnesota Statutes, Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure, General Rules of Practice in the District Courts, and the Minnesota Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure, and […]

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MSBA welcomes Western Bank to Prime Partners 

Stonebridge Bank has been a valued member of the MSBA’s Prime Partner program since the program’s inception in 2012. Recently, Stonebridge Bank merged with Western Bank, a Division of American National Bank headquartered in St. Paul, MN. Western Bank, the new entity, has agreed to participate in the MSBA’s Prime Partners Program. The Prime Partners […]

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Time to certify for the 2016 North Star Lawyers program

The North Star Lawyers program recognizes MSBA members who provide essential volunteer legal services to Minnesota’s low income residents. It celebrates the work of members who meet or exceed 50 hours of pro bono service in a calendar year, as set forth in Rule 6.1(a), (b)(1) and (b)(2) of our state’s Rules of Professional Conduct. […]

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