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Notes & Trends – November 2016

Current developments in Judicial Law, Legislation, and Executive Action together with a foretaste of Emergent Trends in law and the legal profession for the complete Minnesota lawyer. BANKRUPTCY JUDICIAL LAW • Daily “pay to stay” charge assessed by Dakota County Sheriff is not subject to the 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(7) exception and is dischargeable. As […]

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Meet Elizabeth Brotten: ‘Reputation-building begins on day one’

ELIZABETH BROTTEN is a shareholder at Lind, Jensen, Sullivan & Peterson, P.A. She focuses her practice on defending product manufacturers, suppliers, and installers in high-risk product liability and toxic tort cases. She currently serves on national steering committees for the Defense Research Institutes’ Toxic Tort and Environmental Law and Women in the Law. Locally, she […]

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What happens to clients upon your death or disability?

Recently, the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility has been appointed as trustee for seven attorneys who died unexpectedly without a plan in place to return client files or disburse funds in trust. One or two trustee appointments a year is typical; seven is very unusual. More surprisingly, several of the appointments did not involve senior […]

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Empowering our new lawyers

On October 28, 2016, 530 new lawyers were admitted to the practice of law in Minnesota. They are now officers of the court and members of our profession. I invite you to consider how we can embrace these lawyers and welcome them into the profession.  I invite you to consider how we can assist these […]

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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 ( 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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Time off on Election Day

The upcoming elections on Tuesday, November 8 provide an opportune occasion to review the rights and obligations of employers and employees with respect to time off for voting. Employees in Minnesota are entitled to time off from work on Election Day. Under Minn. Stat. §204C.04, subd. 1, employers must permit those workers who are eligible […]

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Notes & Trends – October 2016

Current developments in Judicial Law, Legislation, and Executive Action together with a foretaste of Emergent Trends in law and the legal profession for the complete Minnesota lawyer. Commercial & Consumer Law JUDICIAL LAW • Commercially reasonable disposition of collateral. Perhaps no more litigated issue under Uniform Commercial Code Article 9 exists than whether a disposition of […]

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Judicial elections and the Supreme Court race

It’s election season in Minnesota, and as a lawyer, you know what that means. At every gathering of family and friends, the conversation inevitably turns to the election, and someone always asks you, “Who are those judges on the ballot? I don’t know anything about them. How should I vote?” Advising someone how to vote […]

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