MSBA Legal News Digest

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Today marks the beginning of a new year for the Bar Association (have you renewed your membership yet?). Now former president Richard Kyle transitions back into civilian life while now current president Michael Unger begins his tenure at the top of the Association. Additionally, as noted below several new laws go into effect today, including expanded bingo tournaments for seniors. Taste of Minnesota kicks off tomorrow, and there's still a month to go in the MSBA Directories iPad-giveaway contest. Whether you're looking for more potential clients or to connect with colleagues, the new Bar year is a good time to update your profile information.

Minnesota Legal News

  • 10 new Minnesota laws that kick in July 1: MPR
  • Mike Richards detained at Canadian border over OxyContin: Sports Illustrated
  • No decision made on Fargodome serving alcohol at Bison games: Valley News
  • Minnesota State Trooper Busted for Speeding in Fergus Falls: Valley News
  • Plus: All in the Family: Dayton signs best-interest factors into law; Calling all archers: Bemidji accepting applications for special deer hunt; Study says America's drunkest state is ... Wisconsin; New ATV law affects Minnesota trail use; and American Indian students learn about STEM at the Science Museum of Minnesota

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Bar and Association News

  • MSBA Introduces 2015-16 Officers: MSBA
  • New edition of Minnesota Legal Ethics released: MSBA
  • MN Find a Lawyer by the numbers: practiceblawg
  • Minnesota State Bar Association members receive a 10% discount for life with ShareFile: ShareFile
  • Members of the Minnesota State Bar Association receive an exclusive 10% discount on Clio: Clio
  • Prime Partner Program: "Banking on Justice": MSBA
  • Plus: It’s Time to Raise America’s ‘Salaried Minimum Wage’; Cybersecurity Preparedness: Helping clients reduce risks, costs of data breach; Failing to plan is planning to fail; (CA) State bar to audit 5,200 attorneys for MCLE compliance; (CLE) Driverless Cars in the Fast Lane: Legality, Safety, and Liability on the Road Ahead; and Dozens of discounts for you, your family, and your practice

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Legal Blogs

  • Law office technology for everyone: Your ABA
  • Need a change? Take a break from law, follow your bliss: Your ABA
  • Be Cautious When Using Wi-Fi: McAfee
  • "Marriage": Washington Post
  • Good Question: What Happens When You Ignore The Supreme Court?: WCCO
  • Plus: Biglaw Trend Alert: Say Goodbye To Gmail; and Have you hired an innovation intern?

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The Profession

  • Healthy 24-Year-Old Granted Right to Die in Belgium: MSN
  • Justice Alito Defends Lethal Injection Expert Who Did His Research on Pro Publica
  • Lawyer fatally shoots a client; no charges expected: ABA Journal
  • Finding – and refining – your voice as a new lawyer in the courtroom: ABA
  • Want to grow your practice? Try an online client portal: ABA
  • Plus: American workers are burned out and overworked; Accused Student Sues Columbia University Over Mattress Case; Rogue clerk may have altered records in more than 1,000 cases; Top state court to hear case of lawyers accused of asking paralegal to 'friend' litigant on Facebook; Supreme Court allows disparate impact claims in fair-housing cases, dissent fears 'rat's nest'; 10 tips to build your reputation; Encryption conniption; and Social Media For Lawyers, Financial Advisors & SMB Owners

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National Legal News

  • Phil Mickelson linked with illegal $3 million gambling scheme: MSN Sports
  • Obama Set to Expand Overtime Eligibility for Millions of Workers: MSN Money
  • KKK plans South Carolina State House rally: MSN News
  • Environmental groups look to contain fallout from SCOTUS mercury ruling: Washington Post
  • Drones: Coming not-so-soon to a business near you: ABA
  • Illinois teacher fired from school after stepping on American flag in class: Fox News
  • Plus: A surgical team mocks a sedated patient — and it’s all recorded; and Man in wheelchair robs bank in New York, makes getaway

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