MSBA Legal News Digest

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


Today, July 22, is Hammock Day, and it seems like the weather will cooperate. New MSBAdvantage partner Citrix ShareFile offers five reasons why hammocks are good for your health in this article. Speaking of weather, it looks like it'll be pretty decent when Adrian Peterson, with his shiny new (restructured) contract, and the Vikings open their 50th consecutive training camp in Mankato.

Finally, be sure to watch in the coming weeks as LND gets a facelift. Among other updates, the new version will be mobile-friendly and offer more content and commentary.

Minnesota Legal News

  • Minnesota courts could go paperless in under a year: Star Tribune
  • Lawmakers say changes needed at MN Security Hospital: KARE11
  • Duluth School Board approves ethics code: Duluth News Tribune
  • Criminal Forfeitures Netted State Agencies Nearly $7M Last Year: WCCO
  • Target's 'Trophy' shirt draws sexism claims: USA Today
  • Plus: Energy Transition Lab Hosts Energy Storage Summit; Court upholds Milwaukee's rules on worker residency; , SD Man Heads To Trial In Harassment Of Indian Kids; 2 Charged In Drive-By St. Paul Gang Shooting; and Man Pleads Guilty To Fatally Shooting Neighbor’s Dog

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Bar and Association News

  • Welcome to MSBA 2015-2016 President, Mike Unger: MN Litigator
  • MSBA adopts proclamation in honor of 25th Anniversary of ADA: MSBA
  • (On-Demand CLE) Cyber Security Hot Topics: Perspectives from In House Counsel and Division Counsel for the FBI: MSBA
  • Appellate Practice Happy Hour with Chief Justice Gildea: MSBA
  • Cloud computing and the 'reasonable care' standard: practiceblawg
  • Plus: (CLE) Inside Minnesota's Child Protection System; Social Media—Results from Our Member Survey; (CLE) Understand your Veteran Client's Needs in the Criminal System; and What is cloud computing?

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Legal Blogs

  • The Second Four Ways Lawyers Lose Clients Online: LinkedIn
  • Athletes Do Not Leave Their HIPAA Rights At The Locker Room Door: HIPPA, HITECH & HIT
  • Overcome Obstacles to Effective Healthcare Directives: epilawg
  • U.S. needs renewal of a core value: access to justice: MinnPost
  • Plus: Send Your Snail Mail to the Cloud; How does the game of golf connect to the practice of law?; Exceptional Constitution, exceptional nation; and Jay Leno says Ethanol should go the way of Prohibition

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The Profession

  • The future of the legal industry isn't what it used to be: Law2023
  • The New Lawyer’s Guide to Cybersecurity and Protecting Your Practice: ABA GPSolo
  • The Impact of Race on Pro Bono Services (PDF): VLN
  • 10 Things Attorneys Should Know About Digital Forensics: Law Technology Today
  • Plus: Commission on the Future of Legal Services submits informational report to the House of Delegates; LSAT test takers increase for third time in a row; Unhappy Attorneys and the Expectations-Reality Gap; and Social Media Ethics in the Age of Documented Mischief

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National Legal News

  • Feds end prosecution of Barry Bonds without conviction: Associated Press
  • Katy Perry's Convent Showdown Hits Another Legal Snag: Hollywood Reporter
  • Details emerge of Brady's potential lawsuit against NFL: theScore
  • Leukemia charity used less than 1 percent of funds for patient, claims suit: Fox News
  • Lottery official convicted of rigging Hot Lotto: Pioneer Press
  • Plus: What Makes an Island? Land Reclamation and the South China Sea Arbitration; Unnecessary brain surgery; and The Changing Landscape of LGBT Rights in Employment Law

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