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MSBA Legal News Digest

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Hump day. Time for LND. Only one day to go for the lucky few taking an even longer weekend. Is it still a weekend when said downtime is longer than the work week? Top two tweets that came across my feed this week: from @Lawyerist: How to cite Buzz Lightyear in a legal brief, and from @CCHWorkDay: “Going to trial is like going to heaven. Everybody claims they want to go; just not today.” --Judge Mark Bennett, N.D.Iowa #MNELI. I can unfortunately claim ownership of neither.

Minnesota Legal News

  • CLE: Mall of America Protest Cases, Black Lives Matter, and the Minnesota Legal System: MSBA
  • Minnesotans scammed in cancer charity fraud: KARE11
  • Minneapolis gives initial OK to Sunday growler sales: Star Tribune
  • Minnesota Legislature: What got done, what didn't: Pioneer Press
  • Plus: MN Attorney General investigating children's care; and Post moving cereal headquarters to Lakeville

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Bar and Association News

  • Seeking Candidates for Board of Directors for MN State Bar Foundation: MSBA
  • MSBA Solo-Small Firm Section Annual Meeting, Elections and CLE: MSBA Sections
  • MSBA Seeking Applicants for new Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council: MSBA
  • Food Drug & Device Law Section announces winners of Student Writing Competition.: MSBA Sections
  • mndocs webinar RESCHEDULED for May 27 at 8:30am: MSBA
  • Plus: Appellate Perspectives on Consumer Litigation featuring Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie Gildea; and Cyber Security Hot Topics: Perspectives from In House Counsel and Division Counsel for the FBI

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Legal Blogs

  • One Way To Better Market Your Firm: Invoicing: Law Firm Suites
  • Did you know MS Word can rate the readability of your documents?: practiceblawg
  • Happiness and Successful Legal Practice: Which Comes First? : Small Firm Soapbox
  • Companies Get the Unions They Deserve: DuetsBlog
  • What You Need to Know about Minnesota’s UTC Part III: The Trustee’s Duty to Inform and Silent Trusts: epilawg
  • Plus: Crushin’ It: 10 Social Media Misconceptions, Revised and Why Drones Should Bug You

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The Profession

  • Cross Cultural Skills to Build Trust and Your Business: MSBA Sections
  • Five strategies for lawyers to thrive in the new tech era: BNA
  • Does your firm have a research plan? @fastcase & @goclio on taking your legal research to the next level: Clio
  • Scalia & Garner: Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts: MSBA
  • Plus: Want to catch up on CLEs on your own time?; The 2015 Legislative Session Wrap-up & Health Law Section Annual Meeting; and Have you updated your MN Find a Lawyer profile?

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National Legal News

  • NFLPA wants NFL, Roger Goodell held in contempt of court in Adrian Peterson case: USA Today
  • Surplus military equipment brings police security, misunderstanding, headaches: Star Tribune
  • Five Major Banks Plead Guilty to Felony Charges Over Currency Rigging: Fox News
  • UBS to Pay $545M Over Forex Scandal: Fox News
  • Plus: Owner Robert Kraft won't appeal Patriots' Deflategate penalties; and Obama Admin: NSA Spying Will Begin Shutting Down This Week

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