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Smishing attacks and the human element
Mark Lanterman
May 31, 2022
The possibilities are endless when it comes to message content, but the goal of the scammer remains essentially the same—to get you to interact with their message, click a link, and/or provide personal information. But why has smishing in particular become so popular as of late?
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Taxes, professional debt, child support, and lawyer discipline
Susan Humiston
May 31, 2022
As I write this column, income taxes are due. Did you file on time? If not, did you request an extension of the date on which to file? If you’re also an employer, have you kept up with your quarterly employer withholding filing and payment obligations, both federal and state? If not, there may be professional responsibility issues to address in addition to issues raised by taxing authorities.
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Better Together: Changes coming to our sections
May 31, 2022
When the MSBA, Hennepin County Bar, and Ramsey County Bar Associations combined staff teams in 2019, one of the goals was to identify and increase collaboration where it made sense, while maintaining strong identities and value propositions for each organization. After much consideration and conversation, the MSBA Council, HCBA Board, and RCBA Board each voted to approve a unified Sections model beginning with the 2022-2023 bar year.
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What's your walk-up song?
Jennifer Thompson
May 31, 2022
Some might recall that my first President’s Page started with a baseball metaphor—“ducks on the pond.” It was about feeling excitement for the work of the coming bar year. Now, as we head toward the bottom of the ninth, I want to end with one final nod to baseball: the walk-up song.
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Commission on Judicial Selection recommends 4th Judicial District candidates to Gov. Walz
May 17, 2022
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced that it is recommending three candidates for consideration to fill a vacancy in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District.
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It’s Not Enough to be Smart: The Case for Emotional Intelligence
May 10, 2022
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Welcome, new lawyers!
May 09, 2022
The Minnesota Supreme Court and the MSBA welcomed new lawyers to the bar in multiple admission ceremonies held at the state Capitol on May 6, 2022.
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Commission on Judicial Selection recommends 7th Judicial District candidates to Gov. Walz
May 09, 2022
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced that it is recommending three candidates to Governor Tim Walz for consideration to fill a vacancy in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District.
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Gov. Walz appoints Maria Mitchell to fill 2nd Judicial District vacancy
May 05, 2022
Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the appointment of Maria Mitchell as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Second Judicial District.
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Commission on Judicial Selection opens application process for vacancy in the 3rd Judicial District
May 03, 2022
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced a new vacancy in Minnesota’s Third Judicial District.
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Gov. Walz appoints Elise Larson to Minnesota Court of Appeals
Apr 28, 2022
Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan announced the appointment of Elise Larson to the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
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Commission on Judicial Selection recommends 2nd Judicial District candidates to Gov. Walz
Apr 26, 2022
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced that it is recommending three candidates for consideration to fill a vacancy in Minnesota’s Second Judicial District.
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Commission on Judicial Selection opens application process for vacancy in the 5th Judicial District
Apr 26, 2022
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced a new vacancy in Minnesota’s Fifth Judicial District.
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Gov. Walz appoints Kathryn Iverson Landrum to fill 1st Judicial District vacancy
Apr 19, 2022
Governor Tim Walz announced the appointment of Kathryn Iverson Landrum as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s First Judicial District.
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Commission on Judicial Selection recommends 1st Judicial District candidates to Gov. Walz
Apr 11, 2022
The Commission on Judicial Selection announcedthat it is recommending three candidates for consideration to fill a vacancy in Minnesota’s First Judicial District.
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Gov. Walz appoints Kevin Mueller to fill 10th Judicial District vacancy
Apr 04, 2022
Governor Tim Walz announced the appointment of Kevin Mueller as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Tenth Judicial District.
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Governor’s merit selection panel recommends Court of Appeals candidates
Apr 04, 2022
Governor Tim Walz’s judicial merit selection panel announced that it is recommending four candidates for consideration to fill the upcoming vacancy on Minnesota’s Court of Appeals.
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Commission on Judicial Selection opens application process for vacancy in the 4th Judicial District
Apr 01, 2022
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced a new vacancy in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District.
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Contents under pressure
JENNIFER THOMPSON
Apr 01, 2022
The MSBA has taken a step to change how law is practiced and thereby to improve incrementally the well-being of our profession. It is on all of us to continue to look for meaningful ways to do so—the Supreme Court, after all, has called us all to action.
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Private discipline in 2021
SUSAN HUMISTON
Apr 01, 2022
In 2021 the Director’s Office closed 88 complaints with admonitions—a form of private discipline issued for violations of the Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct that are viewed as isolated and nonserious.
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