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MSBA ELDER LAW SECTION E-NEWSLETTER October 2, 2017   Vol. 9, No. 34 E-Newsletter Editorial Staff: Communications Committee Chair:  Rachel Schromen Editor in Chief:  Emily Flesch Web Editor: Bridget-Michaele Reischl Contributors: Rachel Schromen, Julian Zweber, Laura Orr   NEWSLETTER HIGHLIGHTS   2017 Elder Law Institute   The 2017 Elder Law Institute is scheduled for October 12 and 13, 2017.   Registration is now open on Minnesota CLE’s website .   CLE: Financial Exploitation and Elder Abuse: Mom Says She’s “Fine” but the Stash of Money in her Coffee Can is Gone. A discussion of the elements ...
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I count 31 MN Legal events this week (not including the events that occurred today prior to this post). Search/view the full calendar here . It's an IP-rich week. The 2017 Midwest IP Institute is this week at Minnesota CLE. Plus, PTAB and TTAB proceedings take place at the University of MN this week . The 4 free(?) CLE credits include tips from judges and advocates. Monday  Sep 25, 2017 8:55am - 12:15pm “Flight School”: Risk Management & Ethics for In-House Counsel   - Minnesota CLE Conference Center 600 Nicollet Mall # 370 3rd Floor, City Center Minneapolis, MN 55402 12:00pm - 12:45pm HCBA Yoga Club ...
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This week I count 31 legal events. The full calendar is here .  Here are this week's events: ________ Tuesday  Sep 19, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm Starting a Business in Minnesota: Choice of Entity, Capital & Financing, Social Enterprise, and More   - Minnesota CLE Conference Center 600 Nicollet Mall # 370 3rd Floor, City Center Minneapolis, MN 55402 11:30am - 12:30pm New Lawyers | Section Meeting   - HCBA Offices 12:00pm - 1:00pm Real Estate Section: Real Estate Legislative Update   - First National Bank Building Training Room, 332 Minnesota Street, St. Paul, MN 55101   (Ramsey County Bar Association ...
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MSBA ELDER LAW SECTION E-NEWSLETTER September 11, 2017   Vol. 9, No. 33 E-Newsletter Editorial Staff: Communications Committee Chair:  Rachel Schromen Editor in Chief:  Emily Flesch Web Editor: Bridget-Michaele Reischl Contributors: Rachel Schromen, Julian Zweber, Joel Smith    NEWSLETTER HIGHLIGHTS   Disclosure Requirement for Providers of “Veterans Benefits Services” Effective August 1, 2017, you can face a $1,000 civil penalty for providing a paying client advice about veterans benefits without having the client first sign a written disclosure form . Don’t miss Mary Frances Price’s piece in the Statutes, ...
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A criminal defense attorney, William Bulmer, was recently suspended for three years — twice the discipline recommended in the stipulation that he and the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility filed with the Minnesota Supreme Court. In re Bulmer , File No. A17-0299, (Minn. July 20, 2017). Could Bulmer have done anything to improve the odds the stipulation would have been accepted? What lessons should other lawyers learn from the case? The questions are important because discipline orders after stipulations have become the most common way of resolving serious discipline cases.   Bulmer could not deny his pattern of sexual misconduct. Bulmer had ...
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I count only 7 legal events but this does not include events related to the start of the law school year. Mitchell Hamline gets started early. Orientation begins today. Our president, Sonia Miller-Van Oort will be speaking at this evening's reception. If you'd like to promote an opportunity for a student (research, writing, etc.) or you are trying to connect with students in any way, you may contact @Nancy Mischel ( nmischel@mnbar.org ) or @Michael Carlson ( mcarlson@mnbar.org ). We can help you connect with our student members. Also, remember that all students are members of the New Lawyers Section .   Here are just a few of the times we'll be on campus ...
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MSBA ELDER LAW SECTION E-NEWSLETTER August 1, 2017   Vol. 9, No. 32 E-Newsletter Editorial Staff: Communications Committee Chair:  Rachel Schromen Editor in Chief:  Emily Flesch Web Editor: Bridget-Michaele Reischl Contributors: Rachel Schromen, Julian Zweber, Joel Smith    NEWSLETTER HIGHLIGHTS Call for Members!   The MSBA Elder Law section is open for new members! We welcome experienced practitioners, new lawyers, and law students alike to join our community. Current section members are encouraged to invite those with an interest in Elder Law to join us. Interested? Connect with us online.   ...
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I count 14 MN legal events this week. On Thursday, Nilan Johnson Lewis hosts the Minnesota Paralegal Association. Ben Hiltner will cover some Excel basics; auto sums, cell references, and pivot tables. No CLE or other credits are offered (that I'm aware of...) and you bring your own lunch but the non-member price is just $10. That's worth it. Get up to speed on a functions every lawyer should know. If you're feeling sheepish about joining a 'basics' lecture, see Casey Flaherty's old post at 3 Geeks  for a little inspiration.  Search and view the full calendar here . Here are this week's events: Week 30: Mon Jul 24 - Sat Jul 29 ...
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This week, I count 26 Minnesota legal events including today's naturalization ceremonies taking place at the UMN. View and search the full calendar here . Here's the list of this week's events: Week 29: Mon Jul 17 - Sat Jul 22 Sun Jul 16 7:30am - Tue Jul 18 8:30am NDAA: Annual Summer Summit  - 1001 Marquette Avenue Minneapolis, Minnesota Mon Jul 17 10am - 4pm Naturalization Ceremonies  - 229 19th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455 Tue Jul 18 9am - 4:30pm The Art of Legal Argument  - Minnesota ...
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MSBA ELDER LAW SECTION E-NEWSLETTER July 3, 2017   Vol. 9, No. 31 E-Newsletter Editorial Staff: Communications Committee Chair:  Rachel Schromen Editor in Chief:  Emily Flesch Web Editor: Bridget-Michaele Reischl Contributors: Rachel Schromen, Julian Zweber, Emily Flesch, Laura Orr      NEWSLETTER HIGHLIGHTS A Note from the Section Chairperson After the Elder Law Section's annual meeting adjourned on Friday, June 23, I called to order the first meeting of the 2017-18 section governing council. Having benefitted from knowing many of our section’s hard-working, committed, and talented members, I view it as a great ...
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               Mr. Nelson was the first lawyer against whom I brought unprofessional conduct charges, in 1982, when I was with the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility (OLPR).  As the hearing before a Lawyers Board Panel was about to start, Nelson asked, “Bill, do I ask myself questions from here (counsel table) and then go there (witness box) to answer?”  I explained that he could ask and answer from the witness box and that I would not object to narrative testimony.  I thought, “Being pro se in a discipline case must be terrifying.  Respondent attorneys really need help.”  Respondents facing a hearing should, of course, have retained expert ...
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End of June...I count 35 legal events this week. View and search the full calendar .  For those of you at the end of your reporting period, there are a few EOB, Ethics and free CLE credits among this week's events: Week 26: Mon Jun 26 - Sat Jul 1 Mon Jun 26 8:45am - 4:30pm Evidence for Trial Lawyers  - 600 Nicollet Mall # 370 3rd Floor, City Center Minneapolis, MN 55402 9am - 12:30pm 2017 Minnesota Legal Ethics Summit VII  - 600 Nicollet Mall # 370 3rd Floor, City Center Minneapolis, MN 55402 12pm - 1pm ...
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This week, I count 28 MN Legal Events . Search and view the full calendar here . Here are this week's events: Week 25: Mon Jun 19 - Sat Jun 24 Mon Jun 19 9am - 4pm Gun Law - Regulating, Acquiring & Handling Firearms in Minnesota  - 600 Nicollet Mall # 370 3rd Floor, City Center Minneapolis, MN 55402 5:30pm - 7pm Family-Friendly Pride Pizza Night!  - 306 E. Hennepin Minneapolis MN 55414 Tue Jun 20 All day Litha    9am - 4pm Negotiating, Drafting & Handling ...
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I count 27 Minnesota legal events this week including the MSBA Annual Convention at the Mall of America. The Convention starts on Wednesday night with a c omplimentary Minnesota craft beer tasting and pool tournament at the Firelake Grill (Radisson Blu). I haven't played pool in 20 years so if you're looking for an easy win...  I'm excited to hear from Steven Harper and Frank Wu . They'll each be delivering keynotes plus, their critical conversation with Dean Mark Gordon and Robin Ann Williams is titled, Innovation in Legal Education – The Future of Legal Education in Minnesota and Beyond  Search and view the full calendar here . Here are this week's ...
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This week, I count 28 Minnesota Legal events . Search and view the full calendar here .   In the past, I've included only the Minnesota CLE Institutes because I input that data myself. MinnCLE simply does too much programming. And, I do not mean to equate 'legal event' with 'CLE' but the CLE reporting deadline is upon us so I added all June MinnCLE events. The last EOB credit you can acquire is hosted by MinnCLE on 6/26 at 1pm. The last ethics credit in June is also sponsored by MinnCLE. The webinar, Lessons from Recent Discipline Cases , is on 6/30 at 3 pm. To date, all credits on 6/30 are for ethics credits. The last standard credits in June are at the ...
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I count  14  MN Legal events this week. Check out the full MN Legal Events calendar  here . Recent updates include additions to MSBA, Affinity Bar, and Other Sponsor calendars. This week's events: Wed May 31 2pm - 3:15pm The Hidden Medical Records Needed in Medical Negligence Cases 4pm - 5pm Closing Arguments - NLBC Session 7  - 706 Second Avenue South, Suite 140, Minneapolis, MN 55402 Thu Jun 1 7:30am - 9:30am Justice Natalie Hudson on Administrative Law Practice in Minnesota Appellate Courts  - 300 N Mississippi River Blvd, Saint Paul,MN 55104 ...
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MSBA ELDER LAW SECTION E-NEWSLETTER May 2, 2017   Vol. 9, No. 29 E-Newsletter Editorial Staff: Communications Committee Chair:  Margaret Kyle Editor in Chief:  Rachel Schromen Web Editor: Bridget-Michaele Reischl Contributors: Rachel Schromen, Julian Zweber, Laura Orr     NEWSLETTER HIGHLIGHTS: UPCOMING CLE ANNCOUNCEMENTS   CLE Cancelled   During the Elder Law Section-sponsored on April 6, 2017, plans for a   May 11   CLE ("Serving Elderly Immigrants") were announced and printed in distributed PowerPoint slides. Please note that the CLE will   not  be occurring on   May 11 . Efforts are ...
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The seventh edition of Minnesota Legal Ethics will be posted next month.  This month’s blog reproduces a new section in the treatise chapter titled, “What Minnesota Legal Ethics is All About.”  While most of the treatise is intended to be used, for research, rather than read for interest, I encourage you to read this chapter.  I think you will find it interesting, including the new section below. Note that on June 6, 2017 several small changes were made in the text below, for clarification, completeness and correction.  The amended blog text will appear in the treatise. PROMPT, FAIR AND JUST INVESTIGATIONS AND DISPOSITIONS “It is of primary importance ...
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I count an even  20 legal events  this week. This includes  Paralegal Week events. It also includes commencements at University of St. Thomas and the University of Minnesota. Congratulations to all our student members and best of luck on your bar exam. Mitchell Hamline's commencement is scheduled for 5/21. View the full  Minnesota Legal Events Calendar . A list of this week's events: Tuesday  May 9, 2017 9am - 5pm MIPLA Stampede  - 710 Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402 11:45am - 1:15pm How to Avoid an Ethics Complaint as an ADR Neutral CLE and Annual Section Elections Meeting   - 600 Nicollet ...
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It's a busy week here at the MSBA. Twelve of the  27 events  I count this week are sponsored by the MSBA. I'm very much looking forward to the Civil Lit Dinner on  4/27 . The section is hosting Erwin Chemerinsky. Chemerinsky is a nationally-recognized commentator and scholar on constitutional law and the United States Supreme Court. I know him best for his treatise which played no small part in my surviving con law courses. Chemerinsky's writing is plain and he doesn't avoid politics. For example, check out his recent article for the Los Angeles Daily News where he dispels three myths of the Gorsuch nomination.  Other events this week at the MSBA: ...
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