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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:April 9, 2024Contact: Claire Lancasterclaire.lancaster@state.mn.us651-219-2975Governor Walz Appoints Matti Adam and Seamus Duffy to Fill Ninth Judicial District Vacancies[ST.
PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today announced the appointments of Matti
Adam and Seamus Duffy as District Court Judges in Minnesota’s Ninth
Judicial District. Adam will be replacing the Honorable Darlene Rivera

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:April 8, 2024Claire Lancasterclaire.lancaster@state.mn.us651-219-2975 Commission on Judicial Selection Recommends Seventh Judicial District Candidates to Governor Walz[ST. PAUL, MN] – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that it is recommending three candidates for consideration to fill a vacancy in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial
District. The vacancy will occur upon the retirement of

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 2, 2024Contact: Claire Lancaster claire.lancaster@state.mn.us  651-219-2975Governor Walz Appoints Jane Maschka to Fill Fourth Judicial District Vacancy [ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the appointment of Jane Maschka as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District. Maschka will be replacing the Honorable James A. Moore and

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2024Claire Lancaster claire.lancaster@state.mn.us651-219-2975Governor’s Merit Selection Panel Recommends Supreme Court Candidates[ST.
PAUL, MN] – Earlier this year, Governor Walz asked a merit selection
panel to solicit applicants, review candidates, and recommend finalists
for appointment to the Minnesota Supreme Court. The merit selection
panel includes leadership in his administration, the chair of

A profession at the crossroads 
By Damien Riehl

Since November 2022, when ChatGPT raised the world’s consciousness of the power of generative AI tools such as large language models (LLMs), the legal profession has debated a particular question: Might LLMs—and the companies that run them—be performing the unauthorized practice of law (UPL)? 
In many states,

BY IAN LEWENSTEIN My father, mercifully, edited all my college papers. So when I was given the honor by my son to do the same—with a mandated same-day deadline—I was struck by his problems with commas and the irony that I had the same issues in college. But while my son, a first-year college student, can be

By Paul M. Floyd Sooner or later, all practicing lawyers face the inevitable question: “Should I stop practicing law and do something else with my time?” For some, the question arises in our 30s or 40s. For others, it comes in their 60s and 70s. For still others, it comes up repeatedly every 7-10 years. In

BY SUSAN HUMISTON
Private discipline is nonpublic discipline issued for violations of the Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct (MRPC) that are isolated and nonserious. Several lessons can be learned from reviewing the mistakes and situations that led to private discipline last year. 
Contact with a represented party
Every year lawyers are disciplined for contacting represented