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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 28, 2024Contact: Claire Lancaster claire.lancaster@state.mn.us  651-219-2975 Governor Walz Appoints Luis Rangel Morales to Fill First Judicial District Vacancy [ST.
PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan
today announced the appointment of Luis Rangel Morales as District Court
Judge in Minnesota’s First Judicial District. Rangel Morales will
replace the Honorable Shawn

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 23, 2024Contact: Claire Lancaster claire.lancaster@state.mn.us  651-219-2975Governor Walz Appoints Erin Lindhart Felten and Dwight Luhmann to Fill Third Judicial District Vacancies [ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the appointment of Erin Lindhart Felten and Dwight Luhmann as District Court Judges in Minnesota’s Third Judicial District. Lindhart Felten

Catching the Wave
Understanding the impact of Minnesota’s Big Law M&A trends (and how locals can compete)
By Brett Larson, Theresa Bea, & Dillon White

In March 2020 we authored a draft article about Big Law mergers for this magazine, but world events abruptly turned our focus elsewhere. It all feels like an eternity ago—both

By Abou B. Amara, Jr. and Karla M. Gluek

Imagine being sexually harassed at work, standing up for yourself and reaching a financial settlement with your employer—and then the government steps in and taxes you on that settlement. Seems unfair, right? Well, for decades, this was the reality for countless sexual harassment victims. Under Minnesota

By Paul M. Floyd

Last spring, as my presidency approached, many people asked me what my theme for the year would be. Would it be promoting pro bono and access to justice (a critical need)?  
Would it be championing civility in the courts and practice (a worthy aspiration)? 
Would it be advocating for the rule