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Minnesota State Law Library 2015 CLE Archive

  • Minnesota Legislative History Research   
    Dec. 16, 2015 / CLE CREDIT: One law office management CLE credit has been approved (#212336). 
  • Nov. 13, 2015 / CLE CREDIT: One law office management CLE credit has been approved (#212334). 
  • Nov. 4, 2015 / CLE CREDIT: One law office management CLE credit has been approved (#212333). 
  • Powerpoint Presentation  and  Handout
  • Video of presentation also available for on-demand credit.
  • Description
  • The speaker is Liz Reppe, Minnesota State Law Librarian. The speaker will talk about the process of doing Minnesota legislative history research. She will cover the resources available (print, online and audio tape) and where to find them. She will also include a discussion of where else to look for information when legislative documents do not provide the detail you are seeking. 
  • Local Government Law
    Nov. 12, 2015
    CLE CREDIT: One standard CLE credit has been approved (#212369).
    Description:
    The speaker is Deborah Dyson, Legislative Analyst with the House Research Department. She will speak about the types of counties, towns and cities and their organization. She will also talk about special legislation for local government.

  • Consequences of Criminal Records   
  • Oct. 7, 2015
    CLE CREDIT: One elimination of bias CLE credit has been approved (#211079). 
  • Video of presentation also available for on-demand credit.
  • Description
    The speakers are Emily Baxter and Josh Esmay. Emily is the Director of  We Are All Criminals  and a Fellow at the University of Minnesota Law School's Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice. Josh Esmay is the Director of Public Policy and Advocacy at the  Council on Crime and Justice. Emily will talk about society's perception of what it means to be a criminal and how much weight a record should be given. She will speak about the differences in the way we treat people with and without criminal records and will present data on the racial and economic disparities these practices create. Josh will speak about the role of expungement as a critical remedy to the collateral consequences of criminal records. 

  • Sokolow v. PLO: The U.S. Courts and the War on Terror  
    June 24, 2015
    CLE CREDIT: One stardard CLE credit has been approved (#206355). 
    Description
    The speaker is Judge Eric Lipman, from the Office of Administrative Hearings.  The Antiterrorism Act of 1991 (or ATA) permits American victims of terrorist attacks to sue their attackers for money damages in "any appropriate district court of the United States." While Congress intended that the ATA would be construed broadly, so as to compensate American victims of terror, and reduce the bank accounts of terrorist networks, achieving these goals has proved more difficult than Congress imagined.  In his remarks, Judge Lipman will explore the important constitutional and foreign policy issues raised by these suits in the context of a real case. Course attendees will have the opportunity to review some of the trial exhibits that led a New York jury to award $218 million to 41 plaintiffs this past February; and to consider for themselves if this is the right role for the federal courts. 
      
  • Hijabs and the High Court: Religious Apparel, the Workplace and the Law  
    June 3, 2015 
    CLE Credit: One elimination of bias credit has been approved (#205719). 
    Description
    The speaker is Judge Eric Lipman, from the Office of Administrative Hearings.  Judge Lipman details the impact that the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment, and Title VII, have upon the workplace, as well as our ethical responsibilities to maintain a discrimination-free workplace. Course attendees explored these ideas through the lens of a current case --  EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. -- which was argued in February before the U.S. Supreme Court. This course updates to courses given earlier (#189899 - 5/6/2014 and #192684 - 6/10/2014) and it contained new content.
  • Uncovering the Sentencing Guidelines  
    Mar. 11, 2015
    CLE CREDIT: One standard CLE credit has been approved (#202734). 
    Description:    
    The speaker is Linda McBrayer from the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission. She will speak about some of the questions her office addresses regarding the guidelines. She will also point out some of the exceptions in the guidelines attorneys might not be aware of. 
  • Stress, Addiction, Mental Illness and the Rules of Professional Responsibility  
    Jan. 14, 2015
    CLE CREDIT: One ethics credit has been approved (#200558). 
    Description:    
    The speaker is Joan Bibelhausen, the Executive Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers. She will speak about how unresolved stress and untreated mental illness or addiction may trigger conduct that is in violation of the Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct. 
Please note: The views, opinions and statements made at the CLE sessions are solely those of the speakers and do not reflect the views of the State Law Library or Minnesota Judicial Branch. In order to provide these courses free of charge, the CLE speakers volunteer their time to prepare and present. They are not compensated by the State Law Library or Minnesota Judicial Branch.

Contact: Liz Reppe, State Law Librarian, 651-297-2089, liz.reppe@courts.state.mn.us. 
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