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Minnesota State Law Library 2017 CLE Archive

  • RAV v. St. Paul: Its History and Legacy
    June 27, 2017, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit has been approved (#240664). 
    Description: Chief Judge Edward Cleary, Minnesota Court of Appeals, was the lead (and arguing) counsel for R.A.V. v. St. Paul, which remains the most cited US Supreme Court case that originated in Minnesota. Chief Judge Cleary marked the 25th anniversary of this landmark decision with a discussion of the beginnings of the case and the legal arguments presented at each stage of the case: the District Court in June 1990; the Minnesota Supreme Court in December 1990; the preparation for the US Supreme Court after the Court accepted review in June of 1991; and the argument before the United States Supreme Court in December 1991, as well as the opinion that followed. Suggested reading: Chaplinsky v. the State of New Hampshire, 315 US 568 (1942); Brandenburg v. Ohio, 395 US 444 (1969); Texas v. Johnson, 491 US 397 (1989); R.A.V. v. St. Paul, 505 US 377 (1992).
  • Responding to Data Breaches: Ethical Considerations
  • June 20, 2017, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    CLE Credit: One ethics CLE credit has been approved (#240663).
    Presentation (pdf) with links to embedded videos 
  • Description: Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Vice President of Claims, Tim Gephart, and Claim Attorney, Molly Eiden, addresses the ethical consideration faced by legal practitioners when a data breach occurs. The speakers explains what data breaches are and how they happen; why legal practitioners need to be aware of them; and what steps should be taken to effectively combat them. 
  • What Might Have Been: The Bumpy History of Gender Equality Under the Constitution (Law Day CLE)
  • May 1, 2017, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    CLE Credit: One standard credit has been approved (#239186).
    Description: In honor of Law Day 2017: The 14th Amendment: Transforming Democracy, noted constitutional law professor, Professor Marie Failinger from Mitchell Hamline School of Law, traces the history of the development of gender equality principles under the Constitution, including missed opportunities and unexpected breakthroughs. Prof. Failinger also engages participants in a discussion about what constitutional protections for gender equality remain to be established.
  • Help for Attorneys in Crisis: Dealing with Lawyer Addiction and Impairment
    April 19, 2017, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    CLE Credit: One ethics CLE credit has been approved (#238270). 
    Description: Joan Bibelhausen, Executive Director, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, discusses how to recognize and obtain help when you, a work colleague, or other professional colleague may have a substance use, mental health or other issue that affects behavior, conduct and performance. Topics include understanding the issues, approaching the lawyer (including interventions), arranging assistance such as treatment, and practice management issues during and following a reduced work schedule or leave of absence. Colleagues can save careers, families and lives.
  • Working Effectively with Muslims
  • February 21, 2017
    CLE Credit: One elimination of bias credit has been approved (#234641). Also available for on-demand credit.
    Description: Imani Jaafar, Director - Office of Police Conduct Review, City of Minneapolis – Department of Civil Rights discusses basic Islamic beliefs, common misconceptions, local and worldwide demographics, cultural educational challenges, and practical tips for assisting Muslims.
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  • Lena O. Smith, a Minnesota Civil Rights Pioneer 
  • January 24, 2017 
    CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit has been approved (#233648).
    Description: Speaker, Professor Ann Juergens of Mitchell Hamline School of Law speaks about her research and subsequent article on Leno O. Smith, the first African American woman licensed to practice law in Minnesota. Ms. Smith was an important civil rights activist, leader in the Minneapolis NAACP, and co-founder of the Minneapolis branch of the Urban League.
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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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