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Vol. 56, No. 7 August 1999

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The State of the Judiciary

Increased caseloads and heightened public awareness are among the pressures facing our court system, according to a convention address by Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz.

By the Hon. Kathleen Blatz

1999 Legislative Wrap-Up

The Legislature -- and the governor -- wrestled this term with issues that may affect the way you practice law. The MSBA's principal lobbyist summarizes these new developments.

By Lloyd M. Grooms

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President's Page: A Profession at the Crossroads
The legal profession faces a set of crossroads every bit as significant as the pending millennium, according to the president of the MSBA.
by Wood R. Foster Jr.

Professional Responsibility: A Lawyers Assistance Program and the Disciplinary Process
Studies suggest that attorneys suffer from depression at levels higher than any other profession. The director of Minnesota's Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board examines what this means for lawyer discipline.
by Edward J. Cleary

Lawyer at Large: Both Sides Now: Views from Family Court
Hear the seasoned perspective of someone who's been on both sides of the family law bench.
by the Hon. Stephen C. Aldrich

Essay: A New Call to Action
In a White House address to attorneys, the president discusses four decades that saw America striving to live up to its ideals.
by President William Jefferson Clinton


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