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Vol. 56, No. 8 September 1999

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Multidisciplinary Practice: Seeking the High Ground

Can the legal profession engage in business with nonlawyers for the provision of legal services and other services to clients and yet retain its core values and independence? Here are two views.

By Phillip A. Cole and Steven C. Nelson

Minnesota's Phantom Menace: The Civil Mediation Act

Uncertainty in enforceability of settlement agreements is a phantom menace casting a pall over the development of ADR in Minnesota.

By James R. Coben and Peter N. Thompson

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President's Page: Multidisciplinary Practice: Round One
Why doesn't K-Mart have a "Legal Services" department? Under Minnesota's current Rules of Professional Conduct, that seems unlikely -- but the situation may change in the wake of national discussions regarding multidisplinary practice.
by Wood R. Foster Jr.

Professional Responsibility: Multidisciplinary Practice & Professional Independence
Future observors may regard current discussions of multidisciplinary practice as pivotal to the history of the legal profession, says the director of Minnesota's Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility.
by Edward J. Cleary

Lawyer at Large: Gift Transactions Under the Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney
Some form of more objective facts and circumstances test must be incorporated into Minn. Stat. §523.24 to protect principals, according to one estate law and corporate practitioner.
by William Forsberg


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