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Vol. 58, No. 7 August 2001

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State of the Judiciary 2001

Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz stresses partnership with the bar, public confidence in the justice system, and continued emphasis on four focus areas in her annual address to the MSBA.

By Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz

Icarian Estate Planning: Risks and Opportunities in the 2001 Tax Act

Add one new item to the list of sure things: Death, taxes, and the need to reassess estate plans in the wake of the Economic Growth and Tax Reconciliation Act of 2001.

By William S. Forsberg

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President's Page: Pro Se Litigants and the Legal Profession
Increasing numbers of litigants are representing themselves in civil courtroom proceedings. The MSBA's new president discusses the issues as well as measures the Bar may adopt.
by Jarvis C. Jones

Professional Responsibility: Ethics 2001: The Rules Take Shape
The ABA considers changes to its Model Rules of Professional Conduct -- some of which are already in effect in Minnesota.
by Edward J. Cleary

Lawyer at Large: CLE Credit for Teleconference and Webcast Courses
New CLE rules permit credit for some teleconference and webcast courses, but only after meeting certain conditions.
by David White and Margaret Fuller Corneille

Essay: Reflections of Justice Blackmun
In excerpts from a public address, the late Supreme Court justice tells what he has learned about America.
by Hon. Harry Blackmun


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