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Negotiation Ethics
Any attorney will tell you that negotiating sessions are fraught with uncertainties, posturing, and various gambits to persuade the other side to yield.  Who is and who isn’t at the table, who’s representing whom, and how the parties behave are all part of the complex dynamic, but all transpires in the framework of the Rules of Professional Conduct.
By William J. Wernz and David L. Sasseville

The Next Big Step: Appeals to the Minnesota Supreme Court
Minnesota litigants can appeal “as of right” to the Minnesota Court of Appeals, but once that appeal is exhausted, advancing to the Minnesota Supreme Court depends on winning the court’s agreement to accept your case.  Here are tips for convincing the supreme court to exercise discretion and accept your case onto its overcrowded docket.
By Diane B. Bratvold and Sam Hanson 





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