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Chief Justice Lorie Gildea Proclaims Juror Appreciation Week April 28-May 2
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea has proclaimed April 28 to May 2 Juror Appreciation Week. The Judicial Branch will use this occasion to express appreciation for those Minnesotans who have answered the call to jury service.

The right to a trial by jury is one of the core protections of individual freedom in American society. The Constitutions of the United States and the State of Minnesota guarantee defendants in criminal cases and litigants in civil cases the right to a trial by jury.

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Governor Signs MAJ Affidavit Bill
Friday, April 04, 2014
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Governor Dayton has signed and deposited with the Secretary of State Chapter 153 relating to discovery for expert affidavits in professional negligence cases. The law is effect immediately, meaning that  the 180 days for filing an expert affidavit will now begin after a discovery plan is agreed to by the parties for all cases commenced after April 4, 2014.  It will not impact discovery on any case that is already in suit.

This is the Governor's description of the bill:

This bill updates Minnesota statute to conform to new rules of civil procedure for discovery plans, so that the full 180 days of discovery mandated by the legislature to prepare expert affidavits is maintained. The bill passed unanimously in both chambers.

 
THE MINNESOTA ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE ELECTS NEW PRESIDENT – MARK STREED
Monday, August 12, 2013
With a theme of Keeping the Faith Mark Streed becomes new President of the Minnesota Association for Justice.

streed.jpgMINNEAPOLIS, MN – Twin Cities attorney Mark Streed was elected President of the Minnesota Association for Justice at the association’s annual convention in Alexandria, Minnesota. Mr. Streed pledged to use his term as President to help eliminate the barriers injured consumers face when seeking justice through our civil justice system - and to ensure the longevity of the Association dedicated to that goal.

The Minnesota Association for Justice is committed to our Constitution’s guarantee of justice for all and promotes that mission in all of its work. As President, Mr. Streed will lead efforts ensure that the right to a trial by jury is not undermined in the courts or at the State Capitol. “We have an opportunity to leave a legacy for the injured by passing important policy changes that will remove unfair hurdles to the courthouse door many face.” said Mr. Streed.
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