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George Soule speaks on Racial Gerrymandering at Minnesota CLE Supreme Court’s Big New Decisions Seminar

August 9, 2017.  George Soule spoke today at a Minnesota CLE Seminar about the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decisions in racial gerrymandering cases.  George also previewed the Court’s consideration of Whitford v. Gill, a partisan gerrymandering case out of Wisconsin.  George’s presentation was titled “Analyzing Voter Redistricting Amid Claims of Racial Gerrymandering.”

Super Lawyers names George Soule and Melissa Stull to list of top lawyers

August 2017.  Super Lawyers named George Soule a Super Lawyer and Melissa Stull a Rising Star in its 2017 rankings.  George has received Super Lawyer designation each year since 1998 and this is Melissa’s fifth Rising Star honor.  George was also named to the Ten Year Super Lawyers Top List Achievement, recognizing Minnesota lawyers who have been included on a Super Lawyers Top List for 10 years or more.

 

Soule & Stull sponsors American Indian Bar Association golf tournament

Anton van der Merwe, Melissa, and George

July 20, 2017 – George, Melissa and Anton van der Merwe played in the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association golf tournament at The Meadows at Mystic Lake.  The group shot one under par, largely the result of Melissa and Anton’s long and straight drives, and Anton’s long putts.

For the fourth year, Soule & Stull sponsored a hole and a group at the tournament, which benefits American Indian students attending Minnesota law schools.  George is a past president of the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association.

 

George Soule authors “The Effect of Safety Regulations on Product Defect Claims”

July 2017. George Soule published an article “The Effect of Safety Regulations on Product Defect Claims” in the July 2017 issue of LJN’s Product Liability Law & Strategy, a monthly publication for product liability practitioners.

Federal and state statutes and regulations have a significant impact on product liability litigation. Safety regulations carry the imprimatur of considered judgment by a governmental agency. Parties often battle over whether the manufacturer has complied with those regulations, and courts have wrestled with the effect of regulations in product liability cases. In recent years, state legislatures have also adopted legal standards for dealing with these issues. The article addresses some considerations for counsel in offering or defending against evidence of safety regulations.

Read article here.

For a look at the LJN website, click here.

George Soule Speaks at Minnesota State University Moorhead Commencement

May 12, 2017.  George Soule addressed 800 new graduates at the Minnesota State University Moorhead commencement today.  George greeted the graduates, family and friends on behalf of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board and Chancellor.  George serves on the Minnesota State Board of Trustees.  George encouraged the graduates to “do great things, make a mark, create a legacy.”

George Soule Discusses Ethics at Minnesota Paralegal Convention

May 11, 2017.  George Soule gave a presentation today on paralegal ethics at the 2017 Minnesota Paralegal Association Annual Convention.  George drew on his legal experience to present real world scenarios illustrating ethical issues that may be faced by paralegals.  Soule & Stull Paralegal Alice McGlave is Vice President of the Minnesota Paralegal Association and helped to plan the convention.

Paul Anderson receives MSBA public service award

April 21, 2017.  The Minnesota State Bar Association presented the David Graven Public Service Award to former Supreme Court Justice Paul Anderson at its assembly meeting. The award is designated for a lawyer who best exemplifies the high standards of the profession in combination with a commitment to public or community service.  Justice Anderson was generous with his time while serving on the Supreme Court and continues his substantial contributions to the community since his retirement from the Court.

Larry Wertheim of Kennedy & Graven presented the award along with Bar President Robin Wolpert.

Soule & Stull sponsors Civil Litigation Section Annual Meeting featuring Dean Erwin Chemerinsky

April 27, 2017.  Soule & Stull sponsored a table at the MSBA Civil Litigation Annual Meeting at the Radisson Blu in Minneapolis.  Nearly 250 local attorneys, including George, Melissa, Kevin, John McShane, Paul Anderson and S&S clients and friends, attended the event. The keynote speaker was Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean at the University of California, Irvine School of Law and noted constitutional scholar.  Dean Chemerinsky spoke on the U.S. Supreme Court after Justice Scalia.  The Section honored former United States Attorney Andrew Luger with the 2017 Advocate Award.  Melissa is Treasurer of the Civil Litigation Section’s Governing Council, and is in line to Chair the Section in 2018.  The Section has 1,375 members. Soule & Stull is the home of three Civil Litigation Chairs, past and future, as George chaired the Council in 1994-1995 and Kevin in 2011-2012.

Melissa, Chair Douglas Elsass, Dean Chemerinsky, Judge Edward Wahl

Melissa and George

George Soule to speak on judicial appointments and elections at Citizens League event

April 2017.  George Soule will speak on May 16 at an event sponsored by Minnesota’s Citizens League on the state’s system for appointing and electing judges.  George will speak on a panel with former Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz and former MSBA President Tom Tinkham.  The speakers will “answer such questions as, who are our existing judges, and what qualifications do they need to meet to be selected for the ballot? What are the election rules surrounding judicial races in Minnesota, and are they fair? Could Minnesota end up with judicial races with television and radio ads paid by outside groups? Finally, what impact do judges have on our day-to-day lives?”  For more information, or to sign up to attend the event, check here.