August 10, 2016. Justice Natalie Hudson came in a strong first place in yesterday’s Primary Election for the Minnesota Supreme Court seat she now holds. Justice Hudson won 65% of the vote in a race with two challengers. Justice Hudson will face the second place candidate Michelle MacDonald in the November 8 General Election. For information about the candidates, check this website: http://www.mnbar.org/public/judicial-candidate-information#.V6tHzSL2aM8
July 20, 2016. We encourage all Minnesota voters to vote in the state’s August 9 Primary Election. There are three candidates for the Minnesota Supreme Court on the Primary ballot. The top two vote-getters will go to the General Election on November 8. This is a very important race and the only statewide primary race. Voter turnout will be low – so your vote is important! You can vote in the Primary before August 9 by requesting an absentee ballot from the Secretary of State here or by going to your municipality’s early voting site. (For example, in Minneapolis, you can vote at the Early Vote Center at 217 South Third Street.) George and Melissa voted today.
July 21, 2016 – George, Melissa, Anton van der Merwe, and Mike Miller braved the heat advisory to participate in the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association golf tournament on Thursday. Soule & Stull sponsored a hole and a foursome at the tournament, which benefits American Indian students attending Minnesota law schools. George is a past president of the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association.
July 21, 2016. George participated in a panel discussion on Effective Arbitration Advocacy at the Hearing: Arbitrators Share What Works and What Doesn’t at a Minnesota CLE seminar, Best Practices for Advocates in Arbitrations, in Minneapolis. George focused on presentation and cross-examination of experts at an arbitration hearing.
July 2016. Super Lawyers magazine named George Soule a Super Lawyer and Melissa Stull a Rising Star in its 2016 rankings. George has received Super Lawyer designation each year since 1998 and this is Melissa’s fourth Rising Star honor.
July 2016. The Minnesota State Bar Association Civil Litigation Governing Council elected Melissa to serve on its executive board. She will serve as the Section’s Secretary from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 and is in line to Chair the Section in 2019. In the last term, Melissa was instrumental in organizing the Civil Litigation Section’s Annual Meeting, at which Jeffrey Toobin spoke. The Section hosted five CLE programs in 2015-2016 and created a program to offer free memberships to members of affinity bar groups. 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.
June 13, 2016 – Soule & Stull sponsored a hole and a foursome in the Hennepin County Sheriff Foundation Shoot for the Stars Golf Tournament on Monday. George, Melissa, Tim Bettenga, and Susan Holden enjoyed a gorgeous day on the Burl Oaks golf course. George is a past Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Directions. The Foundation is committed to serving the community, preventing crime, and supporting the Sheriff’s office, especially the volunteer Special Deputies.
June 14, 2016. George Soule, along with co-presenter Susan Holden, discussed Judicial Campaign Conduct and Activities at a seminar sponsored by the Minnesota Board of Judicial Standards. Several 2016 state court candidates, and their supporters, attended the seminar. George and Susan discussed several aspects of judicial campaigns, including statutes, rules and codes that govern candidates’ conduct.
George Soule spoke on judicial appointments and elections at the Senior Republicans of Minnesota monthly meeting
June 7, 2016. George Soule was the featured speaker at this month’s Senior Republicans of Minnesota meeting in Richfield. George spoke about judicial appointments and elections, including federal judge appointments, the confirmation of Chief Justice John Roberts, the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection and state court appointments, and state court elections. There was a lively discussion of judge and court-related topics, including what appointments under President Clinton or Trump might look like. From 1999 – 2002, George served as Chair of the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection under Governor Jesse Ventura, and has co-chaired several campaigns for Minnesota Supreme Court justices.
May 12, 2016. Thank you to everyone who made the Soule & Stull Spring Deck Party a success. Lots of folks helped welcome Judge McShane to the firm. We had great conversations well into the evening.
Here are a few photos from the party . . .
On May 16, 2016, the St. Louis Park City Council appointed Kevin Curry to the St. Louis Park Police Advisory Commission, which acts to enhance awareness of Police Department capabilities and services; provide an opportunity for citizen involvement and input in police services; and encourage positive interactions between the Police Department and the community.