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I Think my Colleague Violated the Nurse Practice Act: Am I Obligated to Report it to the Minnesota Board of Nursing?

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By Melissa Heinlein, Esq.

If you are a licensed professional in the state of Minnesota and you believe that a colleague has violated the professional rules of practice, you may be required to report that information to your licensing board immediately. Although you may have developed a friendship with this colleague, and reporting their violation may be uncomfortable for you as a licensee of a Minnesota health regulatory board,   […]   Read More »

Lessons Learned From My Father, Miles Lord: How to Be a Prankster

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By Priscilla A. Lord, Esq.


Miles always had a lot of fun. Although he was a very hard worker and taskmaster, he loved to play. Those who worked for him said that when he would give them work to do, he did not stand looking over their shoulder or try to micro-manage their work. He let them go at their own speed, but would   […]   Read More »

Remembering Miles Lord: In Print, On Film, and In Practice

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THE PEOPLE'S JUDGE

Widely known as, "The People's Judge," Miles Lord earned a reputation as a black-robed champion for the underdog-protecting individuals from dangers fueled by corporate greed. This passion for justice was amplified by his larger-than-life personality and candid court decisions, frequently delivered with eloquent disdain.

MILES LORD: THE MAVERICK JUDGE WHO  BROUGHT CORPORATE AMERICA TO JUSTICE, by Roberta Walburn

In the new book by Roberta Walburn,   […]   Read More »

Lessons Learned From My Father, Miles Lord: Empathy Leads To Rescuing

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By Priscilla A. Lord, Esq.

My dad could step into someone else's shoes easier than any one I ever met. Miles was always looking for a way to help people in distress. The mother of a friend once told me that when she was nineteen years old, and driving home with friends late at night, they were hit by a drunk driver. Right behind that   […]   Read More »

Lessons Learned From My Father, Miles Lord: All Things Are Possible

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By Priscilla A. Lord, Esq.

Growing up with Miles, we kids noticed that, unlike us, he had boundless energy and did not need much sleep. Behind his back we would call him the "whirling dervish." He really believed that he could do just about anything and everything if he just put his mind to it and he taught us that we could do the same. He   […]   Read More »

Lessons Learned From My Father, Miles Lord: Standing Up For "The Little Guy"

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By Priscilla A. Lord, Esq.

My father died on Saturday, December 10, 2016. Since that time, I have been reading books and articles about him and thinking how his life has influenced my life. Like him, I practice law and love advocating for my clients. This is my first post of a five-week blog series titled "Lessons learned from my father." He truly was a one of a kind   […]   Read More »

Why is My Practice Under Investigation by the Minnesota Board of Nursing?

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By Melissa Heinlein, Esq.

As a Minnesota nurse license lawyer, my clients often ask me why they are being investigated by their licensing board. Many people don't realize that Minnesota licensing boards are complaint-driven. In other words, your licensing board does not go out looking for improper behavior on its own. Rather, your board relies on others to alert it to improper practice or behavior.

Investigations are Complaint-Driven

An investigation will not   […]   Read More »

What Should I Do If I am Injured by a Dog Bite?

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By Melissa Heinlein, Esq.

During summertime in Minnesota we emerge from our winter hibernation to soak in some vitamin D and spend some precious time outside enjoying the warm and sunny season. As a dog lover, I enjoy the opportunity to spend more time outdoors with my dog, Lucky and our office pup, Diva. But, I am always reminding myself that just because I am a dog lover, this does not mean that all   […]   Read More »

What Should I Do if I am Injured in a Bike Accident?

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By Melissa Heinlein, Esq.

I love bicycling in Minneapolis with my family! Minneapolis and St. Paul are two of the most bike-friendly cities in the United States, thanks to our local government's investment in amazing bicycle trails, boulevards and public transit. We are also very resilient here in the Twin Cities; blizzards and below zero wind chills will not deter us from commuting via bicycle. Our investment in bike lanes and   […]   Read More »

How Long Will it Take to Get Compensated for Injuries Sustained in a Car Crash?

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By Melissa Heinlein, Esq.

One of the most challenging things for someone who has been injured in a car crash due to the fault of another is the time it takes to get compensation from the at-fault party. Often times, my clients are not only suffering physically from an injury, but they are also missing work and incurring numerous expenses. As an accident victim, it is important you do your best   […]   Read More »

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