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Lessons Learned From My Father, Miles Lord: Courage to Take a Stand

Judge Miles Lord, Golden Gloves Boxer

By Priscilla A. Lord, Esq.


It took a lot of courage throughout his life and career for Miles to stand up to some pretty powerful people and organizations. In many ways, he had been training for his future career as a federal judge ever since he was a young boxer in northern Minnesota. As a golden gloves champion, he learned to have the courage   […]   Read More »

What Happens During a Board of Nursing Investigation?

lawyers for nurses

By Melissa Heinlein, Esq.

Being served with a letter of allegations by the Minnesota Board of Nursing or other professional licensing board can be overwhelming. As a lawyer for nurses faced with allegations, I am often asked about the investigation and settlement process of matters that are brought before the Minnesota Board of Nursing and how my law firm will help them through that process. Here are the five   […]   Read More »

Should I Bring My Young Child Along to the Dog Park?

dog running at dog part

By Priscilla Lord, Esq.


Just like Minnesota has some of the most beautiful state parks and trails, the Twin Cities and surrounding areas have some excellent dog parks. I know there are plenty of tough Minnesotans out there who take their pups to the parks all winter long, but for many of us (including me and our office dog, Diva), we like to hit the   […]   Read More »

What Should I Do If I Am Over-Burdened in My Nursing Home Work Environment?

understaffing at nursing home

By Melissa Heinlein, Esq.


Lately I have been working with Minnesota nurses including RNs, LPNs, and CNAs who describe their work environments as hectic, under-staffed, and offering poor supervision. Often, these are descriptions of our work environments at our Minnesota nursing homes and assisted living facilities. You nurses have a demanding job, both physically and emotionally. We appreciate your work and want to be sure that you   […]   Read More »

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

Nurse who may need lawyer

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

Miles Lord and daughters

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

Miles_Lord_BookTHE 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   […]   Read More »

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

Judge Miles Lord on the radio

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

Judge Miles and Maxine Lord

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"

Judge Miles Lord and daughter Priscilla Lord

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   […]   Read More »

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