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Ebert Named to American Board of Trial Advocates

Thumbnail image for ebert_dyan_CR.jpgDyan Ebert has been named a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). This national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges is by invitation only.  ABOTA, founded in 1957, focuses on elevating the ethical and technical standards of the legal profession for the purpose of delivering more effective representation to the general public. Learn more about ABOTA.

Counties Can Hire Private CPA Firms for Annual Audits

The Court of Appeals of Minnesota in Otto v. Wright County, et al. interpreted the State Government Finance Omnibus Bill, and determined that counties could hire private CPA firms to conduct the required annual audits, but the State Auditor still retains substantial authority over the conduct of those audits. 

Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust (MCIT) Publishes Booklet on Governmental Immunities for Member Counties Authored by Attorney Ken Bayliss

Kenneth BaylissMr. Bayliss comes by his interest in governmental immunities naturally, having spent the first ten years of his career in the Tort Claims Division and the Employment Law Division of the Minnesota Attorney General's Office. Ken's current practice involves litigation concerning government liability, general insurance defense, premises liability, construction accident liability, and business litigation. He is a past chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association's Civil Litigation Section and of the law firm's Insurance Defense Group. He is the current chair of the firm's Appellate Practice Group. Quinlivan & Hughes attorney Kenneth Bayliss, long a student of issues relating to governmental immunities, has had a booklet on immunities circulated to local governments. The Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust (MCIT) recently made his booklet, a comprehensive summary of immunities, available to Minnesota local governments. 

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