Professional Responsibility, Ethics, Minnesota Plan, Continued Legal Education


At the Sixth Annual John F. Sonnett Memorial Lecture, Chief Justice Sheran of the Supreme Court of Minnesota presented a speech on Minnesota's decision to become the first state to mandate continuing legal education for all licensed attorneys and judges in the state. The purpose of the decision, which emphasizes the quality of advocacy in Minnesota, was to implement the concept of Canon 6 of the Code of Professional Responsibility which provided that a lawyer should reprsent a client competently. This Article discusses the considerations and process which led to the adoption of the Minnesota plan.

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