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Posted on August 27, 2018 at 4:00 AM

Join me one month from today, on Thursday, September 27,  2018, from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM. The Elder Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association is sponsoring a panel on medical aid in dying in the Hennepin Room at Stinson Leonard Street.

A number of states have legalized medical aid in dying (MAID). While MAID is not legal in Minnesota, its lawmakers have introduced related legislation. Meanwhile, clients who seek help from Minnesota attorneys on end-of-life issues may not remain in Minnesota. Understanding MAID and its distinction from related concepts like assisted suicide and euthanasia will become increasingly important to Minnesota attorneys serving people living with terminal illness. 

During this CLE sponsored by MSBA Elder Law Section, a panel of speakers representing legal, clinical, and legislative perspectives will address

  • Distinctions between MAID, assisted suicide, and euthanasia;
  • The state of law in jurisdictions where MAID is legal;
  • How the legality of MAID in other jurisdictions and prospectively in Minnesota may influence an attorney’s serving clients with terminal diagnoses; and
  • Describe any related legislation under consideration in Minnesota.

Participants bring their lunches to the presentation. However, lunch will not be provided.

  • Professor Eileen Weber, JD, DNP, University of Minnesota School of Nursing


  • Dr. Carla Cerra, DNP, HCMC Gerontology and Co-Chair of Biomedical Ethics Committee
  • Senator Chris Eaton, RN, State Senator for Minnesota State District 40
  • Professor Thaddeus Mason Pope, PhD, JD, Mitchell Hamline School of Law 

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