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    2016 Legislative Preview: Key Health Care Issues

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Former Speaker of the MN House and current Minority Leader Rep. Paul Thissen (D, District: 61B) and Rep. Nick Zerwas (R, District: 30A), a member of the Health and Human Services Finance and Reform Committees, provide insight on health care priorities for 2016 and beyond.  

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    2016 Technology CLE Bundle

    3.0 Ethics & 2.0 Standard CLE credits

    Couldn't make it to 2016 Technology Conference?  We've got all of the presentations for you in one place.

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    2017 Revisions to 317A Nonprofit Business Corporation Act - What You Need to Know

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    At this one-hour session, we will discuss recent changes to Minnesota Statute, Chapter 317A and how they can be implemented into practice.  

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    3rd Annual Immigrant Attorneys Among Us - Successes and Challenges of Our Colleagues Who Were Born Outside the U.S.

    2.0 Elimination of Bias CLE credits

    This CLE will bring attention to developments and provide an opportunity for successful immigrant attorneys among us to speak about their careers, going through law school in the United States, obtaining a Minnesota law license, and practicing in different practice settings. 

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    A Day in the Life of a Lawyer: How Your Daily Technology Habits Affect You, Your Clients, and Your Law Practice

    1.0 Ethics CLE credit

    Learn how your habits related use of smart phones, tablets, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, portable devices, etc. may be impacting your professional obligation of client confidentiality. 

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    Addressing Poverty as a Barrier to Justice

    1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE credit

    This session will cover several topics on the subject of poverty in Minnesota as it relates to justice and the courts.

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    Advanced Persistent Threats – Dealing with Targeted Attacks

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Your hosts will lead you through common Advanced Persistent Threat attacks to illustrate how network security best practices, leveraging people, processes and technology working in concert to provide an integrated and layered defense.

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    Autonomous Vehicles: Driving Liability Assessments, Shifting Legal Fault, and Steering Criminal and Privacy Implications

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Damien Riehl will analyze the issues as we discuss the legal implications of what the NHTSA says may be "the greatest personal transportation revolution since the popularization of the personal automobile nearly a century ago."

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    Avoiding Common Billing & Accounting Pitfalls

    1.0 Ethics CLE credit

    There’s no room for error when it comes to the financial side of your practice -- because even unintended oversights can close down a law firm or end a career.  Make sure your firm’s billing, bookkeeping, and accounting are all they need to be.

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    Becoming a Board Member - What You Need to Know CLE Bundle

    3.5 Standard CLE credits
    2.0 Ethics CLE credits

    Do you want to get involved in the community and give back but you don't know where to start or what is expected?  Check out this CLE bundle which will provide information on important aspects of nonprofit involvement and board service.

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    Campus Assault - The Intersection and Legal Issues Raised by Dual Investigations

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Experts in criminal justice and school disciplinary policy will discuss many of the issues raised by dual investigation, including the right to counsel, discovery, and access to the investigative data.

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    Challenges, Uncertainty, and Reform in the Clinical Laboratory Industry

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Our panel will explore the legal and policy issues related to PAMA, its implementation, its implications for providers, and its impact, and the FDA’s legal authority to regulate laboratory developed tests, expected legal challenges to the FDA’s jurisdiction, and legislative alternatives being considered.

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    Charitable Planning: Tools and Practice

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    With the wealth transfer of the baby-boomers already underway, it is important to explore whether clients have charitable interests.  This seminar will also provide an overview of the tools and how they are applied to some common fact patterns.

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    Chevron’s Inevitability

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Professor Hickman will review the doctrine of administrative deference as articulated in Chevron and give an update on recent developments around the doctrine.

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    Children's Online Data & Privacy

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    The panelists will focus on how children's online data and privacy are affected by advertising tracking, mobile apps, the Internet of Things, eavesdropping toys, and other emerging technologies. They will also explain the application of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

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    Chronic Stress, Trauma, Mental Health and Addiction in the Legal Profession

    1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE credit

    Lawyers face stress daily and are subject to particular circumstances which can lead to higher levels of stress than for most other members of the population. Signs, symptoms, risk factors and recovery regarding these problems will be presented.

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    Client Communication: Managing Client Expectations

    1.0 Ethics CLE credit

    Hear about most significant areas of grievances against lawyers and how a practicing attorney can manage those situations to avoid grievances.  

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    Common Sense in Legal Billing

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    A panel led, audience driven discussion of the art of preparing and collecting legal bills while keeping your clients happy and coming back.  

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    Confronting Displacement Technology in Legal Profession

    2.0 Standard CLE credits

    Legal technology and court priorities have changed, sometimes displacing the traditional attorney-client practice model. New apps, legal web sites, and self-help services have given rise to new market forces, empowered consumers, and disrupted the way lawyers have traditionally done business. 

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    Crimmigration: Recent Trends

    2.0 Standard CLE credits

    This program that will cover what immigration and criminal law practitioners need to know about recent developments affecting non-citizens convicted of certain criminal offenses, including assaults and DWIs. 

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    Cutting Edge and Ethical Marketing Strategies for Solo and Small Firms

    1.0 Ethics CLE credit

    Learn what you didn’t learn in law school: How to ethically market and grow your law practice.  Topics included are what sales really means for lawyers, why you needs a niche, how to leverage social media, how to think like an entrepreneur and more.

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    Cyber-Liability and Protecting Confidential Client Information

    1.0 Ethics CLE credit

    This CLE focusing on common threats to your technology and the procedures and obligations necessary for minimizing an expensive and embarrassing data disruption. 

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    Deciphering, Determining and Decanting: Sputtering Our Way Into The Year of the New Minnesota UTC

    1.0 Standard CLE Credit

    A panel of probate and trust litigators face down particular aspects of the impending UTC and other recent trends and live to tell about it! 

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    Digital Marketing for Lawyers: What You Really Want to Know

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Digital marketing for lawyers can feel overwhelming or simply a waste of money. Digital marketing covers everything from website design, Adwords, SEO and beyond. Learn from people who do this professionally without the sales pitch. 

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    Effective Written Discovery - Time Tested Strategies from Jeff Anderson

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Jeff will provide useful tips and forms as he discusses what has worked and, not worked, for him during his past thirty years of arbitrating and trying cases in State and Federal Courts.  

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    Efficient Legal Research

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    In this one-hour CLE you will learn about research planning; tips for searching free sources on the internet; and how to take advantage of services offered by the MSBA and local law libraries.

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    Efficient Legal Writing

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    In this one-hour CLE you will learn about approaches to writing and rewriting that should save time and improve the quality of your written communications. 

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    eFiling and eCourtMN Update

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Hennepin County District Court Judge Peter Cahill and Minnesota Judicial Branch IT Deputy Director Shay Cleary will provide an update on the transition to statewide mandatory eFiling, trends they are seeing, and what’s next for the eCourtMN project.


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    Employing Those Who Serve Our Nation - Employers' Rights and Responsibilities under USERRA and the FMLA

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    The presenters will discuss the broad protections for service member-employees and their families under USERRA and FMLA, and how those laws impact Minnesota employers. 

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    Ethical Pitfalls in Family Law

    1.0 Ethics CLE credit

    What ethical issues might present special problems for family law practitioners? Susan Humiston of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board will address these issues and take questions.

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    Federal Trade Commission's Approach to Antitrust and Intellectual Property Law

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Suzanne Munck, Deputy Director and Chief Counsel for Intellectual Property at the Federal Trade Commission, will discuss the FTC's approach to current issues at the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property law, including enforcement and policy efforts related to standard essential patents, patent assertion entities, and pay-for-delay settlements.

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    Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin

    1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE credit

    A response to the question Justice Roberts posed during oral arguments in December ("What unique perspective does a black student bring to a physics class?") and a broader conversation about the value of diversity in education and legal practice as well as the challenges and contributions of black attorneys and law students in Minnesota.

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    Five Problems That Could Derail Your Real Estate Closing (and what you can do to avoid them)

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Using real-world examples, the presenters will analyze common problems that jeopardize real estate closings and offer advice on how to avoid them, or address them when they occur.   

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    FOOD TRUCKS – What it takes from a Legal and Practical Perspective

    1.5 Standard CLE credit

    Our speakers will address the legal issues facing a food truck entrepreneur and how that translates into the practical operation of a food truck business in Minnesota. 

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    Free and Low Cost Resources for Your Practice

    1.0 Law Office Management CLE credit

    The business of practicing law can be expensive, but that is not always necessary or practical. There is a wealth of free and low cost options to help manage and market your practice. 

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    Friedrichs and the Zombie Apocalypse: The First Amendment Impact of Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This program covers the origins of the requirement that non-union members of a public sector collective bargaining unit pay fees to defray the cost of union representation. 

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    Going Off the Record and Other Media Tips for You and Your Clients

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This one-hour CLE will cover two broad topics:  How the attorney can work with reporters to everyone’s mutual satisfaction, and how the attorney can work effectively with clients to help them through any kind of event that results in adverse publicity.  

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    High-Tech Tips, Apps, and Tools to Assist You at the Law Office

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Lawyer and technologist Damien Riehl will review and demonstrate tools that he and other lawyers use to help their practices — including password management, task management, calendaring, and practice management.

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    Hot Topics and Practical Do’s and Don’ts relating to Minnesota’s Forfeiture Law

    2.0 Standard CLE credit

    This CLE will cover topics including how to contest a forfeiture, deadlines and paperwork that is required to get a hearing, relevant caselaw and possible legislative action.

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    Hot Topics in Billing Ethics

    1.0 Ethics CLE credit

    Two attorneys from the Minnesota Office of Lawyers’ Professional Responsibility get you up to speed on the latest hot topics in legal fees. 

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    How Brexit, TTIP and New EU-Regulations Will Impact Transatlantic Trade, Commerce and Investments

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Businesses and investors will face - for better or worse - a changing legal environment when doing business with the EU and its member states. Those changes may well be more fundamental than anything else we experienced in more than 60 years before. 

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    How to Gain Confidence and Credibility in Your Law Practice

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This presentation will provide you with relevant insights and practical techniques to strengthen your confidence and credibility in your law practice and to shape better interactions with clients, judges, other lawyers, or members of your team.

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    How to Handle Your First (or Fifth) Appeal

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Learn the basics, such as should you file, when do you file, and how do you file.  In addition to how-to basics, Judge Randolph Peterson of the Minnesota Court of Appeals will provide insight on what’s persuasive, both in briefing and oral argument.  

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    How to Measure your way to Greater Profits using KPIs

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are critical to measure client satisfaction, firm culture, return on investment - more than billable hours and profits per partner. However, knowing how to get started; where to focus; and how to follow-up can be overwhelming.

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    How to Work a Room and Make Lasting Connections

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Learn tips for networking in all types of situations, such as within your firm, with court staff and judges, at receptions and meetings, and even in the elevator.  

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    Human Trafficking in Minnesota

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This CLE will provide an overview and history of the Minnesota laws on human trafficking and describe opportunities for advocacy for victims.  

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    Immigrants and Minnesota Family Law - Current Strategies in Uncertain Times

    2.0 Standard CLE credits

    This 2-hour program that will cover family and immigration issues including Special Immigrant Juveniles Status (SIJS) petitions divorces (custody issues if a parent is undocumented), powers of attorney and custody documents to have prepared if ICE comes knocking at the door, and more!

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    Impact of Technology on Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession  

    1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

    Judge Peter Reyes, Minnesota Court of Appeals, will speak about technology and its impact on diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Judge Reyes will focus on how technology can be used to drive change, overcome barriers, and eliminate bias within the legal profession.

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    Introduction to the Open Meeting Law

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This program covers the basics of the Minnesota Open Meeting Law.  If you are new to representing a Minnesota government board or need a general refresher on open meetings, this program will cover what you need to know.

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    IOLTA Ethics: Trends, Rules, and History of the IOLTA Program

    2.0 Ethics CLE credit

    In this program, the presenters will discuss the Minnesota IOLTA program.

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    It's Complicated: Employment Relationships in an Uber Era

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    A fresh look at what constitutes an employment relationship amidst a developing legal landscape for independent contractors, temporary workers, staffing agencies, third-party app developers, and more.

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    It's Time For a Change - Better Methods for Generating Complex Documents

    1.0 Standard CLE Credit

    Carefully crafted model documents and templates represent the best of what you and your firm knows.  They help prevent malpractice, increase profitability and are a primary method for transferring knowledge to others in your firm.  In spite of this, most law offices do not have a comprehensive set of go-to forms and base documents.  

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    Key 2016 Property Tax Decisions You Should Know

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    The panel will summarize and discuss the implications of the most important Minnesota property tax cases decided in 2016. 

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    Labor Trafficking for Legal Professionals - Laws and Response

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This CLE will provide basic definitions of human trafficking, including labor exploitation and labor trafficking; help legal professionals recognize indicators of potentially trafficked individuals and the risk factors of victims; and describe appropriate responses when working with potential victims of trafficking. 

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    Lawyers as Entrepreneurs

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This presentation will discuss the entrepreneurial activities and career paths of a variety of lawyers, some well-known, some less so with an aim toward inspiring the audience to identify and magnify their own entrepreneurial instincts.

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    Learn, Serve, Lead - Becoming a Board Member

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Our panel will share the strategies they used to become chief contributors in their organizations and leaders among new lawyers seeking to make their mark.

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    Lender's Guide to Navigating the Rights of Distressed Borrowers

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Wondering if there are new developments in borrower’s rights? Then check out this CLE.

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    Litigation, Data Practices and the Attorney-Client Privilege

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Chief Judge Tammy Pust and Cyndi Jahnke of the MN Department of Human Resources will lead this discussion on litigation, data practices and the attorney/client privilege.  

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    Local Employment Laws Across the Country: Understanding Paid Sick Leave Laws and Much More

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This program will address the impact of local laws, including the recently enacted Minneapolis and St. Paul paid sick and safe time ordinances, and explore best practices for employers to ensure compliance with a patchwork of local laws across the country.

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    Manage Your Way to Leadership - How to Successfully Work with Legal Support Staff

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This presentation will discuss strategies for building your name, reputation and network, and highlight tips and best practices for leveraging your network to build and grow your business.

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    Mediating the Challenging Employment Law Matter and Tips to be Effective

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    The panel will discuss difficult situations that routinely occur in employment law mediations and share tips from real life situations to increase your ability to be effective in your next employment law mediation.

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    Medical Staff Best Practices in 2016: Peer review information sharing, credentialing, fair hearings & more!

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This program will cover the “what you need to know” for several pressing medical staff issues in 2016.  The discussion will include analysis and best practices related to peer review information sharing across providers and health systems, credentialing (how to mitigate negligent credentialing risk), dispute resolution/fair hearings and dual existence of employed physicians and medical staff members.

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    Minnesota’s Criminal Defamation Statute and Revenge Porn

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This CLE focuses on the recent Minnesota Court of Appeals decision, State v. Turner, addressing Minnesota’s criminal defamation statute and revenge porn.

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    Mistaken Eye-Witness Identification, A Tough Problem with Easy Solutions

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This CLE focus on the work of Innocence Projects both locally and nationally in cases involving mistaken eye-witness identification. 

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    MN DOL and Industry Update – A Discussion of Hot Topics for 2016

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Learn more about the latest developments at the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI), including a discussion of trends involving wage and hour laws, the Women’s Economic Security Act, the workers’ compensation system and OSHA.  

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    Mobile Device Security- What You Can Do To Protect Your Smart Phone

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This presentation will focus on proactive steps attorneys can take to limit risk of mobile data loss, breach, or corruption and also provide advice they can share with their clients. 

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    Navigating the ERISA Minefield

    1.0 Standard CLE Credit

    ERISA affects every corner of the health care industry.  Employers, insurers, third-party administrators, providers and patients all interact, at one time or another, with ERISA’s complex - and at times counterintuitive - requirements.  These rules and regulations are constantly in flux as a result of new regulatory guidance and court decisions that can quickly and radically change the existing landscape.

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    New Board Members Beware! Or 6 ways your organization can lose its tax exemption (without really trying)

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    It’s easy for a charitable organization to maintain its tax exempt status – and it can be just as easy to lose it. Attorneys representing nonprofits need to develop a functional understanding of how nonprofits differ from for-profit entities. 

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    New Lawyers at Risk

    1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE credit

    Joan Bibelhausen will discuss mental health, including substance use issues, and the importance of exploring biases toward ourselves and others in the legal community.

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    New Opportunities for Planning and Administration under the Minnesota Trust Code

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    In this one-hour session, Michael Sampson, a member of the Uniform Trust Code drafting committee and Co-Chair of the Legislation Committee of the Probate & Trust Law Section, discusses four significant new provisions of the Minnesota Trust Code.

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    New Year - New Job?

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Looking for a new job?  Learn how you can position yourself for success whether you are looking for your first job or fifth.

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    Nonprofits and Political Activity in These Political Times

    1.0 Ethics CLE credit

    This presentation will provide an overview and specific examples on the types of issues most nonprofits need to consider in order to manage the risks that exist with engaging in advocacy activities, particularly during these times when organizations may be expanding their advocacy and lobbying work.

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    Outsourcing Legal Research and Writing: Ethics and Profitability for Small Law Firms

    1.0 Ethics CLE credit

    Small law firms are increasingly utilizing on-demand legal research and writing services to handle parts of their ongoing matters. However, many attorneys have concerns about the ethics implications of legal outsourcing and wonder how it may effectively grow their practice.

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    Overview of Tax Increment Financing (TIF)

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Tax Increment Financing (TIF) continues to be a common tool used by governmental authorities to help spur development within their boundaries.  This CLE provides an introduction to TIF.  

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    Practicing Out of State, Will You Be Disbarred?

    1.0 Ethics CLE credit

    When does an out of state lawyer engage in the unauthorized practice of law in Minnesota, under the Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct? Earlier this year, the Minnesota Supreme Court upheld the decision of a Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board panel holding that an out-of-state lawyer who exchanges email communications with people in Minnesota may engage in the unauthorized practice of law.  

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    Pregnancy Discrimination: Life after Young v. UPS

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its heavily-anticipated decision in Young v. UPS, which provided the framework for pregnant employees to challenge employers’ workplace accommodation policies and practices and the resulting disparate impact. In this presentation, you will learn about the facts and arguments leading up to the Court’s 6-3 decision and what the accommodation process looks like today after that decision.


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    Protecting Trade Secrets and Winning Cases Under the Defend Trade Secrets Act

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This talk will explain how to protect trade secrets under the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) by satisfying the DTSA requirement of “tak[ing] reasonable measures to keep . . . information secret,” including the use of important representations and warranties in business transaction agreements.

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    Ransomware: A 360 Degree Response

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    In this CLE, you will discover how Ransomware works and what you can do to prevent and mitigate its effects. You will learn about hardening your IT processes, the elements you need to set up a security program to cover the entire organization (it's not just IT), and how you can leverage cyber-liability insurance products to shift monetary risks in the event you are hit!


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    Recognizing the Value of Electric Energy Storage: A Wake-Up Call

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Electric energy storage when combined with renewable energy is said to be the holy grail.  However, the storage industry faces many challenges.  Hear from industry experts describing the challenges and how policymakers can help the industry reach its full potential.  

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    Roberts Rules: Parliamentary Law in Real Life Meetings

    1.5 Standard CLE credit

    Productive meetings start with a basic understanding of the rules that structure efficient process and decision-making.  Every lawyer should know the basics of parliamentary law and procedure, including Roberts Rules of Order, in order to participate effectively. 

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    Securing Mobile Devices: Prophylactic Measures for Your Portables

    1.0 Ethics CLE credit

    What security threats are out there and how to deal with them to protect your firm's security.

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    Service Animals in the Workplace - Making It Work

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Hear answers to common questions on this emerging legal issue.

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    Solo 201 – The Next Steps in Growing and Maintaining a Successful Practice

    3.0 Standard CLE credit

    This CLE will focus on those next steps that are often overlooked or not addressed, yet crucial to continuing to build and maintain a successful practice.

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    Sports Antitrust: The Rules Off the Field are Changing

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Learn the current rules of the game – and those likely to change – in this presentation by two lawyers who have been in the middle of many of the battles.

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    Start Your Solo/Small Firm: The First Five Years

    1.5 Law Office Management CLE credit

    Learn how to start from the ground up at this CLE program brought to you by the MSBA Practice Management & Marketing Section. 

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    State v. Bernard: The SCOTUS Breakdown

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    On April 20, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States heard the famous Minnesota DUI case, State v. Bernard, considering whether, in the absence of a warrant, a state may make it a crime for a person to refuse to take a chemical test to detect the presence of alcohol in the person’s blood. Hear reflections, analysis, and predictions from an attorney of record, amicus curae, and a prominent law professor.


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    State v. Lindquist - the Past, Present and Future of Minnesota’s Good-Faith Exception

    2.0 Standard CLE credits

    Learn about State v. Lindquist, 869 N.W.2d 863 (Minn. 2015), where the Minnesota Supreme Court adopted a good-faith exception to the exclusionary rule in the limited situation when law enforcement officers are relying on case law precedent. 

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    STEM OPT – How Could the Proposed New Rule Effect F-1 Students and Employers

    1.5 Standard CLE credits

    Recently, the Department of Homeland Security issued a new proposed F-1 rule that if adopted will affect F-1 students who graduate with a degree in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) and decide to pursue employment using the STEM Option Practical Training (OPT) extension. 

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    Tax Issues for Low Income and Undocumented Immigrants

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    The Tax Law Section and the Immigration Law Section hosted a joint CLE covering tax law issues specific to low income and undocumented immigrants. 

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    Technical Quandaries: New Challenges Imposed by the Rules of Professional Conduct

    1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

    Many of the recent changes to the Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct directly address a lawyer’s use and understanding of legal technology – especially as it applies to a lawyer’s competence to practice law.  Find out what duties are imposed on Minnesota lawyers concerning their understanding of technology, and how your current office systems may or may not comply with ethical rules.  

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    That's Not My Duty! Conflicts of Interest in Estate Planning

    1.0 Ethics CLE credit

    The Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct provide a roadmap for the ethical obligations for all attorneys.  As many estate planning practitioners know, our practice is ripe for ethical violations resulting from conflicts.  

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    The Current State of Intercollegiate Athletics

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Intercollegiate football is facing a number of challenges including Northwestern's unionization efforts, concussion litigation, pay-for-play issues, and reorganization involving the top football playing programs.  This lecture will address these issues and the overall state of intercollegiate athletics.  


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    The Ethics of Managing Negativity in the Profession

    1.0 Ethics CLE credit

    This CLE explores how lawyers inadvertently can run afoul of duties of confidentiality, exceed the limits of zealous advocacy, and otherwise engage in misconduct in the forum of social media, and the tools lawyers can employ to meet the challenges of modern law practice.

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    The History of Indian Law and Practicing Transactional Law on Tribal Land Today

    1.0 Elimination of Bias & 1.0 Standard CLE credits

    In this CLE, we will briefly cover the history of legal interaction between the federal government and Indian tribes, and while doing so, posit consideration on best practice within the contemporary realm of tribal business law. 

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    The Impact of Retirement on Spousal Maintenance

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This CLE will discuss the case law as it presently exists for seeking a modification when there is a retirement and some ideas for how the issue could be better addressed in the future.


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    The Mobile Law Practice: Finding a middle ground between security and accessibility

    1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

    The practice of law has changed. The way lawyers work, and when and where, has shifted. Many new tools and services, like Citrix ShareFile, have emerged to meet this growing need. Nerino Petro will discuss cloud security and encryption as it pertains to the ever changing practice of law.

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    The New 3Rs: Repeal, Replace, and Repair. Predicting Healthcare Reform in 2017 and Beyond

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This program will address what congressional and executive level actions really mean for the healthcare industry and analyze the substantive policy proposals that could shape the future for payers, providers, and other industry stakeholders.

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    The Reality of Making a Murderer: How True Crime Documentaries Affect Minnesota's Justice System

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Has the explosion of true crime documentaries like "Serial" and "Making a Murderer" had an impact on the day-to-day justice system in Minnesota? Are defendants more likely to make post-conviction motions? Are jurors more skeptical about evidence against defendants? How can attorneys and judges maintain excellent practice in the face of these challenges? Find out from an expert panel:  a judge, a prosecutor, and two certified specialist criminal defense attorneys. 

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    The Twenty-First Century Lawyer’s Evolving Ethical Duty of Competence

    1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

    Lawyers’ ethical duty of technological competence continues to evolve. How do lawyers satisfy their ethical obligations? How do lawyers improve their efficacy with technology? How do lawyers who are already good with technology differentiate themselves? 

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    The View from 10 Years Out - How to Set Yourself Up for Early Success

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This session is a "can't miss" opportunity for those seeking no-nonsense advice to questions all new lawyers have but are too afraid to ask.

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    Unbundled Legal Services

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    When executed effectively, limited scope engagements bring business to attorneys and help bridge the justice gap, by making crucial periods in a legal case affordable to clients who would otherwise not be able to afford full representation. 

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    Using Electronic Communication to Negotiate Business Agreements: Tips and Pitfalls for the Weary

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This presentation will focus on real-life examples of best practices as well as things to avoid when using electronic communications to negotiate business agreements.  

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    We Need to Talk - Burks and its Impact on Data Practices

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Learn about the Supreme Court’s decision in Burks v. Metropolitan Council and its impact on how data about multiple data subjects are to be handled. 

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    What Law Firms Need to Know about Cybersecurity and Compliance for Their Clients

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This presentation will uncover myths and misnomers about cybersecurity and compliance, and focus on how the legal industry is and should be addressing security.  

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    What Really Works - High Impact Low Cost Marketing Strategies for Lawyers

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    In order to attract new clients, lawyers need to understand marketing. This CLE focuses on the "best of the best" strategies for lawyers based on real-world results. 

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    When Your Client is Impaired - Addiction, Mental Health and Other Issues for Attorneys

    1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE credit

    This program will help to identify and eliminate biases against persons because of disabilities related to mental and chemical health issues. 

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    When Your Opponent Seems Impossible: Dealing with Pro Se Litigants and Keeping Focused

    1.0 Ethics CLE credit

    The goal of this presentation is to highlight the Rules of Professional Conduct that address aspects of working with unrepresented parties. 

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    Why Good Attorneys and Organizations Do Bad Things

    2.0 Ethics CLE credits

    The class uses specific case studies to provide a foundation for an analysis regarding how the fostering of ethical diversity within organizations can prevent the slippery slopes that lead to administrative evil or unethical behavior.

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    Why the Blurred Lines Lawsuit is the World’s Worst Music Copyright Decision

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Dr. E. Michael Harrington, a professional musicologist who specializes in federal copyright matters, discusses his opinion that the jury's decision was foolish and explores the ramifications on the music industry if this decision were to become a standard.

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    Why You Should Think Twice About Board Service

    1.0 Ethics CLE credit

    This session focuses on understanding the risk of wearing two hats (attorney and board member), how to avoid running afoul of professional responsibility rules and questions to ask before you get involved.

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    Working with Clients from Other Cultures

    1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE credit

    Panel discussion focused on nuances of working with clients from other cultures – essentially a tips and traps presentation. 

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    You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide: Mobile Phone Evidence Collection in Civil Litigation

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This presentation shows what attorneys need to know about preserving and collecting hard-to-find, but relevant digital evidence from mobile devices.

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Cost

MSBA Members

$29.95

Non-MSBA Members

$64.95 

* Some exceptions apply

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