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Stay up-to-date on changing and developing areas of law with MSBA On Demand CLEs.  These pre-recorded programs highlight the details of changes and what attorneys need to know for their practice.  Courses are available for you to watch on demand as your schedule permits and have been approved for CLE credit in Minnesota.  Once purchased, you can view them as much as you'd like.  Check back often as new programs are continually being added.

Beginning July 1, 2014, Minnesota lawyers can earn up to 15 credits in a three year period through On Demand CLE programs.  The MSBA makes meeting your requirements easy with low-cost, high-quality and convenient programming.

Once you make your purchase, you will receive an email confirmation with a link and a password in it.  This is how you access your On Demand CLE.  You'll be able to watch it on any computer, tablet or smart phone with an internet connection.  All handouts are automatically downloaded into your account on our website.

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*** If you do not receive an automated receipt with a link to the on demand CLE video within a few minutes, please contact Jennifer Carter by email or by phone at 612-278-6309.


    2015 Annual Data Breach Year in Review

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    2015 Annual Data Breach Year In Review:   What happened in government, healthcare, retail and hospitality, what are the costs, what current Court rulings and government consent orders impact liability what are the lessons learned, and the Top 10 things to make sure your clients are doing now?

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    2015 Annual Legislative Update for Construction Law

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This CLE is the Construction Law Section’s annual legislative update, presented by Gary Thaden and Dean Thomson. 

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    2015 Technology CLE Bundle

    3.0 Ethics, 1.0 Standard & 1.0 EOB CLE approved

    Couldn't make it to 2015 Technology Conference?  We've got all of the presentations for you in one place.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Big Changes for Rule 114?

    1.0 Ethics CLE credit

    Three members of the Minnesota Supreme Court’s ADR Ethics Board share the details of the revised version of Rule 114 that the Board plans to propose to the Supreme Court. 

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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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    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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    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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    Cooperative Private Divorce: Perspectives on the Proposed Legislation

    1.5 Standard CLE credits

    This CLE examines proposed Minnesota legislation (HF 1348/SF 1361) to create a cooperative private divorce program and offer perspectives on what the program would mean for those involved in family transitions and the legal system. 

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    Cyber Security Hot Topics: Perspectives from In House Counsel and Division Counsel for the FBI

    1.0 Standard CLE Credit

    This program focuses on cyber security issues, specifically what banks, the government and other companies are focusing on.  

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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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    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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    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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    Farm Equipment Leases in 2015 and Farmer-Lender Mediation

    1.0 Standard CLE Credit

    A downturn in farm equipment sales in 2015 is predicted to correlate with an uptick in equipment leases. The CLE will cover the basics of farm equipment leases, negotiation points and helpful tips for your clients to consider with this financing option.

    Most agricultural producers are afforded the opportunity to “mediate” with their lender before collection efforts can be initiated.  The program will refresh your understanding of Minnesota’s Farmer-Lender Mediation law.

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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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    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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    Guardianship Personal Decision Making for a Ward

    1.0 Standard CLE Credit

    The program reviews the guardian's authority to make personal decisions for a ward and examines relevant case law, including recent cases regarding end-of-life care for a ward (In the Matter of Guardianship of Tschumy, _____ N.W.2d _____, (Minn. 2014)) and whether a ward can get married (In the Matter of Guardianship of O’Brien, 847 N.W.2d 710, (Minn.App. 2014).

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    Helping Your Client Legally Change Gender

    1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE credit

    Clients face unique legal considerations when they transition from the physical, psychological and legal gender given to them at birth to their correct gender identity in adulthood. 

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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 Changes in Clean Air Act Rules Will Affect Minnesota Businesses

    1.0 Standard CLE Credit

    A panel of experts  discusses these Clean Air Act challenges, including an update from the Clean Air Minnesota Work Group.

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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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    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

    The Minnesota IOLTA program is 30 years old this year.  Do you know its interesting history?

    Presenters will:

    • Review the Rules of Professional Responsibility governing IOLTA accounts;
    • Discuss common trends and ethical issues arising from IOLTA account management;
    • Explain the history of the IOLTA program nationally and in Minnesota, including the connection between IOLTA accounts, funding for legal aid and pro bono; and
    • Discuss the MSBA Prime Partners program to support IOLTA revenue
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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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    Labor and Employment Law Round-Up: Recent Developments in Labor & Employment Law

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This CLE covers the latest developments in labor and employment law, including new case law affecting practitioners, as well as a discussion of the current regulatory and legislative landscape.

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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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    Leave No Drone Unturned

    1.0 Standard CLE Credit

    This CLE covers several aspects of aerial robots:

    1. The current technology and where drones are headed.

    2. The good, the bad, and the ugly

    3. Drone law—the FAA, commercial use, torts, privacy, and freedom of expression

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    Legal Considerations Surrounding Transgender Students

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This CLE provides participants with information about the transgender student community in Minnesota. Presenters explore current topics, such as the Minnesota High School League Transgender School Athlete Vote. They also cover common legal issues associated with transgender students in Minnesota schools and existing legal remedies, including: the Safe and Supportive Schools Act, Title 9 and Title 7.

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    Limited Scope Engagement: Ethical Considerations and Best Practices

    1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

    Limited scope engagement requests are becoming more popular, as more clients seeking to economize their representation and take advantage of the ever-expanding array of self-represented litigant tools available through the courts and online. These arrangements require special ethical considerations separate from full representation cases. 

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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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    McNeely to Bernard - Where are we?

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Max Keller and Paul Baertschi will offer defense and prosecutor perspectives on the litigation over the admissibility of breath, blood and urine tests and test refusals after all the litigation and the most recent Minnesota Supreme Court decision in State v. Bernard. 

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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 Breweries: Legal and Legislative Developments

    1.25 Standard CLE credit

    This CLE covers legal and legislative developments for breweries in Minnesota.  

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    Minnesota Income Taxation of Partial Year Residents

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Presenters discuss Minnesota income taxation of clients who divide their time between Minnesota and other states, with a focus on legislative and administrative developments.

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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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    Minnesota’s New Best Interest Factors for Child Custody Determinations

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    The list of factors defining "best interests of the child" has been changed this year. Attorney Michael Dittberner and psychologist Mindy Mitnick discuss the new language in Minn. Stat. 518.17.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Real Property Tax Transactions

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This on demand presentation provides a survey of the tax code mechanisms for tax-deferral of gain across property types.  It also highlights the key changes over the last year that may impact you or your clients.  The presentation concludes with predictions about the future, including the potential demise of the capital gain and/or the carried interest structures within the Code.

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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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    Required Without Pay: Deconstructing Integrity Staffing v. Busk’s Impact on Preliminary and Postliminary Work

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Last December the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that the Portal-to-Portal Act did not require an employer to compensate employees for time spent in security screening lines at the end of their shift. This CLE examines Integrity Staffing’s potential impact on the compensability of other required, preliminary and postliminary work.

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    Roberts Rules: Parliamentary Law in Real Life Meet

    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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    Splitting the Baby: 5 Things You Need to Know about the New Changes to Minnesota’s Custody and Parenting Time Statutes

    1.0 Standard CLE Credit

    This CLE explores the origins of Minnesota’s 2014 amendments to the custody and parenting time statues, what they mean for new custody actions, existing custody orders, and five important points practitioners need to keep in mind as they assist clients in custody and parenting time matters in light of these new statutory changes and recent opinions from the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Additionally, this program discusses the changes expected to come in 2015.

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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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    Surviving a Breach in Today’s Privacy Climate

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Today’s mantra for data breach preparation has become: "It’s not a matter of if, but when." In this atmosphere, appropriate planning for breach prevention and timely response is critical. This program utilizes a real-world case study to identify the pre- and post-breach decisions that could be the difference between voluntary remedies or multi-million dollar penalties. 

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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 Avera Marshall Case: What Happened and What’s Next for Hospitals and Physicians?

    1.0 Standard CLE Credit

    In one of the most widely anticipated health care decisions to be issued in recent years, the Minnesota Supreme Court recently ruled that the medical staff bylaws at issue constituted an enforceable contract between the hospital and members of the medical staff and that a medical staff has the legal capacity to sue (and be sued).  This case, Medical Staff of Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center, et  al. vs. Avera Marshall, has grabbed attention both nationally and regionally and presents a series of challenging questions for both hospital and physician counsel. 

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    The Future of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

     You’ve read about Judge Donovan Frank’s decision in the paper or social media, heard about it on MPR, or seen it on your local news. But what does it really mean and what does the future hold?  Hear directly from experts who have been involved. 

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    The Mall of America Protest Cases, Black Lives Matter, and the Minnesota Legal System

    1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE credit

    This program explores how race played a role in the arrest, charging, prosecution, and defense of the Mall of America protestors. What do the local Black Lives Matter and Mall of America protests reveal about bias in Minnesota’s legal system? What are the government’s interests in the protest cases? Why do protestors continue to speak out? How can attorneys become more aware of racial bias in the Minnesota legal system and what can they do to avoid it?

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    The Minnesota Criminal Expungement Law: Updates One Year Later

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    The Minnesota Criminal Expungement law changed in 2014, taking effect January 1, 2015. This CLE explains how the new law is unfolding. 

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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 Inter Partes Review (IPR) Procedure

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Pharmaceuticals have a new shortcut to market, and it could be right through your patent.  Whether you want to explore this path or try to block your competitor from taking it, you need to be familiar with the pairing of Inter Partes Review (IPR) created by the America Invents Act, with the submission of a 505(b)(2) new drug application.  The newly created IPR procedure can reduce the cost of paying the patent tolls necessary for utilizing the 505(b)(2) approval pathway.  James Zak, Patent Attorney shows you how this new pathway works. 

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    The NLRB’s Revised Representation Case Rules

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    The NLRB’s revised representation case rules became effective on April 14, 2015.  NLRB Regional Director Marlin Osthus reviews how a representation petition is processed from docketing through post-election matters, explaining how changes in the Board’s rules and regulations impact various steps in the processing of the petition.

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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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    UFADAA: Helping Executors, Trustees, Conservators, and POAs Gain Access to Digital Assets without CFAA and SCA Barriers

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    The Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (UFADAA) was recently promulgated by the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) to assist fiduciaries who represent deceased and incapacitated persons--personal representatives, trustees, conservators, and agents with power of attorney.  

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    Understanding Ogbergefell v. Hodges: The decision and its effects on related areas of law

    1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE credit

    This CLE examines the groundbreaking SCOTUS decision Ogbergefell v. Hodges and discuss how it is playing out in practice, which areas of law are settled and where have grey areas appeared.

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    Uniform Deployed Parents Custody & Visitation Act

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Minnesota recently enacted the Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act.  This not-to-be-missed presentation discusses this ground-breaking legislation, and what it means to service members, family law cases, and the lawyers who have a custody or divorce case involving someone in the military. 

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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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    What’s in the Hopper? Immigration Executive Action and Legislation in 2015

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This CLE explores current legislative issues and proposals, analyzes the constitutionality and legal arguments surrounding DAPA, anticipates the potential impact of legislation on employers, professionals, and families, and provide insight into how individuals can get involved.

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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 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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    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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Practicing Out of State - Will You Be Disbarred?

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