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Practice Management & Marketing CLEs

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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