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Annual Report
2012-13

Section Membership
As of June 1, 2013 the Section has 67 members. This reflects a 14% decrease in membership since June 30, 2012.

Financial Status
The Section had an account balance of $3,317 as of April 30, 2013.

Continuing Legal Education Programs
The Section hosted 6 CLE programs in fiscal year 2012-13. 

Program Title

Date

Event Code

CLE Credits

Number of Attendees

Public Utilities Commission Practices

10/17/12

172603

1 Ethics

34

The Transformation Order: One Year Later

11/14/12

173758

1

14

Legislative Preview & Holiday Social

12/13/12

174421

1

14

Class Actions Under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act

2/13/13

175741

1

11

The Role of Local Government in Broadband Deployment in Minnesota

3/26/13

177663

1

16

Hey, Somebody is Using My Trademark as a Twitter Handle!! -- Strategies and Tactics for Safeguarding Intellectual Property Across Social Media Networks

4/9/13

177416

1

43

Annual Meeting and Election Results

The Section’s Annual Meeting was held on March 26, 2013 and 16 people attended.

The following council members were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from 2013 to 2015:

Mike Bradley
Brian Grogan
Michael Lewis
Tony Mendoza
Chris Sandberg
Karly Baraga Werner
Dan Lipshultz
Dennis Ahlers

The following officers were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from 2013 to 2014.

Shannon Heim, Chair
Jason Topp, Vice Chair
Andrew Carlson, Treasurer
Greg Merz, Secretary

The following individuals will serve as the Section’s MSBA Assembly representative and alternate in 2013-14:

Representative:  Shannon Heim
Alternate:  Jason Topp

Other Section Accomplishments
The 2013-14 year was very successful for the Communications Law Section.  We made an effort to expand the scope of our section beyond telecommunications law.  We reached out to the Computer Law Section and co-sponsored a wonderful CLE about social media.

We continue to investigate ways to expand the scope of our Section and make it relevant to more practitioners.  We are considering expanding the scope of our Section to Technology Law. 

Our annual Communications Law Forum was co-sponsored with the Arts & Entertainment Section.  Speakers included industry experts and regulators.  The Forum was well attended and very interesting.  We enjoyed working with another Section and look forward to co-hosting more events with them.  The feedback on the Forum was overwhelmingly positive.

Submitted By:
Shannon Heim, Section Chair
Date June 28, 2013

 

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