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The MSBA's Criminal Section Presents


Everything but the Kitchen Sink for Criminal Lawyers: Morning Session | How to Handle a Criminal Case
Afternoon Session | Criminal Appeals 101

Join the MSBA Criminal Law Section for its 2011 Annual Meeting and featured CLE program. Choose one or both sessions of this comprehensive CLE program. The morning session will include breakfast and three hours of intensive instruction from experienced lawyers about handling a criminal case from start to finish. Lunch and the Section's Annual Meeting will follow at noon. We'll wrap up the afternoon with a three hour session on criminal appeals, capped off by a networking reception.

The morning session will focus on the basics of handling a criminal law case from file to finish. Seasoned criminal lawyers - both prosecutors and defenders - will walk you through:

The "front end" of a criminal case - bail through pre-trial;
“What the heck is a Rasmussen hearing?”;
How to negotiate your case, plea strategies and getting good deals;
How to successfully navigate jury selection and set the expectations of juries; and
Tips for convincing and persuading juries.

The afternoon session will focus on criminal appeals. Criminal lawyers experienced in handling appeals will address the following:

Post conviction relief;
Court of Appeals and Minnesota Supreme Court filing deadlines;
Standards of review;
State v. Lothenbach pleas on stipulated facts; and
Best practices when arguing at the Appellate Courts.


Paul Baertschi, Attorney at Law

Richard Ohlenberg, Ohlenberg Law Office

Ryan Garry, Ryan Garry PLC

Cheri Townsend, Dakota County Attorneys Office

Peter Orput, Washington County Attorney

Julie Jonas, The Innocence Project of Minnesota

Max Keller, Keller Law Office

Lisa Lodin Peralta, Peralta & Peralta, Ltd.

Rebecca Rhoda Fisher, The Law Office of Rebecca Rhoda Fisher, PLLC


Morning Session: 3.0 hours of Standard CLE credits approved
Event Code: 154375

Afternoon Session: 3.0 hours of Standard CLE credits approved
Event Code: 154376



Date:   Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Time:    Choose an option below. All sessions include lunch.
Full Day: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Morning Only: 8:30 - 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon Only: Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Location:   Embassy Suites - St. Paul
175 E. 10th Street
St. Paul, MN 55101 

Participants can register for the morning session, afternoon session or full day. All registrations are inclusive of lunch and the Section's Annual Meeting. Click here for a detailed schedule.


Criminal Section Members -
Morning Only:  $40.00
Afternoon Only:  $40.00
Full Day:  $75.00

MSBA Members (not members of Criminal Law Section)- Morning Only:  $55.00
Afternoon Only:  $55.00
Full Day:  $100.00

Non-MSBA Members -
Morning Only:  $70.00
Afternoon Only:  $70.00
Full Day:  $125.00

Law Students -
Morning Only:  $25.00
Afternoon Only:  $25.00
Full Day:  $40.00

Teleconferencing and webcasting are not available for this program.

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.

Requests for an exception to this policy should be directed to Elyse Farnsworth, Section Services Director, by e-mail or at (612) 278-6336