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The MSBA's Criminal Law Section Presents


"Sentencing Guidelines: Policies and other sentencing considerations for Felony Driving While Impaired and Controlled Substance Offenses"

This CLE will cover special consideration that needs to be given to felony DWI and felony drug sentencing. Discussion will include how enhancing offenses are used in criminal history and consecutive sentencing considerations for a felony DWI, and presumptive and mandatory provisions for felony controlled substance offenses.


Laura Rosenthal , Ramsey County Attorney’s Office
Laura Rosenthal received her undergraduate and law degrees from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Upon graduation, she joined the Boston law firm of Hare & Chaffin, where she specialized in corporate compliance and commercial litigation. In 2000, she joined Jostens, Inc. as a corporate attorney, where she specialized in corporate compliance, litigation, and transactional law. In 2002, Ms. Rosenthal joined the law firm of Kelly & Jacobsen, where she specialized in white-collar criminal defense and corporate compliance. Ms. Rosenthal is presently a prosecutor in the Adult Criminal Division of the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office. She has a Master of Business Administration in Management and Business Ethics from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. She also holds a Graduate Degree in Business Ethics from Bentley College in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Linda McBrayer , Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission
Linda McBrayer is a Management Analyst with the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission. Ms. McBrayer has been with the Sentencing Guidelines since April of 2001 and has been conducting guidelines trainings since May of 2003.

1 hour of Standard CLE Approved
(event code 173567)



Date:   Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Time:   9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location:   MSBA Offices
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380 Minneapolis, MN 55402 


Section Members:  $10.00
Public Attorneys:  $15.00
Join the Section and Attend this CLE for FREE:  $22.00
MSBA Members (But Not Criminal Law Section Members):  $25.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $40.00
Law Students:  

Participation by web and audio is available. Please request instructions when registering online or contact Nicole Battles at or 612-278-6336 on or before November 10th. Instructions and materials will be sent via email on November 12th.

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 Nicole Battles, Section Services Director, by e-mail or at (612) 278-6336