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The MSBA's Administrative Law and Military & Veterans Affairs Sections Present


"How to Navigate the Minnesota Veterans Preference Act"

One of the biggest challenges our returning veterans face is a state with the one of the highest unemployment rates for veterans in the country. One tool to help a veteran get a job in Minnesota is the Veterans Preference Act. The Act helps a veteran in getting hired for a government job as well as providing protections in termination. In 2010, Governor Pawlenty signed an Executive Order, which Governor Dayton has now extended, making it a priority for hiring veterans in state agencies. This CLE with take you through the Veterans Preference Act including the hiring and termination process. The presenters will give you the perspective of representing the veteran as well as the government agency.


John Baker , Baker Williams Law Firm

Sydnee N. Woods , Associate General Counsel, Metropolitan Council

1 hour of Standard CLE credit Approved (173825)



Date:   Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Time:    8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Location:   William Mitchell College of Law
875 Summit Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55104 [Directions/Map]

Continental Breakfast will be provided.


Administrative or Military & Veterans Affairs Section Members:  $15.00

MSBA Members (But Not Administrative or Military & Veterans Affairs Section Members):  $20.00

Non-MSBA Members:  $30.00

Law Students:  Free

Teleconferencing is not available.

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