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The MSBA New Lawyers Section Presents


In-House Perspective: Employment Law and Litigation Management

Date:   Thursday, December 17, 2009
CLE Time:    4:35 p.m. to 5:35 p.m.
Location:   MSBA Office
Cost: Free to MSBA members

This informative presentation will provide an inside look into the practice of in-house counsel. It will give new lawyers a chance to learn how the general counsel department fits into the corporate structure of a company and how in-house counsel handle common internal employment law issues and manage litigation when it arises. Ms. Esckilsen will provide a snapshot of several employment law issues that commonly arise in a corporate environment including performance management, compensation, hiring issues, policies/procedures, and acquisitions and divestitures. She will also address how in-house counsel manage litigation including the selection of outside counsel, insurance matters, reporting obligations, and how to manage expectations and balance the pros and cons of pursuing settlement versus litigating a matter.


Christine N. Esckilsen, Assistant General Counsel for Piper Jaffrey & Co.

1 hour of Standard CLE credit applied for

Teleconferencing is available. Please contact Ashley Hacker 48 hours prior to the CLE to arrange teleconferencing. Teleconference number: 866-939-8416; Participant Code: 8282193


December Section Meeting

Date: December 17, 2009
Section Meeting Time: 5:35-6:30 p.m. (immediately following the CLE)
Location: MSBA office

Remember to bring in your gently used or new hats, coats, mittens, scarves, etc. to donate to families in need this winter!

  • New Lawyers Section bylaw amendments
  • ABA Conference:  Statements of interest are due to Lacee Anderson by Monday, December 14th for the ABA Mid-Year Conference in Orlando, FL.  We will confirm delegates at the December 17th meeting.  A full list of the ABA Conferences for the 2009-2010 Bar year can be found at