CLE & Events

Everything BUT The Trial School

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Venue: Presidents Room / Minnesota State Bar Association  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $50.00

Deadline to Register: March 28, 2017

You’ve been to our trial school and are a dogged litigator. Or better yet… you’re new to the criminal practice, and a seminar on what’s what would be helpful. Do you realize just how much is happening, in even the seemingly simplest of cases?  Come learn from our experienced presenters and how they handled everything from that first call in the middle of the night through jury trial and/or sentencing. This year our focus is on providing accurate and meaningful advice under the difficult conditions of the implied consent call; conducting an initial consultation that serves the client as well as it sells service; and how to craft and present well-structured and effective sentencing arguments.  However, this year Everything But the Trial School focuses on one particular fact pattern that will be used to conduct a complete Rasmussen Hearing with a judge, prosecutor, defense attorney and police officer who will bring decades of experience and insights that might help you win your next contested hearing. The same fact pattern will be used at our annual trial school later in the spring to provide an in-depth study of the life of a single case.


12:45 pm – Registration

1:00 pm – I/C Calls, Client Intake, and Discovery Process
           Avery Appelman, Appelman Law Firm, LLC
           Gary Strootman, Strootman Law Office

2:00 pm – Sentencing 
           Patrick L. Cotter, Sieben and Cotter, PLLC

3:00 pm - Contested Omnibus/Rasmussen Hearings
           Hon. Gregory Galler, Tenth Judicial District
           Rebecca Rhoda Fisher, The Law Office of Rebecca Rhoda Fisher, PLLC
           David Bernstein, Minneapolis City Attorney's Office
           Anoka County Sheriff's Office

Please join us for a reception following the seminar at Lyon's Pub.

CLE Credits:

3.25 Standard CLE Credits approved | Event Code: 236721 


Criminal Law Section Member:  $30.00
New Lawyers Section Members:  $30.00
MSBA Member but not a Criminal Law Section Member:  $40.00
Non-MSBA Member:  $50.00
Law Student:  $20.00 

Remote Participation: 

Webcasting will be available for this CLE.  Please indicate this option when registering.  Instructions will be emailed to you the day before the event. 

Want more information about the Criminal Law Section
To register with a check, please mail in this registration form .
Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy .
Questions? Contact Jennifer Carter | 612-278-6309

If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event please notify Jennifer Carter at or 612-278-6309. Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations at this meeting.

No sessions have been associated with this event.