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Solo & Small Firm Section Annual Meeting, Elections and CLE

Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Venue: Grand Ballroom / Metropolitan Ballroom  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $35.00

Please join us for the Solo and Small Firm Section Appreciation Event and Annual Elections.

This event includes a full breakfast buffet with time for networking, followed by Section Council elections.  The one-hour CLE will quickly get you up-to-date on the latest changes in various areas of law.

We will wrap up the morning with some fun prize giveaways (including a FREE registration for the 2014 Strategic Solutions for Solo & Small Firms Conference in Duluth – a $345 value).

On the Horizon: Six Speed CLEs to Keep You Focused

CLE Details:

Family Law:  Preserving Father’s Rights 101 - Lucas Dawson
Over 22,000 children are born to unmarried couples each year in Minnesota.  This represents approximately one third of all births in Minnesota.  There are a few ways that men can preserve their rights to these children.  Lucas Dawson is presently involved in a case that has been recently petition for Minnesota Supreme Court review regarding one father’s rights to his son.  She will provide an overview of the tangled web regarding unmarried father’s rights.

Employment Law:  Current Issues Involving Unions - Tiffany Schmidt
Tiffany will present updates on two new labor law cases, one decided and one currently pending, before the United States Supreme Court. Both cases have the potential to change the complexion of labor relations and collective bargaining.  She will also discuss future projections for organized labor in workplaces.

Criminal Law:  Expungements and Ban-the-Box Legislation - Anthony Bushnell
Significant changes have come to Minnesota regarding both what you can ask a job applicant about a criminal record and what you can find access to in background checks. At the same time, many people systematically shut out of the job market by past convictions suddenly have a chance at a clean slate. Mr. Bushnell will give a brief overview of the "Ban the Box" legislation that prohibits asking about past crimes on initial job applications and the Second Chance Expungement Act that will now allow many people to seal all state and local records of a wide variety of criminal convictions.

Animal Law:  What You Should Know About Animal Law in Minnesota - Kortney Nordrum
A legislative update and quick primer on the basics of Animal Law in Minnesota. Topics covered will be what you should know about animal law in Minnesota, the status of animals in the courts, and the current Breeder Bill before the MN legislature (the Puppy Mill Bill). 

Estate Law:  Changes in Minnesota Estate Tax Threshold and Gifting - Sheila Kelly
Wondering what’s new with the Minnesota estate and gift taxes? It was a surprise to just about everyone when Minnesota enacted the gift tax last year and it was just as surprising when they repealed it this year!   Sheila Kelly, Attorney at Law will review the changes enacted this year in both the Minnesota gift and estate taxes and how it may affect your practice.

Appellate Practice:  Big Changes to the Minnesota Appellate Rules - Karen Cole
Minnesota's appellate rules have been amended, effective July 1, 2014.  The changes accompany the digitization of district court and appellate files.  Practitioners will eventually be submitting their appellate papers electronically.  Some familiar standbys of appellate practice -- like the appendix -- will be eliminated.  Karen will explain the changes and how practitioners can best use them.


Lucas Dawson, Mundahl Law, PLLC
Tiffany Schmidt, Abrams & Schmidt, LLC
Anthony Bushnell, The Bushnell Law Firm, LLC
Kortney Nordrum, Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics
Sheila Kelly, Sheila J. Kelly Attorney at Law
Karen Cole, Attorney at Law

CLE Credits:
1.0 Standard CLE credits approved | Event Code: 191883

Date: May 28, 2014
        Networking Breakfast and Registration | 8:00 a.m.
        Annual Meeting and Elections | 8:30 a.m.
        Seminar | 8:45 a.m.

Location: Metropolitan Ballroom
5418 Wayzata Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55416

Solo-Small Firm Section Members:   $10.00
Join the Section and Attend this CLE for free (must register by phone) : $22.00

MSBA Members but not SSF Section Members:  $25.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $35.00
Law Students:  Free

Remote Participation:
Teleconferencing is not available for this event.

Deadline to Register:  May 23, 2014
You can register by clicking the "Register" button at the bottom of this page.

To register by mail with a check, please use the registration form located

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Questions? Contact:
Jennifer Brask | 612-278-6305 |

No sessions have been associated with this event.