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2015 New Lawyers Leadership Conference

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015 8:15 AM to 4:00 PM
Venue: Galaxy Room / Windows on Minnesota  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $35.00

Deadline to Register: November 10, 2015

The NLLC is the premiere event in the state for the up and coming leaders within the legal practice of Minnesota. This year’s conference is packed with useful and innovative presentations and activities. The NLLC has been recognized by the American Bar Association as an “Outstanding Service to the Bar” and is routinely regarded as “the event to attend” by newly admitted attorneys and those early in their practice.  The conference is tailored toward fresh and innovative ideas around leadership in the practice of law by introducing new and effective ways to attack everyday challenges in the profession.

Free happy hour immediately following the conference.


8:15 - 9:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast 

9:00 - 10:00 How to Stay “Front of Mind” - Speaking, Media, Blogs, etc. 
Aaron D. Hall, CEO & Managing Partner, Thompson Hall Santi Cerny & Katkov

Even if you have a strong referral network, your colleagues need to remember you when they are making a referral. This session will offer tips for staying “front of mind” with clients and referrers so that they think of you the next time they need someone.

10:00 - 11:00 Building Your Brand: The Millennial Age of Marketing
Terrie Wheeler, Founder & President, Professional Services Marketing 

A Marketing presentation tailored to new lawyers or those in the early stages of their careers, with a focus on building your brand, using social media, creating a strategic marketing plan, and various tips, resources and best practices. The corresponding materials from this presentation will allow you to return to your office and begin implementing marketing strategies to grow your practice.

11:00 - 12:00 Building a Strategic Referral Network & Other Best Practices
Pamela Harris, Founder & Managing Partner, Pamela M. Harris PLLC

Having a strong referral network of attorneys and clients is key to building a book of business. This presentation will discuss strategies for building your name, reputation and network, and highlight tips and best practices for leveraging your network to build and grow your business.

12:00 - 1:00 Buffet Lunch - Lunch with the Leaders

Mingle with bar leaders, leaders in the community, colleagues, presenters and attendees while enjoying a buffet lunch.

1:00 - 2:00 Ethical Perils and Pitfalls for New Lawyers
Craig Klausing, Senior Director, Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility

An ethics presentation tailored to new lawyers or those in the early stages of their careers that focuses on what to be aware of and what to be wary of regarding the rules of professional conduct. The presentation will discuss and emphasize common pitfalls, stumbling blocks, best practices, tips, resources, and the like.

2:00 - 3:00 Financial Fitness for New and Young Professionals
Lizzu Castañeda, Financial Services Professional, Minneapolis Financial Group

Empowering professionals with the information and tools needed to take charge of their financial future through educational tutorials and pragmatic how-tos. The presentation will outline and underscore the value of financial planning with a defined wealth accumulation plan of action.

3:00 - 4:00 Becoming A Valuable Asset To Your Firm: Above And Beyond Being Just A Good Lawyer
Jeffrey M. Baill, Partner, Yost & Baill

New lawyers often fail to see the big picture. Where does this case I am working on fit into the strategic plan for my firm? How does every contact I have with the client have implications beyond just this case? How can the tasks I perform put the firm in a good light? What can I learn about the client through the work I am performing on this one case?

4:30 - 6:00 Social Reception & Happy Hour 

Enjoy a social reception and happy hour sponsored by the MSBA Practice Management & Marketing (PM&M) Section. Mingle with colleagues, presenters and attendees while taking in the view from the 50th floor. PM&M leadership and members will be in abundance, so learn how the section can benefit you, your practice and your professional network.

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard, 1.0 Elimination of Bias and 3.0 Law Office Management CLE Credits approved | Event Code: 211220


All attendees $35.00 .
Early bird rated ended October 16.

Remote Participation: 

Teleconferencing is not available. 

Event Sponsors: 

Aafedt, Forde, Gray, Monson & Hager, PA
Minnesota Lawyers Mututal
MSBA Business Law Section
MSBA Civil Litigation Section
MSBA Civil Trial Certification Board
MSBA Criminal Law Section
MSBA Corporate Counsel Section
MSBA Employee Benefits Section
MSBA Food, Drug & Device Section
MSBA Health Law Section
MSBA Labor & Employment Section
MSBA Practice Management & Marketing Section (reception sponsor)
MSBA Public Law Section
MSBA Public Utilities Section
MSBA Real Property Law Section
MSBA Solo-Small Firm Section
MSBA Social Security & Disability Section
MSBA Membership Committee
Special Counsel
Thomson Reuters Practical Law

Want more information about the  New Lawyers Section
To register with a check, please mail in 
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Need to cancel? Please see our 
cancellation policy .
Questions? Contact 
Jennifer Brask  | 612-278-6305

No sessions have been associated with this event.