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Criminal Issues for Civil, Business, and Family Attorneys

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Venue: Presidents Room / Minnesota State Bar Association  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $35.00

Deadline to Register: April 20, 2015

Legal problems for your clients are bad enough without criminal law issues to complicate them. And yet criminal exposure often overlaps with other areas of the law, whether it is an ongoing government investigation, a pending criminal trial at the same time as your litigation, or allegations made against your client by an opposing party threatening to report them. Some problems are obvious, but you may not know what to do about them. If opposing counsel tries to compel the deposition of your client while he has a pending criminal case on the same subjects, what can you do? Others you may not even be aware of. Our panel of experienced attorneys who have dedicated their careers to criminal defense will discuss various criminal issues that overlap practice areas, what to watch out for, and solutions.

Lunch and registration will begin at 12:00 p.m.
The program will begin at 12:15 p.m. 


Douglas Kans , Kans Law Firm, LLC 

Mr. Kans has been practicing criminal law for over 18 years with a special emphasis on DWI cases. Named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association and selected to "Who's Who in Criminal Defense" by Minnesota Law & Politics, he is also a former prosecutor and has been asked to provide his legal analysis and opinions on criminal law by various television news programs.

Ryan Pacyga , Pacyga & Mohammad

Mr. Pacyga has been named by Minnesota Law & Politics to “Who’s Who in Criminal Defense” and selected to Minnesota Super Lawyers each of the past two years after many years of selection to Rising Stars. Mr. Pacyga has worked on over a thousand criminal cases, and routinely advises civil lawyers and their clients when potential criminal issues arise. Mr. Pacyga defends serious cases in federal and state court, and he regularly appears as a guest commentator for the media."

Lee Orwig , Halberg Criminal Defense

Mr. Orwig was named Attorney of the Year in 2011 by Minnesota Lawyer for his work on the "source code" litigation, and has been selected to Rising Stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers for the past four years in a row. He has made numerous contributions to the criminal defense bar while practicing at Halberg Criminal Defense, the largest criminal defense firm in Minnesota.


Anthony Bushnell , Bushnell Law Firm 

Mr. Bushnell has practiced criminal defense for eight years and has been named twice as a Rising Star by Minnesota Super Lawyers. He is also a Top 100 Trial Lawyer selected by the National Trial Lawyers Association. He serves on the council of the Solo and Small Firm Section of the MSBA.

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE credits approved | Event Code: 203394 


Section Member:  $10.00
MSBA Member not in the section:  $25.00
Non-Member:  $35.00
Law Student: Free

Remote Participation: 

Teleconferencing and webcasting are available. Please indicate this option when registering. Instructions will be emailed to you on April 21.

Want more information about the Solo and Small Firm Section
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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.