2019 New Lawyers Leadership Conference

Event Description

Deadline to Register: November 5th, 2019

The New Lawyers Leadership Conference (NLLC) is the premiere event for the up-and-coming legal professionals and practitioners looking to advance their career with purpose and vision while creating a path for leadership. Whether you're a big law, small firm or solo practitioner, in the public or private sector, the NLLC is a unique opportunity to meet, network, and engage with colleagues and leaders in the Minnesota legal community.

Sponsored by Minnesota CLE and Messerli Kramer

Free breakfast, lunch and happy hour immediately following the conference are included with your registration fee.

Schedule of Events:

8:30 - 9:00   Registration and Light Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00  Leadership Panel – How to Develop Yourself Within the Bar and Your Firm | 1.0 Standard CLE Credit | This extraordinary panel of leaders will highlight their path toward leadership starting with their journey as associates. Find out how they charted a course to leadership within their firms as well as the bar association. You’ll hear about best practices, missteps, and everything in between.

Tom Nelson | Partner, Stinson Leonard Street | President, Minnesota State Bar Association
Connie Armstrong | Senior Counsel, McGough Construction | Former President, MWL 
Jennifer Thompson | Partner, TTLO Law | Treasurer, Minnesota State Bar Association
Landon Ascheman | Attorney, Ascheman Law | Secretary, Hennepin County Bar Association

Sarah Soucie Eyberg | Attorney, Assure Disability

10:00 - 10:15   Break
10:15 - 11:15   Sleep, Ethics, and Well-Being   | 1.0 Standard CLE Credit | Learn about the startling impact of "short sleep" on cognition, perception, social interactions, ethical behavior, and health. As we work to transform the most hazardous profession (law) to our health, this CLE will inspire you to not only sleep to preserve your life, it will identify sleep strategies to enhance your performance.
Robin Wolpert | Former MSBA President | Attorney, Sapentia Law Group
11:15 - 12:15   Marketing and Networking Like a Leader: How to Position Yourself for Growth | 1.0 Standard CLE Credit | One of the biggest mistakes lawyers make is assuming strong leadership and management are the same thing. In law firms, it is a fairly common practice to take the lawyer with the biggest, most successful practice, and ask him or her to serve in a position of leadership. Just because a lawyer can effectively manage the growth of his or her practice, does not automatically make that lawyer a leader. My guess is that most of you are decent managers…but how are your people skills?  Leadership is about garnering the trust and respect of people and giving them the positive feedback and support they need to be successful. This CLE will teach you how to truly market yourself as a leader, which starts with your management and interpersonal skills.
Terrie Wheeler | President & Founder | PSM Marketing
12:15 - 12:45   Lunch
12:45 - 1:45    Your First Ethics Complaint- What Not to Do | 1.0 Ethics CLE Credit | A practical review of the attorney disciplinary process in Minnesota and the ethical obligations of attorneys to cooperate with disciplinary investigations. This includes an analysis of the Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct, the Rules on Lawyers Professional Responsibility, and recent disciplinary cases involving common rule violations.
Aaron Sampsel | Attorney | Christensen Law Office PLLC
1:45 - 1:55    Presentation of 'Outstanding New Lawyer of the Year Award' Recipient Sarah Soucie Eyberg
1:55 - 2:30    Group Speed Networking featuring MSBA Section Leadership
2:30 - 2:40    Break
2:45 - 3:45    Leadership Through Words: How to Write and Talk to Gain the Trust of Clients and Others | 1.0 Standard CLE Credit | What you say, how you say it, and when matter a lot when advising clients. This session will focus on practical and effective tips and best practices for writing and speaking to portray leadership and gain trust. Learn from real-world insights and examples from the law firm and in-house about what communication works best.
Paul Sand | Senior Attorney | Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
Erica Holzer | 2018 Outstanding New Lawyer of the Year Winner | Associate, Maslon LLP
3:45 - 5:00    Social Hour

CLE Credits:

4.0 Standard CLE and 1.0 Ethics CLE Credit Approved | Event Code: 280683


All attendees: $40

Remote Participation: 

Remote participation via webcast is not available.


Want more information about the New Lawyers Section? 
To register with a check, please mail in this registration form.
Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.
Questions? Contact Kara Haro | 612-278-6329

The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify Kara Haro via phone or email: kharo@mnbar.org.  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations.


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Thursday, November 7, 2019

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

CHS Field
360 N Broadway St
Saint Paul, MN 55101