One Profession - Third Judicial District

Event Description

Deadline to Register: January 28, 2020

Join us for a day of education and networking!

8:00 am - Registration and Breakfast

8:30 am – Welcome – Jennifer Thompson, MSBA Treasurer

8:45 am - Minnesota Supreme Court Update
Presenter: Justice G. Barry Anderson

9:45 am – 5 Rules to Improve Your Life and Your Law Practice
Presenter: Jess Birken, Birken Law Office

10:45 am - Break

11:00 am – Pro Bono Discussion
All panelists provide valuable service to people with limited means. In this discussion, the panelists will present their perspective on pro bono work as it relates to their private, corporate, or legal aid practice. 

Ashton Boon - Mayo Legal
Steve Dittrich - Dittrich & Lamers
Karen Nath - Legal Assistance of Olmsted County
Carole Pasternak - Klampe Law Firm

Kayleen Asmus, Legal Assistance of Olmsted County

11:45 am - Lunch

12: 15 pm – District Court Update
Presenter: Chief Judge Jodi Williamson

12:45 pm – Keynote - Leadership through Words: How to Write and Talk to Gain the Trust of Clients and Others
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 | Associate, Maslon LLP

1:45 pm – Break

2:00 pm – Recent Ethics Updates Including Common Stumbling Blocks (1.0 Ethics CLE credit)
This session will focus on recent changes to the Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct (MRPC) including new developments on advertising rules, confidentiality, and the unauthorized practice of law. We will also discuss the court’s new Legal Paraprofessional Pilot Project and a new Lawyer’s Board Opinion dealing with when a lawyer must tell a client about the lawyer’s “material error." The session will also include a review of common mistakes lawyers make with regards to their ethical responsibilities and advice for how to not fall for ethical traps.

Presenter: Nicholas Ryan, Law Office of Eric Cooperstein

3:00 pm – Ten Top Pitfalls on Appeal And How to Avoid Them
Tim Droske, Dorsey and Whitney, LLP


Additional services available:
Tech Appointments - would you like to spend a little time with your MSBA online services teams to get answers to your legal tech questions?  We will have tech appointments available throughout the day.  Schedule your appointment here:

CLE Credit:

5.25 Standard and 1.0 Ethics CLE credit to be applied for | Event Code: 291249


All Attendees:  $40.00

Remote Participation: 

There is no remote participation for this event.


Minnesota State Bar Association
3rd District Bar Association
5th District Bar Association
10th District Bar Association


Program Contact:
Jennifer Carter | 612-278-6309

Sheila Johnson | 612-752-6615

To register with a check, please mail in this registration form.
Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.

Register for this Event

This meeting has already occurred.

Pre-Registration is Closed

Friday, January 31, 2020

8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

DoubleTree Hotel
150 South Broadway
Rochester, MN