Civil Litigation Annual Reception

Event Description

Registration deadine is May 5th. To register after that time please email Kara at

Join the Civil Litigation Section for its Annual reception, CLE and celebration. This event is open to all (Civil Litigation Section members receive a discounted rate) and provides the much needed opportunity to network with your colleagues and hear the local judiciary's perspective on managing the courts during a pandemic. We'll also honor this year's Advocate Award recipient, presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to improving the system of civil justice in Minnesota.

2022 Advocate Award Recipient:

Charles Bird

Keynote Presentation:

"Sailing Through the Storm: Managing Courts in the Pandemic"

Featuring Chief Justice Lorie Gildea, Chief U.S. District Judge Jack Tunheim, moderated by Fourth Judicial District Judge Ned Wahl


Schedule of Events:

4:30 PM | Section Annual Meeting & Elections: Open to all Section Members
5:00 PM | Reception: Casual cocktail reception with plentiful food stations, passed hors d'oeuvres, hosted non-alcoholic beverages, and one complimentary drink ticket for wine/beer.
6:00 PM | Advocate Award Presentation and Remarks
6:15 PM | Keynote Presentation
7:30 PM | Event Concludes

Tables, including 10 tickets, may be purchased for $1,000. Purchased tables will be reserved and will be marked with the firm/organization name. Reserved tables will be indoors near the presentation stage. Click here to order.

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit | Event Code: 444585

Venue & Covid-19 information:

The Nicollet Island Pavilion  boasts a roomy indoor grand ballroom as well as a covered outdoor pavilion, right along the Mississippi river. The event will be structured as a casual reception, with plenty of room indoors and outdoors to gather with colleagues while allowing for room to social distance. The MSBA intends to follow all local, state, federal, and CDC guidelines at the time of the event. At this time masks are welcomed but not required. If Hennepin County moves into a high transmission rate at the time of event, masks will be required. Stay tuned for any changes to the event requirements as the event draws near.

First time attendees:

Are you new to this event or interested in being introduced to new people? Sign-up here and receive a special invite to a pre-event meet & greet with the Section Council. You'll also get a special name tag indicating your status to other attendees.

Donation Drive:

The Civil Litigation Section is committed to finding ways to help others, both in and outside of the legal community. At this event we'll be accepting in-kind donations for We Are A Light (aka Alight), a locally headquartered non-profit that is providing relief in Ukraine, but also helping Afghan refugees re-settle in Minnesota by providing items for their new homes. Bring items from this list to the event or donate here. 

Cost (includes admission, dinner, and one drink ticket):

Civil Litigation Section Members: $50
Judges, public attorneys, and law clerks: $50* (Use code * CIVANNUAL22 at checkout)
MSBA Member not in the Civil Litigation Section: $80
Non-MSBA Member: $80
Law Student: $30

Remote Participation:  Remote participation will not be available, however, the recording of this program will be made available to all Civil Litigation Section members.

Payments:  We request that you register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you need assistance, please contact the program manager. If you must pay by check, please use this registration form.

Cancellations: Registrations will only be refunded if the entire event is cancelled/postponed. This helps us to plan accordingly and cover costs for this major event.

Accommodations: 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 the program manager.  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations.

Program Manager:
Kara Haro


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Pre-Registration is Closed

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Nicollet Island Pavilion
40 Power Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401