One Profession - Sixth Judicial District

Event Description

Join us live in Duluth!

We hope you can join us for a day of education and networking - in person!

8:45 - 9:00 am - Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00 am - Minnesota Supreme Court Update
Associate Justice Margaret Chutich, Minnesota Supreme Court 

10:00 - 10:30 am - News and Notes from the Sixth Judicial District
This session will include an update on the One Minnesota Court Hearing Initiative (OHI).
Chief Judge Leslie E. Beiers, Minnesota Sixth Judicial District
Assistant Chief Judge Rachel Sullivan, Minnesota Sixth Judicial District
Hilary Huntley, Deputy District Administrator, Minnesota Sixth Judicial District

10:30 am - 10:45 am - BREAK

10:45 am - 12:00 pm - Understanding Differences, Upholding Justice: Cultural Competency in Law (1.25 Elimination of Bias CLE credit)
Judge Leo Brisbois, United States District Court, District of Minnesota
Judge Bhupesh Pattni, Minnesota Sixth Judicial District

Dan Lew, Chief Public Defender, Minnesota Sixth Judicial District
Rebecca St. George, Legal and Policy Counsel, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

Kristi Paulson, PowerHouse Mediation

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm - Lunch

12:45 - 1:45 pm - State of the State: Civil Access to Justice in Minnesota

State of the State of Civil Legal Aid in MN and the 6th Judicial District
Tiffany Doherty, Director of Advocacy, Justice North
Eve Utyro, Private Attorney Involvement Manager, Justice North

Pro Bono in the 6th Judicial District
Dori Rapaport, Executive Director, Justice North (facilitating panel)
Stephanie Balmer of Falsani, Balmer, Peterson, & Balmer
Don Erickson, Fryberger Law Firm
Miranda Ridlon, Cope & Peterson
John Schulte, Hanft Fride

1:45 - 2:00 pm - Break

2:00 - 2:45 pm - Navigating Generative AI: Practical Tips and Strategies
Jennifer Carter, MSBA, Senior Director of Law Practice Technology
Mary Warner, MSBA, Legal Technologist



Holiday Inn & Suites, Downtown Duluth
Great Lakes Conference Area
200 W 1st St 
Duluth, MN 

CLE Credit:

3.25 Standard and 1.25 Elimination of Bias CLE Credits | Event Code: 499208


MSBA Members, Judges and Law Clerks: $30.00
Non-MSBA Members: $60.00
Law Students: $0.00  

Remote Participation:

There is no remote participation for this event.


Deadline to Register: January 22, 2024

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: Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.

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. Thank you.

Program Manager:
Jennifer Carter

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Thursday, January 25, 2024

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth-Downtown
200 W 1st St
Duluth, MN 55802