Roundtable Conversations with Hennepin County Civil Judges

Event Description

Online registration is closed, this event is near capacity. Please email Kara at regarding attending the event. 

An HCBA Signature Program, Hosted by the Civil Litigation Section.  Sponsored by Taft Law

In an effort to improve ties between the bench and bar and to deliver better, more efficient results for litigants, the Civil Bench of Hennepin County and the Civil Litigation Section are hosting a roundtable style CLE and social.

The Bench is particularly interested in hearing from civil practitioners on the topic of Zoom vs. In Person Appearances: what hearing types do you like remote or in person and why? Should chambers take the lead or would you prefer to contact chambers to request a particular option? Members of the bar will also be leading a conversation on fostering settlements and mediation scheduling.

This event will also include time for socializing outside of the CLE portion and will includes beverages and heavy hors d'oeuvres. A special thanks to the Civil Litigation Section for sponsoring refreshments for this event.

Roundtable panelists include: 

Bench: Judge Christian Sande, Civil Division Presiding Judge; Judge Susan Burke; Judge Thomas J. Conley; Judge Lois Conroy; Judge Joseph Klein; Judge Laurie Miller; Judge Kristin Siegesmund; Judge Bridget Sullivan; and Judge Edward Wahl

Bar: Janel Dressen, Anthony Ostlund; Liz Fors, Robins Kaplan; Kyle Kroll, Winthrop & Weinstine; and Scott Rusert, Taft.

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit | Event Code: TBD 


HCBA Members and Civil Litigation Section Members: Free
Non-Members: $45
Law Students: Free
Clerks: Free (use code CLERKS at checkout)

Registration Deadline: March 26, 2024. To register after that time, email the program manager.

Remote Participation:  In-person attendance only. 

Program Manager:   Kara Haro |

Payments/Cancellations: Please register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you must pay by check, please use this registration form. Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy .

Accommodations: We are 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 with at least 72 hours notice prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

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Thursday, March 28, 2024

5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Taft Law
2200 IDS Center 80 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

In Person: 28