HCBA On Demand CLE

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“I Can’t Pay That”| Handling Overpayments

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Many claimants face an overpayment of benefits for one reason or another. This session will review some of the strategies to have SSA waive the overpayment or minimize monthly payments. We will also discuss briefly how to handle delays in processing waivers and mandamus.

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  • Public Law
10 Litigation Tips for Defending Minnesota Public Employers

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Public employers sued in civil litigation face unique challenges and may assert unique defenses. They are exposed to a wider array of claims than private employers. They benefit from an array of immunities, but sorting through which ones apply can be daunting, and securing the benefits of them at the most meaningful time—pre-discovery dismissal of a complaint—can be challenging.

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  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Public Law
2022 Construction Case Law Update

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The MSBA Construction Law Section is pleased to host their annual Case Law Update CLE. Join us for a summary and analysis of important case law developments in Minnesota Construction Law over the past year

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  • Construction Law
2023 Annual Construction Law Section Symposium

2.0 Standard CLE Credits

In-house general counsel and private practice construction lawyers will present panel discussions and answer questions regarding wide-ranging changes in laws affecting the industry, including strict liability for lower tier wage theft, new limitations on contractual indemnity and insurance, legalization of marijuana, prohibitions on non-compete agreements, and more. We will also conduct a short business meeting and hold elections for the 2023-2024 Section Council.

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  • Construction Law
2023 Legislative Housing Update with Mary and Larry

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This legislative session has produced an exciting array of changes in Minnesota’s housing laws affecting the rights and responsibilities of residential landlords and tenants. If you are already practicing housing law, this session will tell you all you need to know to incorporate into your representation of landlords or tenants. And if you are considering doing housing work pro bono, this training is an excellent introduction to this challenging and dynamic practice area!

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  • Real Property
2023 Legislative Session Environment and Energy Recap

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Last Spring’s legislative session was extremely active in the environmental and energy law areas.  There was a nearly 300 page environmental omnibus that include PFAS bans among many other elements. On the energy side, a mandate for carbon free electricity led the way.  As the summer ends, catch up by joining us for a panel that will describe what passed and what didn’t pass and how this may affect businesses and you clients.

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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
2023 Legislative Update | Public Utilities and Energy Law

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Presenters will provide a recap of the main legislative changes made during the 2023 session that directly impact the work of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.

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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
  • ADR
2023 Mid-Year Minnesota Real Property Case Law Update

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Picking up from where the Real Estate Institute left off, this presentation will provide a mid-year update on recent decisions by the Minnesota Supreme Court and Minnesota Court of Appeals touching on real property law and transactional practice. It will also highlight recent petitions for further review granted by the Minnesota Supreme Court and real property cases pending before the United States Supreme Court. The cases presented will touch on a variety of topics in real property law and practice, including: the statutory definition of "public waters," the scope of exculpatory clauses in contracts, the effect of conditions in a will on a devise of land, the scope of replacement-cost insurance required by state statute, and more!

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  • Real Property
2023 Update from Minnesota’s Environmental Agencies

2.5 Standard CLE Credits

Join us to hear from leaders of four of Minnesota’s environmental agencies about their priorities for their agencies and key current and upcoming environmental issues. This program provides updates on the key issues facing the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.  Each presentation will be followed by a question and answer session that will allow you to get up-to-date information on the issues affecting your practice.

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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
29 Top Tech Tools and Tips for Lawyers in 2023

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This program will feature top technology tools and tips for lawyers in practice today. Topics will include top level security for your networks and portable devices, new hardware tools for safety and efficiency, and many software recommendations for the modern day lawyer.

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  • Technology
  • Practice Management & Marketing
9th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute Part I

2 Standard Credits, 1 Elimination of Bias Credit

Join us for the 9th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute! It will be held over two half days. Whether you are looking to learn more about a growing and important field or are already a seasoned practitioner, the Institute aims to offer you something interesting.

• GDPR and State Privacy Law Developments: A Panel Discussion of the Current Challenges and Strategies

• Open the Pod Bay Doors: Problems with AI

• General Counsel Roundtable.

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  • CLE Bundles
  • Technology
  • Business Law
9th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute Part II

2 Standard Credits, 1 Ethics Credit

Join us for the 9th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute! It will be held over two half days. Whether you are looking to learn more about a growing and important field or are already a seasoned practitioner, the Institute aims to offer you something interesting.

• Ethics, Mental Health & Well Being in a Post-Covid Environment

• The Ransomware Epidemic | What In-House Counsel Need to Know About Criminals Taking Advantage of Those Working From Home

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  • Technology
  • Business Law
9th Annual Immigrants Among Us

1.0 Elimination of Bias Credit

Immigration law and policy remain major issues in the United States. This CLE will bring attention to these developments and provide an opportunity for successful immigrant attorneys among us to speak about their careers, going through law school in the United States, obtaining a Minnesota law license, and practicing in different settings.

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  • Immigration Law
  • Elimination of Bias
A Family Law Perspective on Navigating Individuals with Personality Disorders

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Learn during this informative CLE the techniques for identifying and navigating those with atypical personalities in the context of family law matters. 

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  • Family Law
A Series of Unfortunate Events | Planning for and Responding to Natural Disasters in Your Community

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Communities throughout Minnesota must be prepared for natural disasters before they strike. Climate change is increasingly seen as causing extreme weather events for which communities must be prepared. Learn about what communities can do now to plan for disasters and ensure they remain resilient. Communities also need to be ready to respond to disasters. Understand the legal framework under State law for responding to emergencies and disasters.  Learn best practices in drafting agreements for intergovernmental cooperation. Know your client’s potential liability when requesting or providing assistance in disasters.

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  • Public Law
  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
Administrative Law Judge Hearings in Relocation Benefit Claim Appeals

1.0 Standard CLE Credit 

Attorneys often need to withdraw from representations. This is often easier said than done. In this CLE we will explore the difficulties in ethically withdrawing from representation. We will review the relevant ethics rules and also discuss areas that trip lawyers up when it comes to withdrawing from a case.

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  • Real Property
All about Child Support Magistrates and the Expedited Process

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The Administrative Process was deemed Unconstitutional in 1999 and the Expedited Process (Ex Pro) was born. With this change to a judicial process to establish and enforce child support came new Court Rules and Child Support Magistrates (CSMs). Come learn about the Ex Pro Rules, what to expect from CSMs, and our observations of best practices from two Child Support Magistrates who have been involved in this process from the beginning.

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  • Family Law
An Ethical Perspective on Suicide Prevention | Helping Your Clients and Others

1.5 Ethics CLE Credits

The panelists will provide an ethical framework around information on suicide risks, predictors, and options for responding when a client (or colleague) expresses suicidal ideation, or you are concerned they may be considering suicide. This program will help you understand the facts and myths about suicide; recognize signs and indicators for clinical depression, anxiety, and suicide, provide resources and a protocol (QPR - Question, Persuade, Refer) for offering and seeking help to prevent suicide, while discussing ethical obligations and opportunities.

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  • Wellness
  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Ethics
An Introduction to Trauma-Informed Lawyering

2.5 Standard CLE Credits

A CLE collaboration and presented by Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL)

An introduction to the trauma-informed lawyering framework which will help legal professionals identify and acknowledge trauma and triggers in their lives. This session will increase our awareness of the impacts trauma has on the legal profession as a whole, and on each of us personally and professionally. Attendees will walk away with strategies for self-reflection, self-regulation, self-critique, and self-awareness which could improve their personal and professional relationships. 

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  • Wellness
  • Family Law
  • Tribal Law
An Update from the New Hennepin County Chief Public Defender

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In June 2023, Michael Berger became the new Hennepin County Chief Public Defender. In this presentation, Berger will discuss updates since taking office - along with plans and goals he hopes to accomplish in his role.

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  • Criminal Law
  • Public Law
Answering the Call to Self and Service | Mental Health Tools for Pro Bono and Legal Services Practitioners

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

As “the new normal” continues to evolve, the legal profession—especially pro bono and legal aid practitioners—have an increasing interest in attorney and client mental health. Low-income people have been devastated by the pandemic. When they come to us for help, these clients are often sharing stress, depression, and other mental health concerns along with their legal issues. Pro bono and legal aid practitioners are best equipped to serve indigent clients when attorneys have tools to support their own mental health, and have knowledge of resources for clients in crisis.

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  • Wellness
  • Nonprofit
Appellate Self Help Clinic

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The Appellate Practice section of the MSBA and Minnesota State Law Library created a joint initiative called the Appeals Self Help Clinic , a monthly clinic conducted via telephone to offer brief advice for people who are representing themselves. Volunteers are needed for each clinic and training can be immensely helpful in understanding what to expect. If you are interested in volunteering, please join us for this training program to understand what resources are available and get to know the program.

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  • Appellate Practice
At-Risk Juvenile Petitions in District Court

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

On June 13, 2022 Governor Walz signed a bill establishing a juvenile guardianship process for at-risk youth ages 18-21. Before, the state of Minnesota only had a process in place for youth under the age of 18. This new law created an avenue for immigrant youth 18-21 years old attempting to gain immigration protection under Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.

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  • Immigration Law
  • Family Law
Avoiding Burnout as an Ethical Imperative

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

Ethics Narrative: With all we have been through these last two years both in our professional and personal lives, many lawyers are feeling exhausted, discouraged, stressed, and "burned out." We know that burnout, and the chronic workplace stress that leads to it, has a significant impact on our lives and our health but may not realize the impact it has on our ability to be meet the ethical standards of our profession.

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  • Criminal Law
Barriers After Bars | Serving Formerly Incarcerated Clients with Less Bias

1.0 Elimination of Bias Credit

The objective of this program is to educate attorneys in Minnesota to identify and eliminate biases against formerly incarcerated clients, who are disproportionately Native, Black, and poor. We will familiarize attorneys with incarceration and post-release issues in Minnesota, encourage attorneys to actively inspect their own and others’ biases, and provide practical training on how to address and eliminate these biases through a better and deeper understanding of the reentry experience.

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  • Elimination of Bias
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
Bartenders Wanted | Women Need Not Apply

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

In the early 1940s, Clara Anderson worked as a bartender at a local hotel until the St. Paul City Council enacted an ordinance barring women from working behind the bar as men returned from World War II. Rather than lose her job to a man, Anderson went to court. Her battle lasted three years and involved one tenacious lawyer and nine judges along the way. Ramsey County District Court Judge John Guthmann accidentally discovered this long-forgotten case when conducting research for a judicial portrait dedication at the Ramsey County Law Library. 

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  • RCBA
  • HCBA
  • Elimination of Bias
Becoming an Immigration Attorney | Careers in Immigration Law

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Interested in a career in immigration law? Curious on the differences among immigration attorneys who work in different settings? How is it like to represent the government in immigration matters? What is "crimmigration”? Do most immigration attorneys have their own practices? Can I still be in “big law” if I want to do immigration work? Join us as each of our presenters discuss what they do and how they got to where they are… 

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  • Immigration Law
Building Trust Through Transparency | How Prosecutors, Defense Counsel, and Leaders Can Work Together to Implement Brady v. Maryland

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Two lawyers, one from the prosecution the other from the defense, will discuss how a rigorous Brady policy will improve outcomes in all aspects of criminal justice. They’ll cover the basics of Brady requirements, describe some pitfalls from Minneapolis, and how to make Brady better in your office.

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  • Criminal Law
Building Your Practice while Addressing Access to Justice Gaps

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Your bar association understands that finding new business is a crucial part of your practice. Simultaneously, the percentage of individuals that proceed self-represented in Minnesota courts has reached crisis levels. This CLE will provide an overview of the various programs the metro bar associations administer to address these issues, and how participating in them can help you grow your practice. This overview will include the Minnesota Lawyer Referral and Information Service (MLRIS), the Reduced Fee Program, Misdemeanor Defense Project, and the MN Unbundled Law Project.

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  • Small Firm Practice
  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • CLE Bundles
  • Practice Management
ChatGPT and AI | Implications and Applications in the Law

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In this session, you will get a comprehensive overview of Artificial Intelligence (AI), from its historical development to its anticipated applications and future potential, particularly in the legal field. We will start by dispelling common misconceptions about AI and will explain its future role as a personal assistant and researcher. We will then explore the use of AI in legal administration, sharing insights on the impressive capabilities of GPT-4, an advanced AI model.

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  • Technology
  • Practice Management & Marketing
Child Support | A Preview of Upcoming Changes

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Join the Family Law Sections of the Hennepin and Ramsey Bar Counties as they discuss updates to child support law.

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  • Family Law
Children and Predatory Offender Registration in Minnesota | Recent Proposals for Legislative Reform

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Co-sponsored by the Children and the Law Section and Criminal Law Section.

Under Minnesota law, children as young as 10 years old can be required to register as predatory offenders. In 2021, the Minnesota Legislature enacted the creation of the Predatory Offender Statutory Framework Working Group to comprehensively assess the predatory offender statutory framework” in Minn. Stat. § 243.166. The working group submitted its report to the Legislature on February 1, 2022, and there has been press coverage regarding that report.

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  • Children & the Law
  • Family Law
Children Who Are Transgender and the Law | OutFront Minnesota’s LGBTQIA2S+ 101 & Supporting Youth

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

During the 2022 legislative session, more than 130 bills addressing rights of transgender youth, their parents, and their communities were brought forward at state legislatures across the country.  With few exceptions, these efforts were intended to limit young people’s access to medical care; to ban their participation on gender-congruent sports teams and in gender-congruent public spaces; to limit their cultural acceptance within their educational communities; and more.

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  • Family Law
Children Who Are Transgender and the Law | Understanding Transgender Children and the Challenges They Face

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Young humans who identify as transgender or nonbinary have become far more visible, which is reflective of greater parental and societal acceptance. Still, of the letters in the “LGBTQ+ alphabet” (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer), it’s the “Ts” (transgender and nonbinary humans), especially those who are younger, who more often face unique challenges relative to personal relationships, public interactions, and many other things that non-transgender persons (the technical phrase is “cisgender”) take for granted.

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  • Family Law
  • Elimination of Bias
Children Who Are Transgender and the Law | Young Leaders on their Experiences as Transgender or Non-Binary and with Lawyers and the Legal System

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

A panel of young people will speak on their experiences as transgender or non-binary. These young people have also experienced the foster care system.

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  • Family Law
Clients in Crisis | Helping Yourself, Helping Your Clients

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

The last few years have disrupted lawyers’ professional and personal lives. Attorneys may feel like their lives seem out of control, yet they are not alone in feeling the effects of a pandemic, economic downturn, or political divisiveness. Clients are affected too. Attorneys must manage their own emotions while simultaneously being sensitive and responsive to their clients. This program will identify normal feelings, reactions, and behaviors, and recognize when they are cause for concern. For some clients, reactions may rise to the level of impairment. Impairment comes in many forms, including substance use, addiction, or other mental impairments. It is not a lawyer’s job to diagnose, yet a lawyer must act accordingly.

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  • Family Law
  • Ethics
  • Wellness
Coffee and Case Law | 2023 Data Law Update

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

From the artificial intelligence legal research imbroglio in Mata v. Avianca, Inc. to the short message e-discovery dispute in Lubrizol Corp. v. IBM Corp., 2023 has already been a significant year in data law.  Before your day gets busy on Wednesday, July 26, join Shepard Data Services for a continuing legal education (CLE) program as we welcome David Horrigan, discovery counsel and legal education director at Relativity for a look at noteworthy case law and other legal developments from Slack to sanctions with some high-profile data discovery matters from the news.

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  • Technology
Common Interest Doctrine and Joint Representation in Minnesota | Energy Policy Advocates v. Ellison

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In Energy Policy Advocates v. Ellison (A20-1344, Sept. 28. 2022), the Minnesota Supreme Court held that parties with common legal interests do not waive the attorney-client privilege or attorney work-product doctrines when they communicate with each other. In this one-hour webinar, hear about the decision, its scope and impact, and potential areas of uncertainty from public and private practitioners involved in the case. Topics to be covered include the uncertain lines between protected “legal” interests and unprotected “policy” interests; and when and how inter- and intra-agency communications are protected.

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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
CONSUMERS ARE TENANTS, TOO | The Intersection of Consumer and Landlord/Tenant Law

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Though treated as distinct areas, there is substantial overlap between consumer law and landlord/ tenant law. Ryan Peterson, a consumer law litigator, and Dan Suitor, a housing attorney and tenant’s rights advocate will discuss from their complimentary perspectives how these constantly and rapidly developing practice areas can and do interact with one another.

Landlord-tenant law is an under-litigated field, with a lack of binding case law and private representation resulting in a number of legal grey areas. The flurry of activity in the legislature this past session will only increase this interplay, providing opportunities for practitioners bringing or defending new claims. Finally, the presenters hope to spur discussion about applications of the newly revived Prevention Against Consumer Fraud Act.

 

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COP 27 | A Minnesota Perspective

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In November, the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference known as COP27 was held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.  There was a strong Minnesota presence at COP27. Join us for an exciting panel of Minnesota COP27 attendees from business, local government, education, and the public interest sector. The panel will discuss: what is COP27, what did it accomplish and what must happen next. They will also explore what may come next in the international effort to address climate change and how that may affect Minnesota citizens and businesses.

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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
Coping with Supply Chain Disruptions

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This one-hour program will provide guidance to corporate counsel dealing with supply chain disruptions as a result of shipping delays, supplier disruptions, and regulatory restrictions or tariffs on imports into the United States. The presenters will describe increased barriers to supply chains that they are seeing, and discuss potential work-arounds, contractual challenges and protections, and other legal and practical remedies that companies are using to cope with the current business environment.

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  • Business Law
Current Issues in Crypto | Where We Are & What’s to Come

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

IWIRC Members will discuss current issues in crypto currency, including what is crypto and current trends in regulation, bankruptcy, preferences, and legislation.

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  • Business Law
Cyber Liability Insurance | How to Help Your Client Make an Informed Decision to Mitigate Potential Breach Damages

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This session will address:
 • What different types of cyber liability insurance are available and what considerations play into the selection, application and underwriting processes?
 • What should I look for in terms of scope of coverage and policy, and are there any common pitfalls?
 • How should cyber liability insurance be addressed in contracts?
 • And much more!

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  • Technology
Cyber Threat Awareness and Creative Strategies for Managing Risk

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Ransomware. Spear phishing. The “insider” threat. Organizations and firms face a myriad of cyber threats that come with ample amounts of risk. From reputational damage to financial losses, the possible costs of a cyber attack or data breach can be challenging to quantify—and mitigate.

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  • Technology
  • Practice Management & Marketing
Dealing with a Suspicious Debtor in Bankruptcy

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The bankruptcy debtor may not be completely honest with respect to her bankruptcy case.  You are suspicious, but don’t have enough information to be sure.  What steps can you take to uncover information and possibly develop a case for an exception to discharge or denial of discharge?  We’ll discuss some tools and methods you can use to do just that.

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  • Business Law
Digital Equity and Inclusion

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) appropriated $42.5 billion nationally to subsidize the deployment of broadband to unserved areas.  The program, called the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD), will also fund new digital equity initiatives.

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  • Communications Law
  • Technology
Discussion of Johnson v Darchuks Fabrication and OAH Update

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

HCBA’s Workers’ Compensation section is back! Please join us for a lunch hour CLE discussing Johnson v. Darchuks Fabrication, the recent Minnesota Supreme Court case that applied treatment parameters to long-term opioid use.  We will have attorneys from both sides of the case to discuss facts that didn’t make it into the decision, provide their thoughts on oral argument and answer any of your questions about this important new case.  Bonus attendee will be Judge William Marshall to provide a quick update on OAH’s improvements to their online system and the latest news on COVID protocols.

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  • Employment and Labor Law
Eighth Circuit Case Law Update

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The last several years have resulted in important developments for federal employment law cases. Join us for an update of the important Eighth Circuit cases that directly impact Minnesota employment law practitioners.

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  • Employment and Labor Law
Emerging Issues in Long-Term Care 2023

2.0 Standard CLE Credits

This annual CLE focuses on current and emerging issues related to long-term care, particularly in the assisted living and nursing home settings, that are of interest to Elder Law attorneys and related professionals as well as the clients they serve.

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  • Elder Law
Employment Mediation | What Is Everyone Really Thinking?

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This program will focus on mediation of employment claims and related types of disputes. A panel, comprised of a plaintiff’s employment lawyer, an employment defense lawyer, and a mediator experienced in handling employment issues, will walk through the stages of a mediation of an employment case. 

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  • Employment and Labor Law
  • ADR
Environmental Law at the County Level

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Minnesota counties are on the forefront in environmental practice and enforcement.  Please join our presenters in a discussion on environmental law as practiced by two Minnesota counties.

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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
Environmental Liability Insurance | Current State of the Practice

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Contrary to some beliefs, environmental liability insurance is currently available and generally affordable.  Environmental liability insurance can play an important role in brownfield redevelopment, mergers and acquisitions, corporate risk management, ESG and other business contexts.  Please join us for what will be an interesting CLE that will explore the type of environmental insurance policies available in the marketplace, the benefits and limitations of this important risk management tool, insights into the strategic use of such policies and how liabilities involving emerging contaminants such as PFAS and ethylene oxide may impact the market.

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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
Environmental Update from the Minnesota Department of Health

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Environmental Health Division plays a criterial role in protecting the health of Minnesota citizens. Its responsibilities are wide and far reaching, covering  air, drinking water, chemical hazard assessment, retail food safety, indoor air quality, radiation, lodging safety including education, licensing and compliance activities. From PFAS to HRLs, from lead paint to food sanitation, the division takes an active role in protecting Minnesota.

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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
Estate Recovery for Home and Community Based Services

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Estate recovery under Medical Assistance involves more than just the nursing home context. This session will review two pending cases involving Estate Recovery litigation in the home and community-based services setting. Each presenter will walk through the procedural posture of their current matter, the issues that are in dispute, the legal support for the elder law client’s position, as well as “best practice” tips for elder law attorneys handling estate recovery cases.

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  • Family Law
Ethics | An Update from the Director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

Susan Humiston, Director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility, reviews recent attorney discipline cases and shares lessons from recent cases. Director Humiston will examine the professional conduct rules that were violated and give practical advice to avoid the conduct that caused actual discipline for Minnesota attorneys. She will also discuss the recent review of the discipline system conducted by the ABA and the status of the court’s consideration of recommendations made by the ABA.

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  • Ethics
Everything You Wanted to Know About Criminal Appeals But Were Afraid to Ask

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

An opportunity to hear from a panel of experts including two Court of Appeals  staff attorneys  who specialize in criminal appeals and an appellate court judge. The panel will be moderated by an appellate public defender. Topics that will be discussed include good and bad issues to raise on appeal, motions to strike and discretionary appeals. Participants are encouraged to send in questions ahead of time and the panel will also answer questions submitted during the CLE. 

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  • Appellate Practice
Expert Deposition | Why and How to Conduct an Effective Expert Deposition

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The CLE will cover the legal requirements for obtaining a deposition of an expert under state and federal law, strategic reasons for taking (or not taking) an expert deposition, and various strategies for conducting a successful deposition.

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  • Civil Litigation
  • New Lawyer Essentials
Financial Exploitation of Older Adults

1.5 Standard CLE Credits and 0.5 Ethics Credit

Older adults are especially vulnerable to violent crime, neglect, and exploitation, including financial fraud. Elder abuse is often difficult to detect, as the perpetrator may be a caretaker, family member, or other individual on whom the victim must rely for basic needs. Accordingly, victims may be reluctant to report a crime. This presentation will focus on financial exploitation and provide you with an overview of this crime, its prosecution and the role of the Attorney General’s Office

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  • Probate and Trust
  • Ethics
Forensics on the Blockchain | Crypto Investigation and Asset Recovery

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

John Carney, an attorney and digital forensics expert, and Jason Olson, a forensic accountant with Eide Bailly, will discuss key facts that attorneys should know about the investigation of crypto asset movement in the context of litigation and estate planning.

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  • Technology
Getting Rid of Joint Tax Liabilities in Divorce | Helping Ensure Your Client Doesn’t Get Stuck with the Bill

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The IRS is an extremely powerful and effective debt collector. If your client owes the IRS taxes from joint returns filed with their ex-spouse, simply allocating the debts to the ex-spouse in the divorce decree, by itself, will not protect your client from IRS collection efforts related to the debts, including filing of federal tax liens and levies against wages, bank accounts, retirement accounts, or home foreclosure action.

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  • Family Law
  • Tax Law
Getting to Know Your New (Hennepin County) Judges | Part I

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This will be the first of three CLE's sponsored by the HCBA Bench & Bar Committee, each featuring a different group of judicial officers who have taken the Hennepin County Bench over the past year.

The panel will provide valuable insights regarding their perspective as new Judges, as well as practice pointers and an exciting Q&A moderated by Judge Quam.

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  • Litigation
  • Criminal Law
Getting to Know Your New (Hennepin County) Judges | Part II

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This is the second of three CLE's sponsored by the HCBA Bench & Bar Committee, each featuring a different group of judicial officers who have taken the Hennepin County Bench over the past year.

The panel will provide valuable insights regarding their perspective as new Judges, as well as practice pointers and an exciting Q&A moderated by Judge Quam! Please join us in welcoming these Judges to the Hennepin County Bench.

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  • Litigation
  • Criminal Law
Getting to Know Your New (Hennepin County) Judges | Part III

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This is the third session sponsored by the HCBA Bench & Bar Committee, each featuring a different group of judicial officers who have taken the Hennepin County Bench over the past year.

The panel will provide valuable insights regarding their perspective as new Judges, as well as practice pointers and an exciting Q&A moderated by Judge Quam. 

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  • Litigation
  • Criminal Law
Getting Your Bounce Back | Using Resiliency to Build Your Fitness to Practice

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This program briefly reviews the lawyers’ impairment and well-being reports. It then explores proven elements of resilience by the US Army and others and offers examples and methods for incorporating them into our work as lawyers, reducing our risk, and enhancing our well-being.

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Here’s Henry | An Assessment of Henry v. Independent School District 625

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The recent Henry ruling has added new analysis in Minnesota caselaw for hostile work environment claims under the Minnesota Human Rights Act. It also analyzes adverse employment actions in the form of constructive discharge and adds clarification regarding the plaintiff’s burdens when bringing these claims.

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How Lawyers in Hennepin County Can Positively Influence Policing Through Brady

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

Many lawyers would like to participate in constructive police reform, but very few have any direct influence on police department policies. Brady is one way for the entire criminal bar to have an impact on police reform. This CLE will provide a brief overview of Brady requirements under the law, including the requirements under the rules of professional responsibility for lawyers and judges as well as comparing and contrasting Brady & general court rules of evidence and criminal procedure. The presenters will provide details on how rigorous Brady practice will have a positive influence on policing and public safety by providing constructive suggestions for city leaders, prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges.

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How to Collect on a Judgment

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

So, you won your case and obtained a judgment, but the Defendant still won’t pay. What are your options? This CLE will provide a framework for collecting on a judgment when the person won’t pay up.

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Hunstein and Reg F Walk Into a Bar . . . Unfortunately, It’s Not a Joke

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Come hear about who and what crashed the collection industry party that’s been underway for decades.  New rules and a new court interpretation have upended collections as we know them.  Get prepared.  Reg F is effective November 30th while Hunstein copycat suits now number over 500.  This session will explore the implications of both Hunstein and Reg F and provide risk management tips for collection professionals.

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Implementing our Values | Regulation of Trade in the Name of Human Rights

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Human rights concerns increasingly inform decisions under U.S. trade law. The U.S. Government now considers human rights in making export controls decisions, new sanctions designations, negotiation and enforcement of free trade agreements, and, especially, U.S. policy towards China. This CLE will provide an overview of recent developments on human rights and U.S. trade law, with analysis of key legal issues for corporate counsel, non-governmental organizations, and the interested public. Topics will include how human rights have resulted in new export controls, how human rights impact export control licensing decisions, sanctions designations for human rights reasons, labor provisions in the U.S.-Canada-Mexico Agreement (USMCA), and more.

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Inflation Reduction Act & Davis Bacon | Legal Changes with Shocking Consequences

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The newly passed Inflation Reduction Act includes substantial tax breaks for the owners of renewable energy projects if they are constructed and operated as required by the IRA.

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  • Construction Law
Inside the Public Utilities Commission

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The Public Utilities Commission is involved in numerous issues affecting Minnesotans on a daily basis.  Public Utilities Commission Executive Secretary Will Seuffert and General Counsel Ryan Barlow will discuss the scope of the Commission’s jurisdiction and the role of the Commissioners, staff, regulated parties, and the public. This is a great opportunity to gain an inside view of the Commission and learn how to effectively represent clients before the Commission.

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Insurance 101 for Corporate Counsel

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This program will focus on insurance topics and issues that all corporate counsel should know. After this program, you will understand how insurance policies are structured, the differences between common coverages, and how and when those coverages apply. This program will also discuss what to do if a claim is potentially covered by insurance as well as common issues that can arise in litigation that is covered by insurance.

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Intellectual Property Essentials for Corporate Counsel

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Every company has intellectual property, whether it be patents, trade secrets, copyrights, or trademarks. This CLE will provide an overview of how to evaluate a company’s intellectual property and how to determine to what extent formal protection is warranted. We’ll also cover common misconceptions as well as common mistakes (and how to avoid them).

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Introduction of Evidence

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

When you get to trial, your case is only as good as the evidence the judge or jury actually get to consider. So, getting comfortable with – and paying attention to – the rules and procedures for getting testimony, documents and other evidence into the record is an important part of your trial practice and trial preparation. Retired Hennepin County District Court Judge Thomas Fraser and Kyle Kroll– a Minneapolis attorney with a litigation practice – will walk through some of the key practices you need to keep in mind as you prepare your evidence and when you present it in court. The 1-hour session should be a good introduction for newer lawyers, as well as a useful refresher for attorneys who have been in practice for a while.

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Introduction to the Indian Child Welfare Act | Policy, Practice and Perspectives

2.0 Standard CLE Credits

The presentation examines the intergenerational trauma of federal American Indian policies that led to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). It also explores current policies and practices that impact Indian child welfare and their influence on the relational experience with the American Indian children and families we serve. We will hear perspectives from practitioners and the bench that illustrate the nuances of policy and practice.

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  • Family Law
  • Tribal Law
Investigator Training | The CROWN Act, Affirmative Action, and Other Developments in Race Discrimination Law

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Janet Olawsky (employer side attorney) and Brendan Cummins (employee-side attorney) will cover the Minnesota CROWN Act, the potential implications of the affirmative action cases before the United States Supreme Court, and other developments in race discrimination law. 

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  • Employment and Labor Law
Investing in U.S. Businesses by Foreign Persons | Investing in the US Entities (Equity and Debt Investments)

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The United States remains one of the most attractive markets for foreign direct investment in the world. At the same time, a foreign person who wishes to invest into the United States has to navigate through an intricate web of state entity and business laws and comply with the most complicated tax system in the world.

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Irrevocable Trusts After Geyen

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Effective July 1, 2005, the State of Minnesota passed a Statute which stated that all irrevocable trusts will be deemed revocable when a person applies for Medical Assistance (originally codified as Minn. Stat. § 501B.895 and recodified as § 501C.1206 with the adoption of the Uniform Trust Code in 2016).  This effectively eliminated the ability, in the State of Minnesota, to use irrevocable trusts to shelter assets from being counted in a Medical Assistance eligibility determination, even if such trust was created and funded prior to the look-back period for uncompensated transfers. 

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Is Minnesota Ready to Legalize Adult-Use Marijuana?

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Now that the DFL has seized control of the Minnesota House, Senate and Governor’s mansion, it appears that Minnesota is poised to legalize adult-use marijuana. Learn what that may mean for Minnesota businesses and the economy. Even if Minnesota legalizes marijuana in 2023, it likely would take several years to implement the new program. In the interim, the Legislature likely will place additional guardrails on newly legal hemp-derived THC products. Learn about what those new restrictions might mean for Minnesota businesses and consumers.

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Is Your Access to Justice the Same as Mine? Cultural Considerations in Handling Family Court Cases involving Domestic Violence

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

As part of a Justice for Families grant, Hennepin County Family Court conducted multi-cultural listening sessions with the goal of creating a more culturally responsive legal system for all communities struggling with domestic violence. This program will share feedback obtained from those sessions about current gaps, barriers and needs in the legal process for those experiencing domestic violence in family court cases; and will discuss the process of developing and holding those listening sessions and its replicability in other communities around the State. 

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Judicial Appointments | Demystifying the Process

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

talk about the judicial selection process from start to finish. Learn about what it’s really like to apply for a judgeship, considerations, and expectations. You’ll also hear from Judge Shan Wang and Judge Johnathan Judd who recently joined the bench. They will talk about their experiences and give you advice as you contemplate applying to become a judge.

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Latin America Legal Update

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Join us for a presentation on what's new on the legal landscape in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Chile.

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  • Probate and Trust
  • Business Law
Law & Literature Series | Revisiting Tony Kushner’s Angels in America | Part 2

1.0 Elimination of Bias Credit 

More than a generation ago, Tony Kushner explored homophobia and the complicity of lawyers in perpetuating discrimination in Angels in America.  This elimination of bias law and literature CLE revisits this work, asking what we have learned in 30 years and what can we learn from this play at a time when intolerance seems to be on the rise.   In two CLE sessions, we shall discuss Angels in America, Part One Millennium Approaches, by Tony Kushner. 

Following registration, you will receive the reading materials in advance of the session. Attendees are expected to read the play in advance and come prepared for a lively discussion.

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Law and Literature Series | Revisiting Tony Kushner’s Angels in America | Part 1

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

More than a generation ago, Tony Kushner explored homophobia and the complicity of lawyers in perpetuating discrimination in Angels in America.  This elimination of bias law and literature CLE revisits this work, asking what we have learned in 30 years and what can we learn from this play at a time when intolerance seems to be on the rise.   In two CLE sessions, we shall discuss Angels in America, Part One Millennium Approaches, by Tony Kushner.

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Lawyers and Umbrellas | How to Capitalize on Your Most Valuable Asset, The Mind

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

You won’t want to miss the dynamic brother and sister duo as they discuss the power of the mind as it relates to managing people and managing stress. Listen, learn, and laugh along with Jon and Rachel, siblings who grew up riding their big wheels together through the streets of North Central Wisconsin navigating a strong family tree that includes: lawyers, doctors, engineers, teachers, and factory workers.

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Legal Research Tips for People Who Hate Legal Research

1.0 Standard CLE Credit 

Practical demonstrations and tips in Westlaw, LEXIS, and FastCase for the occasional, reluctant legal researcher.

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  • Elder Law
  • Legal Research and Writing
Managing Ethics, Negativity & Stress in Family Law Practice

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

As lawyers, our duties under the Rules of Professional Conduct underpin our service to clients. We are accustomed to quiet withdrawals, transfers of representation, and serving clients well, even when clients are at their most difficult.  We work in the midst of looming deadlines, mountains of cases, negativity, and other stressful conditions. Our duties as advocates frequently put us in the line of fire with difficult parties and opposing counsel, while requiring us to maintain the integrity of the profession and respect the rights of others.  Learn how stress, negativity, and ethical duties interact and how we can better manage our practice, our lives, and our ethical obligations.

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Managing Goals and Stress in the New Year

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Join our discussion on managing your goals, and stress, in the New Year. With 2022 over, many of us have set professional (in addition to personal) goals for 2023. Discussion topics will include how to set attainable goals, measuring progress on your goals, managing time, prioritizing, how to say "no" (politely), and dealing with stress. The discussion will be moderated but is attendee-driven. Please feel free to bring your thoughts and be prepared to share.

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Medicaid Compliant Annuities for Married Couples | Strategies, Best Practices, and Pitfalls to Avoid

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Using a Medicaid Compliant Annuity for a married couple is a great way to accelerate eligibility while preserving assets in the process. However, considering all the case facts, choosing the appropriate strategy, and properly structuring the annuity are all key to achieving the best outcome. Join Krause Financial Services’ President and CEO as he explains how a Medicaid Compliant Annuity can be used for your senior clients, the best practices he’s learned through his years of experience, and the major pitfalls every attorney should be on the lookout for. Plus, Dale will discuss a real-life case study to show the strategies in action.

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  • Health Law
  • Family Law
Mental Health, Addiction, and Transition Issues in Older Adults

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Our profession and our clients are aging.  Learn about mental health (including cognitive impairment) and addiction issues and the realities, risk factors, and resources specific to older adults.  Understand unique barriers to getting help for older adults, characteristics of older adult mental health, chemical dependency and gambling problems, and the difference between dementia, grief, and depression.  The program will touch on ethical issues if an impairment is present and offer a protocol to encourage someone to get help.

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Mindfulness for Senior Judges and Lawyers in Unpredictable Times

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Retired or not, senior judges and lawyers have complex worries and distractions, now more than ever.  Senior Judge Miles will introduce tips for some mindful time-outs and will take a deeper dive into the scientific and anecdotal evidence which supports the benefits of mindfulness and meditation.  Neuroplasticity of the brain is a key concept and Judge Miles will show that a mindfulness practice begun at any stage of life promotes improvement in resilience to stressors.  The curious and the doubtful are especially welcome!

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Minnesota’s New Hospital Presumptive Eligibility and Uninsured Discount Law

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The new Hospital Presumptive Eligibility and Uninsured Discount Law will take effect November 1, 2023. Its provisions are reminiscent of the Attorney General Agreement requirements, but with some new twists.

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MISO and the Ongoing Transition of the Power Grid

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Observations on the electric power grid as the generation resource mix transitions toward a more decarbonized future.

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Navigating Workplace Well-Being in a Remote Hybrid World

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

As the surge of the pandemic lessens, many law firms have established a “new normal” work environment, shaped by the lessons of the pandemic.  This CLE explores factors that shaped the new workplace, a variety of “return to work” approaches, and the impact on the well-being of lawyers and legal staff and on the business of law.

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New DOJ Guidance for Discharging Student Loans as an Undue Hardship Pursuant to Section 523(a)(8)

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This program will explore the DOJ Guidance Memorandum dated 11/17/22 governing the Attestation that may be filed in student loan discharge litigation brought in the bankruptcy court pursuant to 11 U.S.C. section 523(a)(8), whom to serve in such actions and how to accomplish proper service, how to best complete the attestation, the reports generated by the Dept. of Education in such litigation and how to make use of such reports, availability of partial discharges, and how to navigate the student loan discharge landscape under the new DOJ Guidance.

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New Guardianship Legislation 1 Year Later | What Works, What Does Not, and What Must be Changed

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The legislature made several amendments to the guardianship statutes in 2020. We will review some of the big changes, what works and what will probably be changed in the near future.

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New Laws | 2023 Legislative Session Recap

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Join us for an in-depth review of the recently completed Minnesota legislative session. It was a historical session that produced major changes in many areas of civil and criminal law. MSBA lobbyist Bryan Lake will give an overview of the new laws that will transform the state and impact a wide variety of practice areas.

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New Years’ Resolutions | Ensuring an Ethical 2023

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

A new year brings with it a great opportunity to address ethical concerns, and to learn about potential ethics issues that you may not be aware of, but that could present concern. This CLE will cover several ethics topics that are often overlooked, but that can result in lawyers facing discipline.

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Open Meeting Law Issues and Trends

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Hear from experienced practitioners on common trip-ups their clients have and how they approach challenging meetings.

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Options and Dangers for Employers to Sponsor Professional Workers In Light of Our Over Subscribed H1B Lottery System

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The First Round of the Fiscal Year 2024 H1B Lottery is complete and lots of people are disappointed.  Selection rates were quite low; much lower than last year.   This follows a Fiscal Year 2023 where selection rates were a little over 25% or so.  What are the main legal options do employers have and employees have in light of this environment.  What are the risks?  Where are the opportunities if any to be found?

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Overview of Minnesota Adult Use Cannabis Legislation

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Minnesota Adult Use Cannabis: Learn about the recent changes to Minnesota Law, creating a seed to sale industry framework. An Overview of the legislation, insights about regulation, and what public entities are doing now to prepare.

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Pass Through Entity Taxation

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Professional service providers may often face a perplexing decision when selecting the most advantageous entity type for their business to align with to optimize their career prospects. In this comprehensive analysis, we will present an examination of the advantages and disadvantages associated with the prevalent tax filing entities in the industry. Our evaluation will encompass an overview of the overall tax position, business structure, as well as potential additional tax deductions and strategies such as pass through entity tax state elections and qualified business income deductions, among others.

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Perspectives on Transforming the Child Protection System | Connecticut’s Journey

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

The Connecticut Department of Children and Families has recently been recognized in the media as paving the way for transformation of the child protection system, including reducing out-of-home placements for children as well as racial disparities in the system. Commissioner Dorantes and Deputy Commissioner Hill-Lilly will share their knowledge, expertise, and experience in Connecticut to combat racial disparities in the child protection system and prevent the trauma of out-of-home placements.

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Policing in Minnesota | A Time of Change

2.0 Standard CLE Credits

The last year brought significant changes to policing in Minnesota. This CLE will explore some of those changes, including the adoption of new rules regulating police officer licensure, a change in the way our state handles disability claims for officers with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and the approval of a far-reaching consent decree governing the operations of the Minneapolis Police Department.

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  • Criminal Law
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Privileges, Kovels, Settlements, and Ethics Rules | What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You | and Your Clients!

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

This will be an interactive session providing an overview of the requirements, protections, and limitations of the various privileges (such as attorney/client and accountant/client); “Kovel” engagements; and settlement discussions and documentation.  We will also cover various state and ABA ethics and professional rules of conduct relating to these matters. 

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Punching Down | The Intersection Between Economic Status, Cognitive Bias and Bankruptcy Debtors

1.0 Elimination of Bias Credit

This Elimination of Bias CLE examines the disposition of 210 bankruptcy adversary cases, and how the intersection of economic status and cognitive bias negatively impacts bankruptcy debtors. 

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Real Estate in Estate Administration | How to Handle Real Estate Through Trusts, Probates, and Non-probate Transfers

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Whether you are selling or distributing property out of a trust or through a probate, or whether you are assisting with non-probate transfers, we will review the necessary documents to transfer title properly during an estate administration. We will discuss common issues that arise during the sale of property, solutions to correct the title, and planning tips to avoid future issues.

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Real Property Transfers from a Probate Estate | Getting Necessary Documents Recorded

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Drafting the correct documents to sell or distribute real property from a probate estate and the steps necessary to get them recorded.

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Recent SCOTUS Decisions on Gun Control and Miranda Rights Explained

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

On the heels of recent SCOTUS decisions regarding Miranda, firearms, and/or other rulings that impact the practice of Criminal law, this CLE hopes to offer clarification on what has actually changed, what has not, and what is yet to be seen. The Criminal Law Section and the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL ) is co-hosting this timely presentation.

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Relief for Venezuela

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Immigration law keeps changing and it remains a major issue in the United States. This CLE will bring attention to recent developments in immigration law and provide an opportunity to review current issues affecting the Venezuelan community.

The panel will share successes and challenges in representing Venezuelans in today's immigration. 

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Remembering Fredrick L. McGhee, Minnesota’s First African American Attorney

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In Celebration of Black History Month, this program is co-sponsored by the RCBA, HCBA and MSBA New Lawyers Sections in Partnership with The Givens Foundation for African American Literature

Fredrick McGhee was and is the only major Minnesota public figure born in slavery; the first locally-famous African American; and still the greatest of Minnesota civil rights leaders.

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Rent Control in Minnesota | A Legal Update and Panel Discussion

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Minneapolis and Saint Paul voters have recently weighed in on the political “third rail” of rent control, leading to new governmental efforts in the area and continued controversy.

Rent regulations, meanwhile, appeal to the general public and policymakers, but they also create perverse incentives that work against affordable housing in the long run.

Attendees will learn about these developments-and what future events may be brewing-from a panel of industry leaders, professionals, and others in the know. All landlord/tenant law practitioners will want to attend and make sure they are up to date on this critical information.

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Retirement | Are We Having Fun Yet?

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Why do some people transition to retirement easily, while others don’t?  Why do many new retirees experience a “sugar rush” of well-being and life satisfaction, followed by a sharp decline in happiness after a few years?  What should you know about the psychology of retirement to make yours as successful as possible?

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Settling Disputes Through Early Mediation

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This CLE will discuss types of early mediation programs that have been successfully implemented in businesses, including the structure of the programs, how the proponents of these programs can obtain buy-in from stakeholders, and will review research in this area. 

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Short-Term Rentals | 5 Potential Problems and Their Solutions

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Join us for a presentation on short-term rentals - potential problems and solutions.

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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
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Special Challenges when Representing Non-Citizens on Civil Matters

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Join the Immigration law section for this informative CLE. Panelists will discuss the challenges in representing non-citizens in their Civil Litigation, Estate Planning and Employment practices.

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  • Immigration Law
Spring 2022 Family Court Bench and Bar Roundtable

1.0 Standard CLE Credit 

Join the HCBA Family Law Section for its annual Bench and Bar Round-table event! Hear from Judge Charlene Hatcher regarding updates in Family Court, including judicial officer changes, family court services, COVID updates, and more. This is also an opportunity for members of the bar to ask questions of the Judicial Officers and raise topics for discussion about how to improve Family Court. 

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Strategies to Reduce or Retain Assets to Obtain Medical Assistance Benefits

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Navigating eligibility for Medical Assistance can be confusing and frustrating.  As advocates, we are often tasked with providing the best strategies for clients to maximize the assets they are allowed to keep and still obtain eligibility for Medical Assistance benefits.

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Suicide Awareness and Prevention

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Lawyer Wellness CLE Series

Presented by Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers and co-sponsored by the Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, and Solo Small Practice Experience Sections

The stress lawyers face is a predictor for depression, and untreated depression is the #1 predictor for suicide. Lawyers must also deal with the fact that clients can be suicidal. This program will help you understand the facts and myths about suicide; recognize signs and indicators for clinical depression, anxiety, and suicide; and provide resources and a protocol for offering and seeking help to prevent suicide.

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Tackling the Student Debt Crisis

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

A 2020 survey from the American Bar Association found the average debt for law school graduates has increased to more than $150,000—a staggering amount affecting new law lawyers as well as clients, the legal profession, and the economy.

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Technology Contracts | The Latest Case Law Developments

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In one compact hour, hear about the most recent contracts cases winding through the courts. Topics include arbitration clauses, choice of law and forum, unjust enrichment, and more. This CLE will update you on the latest developments in electronic technology contracts.

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That Was Then, This Is Now | A PUC Chair’s Perspective with Chair Katie Sieben and former Chair LeRoy Koppendrayer

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

PUC Chair Katie Sieben and former Chair LeRoy Koppendrayer will provide insights into their contrasting roles as Chair of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission during very different times over the past 20 years.  The energy transition presents unique challenges during this time of unprecedented change and Moderator Phyllis Reha, former PUC Commissioner, will explore their respective roles and how these roles have evolved over time.  

The Public Utilities Section will briefly host its annual meeting and elections at the beginning of the program. 

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That’s a Wrap 2023 | Ethically Withdrawing from Representation

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

Attorneys often need to withdraw from representations. This is often easier said than done. In this CLE we will explore the difficulties in ethically withdrawing from representation. We will review the relevant ethics rules and also discuss areas that trip lawyers up when it comes to withdrawing from a case. 

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The Best Is Yet to Come? Using Your Brain and Mind As You Age

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Neuropsychologist Dr. David Alter returns to share more about planning and living your retirement.  Dr. Alter’s emphasis on the intersection of mind, brain, body, and behavior leads to a new way of looking at your post-career self.  Learn how lawyers, heavily “left-brain” dependent, can appreciate our right-brain abilities and take steps toward a more rewarding future: one that balances certainty with discovery and leads to more sustainable joy.

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The Fourth Judicial District Appointments | Demystifying the Process

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Join us as representatives from Governor Walz’s Commission on Judicial Selection talk about the judicial selection process from start to finish. Learn about what it’s really like to apply for a judgeship, considerations and expectations. Hear from recently appointed fourth judicial district judges, as they share their experiences and provide advice as one contemplates applying to join the bench.

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The Impact of the APA on Tax Regulations and Rulings

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The goal of this session is to provide attendees with a foundational knowledge of the Administrative Procedures Act (“APA”). The focus will be on the history of the APA, a discussion of caselaw surrounding the APA, the potential ongoing impact for taxpayers, and opportunities to utilize the APA in advocacy situations.

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The Impact of the NLRB’s Recent McLaren Macomb Decision on Employment Severance and Settlement Agreements | What Attorneys Need to Know

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Are confidentiality and non-disparagement clauses illegal??? The impact of the NLRB’s Recent McLaren Macomb Decision.

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  • Employment and Labor Law
The Impacts of Minnesota Adult-Use Cannabis Legislation on the Criminal Justice System

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Cannabis enforcement and prosecution has been a significant portion the criminal justice system for decades. With new legislation in Minnesota, learn about what’s changed, how expungements will work, what the federal law implications are, and if the criminal justice system thinks this will bring relief to their workloads. 

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  • Public Law
  • Criminal Law
The Informed Practitioner | Academic Freedom and the First Amendment

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

An art history professor at Hamline University ignited intrigue and debate by introducing students to artistic representations of the Prophet Muhammad during class, a move which offended some students, led the university to not renew the professor’s contract, and now serves as the centerpiece for litigation about academic freedom.

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The Ins and Outs of the Newly-Recognized Common Interest Doctrine

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Sponsored by MSBA, HCBA, and RCBA New Lawyers Sections and Civil Litigation Section

The Minnesota Supreme Court recently recognized the common interest doctrine. Join us in exploring the guidance offered by the Court on this new exception to waiver, as well as persuasive precedent from around the country. Attendees in the private and public sectors alike will gain practical insights they can apply to questions about common interest in their day-to-day practice.

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  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Civil Litigation
The Lawyer Discipline System | Where it’s Been and Where (we Think) it’s Going

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

The ABA has recommended to the Minnesota Supreme Court momentous changes in the Minnesota lawyer discipline system.  Join three premier local legal ethics attorneys in describing and evaluating these recommendations. The Court has requested comments by year end.  Our experts will evaluate the ABA recommendations and offer their own views on needed changes.

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  • Ethics
The Online, Off-Campus Speech Rights of Public School Students | The Case of the Cursing Cheerleader

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court for the first time addressed the online, off-campus First Amendment speech rights of public school students in Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L.  Known as the “Case of the Cursing Cheerleader,” the Court in Mahanoy failed to create bright-line rules regarding when schools may permissibly punish students in the digital era for their texts, messages and posts on social media platforms.  Professor Calvert will address the Mahanoy decision and place it within the larger context of the Court’s four prior rulings directly affecting the speech rights of public high school and middle school students.

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  • Public Law
The Shifting Jurisdictional Landscape in Indian Country | SCOTUS’s Decision in Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In this event, taking place during Native American Heritage Month, Andrew Adams III and Arielle Wagner will discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent 5-4 decision in Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta, ruling that states have jurisdiction to prosecute crimes committed by non-Natives on Native land. Learn about the historical context of the decision, Justice Kavanaugh’s majority opinion and Justice Gorsuch’s vigorous dissent, the landscape in Minnesota, and possible consequences of the decision here and elsewhere.

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  • Tribal Law
TODDs | Easy Peasy or Delayed Disaster?

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

A conversation with four experienced attorneys about the hidden traps and unforeseen consequences of TODDs while still considering when TODDs can be very useful.

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  • Probate and Trust
Topics in International Family Law

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

What should we know when international issues arise in our custody and dissolutions? Come learn from two of our local experts on international family law issues that commonly arise right here in Minnesota.

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  • Family Law
Toward a More Perfect Union | The Constitution in Times of Change

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

A Celebration of Law Day | The Legacy of Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court’s 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade holding that a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion is a fundamental constitutional right has been continuously questioned. Subsequent decisions have weakened Roe, including the Court’s 1992 in Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, although the Court did reaffirm Roe’s central holding that a woman has a fundamental right to choose to have an abortion prior to viability. This term, the Court heard arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which directly presents with the issue of whether Roe should be overruled. This program will explore the implications the forthcoming decision in the case.

This program was presented in collaboration with the Ramsey County Law Library and in celebration of Law Day.

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  • Public Law
  • Litigation
  • Criminal Law
Trends in Commercial Leasing 2022

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

We will hear about legal and commercial trends as the industry looks forward to a post-Covid environment, including Covid-related legal defenses commercial tenants have tried to assert and how courts have responded.

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  • Real Property
  • Business Law
Trust, Trauma, and Transformation | A Radically Different Response to Harm

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Community decision-making and peacebuilding efforts around the globe have been and continue to be affected by trauma thus necessitating a trauma-informed approach to conflict resolution, breaking recurrent cycles of violence, and fostering the trust and collaboration required for sustainable project outcomes and stable societies. 

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  • Family Law
  • ADR
Understanding the Role of Youth’s Counsel | A Practitioner’s Perspective for Courts, Prosecutors, and Justice Partners

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In CHIPS and delinquency cases in Minnesota, youths age 10 years and older have the right to a lawyer. Youth’s counsel’s role is to advocate for the stated interests of each youth and to maintain as “normal” a client-lawyer relationship “as far as reasonably possible.” Sometimes, in pursuit of a youth’s stated goals or decisions, the actions of youth’s counsel can at first appear unreasonable, unwise, and not in the youth’s “best interests.” In this CLE, learn from a youth advocate why fidelity to a youth’s stated interests as opposed to the youth’s best interests is so necessary and important in CHIPS and delinquency proceedings.

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  • Family Law
  • Children & the Law
Unemployment Insurance Law | From the Initial Determination to the Court of Appeals

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The presenters will provide an overview of the administrative process of unemployment appeals, from filing, to initial determination, to hearing, request for reconsideration. The presentation will include practical tips, as well as an overview of the statutory framework. After discussing the administrative process, the presenters will discuss important rules, tips, and tricks for administrative appeals on topics ranging from initiating the appeal, gathering and using the administrative record, brief writing, oral argument, and post-decision procedures.

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  • Employment and Labor Law
  • New Lawyer Essentials
Update on Business Relocation Claims What We Learned from the SWLRT Cases

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This course will address the issue of reestablishment expenses and moving costs in the context of business relocation claims and what the presenters learned in the course of representing businesses displaced by the Metropolitan Council's SWLRT Project.  The presenters will use specific case studies to illustrate how to document these complex relocation claims.

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  • Real Property
Using a Therapy Dog in the Practice of Law

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Being a grief-informed attorney can take time and energy but understanding grief and developing various tools and approaches to providing supportive representation to grieving clients can not only strengthen an attorney's practice but benefit the client immensely as well.

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  • Family Law
  • Wellness
Vaccination Mandates, Concerns, and Accommodations

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Employers have had many decisions to consider since the start of the pandemic. will share the latest updates from the EEOC and some of the common claims they are hearing from employers and how to protect against those claims.

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  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Business Law
View from the Bench May 2022

1.0 Standard CLE Credit 

Join us for an hour with Referee Mercurio, Referee Skibbie, and new Probate Registrar, Lindy Scanlon.  This panel will provide valuable insight and practice tips as they answer questions that were previously solicited from attorneys like you!

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  • Probate and Trust
Weed on the Worksite

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

When Minnesota “accidentally” legalized some forms of THC last year, it made recreational marijuana legalization all but guaranteed. This raises a not insignificant amount of questions for the construction industry. Can employers prohibit all marijuana use for safety sensitive positions? What happens if an employee tests positive? What if we find marijuana at work? What happens if an employee gets injured at work and we hear rumors they were high? This session will cover the likely answers to these questions and provide some practical approaches to addressing weed in the workplace.

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  • Construction Law
  • Wellness
West Virginia v. EPA and Judicial Deference to Agencies

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In West Virginia v. EPA, the Supreme Court relied on the Major Questions Doctrine to hold that Congress did not grant the EPA the authority to adopt a generation shifting approach to combat climate change.  This virtual CLE will discuss that opinion and its implications for judicial deference to agency interpretations.  It will also discuss the current doctrine in Minnesota on judicial deference to agency interpretations and conclude by addressing whether the West Virginia v. EPA case could have an impact on administrative law doctrine here.

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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
  • Public Law
What Corporate Counsel Should Know about Cannabis Legalization in MN

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

We’ll discuss how MN is approaching recreational legalization and dig in on three topics:

1) The basics for companies considering jumping into the new cannabis market, including licensing requirements and the timeline; 

2) Employment law changes relevant to all businesses with Minnesota employees: drug testing, policy changes, dealing with on-the-job impairment, etc.; and 

3) When and what consumers can expect, and how this interacts with the hemp-derived Delta 8 and 9 THC products currently on store shelves.

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  • Employment and Labor Law
What is Supported Decision-Making and What’s Guardianship Got to Do with It?

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Supported Decision Making is a newer concept for some. This session will explore it as a model for building upon a person’s abilities, support teams, and available community and residential service systems to address vulnerabilities as an alternative to guardianship and as an option to explore in terminating guardianships. Minnesota’s Guardianship statute was recently modified to address the reality that a guardianship may be an overly restrictive tool with sometimes surprising harms.

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  • Elder Law
  • Family Law
What Public Employers Need to Know About Adult-Use Cannabis

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

What the new legislation means for public employers, what policies may need updating, and what workplace scenarios you should be ready to tackle.  

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  • Public Law