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    Unlimited On Demand CLE Pass

    The MSBA offers hundreds of hours of On Demand CLE programming each year covering over 25 practice areas.  With Unlimited On Demand, you can access that content in a way that is convenient and cost-effective.

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    2016 Technology CLE Bundle

    3.0 Ethics & 2.0 Standard CLE credits

    Couldn't make it to 2016 Technology Conference?  We've got all of the presentations for you in one place.

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    2017 New Lawyers Leadership CLE Bundle

    5.0 Standard and 1.0 Ethics CLE credits

    Whether you're a big law, small firm or solo practitioner, in the public or private sector, leadership and career development is likely on your mind.  In this CLE bundle, you will hear from diverse and thought-provoking speakers, and gain practical and insightful tips for a well-rounded career.

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    2017 Revisions to 317A Nonprofit Business Corporation Act - What You Need to Know

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    At this one-hour session, we will discuss recent changes to Minnesota Statute, Chapter 317A and how they can be implemented into practice.  

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    2017 Technology CLE Bundle

    4.0 Ethics CLE & 2.0 Standard CLE credits    

    In this bundle you will gain access to the six popular CLEs on new and cutting edge technology in the legal profession. 

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    3rd Annual Immigrant Attorneys Among Us - Successes and Challenges of Our Colleagues Who Were Born Outside the U.S.

    2.0 Elimination of Bias CLE credits

    This CLE will bring attention to 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 practice settings. 

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    40 Real World Applications of Tech Competence

    1.0 Ethics CLE credit

    This program will take a broad ranging and dynamic look at the systems all around us and the new minimum tech-standards for a practicing attorney.

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    A Day in the Life of a Lawyer: How Your Daily Technology Habits Affect You, Your Clients, and Your Law Practice

    1.0 Ethics CLE credit

    Learn how your habits related use of smart phones, tablets, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, portable devices, etc. may be impacting your professional obligation of client confidentiality. 

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    Addressing Poverty as a Barrier to Justice

    1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE credit

    This session will cover several topics on the subject of poverty in Minnesota as it relates to justice and the courts.

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    Advanced Persistent Threats – Dealing with Targeted Attacks

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Your hosts will lead you through common Advanced Persistent Threat attacks to illustrate how network security best practices, leveraging people, processes and technology working in concert to provide an integrated and layered defense.

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    AI, Ethics, and The Law of Robot Lawyers

    1.0 Ethics CLE credit

    Fastcase CEO Ed Walters, who teaches The Law of Robots at Georgetown Law, will separate hype from reality for practice today and examine ethical and practical implications of artificial intelligence on the legal industry.

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    Alternative Legal Models

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Panelists will go beyond the “billable hour” to discuss alternative legal models outside the traditional practice of law, including alternative solo and small practices, attorney freelancing, as well as alternative fee arrangements and billing models. 

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    Antitrust 101

    1.5 Standard CLE credit 

    This program presents a 90-minute overview of the antitrust laws.  It is designed as both an introductory and refresher program, with a focus on issue spotting for attorneys who do not practice in the area.  

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    Autonomous Vehicles: Driving Liability Assessments, Shifting Legal Fault, and Steering Criminal and Privacy Implications

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Damien Riehl will analyze the issues as we discuss the legal implications of what the NHTSA says may be "the greatest personal transportation revolution since the popularization of the personal automobile nearly a century ago."

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    Avoiding Common Billing & Accounting Pitfalls

    1.0 Ethics CLE credit

    There’s no room for error when it comes to the financial side of your practice -- because even unintended oversights can close down a law firm or end a career.  Make sure your firm’s billing, bookkeeping, and accounting are all they need to be.

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    Becoming a Board Member - What You Need to Know CLE Bundle

    3.5 Standard CLE credits
    2.0 Ethics CLE credits

    Do you want to get involved in the community and give back but you don't know where to start or what is expected?  Check out this CLE bundle which will provide information on important aspects of nonprofit involvement and board service.

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    Blockchain Innovation in Law and Corporate Governance

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This decentralized, peer-to-peer technology has been described as “the most important IT invention of our age” and “the new Google.”  This presentation will discuss the basic principles of blockchain and the fundamental impact it is having on the practice of law. 

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    Business Formation 101 – Choice of Entity, Necessary Documents, and the Role of Templates for Document Assembly

    1.5 Standard CLE credit

    Business entities can be created by postcard. But most of the time, you and your clients are going to want to put some significant advance thought into some of the formation issues, and have more robust documentation. Join Bryan Zlimen to learn more about the process and the advantages of using document assembly.

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    Campus Assault - The Intersection and Legal Issues Raised by Dual Investigations

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Experts in criminal justice and school disciplinary policy will discuss many of the issues raised by dual investigation, including the right to counsel, discovery, and access to the investigative data.

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    Chevron’s Inevitability

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Professor Hickman will review the doctrine of administrative deference as articulated in Chevron and give an update on recent developments around the doctrine.

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    Children's Online Data & Privacy

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    The panelists will focus on how children's online data and privacy are affected by advertising tracking, mobile apps, the Internet of Things, eavesdropping toys, and other emerging technologies. They will also explain the application of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

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    Chronic Stress, Trauma, Mental Health and Addiction in the Legal Profession

    1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE credit

    Lawyers face stress daily and are subject to particular circumstances which can lead to higher levels of stress than for most other members of the population. Signs, symptoms, risk factors and recovery regarding these problems will be presented.

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    Client Communication: Managing Client Expectations

    1.0 Ethics CLE credit

    Hear about most significant areas of grievances against lawyers and how a practicing attorney can manage those situations to avoid grievances.  

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    Common Sense in Legal Billing

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    A panel led, audience driven discussion of the art of preparing and collecting legal bills while keeping your clients happy and coming back.  

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    Confronting Displacement Technology in Legal Profession

    2.0 Standard CLE credits

    Legal technology and court priorities have changed, sometimes displacing the traditional attorney-client practice model. New apps, legal web sites, and self-help services have given rise to new market forces, empowered consumers, and disrupted the way lawyers have traditionally done business. 

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    Crimmigration: Recent Trends

    2.0 Standard CLE credits

    This program that will cover what immigration and criminal law practitioners need to know about recent developments affecting non-citizens convicted of certain criminal offenses, including assaults and DWIs. 

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    Cutting Edge and Ethical Marketing Strategies for Solo and Small Firms

    1.0 Ethics CLE credit

    Learn what you didn’t learn in law school: How to ethically market and grow your law practice.  Topics included are what sales really means for lawyers, why you needs a niche, how to leverage social media, how to think like an entrepreneur and more.

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    Cyber-Liability and Protecting Confidential Client Information

    1.0 Ethics CLE credit

    This CLE focusing on common threats to your technology and the procedures and obligations necessary for minimizing an expensive and embarrassing data disruption. 

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    Demystifying Encryption - What You Should Know

    1.0 Ethics CLE credit

    Encryption is a topic that we hear a lot about, but few have a complete handle on understanding. But now that encryption is simple to use – and inexpensive, there increasingly is a rise in the number of legal ethicists who believe that encryption (in some cases) is ethically required under Model Rules 1.1. 

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    Digital Marketing for Lawyers: What You Really Want to Know

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Digital marketing for lawyers can feel overwhelming or simply a waste of money. Digital marketing covers everything from website design, Adwords, SEO and beyond. Learn from people who do this professionally without the sales pitch. 

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    Don't Be a Jerk - A Short Course for Litigators

    1.0 Ethics CLE credit

    In this session, we'll discuss how lawyers serve the judicial system, the profession, and their client’s best by following both the letter and the spirit of those rules.

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    eDiscovery and Information Governance for Office 365

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This discussion will explain the implications of Office 365 from a litigation and eDiscovery perspective and break down the built-in tools: what they do, how they work, and their benefits and limitations.

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    Effective Written Discovery - Time Tested Strategies from Jeff Anderson

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Jeff will provide useful tips and forms as he discusses what has worked and, not worked, for him during his past thirty years of arbitrating and trying cases in State and Federal Courts.  

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    Efficient Legal Research

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    In this one-hour CLE you will learn about research planning; tips for searching free sources on the internet; and how to take advantage of services offered by the MSBA and local law libraries.

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    Efficient Legal Writing

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    In this one-hour CLE you will learn about approaches to writing and rewriting that should save time and improve the quality of your written communications. 

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    eFiling and eCourtMN Update

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Hennepin County District Court Judge Peter Cahill and Minnesota Judicial Branch IT Deputy Director Shay Cleary will provide an update on the transition to statewide mandatory eFiling, trends they are seeing, and what’s next for the eCourtMN project.


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    Employing Those Who Serve Our Nation - Employers' Rights and Responsibilities under USERRA and the FMLA

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    The presenters will discuss the broad protections for service member-employees and their families under USERRA and FMLA, and how those laws impact Minnesota employers. 

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    Ethical Pitfalls in Family Law

    1.0 Ethics CLE credit

    What ethical issues might present special problems for family law practitioners? Susan Humiston of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board will address these issues and take questions.

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    Financial Exploitation and Elder Abuse

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    A discussion of the elements of financial exploitation and elder abuse, how to recognize abuse and what are the legal remedies in the law, both criminal and civil available to our clients. 

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    Five Problems That Could Derail Your Real Estate Closing (and what you can do to avoid them)

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Using real-world examples, the presenters will analyze common problems that jeopardize real estate closings and offer advice on how to avoid them, or address them when they occur.   

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    From Minor to Adult – The Impact of Court Orders on Children with Special Needs

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    The presenters will discuss the issues raised by the statutory gaps as well as discuss two Minnesota Court of Appeals decisions involving these issues. 

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    From Purchase Agreement to Recorded Deed - Document Assembly in Real Property Law Practice

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Many current approaches to legal document preparation leaves much to be desired (and introduces unnecessary risk). Learn how tools like the MSBA's document assembly service, mndocs, offer a better method for drafting legal documents.

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    Going Off the Record and Other Media Tips for You and Your Clients

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This one-hour CLE will cover two broad topics:  How the attorney can work with reporters to everyone’s mutual satisfaction, and how the attorney can work effectively with clients to help them through any kind of event that results in adverse publicity.  

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    Handling PR Disasters at Your Firm in the Digital Age

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This presentation will discuss the new age of reputation management, using the example of a mid-sized firm and how it was able to quickly mitigate an unimaginable PR disaster.

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    High-Tech Tips, Apps, and Tools to Assist You at the Law Office

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Lawyer and technologist Damien Riehl will review and demonstrate tools that he and other lawyers use to help their practices — including password management, task management, calendaring, and practice management.

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    How Brexit, TTIP and New EU-Regulations Will Impact Transatlantic Trade, Commerce and Investments

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Businesses and investors will face - for better or worse - a changing legal environment when doing business with the EU and its member states. Those changes may well be more fundamental than anything else we experienced in more than 60 years before. 

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    How to Best Advise and Serve Your Military or Veteran Client

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    The panel will address specialized legal issues in representing clients in family, criminal and domestic violence matters and provide a comprehensive perspective on screening to identify and assist in providing additional resources for military and veteran clients.

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    How to Gain Confidence and Credibility in Your Law Practice

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This presentation will provide you with relevant insights and practical techniques to strengthen your confidence and credibility in your law practice and to shape better interactions with clients, judges, other lawyers, or members of your team.

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    How to Measure your way to Greater Profits using KPIs

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are critical to measure client satisfaction, firm culture, return on investment - more than billable hours and profits per partner. However, knowing how to get started; where to focus; and how to follow-up can be overwhelming.

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    How to Work a Room and Make Lasting Connections

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Learn tips for networking in all types of situations, such as within your firm, with court staff and judges, at receptions and meetings, and even in the elevator.  

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    Immigrants and Minnesota Family Law - Current Strategies in Uncertain Times

    2.0 Standard CLE credits

    This 2-hour program that will cover family and immigration issues including Special Immigrant Juveniles Status (SIJS) petitions divorces (custody issues if a parent is undocumented), powers of attorney and custody documents to have prepared if ICE comes knocking at the door, and more!

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    Immigration Consequences of Criminal Charges - What to Keep in Mind When Representing Non-Citizens

    2.0 Standard CLE credits

    The first part of this two-hour CLE will offer presentations by the panel of three experts, followed by a Q & A and sharing of tips.

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    Insightful or Inciteful - When Employee Speech and the Employer's Reaction to It Become the News

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Listen to a distinguished panel discuss situations ripped from the news, and evaluate the cases under the NLRA, Title VII, state laws protecting political speech, and employer codes of conduct.

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    IOLTA Ethics: Trends, Rules, and History of the IOLTA Program

    2.0 Ethics CLE credit

    In this program, the presenters will discuss the Minnesota IOLTA program.

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    Is Arbitration Getting a Bad Name?

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This CLE will address PDAAs from several perspectives: their history, the issues they present, their use in the financial industry, the consumer aspect, the views of in-house counsel, and the public policy/political considerations. 

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    It's Complicated: Employment Relationships in an Uber Era

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    A fresh look at what constitutes an employment relationship amidst a developing legal landscape for independent contractors, temporary workers, staffing agencies, third-party app developers, and more.

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    Key 2016 Property Tax Decisions You Should Know

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    The panel will summarize and discuss the implications of the most important Minnesota property tax cases decided in 2016. 

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    Labor Trafficking for Legal Professionals - Laws and Response

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This CLE will provide basic definitions of human trafficking, including labor exploitation and labor trafficking; help legal professionals recognize indicators of potentially trafficked individuals and the risk factors of victims; and describe appropriate responses when working with potential victims of trafficking. 

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    Law and Technology - The Ethics of the Practice of Law in the 21st Century

    1.0 Ethics CLE credit

    In this session, Todd Scott and Joe Kaczrowski cover several topics of concern for lawyers starting or operating a law practice today including the practical applications of the tech competence requirement in the Rules of Professional Conduct.

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    Lawyers as Entrepreneurs

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This presentation will discuss the entrepreneurial activities and career paths of a variety of lawyers, some well-known, some less so with an aim toward inspiring the audience to identify and magnify their own entrepreneurial instincts.

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    Learn, Serve, Lead - Becoming a Board Member

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Our panel will share the strategies they used to become chief contributors in their organizations and leaders among new lawyers seeking to make their mark.

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    Legal Dimensions of the Opioid Crisis: A Panel Discussion

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Panelists will discuss the significant impact the opioid epidemic has had on the legal landscape, including perspectives on criminal justice, medical professional licensure, product regulation, and litigation.

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    Lender's Guide to Navigating the Rights of Distressed Borrowers

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Wondering if there are new developments in borrower’s rights? Then check out this CLE.

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    Leveraging Technology to Increase Access to Justice

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This session will explore how technology is increasing law’s ability for social impact, from assisting with more intelligent client intake to increasing accessibility of the legal system and processes to supporting the mobilization of pro bono attorneys.

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    Local Employment Laws Across the Country: Understanding Paid Sick Leave Laws and Much More

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This program will address the impact of local laws, including the recently enacted Minneapolis and St. Paul paid sick and safe time ordinances, and explore best practices for employers to ensure compliance with a patchwork of local laws across the country.

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    Manage Your Way to Leadership - How to Successfully Work with Legal Support Staff

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This presentation will discuss strategies for building your name, reputation and network, and highlight tips and best practices for leveraging your network to build and grow your business.

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    Maximum Outcomes & Minimum Hassles: Using Mediation Early and Effectively to Resolve the Complex Construction Dispute

    2.0 Standard CLE credit

    The purpose of this seminar is to train construction lawyers and construction industry leaders to successfully employ early mediation as an effective method of resolving complex construction disputes quickly, fairly, and more cost effectively than litigation or arbitration.

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    Mediating the Challenging Employment Law Matter and Tips to be Effective

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    The panel will discuss difficult situations that routinely occur in employment law mediations and share tips from real life situations to increase your ability to be effective in your next employment law mediation.

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    Mistaken Eye-Witness Identification, A Tough Problem with Easy Solutions

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This CLE focus on the work of Innocence Projects both locally and nationally in cases involving mistaken eye-witness identification. 

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    Mobile Device Security- What You Can Do To Protect Your Smart Phone

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This presentation will focus on proactive steps attorneys can take to limit risk of mobile data loss, breach, or corruption and also provide advice they can share with their clients. 

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    Myth of the Digital Native

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Casey will discuss the ‘myth of the digital native’ – a convincing argument for improving attorneys’ depth of knowledge in the applications most commonly used by attorneys. 

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    Navigating Practice Transitions

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Our panel will discuss how to successfully navigate a variety of practice transitions, including transitioning laterally, from public to private (or vice versa), or private to in-house. 

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    New Board Members Beware! Or 6 ways your organization can lose its tax exemption (without really trying)

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    It’s easy for a charitable organization to maintain its tax exempt status – and it can be just as easy to lose it. Attorneys representing nonprofits need to develop a functional understanding of how nonprofits differ from for-profit entities. 

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    New Lawyers at Risk

    1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE credit

    Joan Bibelhausen will discuss mental health, including substance use issues, and the importance of exploring biases toward ourselves and others in the legal community.

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    New Trends in Legal Malpractice & Ethics Complaints

    1.0 Ethics CLE credit

    The CLE program will bring you up-to-date on the most common errors made by lawyers and provide advice for avoiding breakdowns in client matters that often lead to malpractice claims and ethics complaints.

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    New Year - New Job?

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Looking for a new job?  Learn how you can position yourself for success whether you are looking for your first job or fifth.

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    Nonprofits and Political Activity in These Political Times

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This presentation will provide an overview and specific examples on the types of issues most nonprofits need to consider in order to manage the risks that exist with engaging in advocacy activities, particularly during these times when organizations may be expanding their advocacy and lobbying work.

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    On the Path to Lawyer Well-Being

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    In collaboration with the MSBA Life and Law Committee and Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, the members of our panel will discuss how newer lawyers – the next generation of legal professionals – can make changes in tomorrow’s legal environment. 

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    Outsourcing Legal Research and Writing: Ethics and Profitability for Small Law Firms

    1.0 Ethics CLE credit

    Small law firms are increasingly utilizing on-demand legal research and writing services to handle parts of their ongoing matters. However, many attorneys have concerns about the ethics implications of legal outsourcing and wonder how it may effectively grow their practice.

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    Overview of Tax Increment Financing (TIF)

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Tax Increment Financing (TIF) continues to be a common tool used by governmental authorities to help spur development within their boundaries.  This CLE provides an introduction to TIF.  

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    Political Antitrust in Practice: Mergers and Conduct around the World

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Professor Peter Carstensen (University of Wisconsin Law School) and Professor Danny Sokol (University of Florida Levin College of Law) will provide a review of the state of competition law and policy from a practical perspective. 

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    Practicing Out of State, Will You Be Disbarred?

    1.0 Ethics CLE credit

    When does an out of state lawyer engage in the unauthorized practice of law in Minnesota, under the Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct? Earlier this year, the Minnesota Supreme Court upheld the decision of a Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board panel holding that an out-of-state lawyer who exchanges email communications with people in Minnesota may engage in the unauthorized practice of law.  

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    Probation Revocations From Both Sides- Probation, Prosecution, and Defense Considerations

    2.0 Standard CLE credits

    In this session, attendees will learn what considerations the prosecutor and defense should bring to the proceeding. This session will place particular emphasis on the third Austin factor and introduce the latest research about what works in probation, including the risk-need-responsivity principle, which matches the level of supervision and conditions to the probationer’s risk to reoffend and criminogenic needs.

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    Protecting Trade Secrets and Winning Cases Under the Defend Trade Secrets Act

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This talk will explain how to protect trade secrets under the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) by satisfying the DTSA requirement of “tak[ing] reasonable measures to keep . . . information secret,” including the use of important representations and warranties in business transaction agreements.

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    Put a Buffer on it – Minnesota’s New Water-Protection Landscape Feature

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Presenters will provide an overview of the legal framework and progress made on the ground around the state on the rollout of the law.

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    Ransomware: A 360 Degree Response

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    In this CLE, you will discover how Ransomware works and what you can do to prevent and mitigate its effects. You will learn about hardening your IT processes, the elements you need to set up a security program to cover the entire organization (it's not just IT), and how you can leverage cyber-liability insurance products to shift monetary risks in the event you are hit!


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    Religion and Politics at the Mediation Table: Managing Values-Based Disputes

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    By reviewing core ADR practices such as interest identification and reframing, participants will learn how to engage with these subject areas in a way that fosters mutual understanding and resolution between parties with differing points of view.

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    Representing the Client in Trouble - When a Tax Audit Turns Criminal

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Most criminal investigations for tax related crimes (such as tax evasion, false statements, and procuring a false return) begin with the tax audit. Learn more about how criminal investigations begin and how to manage the investigation process.

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    Residency Issues Relating to Individuals, Trusts and Estates

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This CLE will cover a variety of residency issues relating to individuals, trusts and estates, including an overview of this year’s legislative changes and recent tax court decisions. 

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    Roberts Rules: Parliamentary Law in Real Life Meetings

    1.5 Standard CLE credit

    Productive meetings start with a basic understanding of the rules that structure efficient process and decision-making.  Every lawyer should know the basics of parliamentary law and procedure, including Roberts Rules of Order, in order to participate effectively. 

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    Securing Mobile Devices: Prophylactic Measures for Your Portables

    1.0 Ethics CLE credit

    What security threats are out there and how to deal with them to protect your firm's security.

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    Service Animals in the Workplace - Making It Work

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Hear answers to common questions on this emerging legal issue.

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    Solo 201 – The Next Steps in Growing and Maintaining a Successful Practice

    3.0 Standard CLE credit

    This CLE will focus on those next steps that are often overlooked or not addressed, yet crucial to continuing to build and maintain a successful practice.

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    Sports Antitrust: The Rules Off the Field are Changing

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Learn the current rules of the game – and those likely to change – in this presentation by two lawyers who have been in the middle of many of the battles.

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    Tax Issues for Low Income and Undocumented Immigrants

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    The Tax Law Section and the Immigration Law Section hosted a joint CLE covering tax law issues specific to low income and undocumented immigrants. 

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    Technology, Trends, and Transitions

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Join us for a discussion about current trends for revenue and efficiency as well as five new technologies affecting the legal profession.

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    That's Why They Call It Practicing Law

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Attorneys can improve their craft, if they are willing to learn how to apply principles of great customer service. This practical session will encourage lawyers to do the ordinary tasks better. 

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    The Current State of Intercollegiate Athletics

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Intercollegiate football is facing a number of challenges including Northwestern's unionization efforts, concussion litigation, pay-for-play issues, and reorganization involving the top football playing programs.  This lecture will address these issues and the overall state of intercollegiate athletics.  


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    The Ethics of Managing Negativity in the Profession

    1.0 Ethics CLE credit

    This CLE explores how lawyers inadvertently can run afoul of duties of confidentiality, exceed the limits of zealous advocacy, and otherwise engage in misconduct in the forum of social media, and the tools lawyers can employ to meet the challenges of modern law practice.

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    The Evolving Landscape of Pay Equity Litigation and Legislation

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    The panelists will update you on the status of federal, state and local equal pay laws, significant litigation and settlements and emerging trends to assist you in representing your clients on how to navigate through this cutting-edge area of employment law. 

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    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - Legal Research with Google

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    In addition to reviewing search techniques, we'll discuss the risks and rewards of using Google to complete searches, set up alerts, process result sets, review secondary sources, and more. 

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    The History of Indian Law and Practicing Transactional Law on Tribal Land Today

    1.0 Elimination of Bias & 1.0 Standard CLE credits

    In this CLE, we will briefly cover the history of legal interaction between the federal government and Indian tribes, and while doing so, posit consideration on best practice within the contemporary realm of tribal business law. 

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    The Impact of Retirement on Spousal Maintenance

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This CLE will discuss the case law as it presently exists for seeking a modification when there is a retirement and some ideas for how the issue could be better addressed in the future.


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    The New 3Rs: Repeal, Replace, and Repair. Predicting Healthcare Reform in 2017 and Beyond

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This program will address what congressional and executive level actions really mean for the healthcare industry and analyze the substantive policy proposals that could shape the future for payers, providers, and other industry stakeholders.

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    The View from 10 Years Out - How to Set Yourself Up for Early Success

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This session is a "can't miss" opportunity for those seeking no-nonsense advice to questions all new lawyers have but are too afraid to ask.

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    The View from Washington: Health Care Reform One Year into the Trump Administration

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Hear from former high-level officials at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C.  Topics covered include Key legislative, regulatory, and litigation developments, health insurance coverage, and Medicaid.

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    Top 10 Considerations When Drafting or Revising Construction and Design Contracts (of Any Size)

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    The program will provide practical drafting tips for construction attorneys who are asked to review and revise construction and design contracts.

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    Trust Accounting from 16th Century Ethics to 21st Century Computers

    1.0 Ethics CLE credit

    This course will tie the steps of trust accounting, including pooled IOLTA accounts, back to the text of the Rules. It will show how the methods for keeping trust accounts by computer have their source in specific requirements.

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    Unbundled Legal Services

    1.0 Ethics CLE credit

    When executed effectively, limited scope engagements bring business to attorneys and help bridge the justice gap, by making crucial periods in a legal case affordable to clients who would otherwise not be able to afford full representation. 

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    Using Data, Networks and A.I. to Build a Future-Ready Practice

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This workshop will be an interactive presentation designed to elicit and address the opportunities and challenges of growing an agile, sustainable legal practice in a volatile, uncertain world.

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    Using Electronic Communication to Negotiate Business Agreements: Tips and Pitfalls for the Weary

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This presentation will focus on real-life examples of best practices as well as things to avoid when using electronic communications to negotiate business agreements.  

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    Using the New Fastcase 7 Legal Research Platform to Better Help Clients

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Fastcase CEO Ed Walters will demonstrate the new Fastcase 7 platform, as well as a host of cool new features that will help occasional researchers search like a pro (and may teach pro researchers a few new tricks as well). 

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    We Need to Talk - Burks and its Impact on Data Practices

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Learn about the Supreme Court’s decision in Burks v. Metropolitan Council and its impact on how data about multiple data subjects are to be handled. 

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    What Law Firms Need to Know about Cybersecurity and Compliance for Their Clients

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This presentation will uncover myths and misnomers about cybersecurity and compliance, and focus on how the legal industry is and should be addressing security.  

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    What Solo and Small-Firm Lawyers Can Learn From Nonprofit Law Firms

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Join us for a conversation with Gender Justice's Lisa Stratton and Open Legal Services' Shantelle Argyle to learn how nonprofit law firms complement both public and private lawyers, and how they can serve as referral partners, teachers, and change agents in the community.

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    What You Cannot See Can Hurt You: Advising Clients on Digital Assets

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This one-hour presentation will walk practitioners through RevUFADAA and provide tips on how to assist clients with digital assets in their planning documents and in probate.

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    What’s New with Community Mediation in Minnesota?

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    During the CLE, representatives from the newly formed Community Mediation Minnesota (CMM) will give a presentation focused on the history and mission of CMM along with information on how ADR professionals can get involved in providing services throughout the state via remote mediation.

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    When Your Client is Impaired - Addiction, Mental Health and Other Issues for Attorneys

    1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE credit

    This program will help to identify and eliminate biases against persons because of disabilities related to mental and chemical health issues. 

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    Who's Covering Whom: Additional-Insured Claims in Construction Defect Litigation

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    This program will discuss the applicability, scope, and statutory constraints of additional-insured coverage in construction defect litigation.

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    Why Good Attorneys and Organizations Do Bad Things

    2.0 Ethics CLE credits

    The class uses specific case studies to provide a foundation for an analysis regarding how the fostering of ethical diversity within organizations can prevent the slippery slopes that lead to administrative evil or unethical behavior.

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    Why the Blurred Lines Lawsuit is the World’s Worst Music Copyright Decision

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Dr. E. Michael Harrington, a professional musicologist who specializes in federal copyright matters, discusses his opinion that the jury's decision was foolish and explores the ramifications on the music industry if this decision were to become a standard.

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    Why You Should Think Twice About Board Service

    1.0 Ethics CLE credit

    This session focuses on understanding the risk of wearing two hats (attorney and board member), how to avoid running afoul of professional responsibility rules and questions to ask before you get involved.

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    Workers' Compensation 101

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Attorneys Sara Stoltman and Laura Zajac will discuss the fundamentals of Minnesota workers’ compensation law.

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    Working with Clients from Other Cultures

    1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE credit

    Panel discussion focused on nuances of working with clients from other cultures – essentially a tips and traps presentation. 

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    Would You Want the Judge to Read That?

    1.0 Standard CLE credit

    Best practices on advising your clients on their use of the internet, social media, and  protecting their email and financial account information during pending custody or marriage dissolution litigation.

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    Your Ethical Duty to Protect Private Information

    1.0 Ethics CLE credit

    Claude E. Ducloux, Board-Certified in both Civil Trial Law and Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and former Chair of the Texas Center for Legal Ethics will discuss a lawyer's duty to protect private client information.

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Cost

MSBA Members

$29.95

Non-MSBA Members

$64.95 

* Some exceptions apply

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Top 10 Considerations When Drafting or Revising Construction and Design Contracts (of Any Size)

Would You Want the Judge to Read That?

Religion and Politics at the Mediation Table: Managing Values-Based Disputes


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