On Demand Litigation CLEs

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Pricing Per On Demand CLE

$29.95 MSBA MEMBERS
$64.95 NON-MSBA MEMBERS

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Litigation CLEs

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Category

Civil Bench Trial Tips and Strategies | A Panel Discussion with Hennepin County Judges

1.25 Standard CLE Credits

Civil bench trials can be an excellent (and potentially less expensive) alternative to a jury trial, but they require different planning, preparation, and management. This panel of Hennepin County Judges will discuss and answer questions about civil bench trial tips and strategies, including:

• How should you frame the legal and factual issues in a bench trial?
• How is your presentation different in a bench trial?
• What are some ideas and options for handling exhibits and witness testimony in a bench • What about Zoom? Should you try your bench trial remotely?

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  • CATEGORY
  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Litigation
Courthouse Facility Dogs | Now an International Practice for Improving the Justice System

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In 2004, utilizing a facility dog to help people better engage with victim advocates, investigators, attorneys, and judges during the investigation and prosecution of crimes was considered an absurd idea. Since then, case law and scientific research has shown that the utilizations of these dogs are an effective way to reduce emotional trauma and has become a mainstream practice around the world. 

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  • CATEGORY
  • Litigation
  • Criminal Law
Diverse and Inclusive Trial Teams | They Simply Work Better Together

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Research shows that diverse and inclusive teams are more thoughtful, strategic, careful, and innovative. They are smarter. However, the urge to choose colleagues that look like you and have had the same kinds of experiences is immediate and, frankly, consistent with human nature. We are most comfortable with what we are used to, and in most businesses (especially law firms), we have historically been most comfortable with, and most used to seeing, white men in positions of leadership. The benefits of a diverse and inclusive team, however, unquestionably outweigh any initial discomfort.

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  • CATEGORY
  • Elimination of Bias
  • Litigation
Don’t Join the Jerks | Professional Ethics, Common Sense and Common Decency

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

Being a jerk is easy. It’s especially easy if our opponents are jerks first. It’s also a pretty lousy way to practice law. Being advocates doesn't mean lawyers need to be rude, sneaky, obstructionist or condescending – no matter how tempting or satisfying it may feel in the moment. Ethics rules call on us to make meritorious claims, expedite cases, and act with candor and fairness toward courts, parties and opposing lawyers. In this session, we’ll discuss how lawyers best serve their clients, the judicial system, and our profession by following both the letter and the spirit of those rules. 

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  • CATEGORY
  • Ethics
  • Civil Litigation
  • New Lawyer Essentials
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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  • CATEGORY
  • Civil Litigation
  • New Lawyer Essentials
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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  • CATEGORY
  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Civil Litigation
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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  • CATEGORY
  • Civil Litigation
OneCourt Hearing Initiative Update

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

COVID necessitated remote court hearings and the development of the OneCourt Hearing Initiative (OHI).  Now that we’re over 3 years into the pandemic, OHI is implementing updates to respond to recommendations for improvement. Join us for an OHI update so you remain “in the know.”

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  • CATEGORY
  • Civil Litigation
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.

  • CATEGORY
  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Civil Litigation
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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  • CATEGORY
  • Public Law
  • Litigation
  • Criminal Law