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New Lawyer Essentials CLEs

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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