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$29.95 MSBA MEMBERS
$64.95 NON-MSBA MEMBERS

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New Lawyer Essentials CLEs

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36 Tech tools, apps, and tips for your small-solo law practice

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Find out about the latest tools, apps, and tips to advance your firm’s technology capabilities. This program will have many tech recommendations and tips for lawyers seeking to improve their software tools, their hardware and mobile needs, and improve their client, and cloud connectivity.

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  • CATEGORY
  • Technology
  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Practice Management
  • Small Firm Practice
A Guide to Fastcase

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Fastcase is a premier online legal research platform provided to MSBA members complimentary with membership. This webinar presentation will show you around Fastcase and provide instruction for using the system. Learn search functions, navigating the information available to you, and what tools and features can help in your research. This presentation is great for all Fastcase users, new and experienced.

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  • CATEGORY
  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Technology
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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  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • 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
Feeling Good by Doing Good

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In recognition of Pro Bono Week, prepare to be inspired from a panel of pro bono attorneys about pro bono work! Instead of being one more thing on the to-do list, join and hear how it helps improve wellness and provides fulfillment.

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  • CATEGORY
  • Nonprofit
  • Wellness
  • New Lawyer Essentials
How to be a Successful Attorney in Government Practice

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Hear from a panel of public sector professionals on their backgrounds and how they came into their current positions. Panelists will share advice on how to navigate a career in public law as a new attorney. This is a great opportunity for new lawyers and law students interested in public law to learn about various careers in the public sector as well as tips for building a successful career in this practice area.

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  • CATEGORY
  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Public Law
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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  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Civil Litigation
Introduction to your Employee Benefits | A New Attorneys Guide

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Introduction to your Employee Benefits | A New Attorneys Guide

Learn what all those benefit documents you received on your first day of work really mean. At this CLE, we will discuss common employee benefits that you could be receiving from your employer. We will also provide a high-level overview of the various ways in which you may encounter employee benefits in your legal practice. We hope you leave this session with a better understanding (and appreciation for) the complex world of employee benefits.

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  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Wellness
  • Employment and Labor Law
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 Lawyer Essentials
  • Wellness
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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  • CATEGORY
  • Public Law
  • New Lawyer Essentials
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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  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Nonprofit
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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  • New Lawyer Essentials
The Case for Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence | What it is, why it matters, and how to develop it

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

While we know how IQ impacts our professional success, this webinar will show how increasing your emotional intelligence will help you improve your practice, your client relationships, your interactions with colleagues, your own health and well-being, and your leadership skills. By the end of this presentation, you will be able to start to determine your own emotional intelligence and areas for growth. You can also suggest ways to increase the emotional intelligence of your legal organization which studies have proven reduces attrition, creates higher-functioning teams, and leads to increased well-being.

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  • CATEGORY
  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Practice Management
  • Small Firm Practice
The Impact of ChatGPT (and other AI) on the Practice of Law

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

We’ve all heard about it but have you thought through how it could impact your practice? Join our panel of experts as they discuss how ChatGPT can (and will) impact how lawyers practice from legal research to brief drafting to client communication.

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  • Practice Management
  • Technology
  • New Lawyer Essentials
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