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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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