The Intersection of Ethics, Inclusion, and Professionalism: The New Model Rule 8.4(g)

Event Description

Deadline to Register: December 12, 2018

Model Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4(g) now prohibits discrimination and harassment in all conduct related to the practice of law. Our presenters will discuss attorneys’ ethical obligations in the context of eliminating bias, fostering inclusion and professionalism, and avoiding "bad behavior" that can now rise to the level of a breach of the rules of professional conduct.

Lunch and registration will begin at 12:00 PM. The program will begin shortly thereafter and is expected to end at 1:30 PM. 


Kristine Kubes | Kubes Law

At the core of Kristine’s practice is her value of relationship.  She is attentive to the human side of conflict, committed to having her clients come through the dispute process better and stronger than when they started.  Kristine is a seasoned construction attorney recognized for her skill in leadership, clear communication, and thinking outside the box.  She has demonstrated strength in managing litigation, trying cases, negotiating settlements, handling appeals. Kristine represents architects, engineers, designers, building and road contractors, and their sureties. She defends professional liability and general liability claims. In addition, she secures client’s payment claims via mechanic’s liens and contract claims. A proactive counselor, Kristine assists her clients in managing and minimizing risk by preparing and negotiating contracts, navigating project management and payment issues during contract performance, and evaluating and implementing best practices during the life of the construction and design process. Kristine also mediates construction and design disputes, fueled by a passion for helping people feel heard and understood, breaking down barriers, and finding ways to resolve problems or claims more effectively.  Kristine is an AV-rated attorney.

Mary Schwind  | Kubes Law

Mary has over twenty years of experience in representing design and construction professionals on matters ranging from contract drafting and review to arbitration, mediation and litigation. She is a creative problem solver and focuses her energy on helping clients achieve their goals in a positive, cost-effective way. Before joining Kubes Law Office, PLLC as special counsel, Mary was a shareholder at Stinson Leonard Street (formerly Leonard Street and Deinard) for many years where she chaired the firm’s Construction Law Practice Group and served on the firm’s Board of Directors. Mary is a past president of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Construction Law Section, has been named a Super Lawyer in Construction and Surety Law and was named a “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation. Mary is a frequent lecturer on construction law topics, including mechanic’s liens, foreclosures and construction contracting; she is a general editor of the Federal Practice Deskbook and a long-time contributor to the Minnesota Civil Practice Deskbook. The Minnesota Justice Foundation recognized Mary for her outstanding pro bono work on behalf of Hmong women. For the past several years, Mary served as Career Clerk to federal Magistrate Judge Janie S. Mayeron (District of Minnesota), where she worked on hundreds of civil matters touching on thorny legal issues bearing on jurisdiction, federal procedure, patent and trademark infringement and anti-trust.

CLE Credits:

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit approved | Event Code: 265107


Section Member:  $15
MSBA Member not in the section: $25 
Non-Member:  $30
Law Students/New Admittees: Free 

Remote Participation: 

Remote participation is available. Please indicate this option when registering. Instructions will be emailed to you the week day prior to the CLE.

Want more information about the Construction Law Section
To register with a check, please mail in this registration form.
Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.
Questions? Contact Kara Haro | 612-278-6329

If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event please notify Kara Haro at 612-278-6329 or  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations at this event.

Register for this Event

This meeting has already occurred.

Pre-Registration is Closed

Friday, December 14, 2018

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Glacial Lakes Room / Minnesota State Bar Association Minneapolis, MN United States