One Profession - 1st Judicial District

Event Description

Deadline to Register: October 23, 2019

Join us for a day of education and networking!

8:00 am - Registration and Breakfast

8:30 am - Minnesota Supreme Court Update
Presenter: Justice Margaret Chutich, Minnesota Supreme Court

9:30 am - Hot Topics Discussion

10:30 am - Break

10:45 am - MSBA Health Insurance Update

11:00 am - Update on Rules of Professional Responsibility
Nicholas M. Ryan | Law Office of Eric T. Cooperstein

12:00 pm - Lunch

12:30 pm - An Update on the State's Treatment Court System
Abby Kuschel, State Treatment Court Coordinator

Abby Kuschel is the State Treatment Court Coordinator for the Minnesota Judicial Branch.  She provides statewide program support, technical assistance and information to District courts and State Court Administration.  This includes formulating and implementing Minnesota Judicial Branch strategic initiatives, integrating a judicial treatment court approach into court operations for cases involving offenders with substance use disorders and mental health issues, and offenders who are veterans.  She previously worked with drug/DWI Courts in rural, Northern Minnesota for 10 years as the Treatment Courts Supervisor for the Ninth Judicial District and coordinated the Itasca County Wellness Court and the Beltrami County DWI Court.

1:30 pm - District Court Judges Panel - Courtroom Practice Pointers
Discussion led by First Judicial District Assistant Chief Judge David Knutson

Judge Eric Braaten
Judge Colleen King
Judge Jody Winters

2:30 pm - Break

2:45 pm - The Importance of Lawyer Wellness
Robin Wolpert and Joan Bibelhausen

3:00 pm - So You Want To Be a Judge?
Our panel will be discussing the process of becoming a judge—both from the perspective of being appointed versus being elected.

Judge Arlene Ascencio Perkkio, First District Court
Judge Lawrence Clark, First District Court
Andrew Olson, Assistant Chief of Staff for Appointments, Office of Gov. Tim Walz
Sarah Wheelock, Legal Counsel, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, Member of the Judicial Selection Commission 

Additional services available:
Tech Appointments - would you like to spend a little time with your MSBA online services teams to get answers to your legal tech questions?  We will have tech appointments available throughout the day.  Schedule your appointment here:


CLE Credit:

4.0 Standard and 1.0 Ethics CLE Credit to be Applied for | Event Code: 280547


All Attendees:  $40.00

Remote Participation: 

There is no remote participation for this event.


Minnesota State Bar Association
1st District Bar Association
8th District Bar Association


Program Contact:
Jennifer Carter | 612-278-6309

Sheila Johnson | 612-752-6615

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Friday, October 25, 2019

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Facile / Holiday Inn & Suites Minneapolis-Lakeville Lakeville, MN United States