The Law and Legislation

Event Description

Space is still available for this event.

Walk-ins welcome!

Location: Minnesota State Capitol, Room G-3


8:30 - 9:00am - Registration - Meet & Greet

9:00 - 9:30am – Welcome – Tom Nelson, MSBA President

The View from the Bench - Justice Paul Thissen

Justice Thissen served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2003-2018, including as Speaker of the House, before being appointed to the Minnesota Supreme Court. Justice Thissen will discuss how judges analyze statutes (sometimes using assumptions about the legislative process that do not reflect how legislators actually do their work) and steps legislators can take to make sure the intent of a law is clear to judges.

9:30 - 10:30am – Top 5 Things You Should Know About Family, Probate & Trust, and Real Property Law

Victoria Taylor - Taylor, Krieg & Reinke LLC
Shawn Reinke - Taylor, Krieg & Reinke LLC
Lauren Barron - Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Kevin Dunlevy - Biesel & Dunlevy, PA

Moderated by Dyan Ebert  | Quinlivan & Hughes, MSBA President-Elect

10:30 - 10:45 am - Break

10:45 - 11:15 am – The Path to Lawyer Well-being and the Public Eye: Strategies for Resilience

Bob Schuneman, Lawyers Concerned forLawyers

In August 2017, the National Task-Force on Lawyer Well-Being released a report: "the Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change." The report provided a template for looking at well-being in lawyers' practices and lives. This program will examine the recommendations from the perspective of the public lawyer and discuss strategies and resources for decreased stress and increased resilience.

11:15 am - 12:15 pm - Lawyers Making Laws: Serving as an Attorney in the Legislature


Rep. Jamie Becker-Finn
Rep. Kelly Moller
Sen. Scott Newman
Sen. Jerry Relph

Moderated by Bryan Lake, Attorney and MSBA Lobbyist

CLE Credit:

3.0 Standard CLE credits | Event Code: 289859


Attorney Rate: $20

Law Student: Free

Remote Participation: 

There is no remote participation for this event.


Minnesota State Bar Association


Contact: Ariana Guerra  | 612-278-6313

To register with a check, please mail in this registration form.
Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.

The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify Ariana Guerra via 612-278-6313 or email:  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations.

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Friday, February 14, 2020

8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

G-3 / Minnesota State Capitol Saint Paul, MN United States