7th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute | Part II

Event Description


Join us for the 7th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute! This will be a completely virtual event, featuring two sessions per day over the course of 3 consecutive days. Whether you are looking to learn more about a growing and important field or are already a seasoned practitioner, the Institute aims to offer you something interesting.

9:00 am - 10:00 am   Pro Bono Trends, Updates, and Opportunities  (1.0 Ethics)

With a renewed emphasis on social justice, pro bono is being considered as part of corporate social responsibility. But existing pro bono programs have also focused on social justice such as by reforming “three strikes” laws, requiring unanimous juries, and supporting police reform. This presentation will also discuss how attorneys can get involved in pro bono, whether it’s for the first time or with new opportunities.

David March | Attorney – Target and Chair of the Minnesota Corporate Pro Bono Council

10:00 am - 10:30 am   Mindfulness Break: Setting Your Posture to Start (or Re-Start) the Day (Plus Tips for Relieving Your Neck, Shoulders, and Wrists)

Elissa Meyer, JD | Meeting, Events & Travel Specialist, Dorsey & Whitney LLP/Teacher, YOGA Garden Minneapolis

10:30 am – 11:30 am   Renewed focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion and what it means for lawyers (1.0 Elimination of Bias)

Companies and legal departments have renewed their focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. What it means for lawyers in-house and at law firms.

Michael DeBois | Senior Vice President & Chief Counsel, Global Corporate Trust Services - US Bank
Leila Hock | Director, Legal Department Partnerships & Inclusion Initiatives – Diversity Lab
Natalia Marulanda | Mansfield Rule & Knowledge Sharing Specialist – Diversity Lab

CLE Credits:

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit & 1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit
Event Code: 341491


Corporate Counsel Section Members: Free*
MSBA Member not in the Section: $15
Non-MSBA Member: $20
Law Student: FREE


*Join the Section:  Now through Feb 28, 2021, members get 50% off MSBA Section memberships when they use promo code: SECTIONSAVINGS

Deadline to register: February 9, 2021

Remote Participation: Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

Payments:  Due to the pandemic, accounting staff have limited access to the office making the processing of checks difficult. We request that you register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you need assistance, please contact the program manager. If you must pay by check, please use this registration form.

Cancellations: Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy .

Accommodations: 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 the program manager. Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager:
Kayla Erbach


Register for this Event


Thursday, February 11, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Live Webinar - Zoom