Addressing Front of Mind and Overlooked Ethical Concerns in the New Year

Event Description


A new year brings with it a great opportunity to address ethical concerns and fears that stayed with many attorneys through what was a crazy 2020. Is Zoom safe? How should lawyers use Zoom in a safe and ethical way?  The new year is also a great time to be reminded of often unthought of ethics issues, that can seem to come out of nowhere and cause trouble for lawyers. What should I be doing about the trust account? Are my retainers ok? My client paid in cash, am I supposed to do something?

This CLE will be geared toward newer lawyers as well as solo/small firm lawyers and discuss ethical issues that both types of attorneys face in daily practice. We will discuss concerns that many attorneys have at the front of their minds (Zoom, working from home) and we will also talk about ethical issues many lawyers might not be aware of that could present issues in your daily practice, including the importance of office procedures and conflicts checking systems. The CLE will focus on what newer lawyers and lawyers working in a solo/small office environment can do to comply with both the front of mind and the often overlooked ethical issues.

At the end of the CLE we hope to have lawyers feeling both better about having addressed general concerns and fears and also with a new understanding and appreciation for ethical requirements that are often overlooked.

This CLE is co-sponsored by the MSBA Solo Small Practice Experience Section, MSBA New Lawyers Section, and HCBA New Lawyers Section.


Nick Ryan | Associate Attorney | Law Office of Eric T. Cooperstein, PLLC

CLE Credits:

1.0 Ethics CLE Credits applied for | Event Code: 339922


MSBA New Lawyers Section Member, Solo Small Practice Experience Member, and HCBA New Lawyers Section Member: Free  
MSBA  Members (not members of the above groups):  $5.00
Non-MSBA member:  $10.00
Law Student:  Free
New Admittee (Attorneys Admitted to the Minnesota Bar after January 1, 2019):  Free


*Join the Solo Small Practice Experience Section: Membership is 50% off through February 28th! Add the Section Membership to your cart here and use code SECTIONSAVINGS at checkout. Want more information about the Solo Small Practice Experience Section? Email Ashley Bollig with questions.

Deadline to register: February 8, 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:
Ashley Bollig

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Live Webinar via Zoom