Negotiation Practice Pointers

Event Description

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This will be a practical CLE with perspectives from experienced defense attorneys and prosecutors about the best way to handle negotiating the best outcome for your client. There are many different possible methods. Should you come on tough and insisting on a best case scenerio outcome or just ask the prosecutor for an offer? Should you be begging and pleading with all the hardships your client is experiencing? Should you get one or more evaluations of your client for chemical dependency, depression, ADHD, etc.? Should you share your ideas for your legal defenses to try to convince the prosecutor that they don't have a good case? Obviously, the best tactics will depend on the type of case you have, the risks of losing, the viability of your defenses and many other factors unique to your case, your client's wishes and your own individual style. Hear from experienced defense attorneys on the tactics that have worked for them and what tactics could backfire.


Paul Baertschi | Tallen and Baertschi

Mike Brandt | Brandt Criminal Defense

Jill Brisbois | The Jab Firm

Brad Johnson | Hennepin County Attorneys Office

CLE Credits:

1.5 Standard CLE Credits | Event Code: 424907


Criminal Law Section Member: Free
Non-Section Members: $10
Non-MSBA Members: $20 
Law Student: Free

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



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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Live Webinar via Zoom