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The MSBA, HCBA, and RCBA offer hundreds of hours of On Demand CLE programming each year covering over 25 practice areas.  With Unlimited On Demand, you can access that content in a way that is convenient and cost-effective.

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A Demonstration of CLEWills

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

A demonstration of CLEWills, the new automated document system developed by Minnesota CLE as a companion to its popular Drafting Wills & Trust Agreements book of forms. 

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  • Probate and Trust
A Reckoning with Race | The Mapping Prejudice Project

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

The Mapping Prejudice project is mapping racial covenants in the Twin Cities. Racial covenants are clauses--a couple of lines of text--that were embedded into property deeds to bar people who were not white from buying or even occupying the parcels of land to which they were attached.

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Administrative Law Judge Hearings in Relocation Benefit Claim Appeals

1.0 Standard CLE Credit 

Attorneys often need to withdraw from representations. This is often easier said than done. In this CLE we will explore the difficulties in ethically withdrawing from representation. We will review the relevant ethics rules and also discuss areas that trip lawyers up when it comes to withdrawing from a case.

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Almost Everything You Wanted to Know About Minnesota Residential Security Deposits

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Join us for a CLE covering almost everything you wanted to know about Minnesota Residential Security Deposits. We will cover the nitty gritty of Minn. Stat. § 504B.178. You will leave understanding the ins and outs of Minnesota residential security deposits including caps, interest calculation and related tax issues, allowable deductions, time to account or pay, penalties for delay and for bad faith, sales of property, insolvent landlords, and more. Attendees will receive a collection of security-deposit cases and documents.

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An Ethical Perspective on Suicide Prevention | Helping Your Clients and Others

1.5 Ethics CLE Credits

The panelists will provide an ethical framework around information on suicide risks, predictors, and options for responding when a client (or colleague) expresses suicidal ideation, or you are concerned they may be considering suicide. This program will help you understand the facts and myths about suicide; recognize signs and indicators for clinical depression, anxiety, and suicide, provide resources and a protocol (QPR - Question, Persuade, Refer) for offering and seeking help to prevent suicide, while discussing ethical obligations and opportunities.

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Business Succession Planning

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This presentation is essential for estate planning attorneys. Attendees will discover how to successfully plan for the systematic transfer of management and ownership of their clients' businesses. Presenter, Matthew Shea of Lathrop GPM, will deliver useful strategies for preventing unwanted liquidation at death and how to circumvent unnecessary taxes.

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Challenging the Criminalization of Homelessness

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

As unsheltered homelessness grows in the United States, so do laws penalizing homeless people for living outside. Join us to learn about the causes of homelessness and the growing number of local policies punishing homeless people's survival in public space. You will also learn about successful legal theories to challenge these policies, with a special focus on combatting evictions of homeless encampments.

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Child Support | A Preview of Upcoming Changes

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Join the Family Law Sections of the Hennepin and Ramsey Bar Counties as they discuss updates to child support law.

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Construction Defects and Disputes

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This presentation will begin with a brief overview of construction warranties in Minnesota, followed by particular focus on (1) who can perform remedial work under right-to-repair laws, (2) evidentiary preservation issues before and during performance of remedial work, and (3) inspection rights and obligations if remedial work is unsuccessful and litigation is likely.

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  • Real Property
Coping with Supply Chain Disruptions

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This one-hour program will provide guidance to corporate counsel dealing with supply chain disruptions as a result of shipping delays, supplier disruptions, and regulatory restrictions or tariffs on imports into the United States. The presenters will describe increased barriers to supply chains that they are seeing, and discuss potential work-arounds, contractual challenges and protections, and other legal and practical remedies that companies are using to cope with the current business environment.

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Dealing with a Suspicious Debtor in Bankruptcy

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The bankruptcy debtor may not be completely honest with respect to her bankruptcy case.  You are suspicious, but don’t have enough information to be sure.  What steps can you take to uncover information and possibly develop a case for an exception to discharge or denial of discharge?  We’ll discuss some tools and methods you can use to do just that.

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Discussion of Johnson v Darchuks Fabrication and OAH Update

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

HCBA’s Workers’ Compensation section is back! Please join us for a lunch hour CLE discussing Johnson v. Darchuks Fabrication, the recent Minnesota Supreme Court case that applied treatment parameters to long-term opioid use.  We will have attorneys from both sides of the case to discuss facts that didn’t make it into the decision, provide their thoughts on oral argument and answer any of your questions about this important new case.  Bonus attendee will be Judge William Marshall to provide a quick update on OAH’s improvements to their online system and the latest news on COVID protocols.

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Eminent Domain Case Law Update

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This CLE will provide a case law update in the field of eminent domain. Ben will discuss and review some of the key appellate cases coming out of Minnesota’s appellate courts, including the recent decisions of Hennepin County v. Laechelt, Minnesota v. Elbert, Minnesota Sands LLC v. Winona County, White Bear v. Stoddard and others.

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Environmental Law at the County Level

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Minnesota counties are on the forefront in environmental practice and enforcement.  Please join our presenters in a discussion on environmental law as practiced by two Minnesota counties.

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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Considerations as the Legal Industry Returns to the Office

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Join a panel of specialists working in EDI (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion), Recruiting, and Professional Development to discuss strategies for inclusion, retention, and recruiting in the pandemic. In particular, the panelists will cover historical trends in the legal industry during a crisis, what happens as legal professionals start to return to work, identifying and overcoming biases that could emerge during the pandemic, inclusion and engagement strategies for everyone in the office or working from home, and more. 

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Eviction Update During the Pandemic

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Larry McDonough, Senior Minnesota Counsel, National Anti-Eviction Project, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, will discuss the status of evictions under Minnesota Executive Orders, CDC Eviction Suspension Order, and other federal and state laws enacted in 2020 The training will be based on his Eviction Prevention Training for Lawyers under Pandemic Orders and Laws.

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Evidence of Construction Related Interference Damages After Hennepin County v. Laechelt

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In this course, the attorneys representing Hennepin County and Tami Laechelt in the case Hennepin County v. Laechelt will address the admissibility of evidence of construction related interference following the Supreme Court's decision in that case. The attorneys will also discuss how the Supreme Court's decision will impact how the acquiring authority and the property owner prepare for and schedule commissioners hearings.

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Forfeitures | Differing Legal Perspectives on how Criminal and Civil Law Interact Throughout the Forfeiture Process

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Observe a panel of specialists working in diverse areas of the law discuss the intricacies of forfeiture law. The panel will consist of both civil and criminal attorneys on both sides of the process. The speakers will discuss the basics of how criminal law interacts with civil law to result in forfeitures of both personal and real property, the rights of the respective parties involved (i.e., the accused, secured creditors, government), and best practices. The panel will also discuss how the changing forfeiture laws have impacted their practice and the parties involved.

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Getting to Know Your New (Hennepin County) Judges | Part I

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This will be the first of three CLE's sponsored by the HCBA Bench & Bar Committee, each featuring a different group of judicial officers who have taken the Hennepin County Bench over the past year.

The panel will provide valuable insights regarding their perspective as new Judges, as well as practice pointers and an exciting Q&A moderated by Judge Quam.

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Getting to Know Your New (Hennepin County) Judges | Part II

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This is the second of three CLE's sponsored by the HCBA Bench & Bar Committee, each featuring a different group of judicial officers who have taken the Hennepin County Bench over the past year.

The panel will provide valuable insights regarding their perspective as new Judges, as well as practice pointers and an exciting Q&A moderated by Judge Quam! Please join us in welcoming these Judges to the Hennepin County Bench.

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Getting to Know Your New (Hennepin County) Judges | Part III

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This is the third session sponsored by the HCBA Bench & Bar Committee, each featuring a different group of judicial officers who have taken the Hennepin County Bench over the past year.

The panel will provide valuable insights regarding their perspective as new Judges, as well as practice pointers and an exciting Q&A moderated by Judge Quam. 

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How Lawyers in Hennepin County Can Positively Influence Policing Through Brady

1.0 Ethics Credit

Many lawyers would like to participate in constructive police reform, but very few have any direct influence on police department policies. Brady is one way for the entire criminal bar to have an impact on police reform. This CLE will provide a brief overview of Brady requirements under the law, including the requirements under the rules of professional responsibility for lawyers and judges as well as comparing and contrasting Brady & general court rules of evidence and criminal procedure. The presenters will provide details on how rigorous Brady practice will have a positive influence on policing and public safety by providing constructive suggestions for city leaders, prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges.

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How to Collect on a Judgment

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

So, you won your case and obtained a judgment, but the Defendant still won’t pay. What are your options? This CLE will provide a framework for collecting on a judgment when the person won’t pay up.

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Hunstein and Reg F Walk Into a Bar . . . Unfortunately, It’s Not a Joke

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Come hear about who and what crashed the collection industry party that’s been underway for decades.  New rules and a new court interpretation have upended collections as we know them.  Get prepared.  Reg F is effective November 30th while Hunstein copycat suits now number over 500.  This session will explore the implications of both Hunstein and Reg F and provide risk management tips for collection professionals.

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Inside the Public Utilities Commission

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The Public Utilities Commission is involved in numerous issues affecting Minnesotans on a daily basis.  Public Utilities Commission Executive Secretary Will Seuffert and General Counsel Ryan Barlow will discuss the scope of the Commission’s jurisdiction and the role of the Commissioners, staff, regulated parties, and the public. This is a great opportunity to gain an inside view of the Commission and learn how to effectively represent clients before the Commission.

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Insurance 101 for Corporate Counsel

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This program will focus on insurance topics and issues that all corporate counsel should know. After this program, you will understand how insurance policies are structured, the differences between common coverages, and how and when those coverages apply. This program will also discuss what to do if a claim is potentially covered by insurance as well as common issues that can arise in litigation that is covered by insurance.

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Intellectual Property Essentials for Corporate Counsel

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Every company has intellectual property, whether it be patents, trade secrets, copyrights, or trademarks. This CLE will provide an overview of how to evaluate a company’s intellectual property and how to determine to what extent formal protection is warranted. We’ll also cover common misconceptions as well as common mistakes (and how to avoid them).

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Intro to Litigation Funding

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

What is litigation funding?  What are the legal, policy and ethical issues, and how does it really work?  Get an overview from a panel that includes a lawyer with experience in litigation funding and an asset manager from the funding side. Ethics topics will include:  whether and in what circumstances litigation funding arrangements may violate Minnesota Rule of Professional Conduct 5.4(a) prohibition on fee-splitting with non-lawyers (including New York City Bar Association opinion on this topic); ABA best practices concerning litigation funding and a lawyer’s ethical obligations (e.g. maintaining client confidentiality, fully advising the client, assuring that client retains control of the litigation, representing the interests of the client and not the funder).

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Law and Literature Trial Trilogy | Race, Gender, And Bias in Three Acts Trial Act III | “Twelve Angry Men”

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE credit

The law embodies a perspective, but whose?  These three law and literature CLEs look at the role that racial and gender biases have in the law through a discussion of three literary works: Susan Keating Glaspell’s short story, “A Jury of Her Peers,” Ann Petry’s short story, “The Witness;” and Reginald Rose’s play, “Twelve Angry Men.” 

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Leasing in a Pandemic | Addressing Common Issues in Existing Leases and Negotiating Provisions in New Leases

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In this CLE, we will discuss issues that we’ve seen during the pandemic with respect to existing leases, and solutions on how landlords and tenants can work together to address those issues.  We will also discuss how landlords and tenants are adjusting their expectations in the lease negotiation process in light of the pandemic, and possible strategies for getting a lease that everyone can live with.

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Legal Writing | Striving for Clarity

1.25 Standard CLE credits

Judge Bacharach will illustrate principles from his recently published book (ABA Press), entitled Legal Writing–A Judge’s Perspective on the Lessons from Science and Rhetoric.

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Lessons from COVID | Best Practices for Interviewing, Hiring, On-Boarding, and Orienting Remotely

2.0 Standard CLE credits

Tips, processes, protocols for how best to function remotely: remote interviews and hiring; introducing new hires into the organization’s community and keeping them engaged; and ensuring ongoing mentoring and professional development opportunities are available and utilized. Discussion will include framework and principles for successful orientation of new attorneys, generally and virtually, with special attention to inclusivity in our COVID times.

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Made You Look | The Ethics of Using Clickbait-style Headings and 3 Insights That Could Change Your Legal Writing Forever

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

Did I get your attention with that title? Are you curious to learn more? Sensational or “clickbait” headlines have that effect: they draw interest and prompt a reader to fill the “curiosity gap” left by the headline, sometimes using colorful language to heighten the intrigue. This CLE will delve into what makes a strong heading in legal writing, through comparisons to clickbait headings. The presentation will introduce the concept of a hybrid "curiosity heading" and discuss ethical considerations when drafting headings.

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MN Eviction Moratorium Phaseout and What It Means for Tenants & Landlords

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

On June 30th 2021, the Eviction Moratorium Phase-out law (sometimes called the Off-Ramp) became effective. HOME Line’s COVID-19 Eviction Coordinator Rachael Sterling will give a brief overview of the state moratorium, what is going on at the moment, including how the CDC moratorium impacts Minnesota - and what the future may hold.

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New Guardianship Legislation 1 Year Later | What Works, What Does Not, and What Must be Changed

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The legislature made several amendments to the guardianship statutes in 2020. We will review some of the big changes, what works and what will probably be changed in the near future.

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Real Estate in Estate Administration | How to Handle Real Estate Through Trusts, Probates, and Non-probate Transfers

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Whether you are selling or distributing property out of a trust or through a probate, or whether you are assisting with non-probate transfers, we will review the necessary documents to transfer title properly during an estate administration. We will discuss common issues that arise during the sale of property, solutions to correct the title, and planning tips to avoid future issues.

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Real Property Case Law Update

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This seminar will discuss decisions in the last year of importance, or at least interest, to members of the real estate bar.  This case law update begins with decisions issued after the November 2019 Real Estate Institute and through June 2020.  We will touch on virtually all areas of real property, from adverse possession, easements, and property tax appeals to mortgage foreclosure, landlord-tenant disputes, and land use.  Join us for a refresher and an update.  And please stay for the social immediately following the seminar for an opportunity to connect virtually with other attorneys with similar interests.

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Retirement | Are We Having Fun Yet?

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Why do some people transition to retirement easily, while others don’t?  Why do many new retirees experience a “sugar rush” of well-being and life satisfaction, followed by a sharp decline in happiness after a few years?  What should you know about the psychology of retirement to make yours as successful as possible?

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Spring 2022 Family Court Bench and Bar Roundtable

1.0 Standard CLE Credit 

Join the HCBA Family Law Section for its annual Bench and Bar Round-table event! Hear from Judge Charlene Hatcher regarding updates in Family Court, including judicial officer changes, family court services, COVID updates, and more. This is also an opportunity for members of the bar to ask questions of the Judicial Officers and raise topics for discussion about how to improve Family Court. 

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That’s a Wrap! Ethically Withdrawing from Representation

1.0 Ethics credit 

Attorneys often need to withdraw from representations. This is often easier said than done. In this CLE we will explore the difficulties in ethically withdrawing from representation. We will review the relevant ethics rules and also discuss areas that trip lawyers up when it comes to withdrawing from a case.

As a precursor to this program, you are invited to read this recent Hennepin Lawyer article, Ethics: Someone, Please, Get Me Out of Here!
 
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Topics in International Family Law

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

What should we know when international issues arise in our custody and dissolutions? Come learn from two of our local experts on international family law issues that commonly arise right here in Minnesota.

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Trends in Commercial Leasing 2022

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

We will hear about legal and commercial trends as the industry looks forward to a post-Covid environment, including Covid-related legal defenses commercial tenants have tried to assert and how courts have responded.

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Unemployment Insurance Law | From the Initial Determination to the Court of Appeals

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The presenters will provide an overview of the administrative process of unemployment appeals, from filing, to initial determination, to hearing, request for reconsideration. The presentation will include practical tips, as well as an overview of the statutory framework. After discussing the administrative process, the presenters will discuss important rules, tips, and tricks for administrative appeals on topics ranging from initiating the appeal, gathering and using the administrative record, brief writing, oral argument, and post-decision procedures.

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Update on Business Relocation Claims What We Learned from the SWLRT Cases

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This course will address the issue of reestablishment expenses and moving costs in the context of business relocation claims and what the presenters learned in the course of representing businesses displaced by the Metropolitan Council's SWLRT Project.  The presenters will use specific case studies to illustrate how to document these complex relocation claims.

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Vaccination Mandates, Concerns, and Accommodations

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Employers have had many decisions to consider since the start of the pandemic. will share the latest updates from the EEOC and some of the common claims they are hearing from employers and how to protect against those claims.

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  • Employment and Labor Law
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View from the Bench May 2022

1.0 Standard CLE Credit 

Join us for an hour with Referee Mercurio, Referee Skibbie, and new Probate Registrar, Lindy Scanlon.  This panel will provide valuable insight and practice tips as they answer questions that were previously solicited from attorneys like you!

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Wild West 2.0 | How Attorneys are Solving Commercial Leasing Problems During the COVID-19 Pandemic

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

COVID-19 and resulting government orders have dramatically impacted commercial landlords and tenants. The pandemic has led to a rash of nonpayment-of-rent litigation and raised questions about how attorneys should draft, interpret, and enforce commercial leases, as well as how both tenants and landlords can try to anticipate pandemic-related issues in new contracts.

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