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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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Bartenders Wanted | Women Need Not Apply

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

In the early 1940s, Clara Anderson worked as a bartender at a local hotel until the St. Paul City Council enacted an ordinance barring women from working behind the bar as men returned from World War II. Rather than lose her job to a man, Anderson went to court. Her battle lasted three years and involved one tenacious lawyer and nine judges along the way. Ramsey County District Court Judge John Guthmann accidentally discovered this long-forgotten case when conducting research for a judicial portrait dedication at the Ramsey County Law Library. 

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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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  • Family Law
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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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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Ethics, Mental Health and Well-Being in a Post-COVID Environment

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

In early 2020, the Minnesota legal profession was upended by the arrival of the global COVID-19 pandemic. In the ensuing weeks and months, the profession experienced seismic changes in the practice of law. This program examines the effects of those changes on lawyers, judges, and law students while providing tips and strategies to navigate the ever-changing legal landscape.

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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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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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Introduction to the Indian Child Welfare Act | Policy, Practice and Perspectives

2.0 Standard CLE Credits

The presentation examines the intergenerational trauma of federal American Indian policies that led to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). It also explores current policies and practices that impact Indian child welfare and their influence on the relational experience with the American Indian children and families we serve. We will hear perspectives from practitioners and the bench that illustrate the nuances of policy and practice.

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Irrevocable Trusts After Geyen

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Effective July 1, 2005, the State of Minnesota passed a Statute which stated that all irrevocable trusts will be deemed revocable when a person applies for Medical Assistance (originally codified as Minn. Stat. § 501B.895 and recodified as § 501C.1206 with the adoption of the Uniform Trust Code in 2016).  This effectively eliminated the ability, in the State of Minnesota, to use irrevocable trusts to shelter assets from being counted in a Medical Assistance eligibility determination, even if such trust was created and funded prior to the look-back period for uncompensated transfers. 

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Is Your Access to Justice the Same as Mine? Cultural Considerations in Handling Family Court Cases involving Domestic Violence

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

As part of a Justice for Families grant, Hennepin County Family Court conducted multi-cultural listening sessions with the goal of creating a more culturally responsive legal system for all communities struggling with domestic violence. This program will share feedback obtained from those sessions about current gaps, barriers and needs in the legal process for those experiencing domestic violence in family court cases; and will discuss the process of developing and holding those listening sessions and its replicability in other communities around the State. 

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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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Recent SCOTUS Decisions on Gun Control and Miranda Rights Explained

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

On the heels of recent SCOTUS decisions regarding Miranda, firearms, and/or other rulings that impact the practice of Criminal law, this CLE hopes to offer clarification on what has actually changed, what has not, and what is yet to be seen. The Criminal Law Section and the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL ) is co-hosting this timely presentation.

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Remembering Fredrick L. McGhee, Minnesota’s First African American Attorney

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In Celebration of Black History Month, this program is co-sponsored by the RCBA, HCBA and MSBA New Lawyers Sections in Partnership with The Givens Foundation for African American Literature

Fredrick McGhee was and is the only major Minnesota public figure born in slavery; the first locally-famous African American; and still the greatest of Minnesota civil rights leaders.

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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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Toward a More Perfect Union | The Constitution in Times of Change

1.0 Standard CLE Credit


A Celebration of Law Day | The Legacy of Roe v. Wade


The Supreme Court’s 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade holding that a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion is a fundamental constitutional right has been continuously questioned. Subsequent decisions have weakened Roe, including the Court’s 1992 in Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, although the Court did reaffirm Roe’s central holding that a woman has a fundamental right to choose to have an abortion prior to viability. This term, the Court heard arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which directly presents with the issue of whether Roe should be overruled. This program will explore the implications the forthcoming decision in the case.

This program was presented in collaboration with the Ramsey County Law Library and in celebration of Law Day.

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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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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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