HCBA On Demand CLE

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A View from the Bench | Housing Court and Landlord/Tenant Law Update

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The Honorable Referee Melissa J. Houghtaling will provide her observations on the recent impact of COVID-19 to practice in the Hennepin County Housing Court. Referee Houghtaling will advise practitioners on the Court’s current efforts to assist all stakeholders with the unprecedented effects of the global pandemic on housing court practice.

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Advanced Attorney-Client Privilege for In-House Counsel

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In-house attorneys face frequent and sometimes complicated challenges in establishing and preserving the attorney-client privilege with their clients. This presentation aims to place such issues in useful context, give examples of better and worse approaches, and offer guidance on how to minimize the chances that your emails will one day end up on a big screen in a crowded courtroom.

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Eminent Domain 2020 - Issues for the Coming Decade

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Eminent Domain 2020 is your guide to the future of eminent domain. Ben has done his best to peer into the crystal ball and project some of the hotly contested issues in eminent domain and right-of-way in the coming decade.  The session will cover alternative public crossing and coordination methods, easement interpretation rules based on recent appellate cases, and an overview of national trends on eminent-domain-related issues.  The session will also cover appropriate best practice tips where applicable to these issues.

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Eviction Expungement Basics

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This CLE will cover the basics of eviction expungement, from the current impact of evictions on low-income renters to the legal foundations for eviction expungement by motion. This CLE will also talk briefly about the inclusion of expungements as part of settlement agreements, as well as the nuts and bolts of how to bring a separate motion for expungement before the court.

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Exemption - Protecting Consumers From Garnishment

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This presentation will discuss the ins-and-outs of exemptions in Minnesota. The panel will address when exemptions apply and how it can be utilized to effectively protect consumers’ income and property from garnishment.

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Get Your Bounce Back: Using Resiliency to Build Your Fitness to Practice

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This program reviews the lawyer impairment and well-being reports. It explores proven elements of resilience and offers examples and methods for incorporating them into our work as lawyers.

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In the Eye of the Beholder? Key drivers of method, perception, and conflict in business valuation

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Determining the value of a business can involve a range of differences and potential disputes. These differences can range from the methodological approach, to varying perceptions of value, to deeply seeded personal or professional history that impacts the stakeholders’ point of view. Our presenters will discuss both their experience and lessons learned as well as current trends that relate to whether or not a disagreement over value can lead to legal disputes as well has how valuations play a role in resolving existing legal disputes.

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Interpreting the Minnesota Wage Theft Law and the Minneapolis Wage Theft Prevention Ordinance

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The Minnesota Wage Theft Law became effective on July 1, 2019. The law includes civil and criminal penalties for employers that commit wage theft or fail to comply with the law’s notice and recordkeeping requirements. Sanctions for committing wage theft include imprisonment up to 20 years and a fine up to $100,000. To help prevent wage theft, Minneapolis adopted part of the state's Wage Theft Law into its local ordinance and imposed additional requirements. The Minneapolis Wage Theft Ordinance is effective January 1, 2020.

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Landlords and Tenants - What are your Options in the real world?

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Like most relationships, landlords and tenants try to maintain courteous interactions. Eventually, life rears its head and one party doesn't live up to the bargain. So what happens when things stop being polite and start getting real? This program will address this and other questions.

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Minnesota Landlord-Tenant Anti-Retaliation Law after Central Housing Associates v. Olson

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In Central Housing Associates v. Olson, 929 N.W.2d 398 (Minn. 2019) the Minnesota Supreme Court promulgated a new, common-law retaliation defense residential tenants can assert in an Eviction Action (“UD”) while also slightly limiting the reach of Minn. Stat. § 504B.441. This CLE seminar, by one of Mr. Olson’s attorneys, will review that case as well as other retaliation defenses – First Amendment defenses, reprisal defenses under the FHA & the MHRA, defense under Minn. Stat. § 504B.205, and defenses under Minn. Stat. § 504B.285, plus a city ordinance -- along with associated case law. 

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Minnesota Workouts and Foreclosures

1.0 CLE Credit

The current economic upheaval will likely lead to an increase in distressed properties and real estate loans.  While some troubled loans can be worked out short of foreclosure, others will head into formal foreclosure processes.  This seminar will provide a refresher on workouts, foreclosure alternatives, receiverships, and foreclosures.

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New Minneapolis Renter Protection Ordinances - Legal Considerations for Landlords and Tenants

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Last year, the City of Minneapolis passed several new renter protection measures which are coming into effect June 1. This session will cover changes to tenant screening and security deposit laws, along with other municipal housing law changes. Join us for an overview of the new laws, and a discussion of legal implications for tenant and landlord advocates, with presenters from the City and Legal Aid. 

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Paying for New Street Infrastructure

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

One of the many challenges cities face is funding new infrastructure as land within the city develops. The MN Supreme Court in the Harstad vs. Woodbury case changed the entire framework of funding for new street infrastructure. The decision has left a significant funding gap. This presentation describes the history of street fees and the court opinion in Harstad. It explores the advantages and disadvantages of various funding options and considers both the philosophical and practical options for funding new street infrastructure.

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Perfecting Appellate Jurisdiction of Relocation Benefit Appeals Under Minnesota Statute 117.52 and MN Statute 14.63

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This course will address the appropriate appeal procedures in order to perfect appellate jurisdiction for relocation benefit appeals under Minnesota Statute 117.52 and Minnesota Statute 14.63.  The course will also review the implications of the recent Supreme Court decision in the case In the Matter of Midway Pro Bowl Relocation Benefits Claim, A19-0237 (Minn. App. Jan. 15, 2020).

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Price Gouging During Emergencies

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This CLE will discuss the structure and effectiveness of state emergency price-gouging laws. It will cover examples of the major types of price gouging laws states have enacted, how private suits and suits brought by enforcers differ, issues that may arise when attempting to model damages and prove causation, and the appropriateness for such claims for class treatment. Mr. Kozen will then discuss weaknesses the pandemic has revealed in the efficacy of such statutes, alternative litigation under consumer protection statutes, and ways they could be shored up in the future.

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Professional Responsibility Year in Review 2019

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

This session will review highlights from 2019 in the area of professional responsibility by covering important rule changes, interesting court decisions regarding attorney discipline and new ABA opinions on ethics. This session will also look at areas that lead to private discipline that might not be obvious to the practicing bar.

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Public Health and the Constitution

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Covid-19 is a major public health challenge, but addressing it raises many legal issues. What powers does the national government, including the president, have to address public health issues, including “opening or closing the economy,” and what powers do states and governors have? This CLE examines the constitutional issues regarding what level of government and which officials have what authority to address public health issues.

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Real Property Case Law Update and Networking Social

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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Requirement that Agencies Resolve Realty/Personality Issues – What does this mean?

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In the Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act (URA), at 49.CFR 24.205 (c)(2)(i)(C) under the “planning, advisory services, and coordination” section it states, “Every effort must be made to identify and resolve realty/personality issues prior to, or at the time of the appraisal.” What does this mean? Is this rule followed? How should it be handled? Who is qualified? What is the applicable law? This rule is largely ignored. Why should it be followed closely?

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Securities 2020

1.0 Standard Credit

Join Zachary Robins for a securities law update. This presentation will be concerning recent changes to federal and state securities laws.  Particular attention will be paid to Reg D, Reg CF, Reg A, and the MN Securities Act. Additionally, developments in new and evolving areas of law including cryptocurrency and securities tokens.  The up and coming space of investment crowdfunding will be discussed, as well.

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Student Loan Debt - How the 2020 Election Could Impact Forgiveness and Dischargeability

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This continuing legal education program will discuss student loan debt and, in particular, the current status of efforts to have it forgiven under public service programs or discharged in bankruptcy.  This program will then explore how these issues could be affected by proposed action from the 2020 presidential candidates. We will discuss what the candidates are proposing, how it would affect current and future student loan debt, and whether the proposals could realistically be enacted.

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Work in the Wake of COVID-19 | Tips for Employers and Employees

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

COVID-19 has changed the way we work. It has impacted traditional labor issues, transformed policies in the workplace, and redefined unemployment. Due to new legislation, employers face different bargaining obligations and novel requirements to create safe work environments. Displaced employees confront a daunting world of unemployment and the challenge of returning to work in uncertain times. Join us for a lively discussion on how to navigate this unique employment law landscape.

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