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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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2020 Corporate Counsel Institute CLE Bundle

5.0 Standard CLE credits & 1.0 Ethics CLE credit

Couldn't make it to the 2020 MSBA Corporate Counsel Institute?  We've got all of the sessions for you in one place.

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2021 U.S. Immigration Update

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

1. How is the U.S. Immigration System already changing under President Biden compared with the Trump administration?
2.  What Work Visa Options are available in 2021 for employers to sponsor international talent to work in the U.S. including the most often-used categories: H-1, L-1, TN, E-2, F-1 OPT and other options?
3. What “Green Card” options are available for employers to sponsor key employees for Lawful Permanent Residence including the often-used categories: PERM Labor Certification for Professionals and Skilled Workers and Special Options for “Priority Workers” including Multinational Transferred Executives and Managers and people with Extraordinary, Exceptional or Outstanding skills?
 4. Q and A with speakers Scott Borene and George Maxwell.

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2021 Update from Minnesota's Regulatory Agencies

3.0 Standard CLE Credits

As we head into a new year, join us to get updates from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Minnesota Department of Agriculture,  Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the Minnesota Board of Soil and Water Resources and the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board.

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7th Annual Immigrant Attorneys Among Us | Successes and Challenges of Our Colleagues Who Were Born Outside of the U.S.

1.5 Elimination of Bias CLE Credits

Immigration law and policy remain major issues in the United States. This CLE will bring attention to these developments and provide an opportunity for successful immigrant attorneys among us to speak about their careers, going through law school in the United States, obtaining a Minnesota law license, and practicing in different settings. The panel discussion will allow speakers to share successes and challenges as well as discuss implications that possible changes in law and policy could have on future immigrant attorneys.

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A View from the Director's Seat

1.0 Standard CLE credit

Seasoned company director shares her perspective on the role of the director, what directors look for from their corporate secretaries and how to ensure that the director is properly fulfilling their duties.

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Accessing the Treasure Trove of Social Media Evidence

1.0 Standard CLE credit

Understand how this unique, emergent form of evidence can be used for civil litigation and e-discovery as well as how law enforcement is using social media in criminal cases and how criminal defense attorneys can use it to defend clients. 

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Advanced Legal Research

1.0 Standard CLE credit

In this session we'll take a look at advanced legal research techniques and consider work that typically falls outside our conventional understanding of 'legal research' but which nevertheless represents common legal research needs.

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An Update on the Office Market and the Workplace | Where We Go from Here

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

A recap of what we have seen in the office market during the last year and looking beyond in the wake of a pandemic, social unrest and working from home. The presentation will include topics such as the utilization of office space by law firms, trends in "papering the deal", and the impact on property values and tax appeals.

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Annual Legislative Update and Construction Connection to Community Presentation

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

During the first half of this program the Construction Law Section will present its annual review of legislation passed last session affecting the development, design, and construction industry and a discussion of likely upcoming industry and Section legislative proposals. The second half of the program will feature a presentation on Construction Connection to Community (CCC). CCC is an initiative of Makee Company and Consortium MN, in partnership with Associated General Contractors of Minnesota.

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Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Fuss

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Join Attorney Jill Sauber for a lively seminar about Minnesota laws and legal issues surrounding human remains, including handling of a person's body after death, who has the right to control final disposition, and issues commonly encountered about the transfer of human remains (cremated or otherwise).  Also, a timely discussion of how funerals are being arranged or body donations are taking place during COVID-19, and what that means for families.

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Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Fuss – Part II

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Join Attorneys Jill Sauber and Michael Sharkey to continue the lively discussion about Minnesota laws and legal issues surrounding human remains, including handling of a person's body after death, who has the right to control final disposition, and issues commonly encountered about the transfer of human remains (cremated or otherwise).  Questions are welcome prior to and during the presentation –this seminar will address the timely issue of how funerals are being arranged or body donations are taking place during COVID-19, and what that means for families.

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Assisted Reproduction Technology and Its Implications for Family Law

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This presentation will explore Assisted Reproduction Technology (ART) and family formation issues in the context of family law. 

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Avoiding Environmental Liability in Real Estate Transactions

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This program was presented as part of a series of programs in preparation for the Real Property Certification Exam.

This course will be a broad overview of the law relating to land use regulation in Minnesota, with particular emphasis on Minnesota statutes relating to planning and zoning.

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Banking Bad | Legal Issues and Considerations when Lending to the Cannabis Industry

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This CLE will look at lending and banking issues related to the cannabis industry as it evolves into a regulated agribusiness. The CLE will focus on banking, regulatory and secured lending issues and considerations associated with making loans to the regulated cannabis industry.

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Beyond the Barking Dog | Ethics and Security Issues in Remote Practice

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

This CLE will touch on the ethical and security issues associated with remote law practice and court hearings during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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California Prop 65 Warnings | Why Minnesota Companies and Attorneys Should Care

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This program is sponsored by the MSBA Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Law Section.

California's Proposition 65, officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, requires businesses to provide warnings to Californians about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. These chemicals can be in the products that Californians purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or released into the environment. The practical reach and impact of Proposition 65 is far beyond the borders of California and can adversely impact Minnesota based businesses selling products directly or indirectly into California.

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Changing Environmental Regulations and the Administrative Procedure Act | Sauce for the Goose is Sauce for the Gander

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Over the past twenty years, changes in Presidential administrations have typically led to changes in Federal environmental regulations, often with a new administration seeking to alter the regulatory landscape set by the prior administration.

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Child Support, Tax Credits and Dependency Exemptions

1.0 Standard CLE Credit 

This program will discuss an overview of tax issues related to child support. Covered topics will include the impact of parenting time schedules on tax credits/exemptions, how to structure child support or other family law Orders to correctly address tax issues related to child support and joint children, and the effect of arrearages on tax credits or dependency exemptions. The goal of this program is to educate attorneys on the language or provisions necessary to affect the parties’ agreements or the court’s Order as related to tax issues and consequences.

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Construction in Indian Country | Labor and Employment Issues

1.0 Standard CLE Credit 

A contractor embarking on a tribal project needs more than just an enforceable contract. They need to know the rules that govern labor and employment on the project—rules that sometimes differ significantly from those that apply elsewhere. We’ll cover federal labor and employment standards that apply to Indian Country work, the limits of state regulatory jurisdiction, and recent cases. 

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Construction Law and Related Trade Associations

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The construction industry is built on relationships, including industry trade and professional organizations. This CLE presentation will feature several construction industry organizations who will discuss the connection and crossover between the industry and the legal community. You will learn how the associations serve their members, how they are dealing with the current complex and challenging environment, and how you can be involved in their activities as a construction law attorney specifically.

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Contract Checkup | Diagnosing Problems in State and Municipal Contracts

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The goal of this presentation is to provide information to help you in drafting and reviewing contracts.
• Things to consider when negotiating contracts.
• Identify areas in contracts that cause problems for governmental entities and learn how to solve them.
• Understand what types of insurance and limits should be required in contracts including additional insured endorsements.
• Learn what to look for in indemnification clauses. 
• Get tips for reviewing certificates of insurance. Review issues related to COVID-19.

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Contracts for Deed Key Topics

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This program was presented as part of a series of programs in preparation for the Real Property Certification Exam.

This session will focus on contracts for deed and cancellations, including “What is a Contract for Deed,” characteristics of the vendor/vendee interests, the uniform conveyancing form, remedies of the vendee and the vendor, the purposes, mechanics and effect of statutory cancellation, and injunctions against cancellation.

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Cooperative Clean Energy

1.5 Standard CLE Credit 

In this presentation, based on a forthcoming law review article, our speakers draw on the structure and foundational principles underlying the cooperative form itself to create a framework for clean energy transition in rural electric cooperatives.

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Corporate Governance Perspectives from the General Counsel Seat

1.0 Standard CLE credit

Current General Counsels from Minnesota companies share what they have learned to establish effective governance structures in their organizations. 

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Courtroom Technology During a Pandemic

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The pandemic has had an impact on litigation in Minnesota in a variety of ways, not the least of which has courts and litigants relying more on technology. Judges are conducting proceedings remotely, parties are participating in discovery via email and videoconference, and lawyers have been forced to modify their practices across the board. Join us for a lively discussion on how the pandemic has changed courtroom technology in northern Minnesota and what you can do to keep up. 

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COVID, Trauma and Students

1.5 Standard CLE Credits

Please join the Children and the Law Section as we hear from Assistant Commissioner Daron Korte of the Minnesota Department of Education and from Kelly Pieper, Licensed Child and Family Therapist at Ellie Family Services about how school-aged children have been negatively impacted by the effects of COVID-19 on their education and mental health and how schools are responding.
 
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Crafting Arbitration Awards

1.0 Standard CLE Credit 

An arbitrator’s duties culminate in the award, which the arbitrator must carefully craft to discourage and withstand challenges. This program will discuss how to draft awards to meet the rules governing their scope, form, and timing while communicating clearly and concisely to the parties, their attorneys, and a reviewing court.

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Cyber Threats to the Construction Industry

1.75 Standard CLE Credits

This year's annual Construction Law Mini-Symposium will focus on identifying and understanding cyber threats to the construction industry as well as responses to those threats. We will discuss what to tell your clients if they believe they have been victim to a cyber security threat or data breach. The panelists will also discuss insurance, contracts, website security, and what to do before a breach. We hope you leave with a better understanding of cyber threats to the construction industry and what you should be doing to stay on top of it.  

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Data Privacy Law Update (Schrems II, CPRA, and more)

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

On July 16, 2020 the European Court of Justice invalidated the EU-US Privacy Shield program, which thousands of companies used to facilitate the transfer of personal data from the EU to the US. On November 3, the voters of California will decide if privacy regulation in California will undergo further historic changes through the California Privacy Rights Act.  Join us for some background, insight, and predictions regarding these two significant developments, as well as a few “quick hits” on other noteworthy privacy updates.

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Digital Heroes or Totalitarian Tech? Hot Topics in COVID-19 Data Privacy

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

From the invasiveness of new technologies to track the virus to the challenges of working from home, COVID-19 has unleashed a whirlwind of privacy issues. How are governments and employers reacting to our new reality? What new risks come from all this changed activity? Will technologies like wearables, biometrics, and thermal imaging save the day or accelerate a decline into totalitarian monitoring of our bodies, activities, and locations? Join us for a virtual “roundtable” discussion as we discuss the technologies, the legal and regulatory responses, and the burning COVID-19 privacy issues that are turning up in your day-to-day.

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Donor Advised Funds and Proposed Disclosure Requirements in Minnesota

1.0 Standard CLE Credit 

This presentation will give a history and overview of donor advised funds (DAF) and how they are currently regulated. The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits has proposed an amendment to Minnesota’s Supervision of Charitable Trusts and Trustees Act which would require charitable trusts transferring funds to DAFs to include in their annual trust filing with the office of the attorney general an itemized list of all grants and contributions made or approved for future payment during the year from that DAF.  The purpose behind this amendment would be to increase transparency and encourage compliance with restrictions on the funds even after transfer.

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Electric Vehicle Law and Policy Update

1.5 Standard CLE Credits

The law and policy surrounding electric vehicles continues to evolve locally, regionally and nationally.  Lisa Crum, Faegre Drinker, will moderate this highly specialized panel of EV leaders as they discuss current trends in EV regulation and the future outlook for EV expansion in the Midwest.

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Employee Retention Credit | A Closer Look at the ERTC

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress enacted legislation to provide relief to American businesses through the Employee Retention Credit (ERTC). The ERTC offers a significant opportunity for businesses to claim a refundable credit on qualifying wages paid to their employees. This program will explore the origins of the ERTC, the expansion of the credit through recent legislation and offer a practical approach toward claiming the credit. Attendees will learn how to advise clients on their potential qualification and the various ways to claim the credit.

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Employment Law Implications of Coronavirus

1.0 Standard CLE credit

Join attorneys Janet Olawsky and Jennifer Zwilling from Jackson Lewis P.C. as they discuss topics with which employers and employees are grappling in the midst of this crisis. Learn how companies can manage their workforce while maintaining health and safety, and the legal issues associated with this rapidly-evolving pandemic, including disability and leave, work-from-home arrangements, and wage and hour compliance.

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Estate Planning in 2021

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This program will explore the estate planning landscape in 2021, including Governor Walz’s tax proposal and potential tax law and policy changes under the Biden administration.  Hear an experienced estate planning attorney, financial and investment planner, and certified public accountant provide their perspectives on possible issues and opportunities.

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Ethical Issues for Lawyers Serving on Non-Profit Boards

1.0 Ethics CLE credit

Attorneys are often sought out to be Directors and Officers for nonprofit organizations because they bring special skills – superior reasoning, advanced schooling, special expertise, attention to detail, but the opportunity could be fraught with ethical and practical pitfalls.

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Ethics Issues for Today’s Construction Lawyer

1.0 Ethics CLE Credits

Construction law is fraught with ethical risk for lawyers – present in complex party relationships, co-counsel arrangements, managing client’s electronic confidential data and e-discovery, selecting and managing experts, and maintaining civility and professionalism when dealing with the opposition. This session will address the rules of professionalism through the lens of today’s top ethics issues confronting construction lawyers.

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Exemption from Discharge of Contract Claims under Section 523(a)(6)

1.0 Standard CLE Credit 

11 USC § 523(a)(6) involves the exception to discharge for intentional acts. The code section has a colorful history involving medical malpractice, gunshots and all other types of mayhem. Breach of contract has seldom been considered to be an intentional act as breach of contract can be found without a finding of intent. However, there has been a groundswell of cases throughout the country that have found, on various theories, that breach of contract claims can be exempt from discharge under § 523(a)(6).

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Facial Recognition | Overview of Issues and Litigation, MN Case Report, and Mpls Ordinance

1.0 Standard CLE Credit 

Facial recognition is becoming widely used creating novel legal issues in both criminal and civil contexts. This CLE presents an overview of key issues arising from its use and resultant litigation, explores a Minnesota case where facial recognition was used in a civil context leading to potential criminal exposure, and reviews the issues around the recent passage of an ordinance by the City of Minneapolis regarding use of facial recognition.

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Federal Funds Available for Broadband, Distance Learning, and Telemedicine in Minnesota

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

With the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress has appropriated funding for broadband-related equipment and services to support distance learning, telehealth, and additional broadband deployment through the CARES Act. Congress has previously allocated funds to programs for broadband-related services that may also be used during this time. This CLE will discuss broadband-related programs and funding status for Minnesota entities. Program content is based on Mendoza Law's Broadband Funding Report which you can read by clicking here.

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Federal Student Loan Update and the CARES Act

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This continuing legal education program will provide an update on recent court decisions surrounding federal student loans, public service loan forgiveness, loan servicers, and the Department of Education. This program will also explore the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and any extension thereof. If you have federal student loans, or have clients who do, this CLE is a must attend.
 
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Free Speech Issues in Public Employment

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Public employees have a unique relationship with their government. In one capacity, the government is prohibited by the constitution from interfering with certain civil rights. But in its role as employer, the government can restrict one’s liberties during the workday and beyond, or at least impose consequences on an employee who exercised those rights. That unique relationship is especially prevalent in the context of free speech. Join us for a one-hour discussion, hosted by Assistant Anoka County Attorney Andrew Jackola, exploring the rift between a public employee’s First Amendment rights and their government-employer’s workplace speech restrictions.

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From Published to Precedential

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The Minnesota Court of Appeals previously designated its opinions as published or unpublished. In 2020, statutory and rule changes eliminated these designations and replaced them with "precedential" and "nonprecedential" opinions. Notably, the appellate rules now allow attorneys to argue for opinion publication. Join us to hear judicial and practitioner perspectives on the new system and learn strategies for persuading the Court to publish your next opinion.

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Future of Legal Research

1.0 Standard CLE credit

In this moderated panel discussion, industry experts will discuss the current state of affairs and the future of legal research.

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George Floyd, Covid-19, and the 2020 Elections and Beyond

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The Covid-19 pandemic and the death of George Floyd changed everything and nothing in American politics. This talk examines how both impacted the 2020 elections in terms of the issues and the way politics, campaigns, and voting are conducted. Emphasis will be on discussing the significance of the 2020 elections and how in many ways it is still all about Donald Trump and what a handful of voters in approximately seven states will decide.

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Handling Your First Domestic Abuse or Harassment Case

1.0 Standard CLE credit

This CLE will provide an introduction to handling domestic abuse and harassment cases. Among other things, we will compare and contrast Orders for Protection and Harassment Restraining Orders and learn the associated statutes, case law, rules, and burdens of proof.

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Hot Documents, Hot Water

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

Whether they come from your client, a corporate mole, or just appear in your office, handling confidential or privileged documents outside of discovery can be rife with pitfalls for the unsuspecting lawyer. This seminar will identify the situations likely to lead to disqualification or ethics complaints and offer suggestions on how to keep yourself out of hot water.

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Hot Topics in Election Law | What you Need to Know in this Unusual Year

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

2020 will be a year like no other, especially when it comes to the election. This presentation is designed for attorneys who advise county and local election officials, attorneys who advise candidates, or any attorney interested in elections or serving as an election judge.

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How to Develop Yourself Within the Bar and Your Firm

1.0 Standard CLE credit

This extraordinary panel of leaders will highlight their path toward leadership starting with their journey as associates. Find out how they charted a course to leadership within their firms as well as the bar association. You’ll hear about best practices, missteps, and everything in between.

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Immigration Benefits for Military Families - Parole in Place 101

1.0 Standard CLE credit

Parole in Place ("PIP") is a discretionary benefit available to families of servicemembers and veterans. This CLE will cover a variety of topics pertinent to immigration attorneys and practitioners who represent servicemembers, veterans or immigrant families.

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Immigration Hot Topics

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

• Restoration of DACA
• President Biden's Deportation Moratorium
• USCIS Receipt Notice Delays, RFEs, etc.
• Equal Access to COVID-19 vaccines
• CDC Expulsion Order

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Impact of COVID-19 on Certain Minnesota District Courts and Court of Appeals - Moving to Remote Hearings

1.0 Standard CLE credit

Judges from the Second, Fourth, Seventh, and Ninth Judicial Districts and the Court of Appeals will discuss their court procedures modified to address the current COVID-19 situation. 

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Inside the Black Box - Survey Results Revealing the Preferences and Practices of Construction Arbitrators

1.0 Standard CLE credit

The presenter conducted a survey of construction arbitrators across the nation and received approximately 230 replies. The survey responses reveal the practices of construction arbitrators in allowing discovery and dispositive motions and conducting hearings. The respondents also described what they thought were persuasive and unpersuasive advocacy techniques.

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Introduction to your Employee Benefits | A New Attorneys Guide

1.0 Standard CLE credit

Learn what all those benefit documents you received on your first day of work really mean. At this CLE we will discuss common employee benefits that you could be receiving from your employer. In addition we will provide a high-level overview of the various ways in which you may encounter employee benefits in your legal practice.
 
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Investigator Training | Workplace Investigations | Understanding the Impact of Recent Court Decisions

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Cynthia Bremer (defense-side attorney) and Heather Tabery (plaintiff-side attorney) will summarize recent state and federal case law defining actionable harassment and discrimination. They will also discuss employer best practices and workplace investigations pointers in light of these court decisions
 
Investigator Trainings are sponsored by the MSBA Labor & Employment Section and planned for the benefit of investigators at our governmental agencies.

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Investing in US Businesses by Foreign Persons | Common Business and Tax Considerations

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This program is sponsored by the MSBA International Business Law Section.
The United States remains one of the most attractive markets for foreign direct investment in the world. At the same time, a foreign person who wishes to invest in a U.S. business has to navigate through an intricate web of state entity and business laws and comply with the most complicated tax system in the world.

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Jury Trials and Other Tribulations of COVID-19

2.0 Standard CLE credits

Panelists look at how the resumption of criminal jury trials has been working out and what those participating in the first trial pilots and other contested hearings believe you need to know. We will also look at how hearings have been expanding in counties during July and what to expect in August, and discuss ethical obligations and traps for the unwary under remote hearings and the new limitations at courthouses.

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Jury Trials in the COVID Era

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

From jury selection to closing, learn what works and what doesn’t when trying a case in the era of COVID. Hear from experienced defense attorneys and prosecutors that have tried cases to jury since courts reopened.
 
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Just, Fair, Reasonable, and Necessary - The Current Landscape of Attorneys’ Fees in Probate Court Proceedings

1.0 Standard CLE credits

The panelists will discuss the current law regarding recovery of attorneys’ fees and costs in probate court proceedings, including the differing legal standards and procedures required for recovery in probate, trust, and guardianship and conservatorship litigation.

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Environmental Law and Evolving U.S. Supreme Court Environmental Law

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This program is sponsored by the MSBA Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Law Section.

Join us for an event that will look at how the U.S. Supreme Court has approached environmental law questions and how that may be changing.  We will also look at the late Justice Ginsburg’s environmental law legacy.

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Land Use Regulation

1.0 Standard CLE credit

This program was presented as part of a series of programs in preparation for the Real Property Certification Exam. 

This course will be a broad overview of the law relating to land use regulation in Minnesota, with particular emphasis on Minnesota statutes relating to planning and zoning. 

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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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Lawyer Ethics in the Age of Social Media

1.0 Ethics CLE credit

The goal of the presentation will be to improve awareness of a lawyer’s ethical obligations and to identify tools to appropriately use social media in consideration of those obligations.

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  • Ethics
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Lawyer Well-Being | Surviving and Thriving in Challenging Times

1.0 Standard 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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Leadership Through Words: How to Write and Talk to Gain the Trust of Clients and Others

1.0 Standard CLE credit

This session will focus on practical and effective tips and best practices for writing and speaking to portray leadership and gain trust.

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Legal Research Basics

1.0 Standard CLE credit

Mike will provide an overview of the evolution of legal research: from Print to Search to 'Ask.' We'll discuss how this evolution is changing the way we manage a wide diversity of research tasks in an era of do-more-with-less. 

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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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Lessons Learned from Virtual Depositions

1.0 Standard CLE credit

Hear from a panel of litigators who have been in the trenches taking and defending depositions remotely during the pandemic.  They will share with you their experiences and lessons learned.  Learn from their successes and mistakes before you take your next remote deposition.

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  • Criminal Law
  • Litigation
Let’s Discuss Trademark Rights for Businesses and How to Protect Them

1.0 Standard CLE credit

A discussion on trademarks for businesses. This will be geared toward learning and understanding the role that trademarks have in a business, including considerations in choosing a trademark, what is protectable, how rights are established and maintained, how to protect the trademarks you own and proper usage.

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  • Business Law
LGBTQ Equity in ADR | Building Stronger Human Connections

1.0 Elimination of Bias credit

As ADR practitioners, we know that creating a welcoming, comfortable space is critical to being able to provide effective ADR services.  However, for many members of the LGBTQ Community, accessing legal services such as mediation and arbitration is not always a safe process. 

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Marijuana in the Minnesota Workplace

1.0 Standard CLE credit

Five years after medical cannabis arrived in the workplace, how are employers coping? Are fewer employers testing for marijuana? Have concerns about safety materialized? 

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  • Criminal Law
  • Employment and Labor Law
Marketing and Networking Like a Leader: How to Position Yourself for Growth

1.0 Standard CLE credit

Leadership is about garnering the trust and respect of people and giving them the positive feedback and support they need to be successful. This CLE will teach you how to truly market yourself as a leader, which starts with your management and interpersonal skills.

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  • Small Firm Practice
  • Practice Management & Marketing
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Mediation & Domestic Abuse- A SAFeR Screening and Assessment Guide for Attorneys + ADR Providers

1.0 Standard CLE credit

Intimate partner violence, coercive control and other issues can have major implications for parties’ ability to mediate or to engage in other facilitative dispute resolution processes. Under some circumstances, however, mediation can be a safe process that produces safe and workable parenting or financial arrangements if the process is modified to address the issue(s). 

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  • ADR
  • Family Law
MERA is Alive and Well

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This CLE will provide an introduction and overview of one of Minnesota's bedrock environmental statutes, the Minnesota Environmental Rights Act, for law students and new lawyers. We'll walk through the statutory provisions, review some of the most important historic MERA cases, and brief participants on cases the appellate courts decided this year. Come learn about this important tool for protecting Minnesota's resources!

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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
Minnesota Water Law 101

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Learn about the common law underpinnings of modern water law in the State of Minnesota.  This presentation will focus on Minnesota’s public waters work permit and water appropriation permit programs.  The presentation will also cover common misperceptions about water law.

This CLE is co-sponsored by the MSBA Public Law Section and Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Law Section

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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
Minnesota Workouts and Foreclosures

1.0 Standard 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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Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Secretarial Function

1.0 Standard CLE credit

Many boards take the role of the secretary for granted; what does it take to be an effective secretary for your corporation and ensure that your company and its directors are protected from potential pitfalls.

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  • Corporate Counsel
  • Business Law
On the Path to Lawyer Well-Being

1.0 Standard CLE credit

In collaboration with the MSBA Life and Law Committee and Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, the members of our panel will discuss how newer lawyers – the next generation of legal professionals – can make changes in tomorrow’s legal environment. 

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  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Wellness
Online Legal Research

1.0 Standard CLE credit

We will describe how to effectively use free and low-cost online resources including Google Scholar, Fastcase (free to MSBA members), and resources from Cornell's Legal Information Institute (LII). 

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  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Legal Research and Writing
Parental Leave of the Court | Could Minnesota Courts Adopt a New Parental Leave Rule?

1.0 Standard CLE credit

This program will explore the development of court rules for parental leave in other jurisdictions and discuss the ongoing work to propose rule amendments for parental leave here in Minnesota. A member of the current parental leave working group will present the current version of the proposed rule amendments, discuss their development, and take questions and comments as to how they can be improved. 

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  • Family Law
Policing Indian Country | Recent Developments

1.5 Elimination of Bias

Criminal jurisdiction in Indian country has been referred to as a "maze" by scholars and practitioners, and its complexity has been shown to result in increased rates of violent crimes against Native people. This panel will discuss how recent Minnesota legislation, the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in U.S. v. Cooley, and other developments may produce better outcomes for Minnesota tribes and their members. The panelists will also offer additional suggestions for tribal, state, and federal reform.

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  • Tribal Law
  • Elimination of Bias
  • Appellate Practice
Preference Cases and Defenses | A Review of the Standard Defenses in Light of the Small Business Reorganization Act and Recent Covid Legislation

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

A review of common defenses to preference litigation from preference litigators and a discussion of the way the burdens of proof have (or have not) been relaxed in light of recent statutory changes.

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  • Business Law
  • Litigation
Preparing for Trials in Covid Time

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Join a panel of Judges from various counties as they discuss ways to conduct a meaningful pretrial during Covid time. While there are many considerations that would never have crossed your mind pre-Covid, they are now important questions to ask in the pretrials to understand how to move forward safely and effectively. We look forward to presenting this working pretrial checklist as we navigate this new normal.

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Probate for Real Estate Attorneys and Real Estate for Probate Attorneys

1.0 Standard CLE credit

Using common fact patterns, a panel of real estate and probate attorneys will address common issues at the intersection of real estate and probate law.

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  • Probate and Trust
  • Real Property
Protecting Children’s Privacy During COVID-19

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

With COVID-19 still raging, many classrooms are operating virtually, and educators and parents need to understand the privacy implications posed by virtual platforms their students and children are using daily. This CLE will discuss relevant federal child privacy laws, provide examples of how popular video conferencing platforms may be used by schools, and offer some suggestions for parents on how to protect their children’s privacy.

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  • Family Law
  • Technology
  • Public Law
  • Communications Law
Public Utilities Section 2021 Legislative Session Overview

1.0 Standard CLE Credit 

Please join us for a 2021 legislative overview and energy policy discussion. Representative Jamie Long (61B), Chair of the House Energy Finance and Policy Committee will discuss what his priorities are for the 2021 legislative session and beyond.  After the presentation, we will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in a dialogue with Chair Long and other members of the section.  This is a great opportunity for Public Utilities Section members to engage in direct dialogue with the officials most responsible for setting Minnesota energy policy.
 
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Purchasing and Selling Real Property

1.0 Standard CLE credit

This course will focus on the legal principles, doctrines, causes of action and rights and remedies impacting purchase agreements and option contracts. Particular attention will be given to the manner in which basic contract law applies to real estate, including enforceability of the contract, statute of frauds, as well as an analysis of common purchase agreement provisions.

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Questionable Immigration Reform | No Masks, No Meat, Know Your Rights and More

1.0 Standard CLE credit

The Coronavirus has impacted every sector of the US work force. Immigrant health care workers and meat processors are amongst those who have been hit the hardest. DACA recipients have been left in dark about what their futures hold and immigrant families across the nation are feeling even more vulnerable. This CLE will cover the impact of the pandemic on foreign medical graduates, meat processing plants and other "essential workers" on the frontline, DACA recipients, Know Your Rights, ethics issues for attorneys advising clients in light of the pandemic, and consular processing updates.

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Religious and Conscience Objections to Gender Diversity and the Health Care Rights of LGBTQ+ Patients

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE credit

Speaker Christy Hall will discuss these regulatory changes and uncertainty and how that affects the health care rights and protection of LGBTQ+ people. She will go beyond discussing the regulatory changes to address underlying gender bias in the legal profession that may play out in providing legal advice to health care clients. 

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  • Health Law
  • Elimination of Bias
Reverse Mortgages Instead of Bankruptcy and In Bankruptcy

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage - Reverse Mortgages: A Government Insured loan that provides cash flow benefits for seniors.  We will cover how it is used and myths and truths about them.

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Role of Legal & Compliance in Your Organization

1.0 Standard CLE credit

Panel discussion from in-house compliance officers and lawyers on the differences between the skills and responsibilities of Legal and Compliance.

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  • Corporate Counsel
  • Business Law
Searching for the “Y” - Preparing for Your Next Complex Case

1.0 Standard CLE credit

In this one-hour CLE, Administrative Law Judge Eric L. Lipman will outline some useful practice tips when preparing for your next complex utility matter. This not-to-miss presentation will be a skill builder for anyone who is new to utility law and a thought-provoking session for anyone who manages time, resources or testimony in large utility cases. 

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  • Litigation
  • Public Law
Sleep and Well-Being | Discussing the importance of sleep, its impact on performance, and how to manage workloads

1.0 Standard CLE Credits

How do we promote our own well-being and improve performance? And how do we set boundaries with clients and co-workers to make this possible? Learn the latest from the fields of neuroscience and neuro-management about the power of sleep and oxytocin (the trust molecule). Our panel will then discuss how to manage ourselves, set expectations with clients, co-workers, and superiors, and create a safe space to take care of our health and enhance performance.

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Sleep, Ethics, and Well-Being

1.0 Standard CLE credit

Learn about the startling impact of "short sleep" on cognition, perception, social interactions, ethical behavior, and health.

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  • Wellness
  • New Lawyer Essentials
Supported Decision Making for Attorneys

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Join social worker, Anita Raymond, and attorney, John Kantke, for a closer look at supported decision making.  John and Anita will break down supported decision making looking at forms and case studies to illustrate options. 

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  • Family Law
The 2021 Stimulus Package - PPP│EIDL│ERTC - Forgiveness and Audits and Who Gets More Money

1.0 Standard CLE Credit 

On December 27, President Trump signed the Economic Aid Act. This Act modified the PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) program, as well as making significant and important changes to many other relief initiatives, including the EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan) and the availability of the ERTC (Employee Retention Tax Credit).  For small firms, or solo practitioners, these changes, coupled with new guidance on how the SBA will be dealing with PPP forgiveness going forward, can be a lifeline for both you and your client.  Join Dady & Gardner’s Ron Gardner for a program that will dive into the specifics of these changes to help you determine if you (or any of your clients) are eligible for any of this new economic aid.  Ron will also take questions to help as you navigate these programs.

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The Closing Statement

1.0 Standard CLE credit

This program was presented as part of a series of programs in preparation for the Real Property Certification Exam.

The Closing Statement is an integral part of all real estate transactions. It is the financial bridge between the parties to a transaction and their agreements.

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The Essentials of Cross Examination - Preparation, Execution, and Impeachment

1.0 Standard CLE credit

This presentation will cover the basics of cross examination at trial, including techniques and strategy. Presenters will review the basics of leading questions, impeachment, and discovery planning for effective cross-examination. Expert examination will also be addressed.

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  • New Lawyer Essentials
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The Farm Cooperative Antitrust Exemption Under the Capper-Volstead Act

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This program is co-sponsored by the MSBA Antitrust Law Section and the MSBA Agricultural and Rural Law Section

The Capper-Volstead Cooperative Marketing Associations Act gives farm cooperatives a limited exemption from federal antitrust liability. Aaron Gott and Luke Hasskamp of antitrust boutique firm Bona Law will discuss the history and scope of the Act, outline the risks that farm cooperatives face despite the exemption, and best practices for lawyers representing clients who are members of farm cooperatives, are farm cooperatives, or compete with farm cooperatives.

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  • antitrust
The First 90 Days of Being In-House Corporate Counsel

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Hear from a panel of current general counsel and corporate counsel about their experiences and advice regarding being in-house counsel and their first 90 days. The panel will cover tips for surviving and thriving as new in-house corporate counsel as well as best practices and ways to improve performance. This is a great opportunity for law graduates, in-house counsel and private practice attorneys to learn more about the various challenges and successes that attorneys have experienced when moving in-house.

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The Lawyer's Guide to Dancing in a Hurricane: Strategies and Tools for Thriving in a Stressful Profession

1.0 Standard CLE credit

• Share and discuss the unique challenges and stressors facing lawyers in the profession
• Learn simple but effective life hacks for promoting better positive psychology and well-being outcomes
• Discover the brain science behind the mindfulness, meditation, and gratitude practices that can transform your life 

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  • Wellness
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The Life and Legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s career as a litigator and her decades of service on the Supreme Court shaped the law and our lives. Join us for this review of Justice Ginsburg’s legal legacy from a number of angles. Our presenters will also discuss the upcoming confirmation process—what we know about it, and what to expect.

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The Minnesota Appellate Courts Strengthen Employee Protections

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In several cases over the last year, the Minnesota Supreme Court and Court of Appeals reinforced and expended protections for Minnesota employees. These opinions touch on the frequently litigated areas of sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, whistleblower protections, and the regulation of wages and hours. This presentation will provide an update on these developments and discuss their implications for future litigation.

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  • Appellate Practice
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The Rules They Are a Changin’ | A Discussion of the Proposed Rules and Forms Amendments

1.0 Standard CLE Credit 

This presentation will cover the proposed restyling of and amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure ahead of the February 16, 2021 deadline for submitting public comments. We will summarize the restyling and highlight all pertinent amendments including the proposed rule changes relating to the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019.

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  • Business Law
  • Bankruptcy
Things You Need to Know about Medical Cannabis and CBD Regulation in MN

1.0 Standard CLE Credit 

An overview of Minnesota’s medical cannabis program will be provided and include who is eligible, how to register, what conditions qualify, and what medications are available.

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  • Public Law
  • Health Law
Tips for Selecting and Managing Outside Counsel

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Our experienced panelists will discuss various approaches in selecting outside counsel. How do you introduce a new issue with a longstanding, reliable relationship? When and how to use metrics and/or various diversity, equity and inclusion considerations? How does cost factor into your selection analysis? When do you seek new outside counsel vs. leveraging a longstanding relationship where counsel can hit the ground running?

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Title Standards, White Pages and Survey Guidelines

2.0 Standard CLE Credits

This program was presented as part of a series of programs in preparation for the Real Property Certification Exam. 

This course is essentially two separate topics covered in one course.  The Title Standards and White Pages portion of this course will identify title issues and what documents are needed to support a real estate transaction. 

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Top 10 Tech Law Developments

1.0 Standard CLE credit

What are some of the most important technology law developments over the past year? Notable lawsuits and legislation span areas that include privacy, autonomous vehicles, social media, copyright, patents, trademarks, security, licensing, and biometrics. A technology litigator with experience in cybersecurity, computer forensics, and legal technology will discuss the evolving tech law landscape, as well as trends that will likely continue to affect tech clients and their lawyers in the coming year.

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Trials and Tribulations: Trying a Civil Case Ethically and Professionally

1.0 Ethics CLE credit

This CLE will address ethical and professional responsibility rules that arise during a civil trial. 

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Who We Are and What We Do | Civil Legal Services in Minnesota

1.0 Standard CLE Credit 

Four legal aid attorneys will talk about civil legal aid in Minnesota:
How services are coordinated, what services are offered, and who is eligible. The attorneys will offer an overview of civil legal aid in the state and then talk specifically about each of their four programs.
 
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Who’s the Boss? The ever-shifting landscape of independent contractors, misclassification and joint employers

1.0 Standard CLE Credits

Join us as we discuss the most relevant and important changes in these areas to date and how to anticipate changes in the future.

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  • Employment and Labor Law
Working with Guardians ad Litem in Family Court

1.0 Standard CLE credit

Join us to hear a discussion (incl. Q&A) with current Guardians ad Litem (GAL) working in family court.  There will be GAL representatives to offer varying contexts and perspectives to the work currently being done.

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Workplace Diversity and Inclusion | Success Stories and What You Can Do Going Forward

1.25 Elimination of Bias CLE credit

This CLE program will feature a panel of diversity and inclusion leaders who will discuss tangible ways they have advocated for diversity and inclusion in their workplace.

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  • Elimination of Bias
  • Employment and Labor Law
Your First Ethics Complaint - What Not to Do

1.0 Ethics CLE credit

A practical review of the attorney disciplinary process in Minnesota and the ethical obligations of attorneys to cooperate with disciplinary investigations. 

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  • Practice Management & Marketing
  • Ethics
  • New Lawyer Essentials