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*** The MN Supreme Court has issued an order temporarily suspending the 15 hour cap for On Demand CLEs for anyone who has to report their credits at the end of August 2020. Any remaining CLE credit hours for those who need to report by end of August can be done with On Demand courses. ***

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The MSBA offers 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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5 Ways to Improve Your Life and Your Law Practice

1.0 Standard CLE credit

Even for new lawyers, modernizing or trying new things can seem intimidating. What if you could design your practice to be more efficient, make clients happy and enjoy your work more? Join us for this session to learn 5 key rules to get you there.

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  • Practice Management & Marketing
  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Technology
A Beginner's Guide to Dealing with the DUI

1.0 Standard CLE credit

A step-by-step discussion from getting pulled over, the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, the blood, breath, or urine tests through to the Implied Consent Hearings and Trials.


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  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Criminal Law
Adoption for LGBT Couples and Unmarried Couples

1.5 Standard CLE credit

The presenters will discuss the impact that marriage equality has had on adoption practice and share their insights and practical advice on working with LGBT families and with unmarried couples seeking to adopt. 

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  • Family Law
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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  • Legal Research and Writing
Changing Lanes - Autonomous-Vehicle Law and Policy at the Federal, State, and Local Levels

1.0 Standard CLE credit


This presentation will discuss how AVs, electric vehicles (EVs), car sharing, and other transportation advances can converge to support greener, safer, more connected, and more equitable land use patterns, street designs, mobility options, and other opportunities. It will also discuss how federal, state, and local laws and regulations (e.g., traffic codes, zoning, safety standards) can be structured to support those outcomes and configurations.


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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
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Children with Unseen Disabilities in the Legal System

3.75 Standard CLE credits

This program will explore how children with “invisible disabilities” such as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and mental health disabilities, get evaluated or not and how their disability affects what happens to them in the legal system. 

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  • Health Law
  • Family Law
Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions and Expungements

2.0 Standard CLE credits

Persons convicted of a crime are generally exposed to a number of legal penalties and disabilities that remain with them long after they have fully served the sentence, even if the record is expunged. This CLE will cover the criminal records landscape including what records exist, where they are located, and how are they accessed.

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  • Criminal Law
Crop Insurance - What You Need to Know

1.0 Standard credit

We will explore the background of the Federal Crop Insurance Program, the insurance policies, and the procedures insurers and farmers are expected to follow. We will also discuss the litigation of disputes under the policies, including what claims can be brought in state court, what claims must be arbitrated, and when the administrative agency can, or must, be involved.


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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
Defamation on Social Media - April Sellers v. Kevin Powell and Jinah Parker

1.0 Standard CLE credit


Hear from the legal team who successfully prosecuted a recent defamation case rooted in social media and mistaken identity. The panel will discuss the ins and outs of the case and the challenges of defamation law in the social media age.

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  • Art and Entertainment
  • Technology
  • Criminal Law
Dr. Robot Will See You Now - The Hype, Reality and Liability Implications of Artificial Intelligence in Health Care

1.0 CLE credit

Artificial intelligence (AI) based on machine learning is rapidly disrupting every sector of our economy, none more so than medicine. This presentation will describe recent advances in AI that explain the rapid growth of the technology, the existing and pending applications in health care, and the unique legal and liability issues that AI will create for health care.

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  • Technology
  • Health Law
DWI - What You Need to Know and How Document Assembly Can Help You

1.5 Standard CLE credit


This course is geared toward the non-criminal defense practitioner or new lawyer whom is considering entering the criminal defense arena, or wants to be competent enough to help family and friends. The course provides a general overview of the criminal case process and procedures, as well as some important, necessary details that will educate the non-criminal defense and/or new lawyer with satisfactory knowledge to speak intelligently and competently with a prospective client. 

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  • Criminal Law
  • New Lawyer Essentials
DWI, Veterans, and Drug Treatment Courts in Minnesota: Best Practices, How they Work, And Ethical Considerations

2.0 Standard & 1.0 Ethics credits


This 3-hour program includes a segment on 'Best Practices for Treatment Courts' from Abby Kuschel,  the State Treatment Court Coordinator for the Minnesota Judicial Branch, a panel discussion on 'How Treatment Courts actually are implemented in Minnesota: Common practices and differences from County to County,' and the final ethical presentation from Judge Jill Eichenwald on 'When does the Attorney need to be with the Client in Court?'

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  • Military and Veterans Law
  • Ethics
  • Criminal Law
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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  • Legal Research and Writing
GDPR Primer for Minnesota Attorneys

1.0 Standard CLE credit

On May 25, 2018, the European Union will put into effect the strictest and broadest data privacy law in the World.  Questions abound on the Global impact of this new law on attorneys and businesses in Minnesota. 


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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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  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
How #MeToo is Impacting Employment Law Today

1.0 Standard CLE credit

Hear answers to a variety of questions on this topic by a panel of experienced employment attorneys.

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  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Litigation
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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  • New Lawyer Essentials
How to Have a More Dementia-Friendly Law Practice - Practical Tips and Advice

1.5 Elimination of Bias CLE credit

While Dementia is certainly not a brand-new medical condition, research on it and the statistical upswing of its presence in the general population make this disease something you should know more about. Not only that, but what are the differences between “normal aging” and Dementia symptoms? How diminished is your client’s capacity – and are you expected to acquire medical expertise to deal with the elderly now? What are our professional and ethical responsibilities as lawyers?

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  • Family Law
  • Elimination of Bias
  • Elder Law
How to Make Your Research Count in Your Writing

1.0 Standard CLE credit

This session aims to help you make your research shine in your written work. You’ll learn best practices for writing engagingly and persuasively about complex legal issues, using caselaw effectively, and synthesizing principles and trends.

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  • Legal Research and Writing
How do I Protect the Immigration Status of My Client?

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE credit

We will discuss the various pitfalls for attorneys who do not specialize in immigration law but represent immigrant clients. 

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  • Immigration Law
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 Law
  • Military and Veterans Law
Implicit Bias - Its Impact and How to Counter It

1.0 Elimination of Bias credit


The phrase “implicit bias” is used frequently, but what exactly does it mean? Through examples, including optical illusions and group exercises, this presentation showcases the ways in which we can exercise bias without even realizing it; shares the latest research regarding its impact on the legal profession (including the reasons people hire us); and discusses ways to combat its effect.


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  • Wellness
  • Elimination of Bias
Joint Revocable Cabin Trust - Using a Cabin Trust to Keep the Cabin in the Family

1.5 Standard CLE credits

Hear the advantages and disadvantages of using a Cabin Trust, including a review of the essential elements of the Joint Revocable Cabin Trust, the latest addition to the practicelaw and mndocs libraries.

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  • Probate and Trust
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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  • Practice Management & Marketing
  • Probate and Trust
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Keeping the Farm

1.0 Standard CLE credit


Nursing Home Planning and the Farm: a checklist of issues to consider; the use of business entities in farm succession planning; the Minnesota estate tax qualified farm exemption and recapture rules: how to avoid estate tax on the family farm; how property taxes can be affected by use of certain estate planning techniques; and an update on the Probate Section’s Outstate Study Group’s efforts to restore the linkage between ag land and the homestead for property owned by farm couples in trust.


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  • Elder Law
  • Tax Law
  • Probate and Trust
Law and Technology - The Ethics of the Practice of Law in the 21st Century

1.0 Ethics CLE credit

In this session, Todd Scott and Joe Kaczrowski cover several topics of concern for lawyers starting or operating a law practice today including the practical applications of the tech competence requirement in the Rules of Professional Conduct.

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  • Practice Management
  • Technology
  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Ethics
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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  • Practice Management & Marketing
  • New Lawyer Essentials
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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  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Legal Research and Writing
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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  • Practice Management & Marketing
  • New Lawyer Essentials
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
Medical Aid in Dying

1.5 Standard CLE credit

Understanding Medical Aid in Dying and its distinction from related concepts like assisted suicide and euthanasia will become increasingly important to Minnesota attorneys serving people living with terminal illness. 

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  • Family Law
  • Health Law
Minnesota’s New Child Support Law

1.0 Standard CLE credit

This presentation will address Minnesota’s new child support law – a comparison of child support guidelines from an old order to the new guidelines.


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  • Family Law
New Lawyers and Leadership

1.0 Standard CLE credit

This panel features new lawyers currently in leadership positions and those that have held leadership positions during their time as new lawyers and will seek to describe the benefits of getting more involved in leadership amongst new lawyers and in other facets of law practice.

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  • New Lawyer Essentials
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
Pre-trial Basics, or How to NOT Screw up the Actual Trial and Keep your Partner Happy

1.0 Standard CLE credit


Our seasoned panelists will cover topics like pre-trial strategies, negotiation skills, and settlement talks so you are set up for success. You will hear perspectives from two partners and one associate.


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  • Litigation
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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
Public Meetings - Open for Business

1.0 Standard CLE

Get a refresher on the Open Meeting Law, including notice requirements, closing meetings, regular and special meetings, technology at public meetings, exceptions, and more. At the same time, you’ll brush up on Robert's Rules of Order to make sure that the meeting runs smoothly and with a clear record.


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  • Public Law
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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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
Roberts Rules: Parliamentary Law in Real Life Meetings

1.5 Standard CLE credit

Productive meetings start with a basic understanding of the rules that structure efficient process and decision-making.  Every lawyer should know the basics of parliamentary law and procedure, including Roberts Rules of Order, in order to participate effectively. 

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  • New Lawyer Essentials
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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, 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
Smarty-Pants, Smarty-Pants - Expert Testimony in Your Next Contested Case

1.0 Standard CLE credit

This CLE will review key practice tips for discovering, presenting and confronting the testimony of specially-skilled witnesses in your next contested case. This course will be a useful skill builder for any new administrative lawyer as well as a handy refresher for any litigator who is appearing in court on behalf of clients. 

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  • Litigation
  • Public Law
  • New Lawyer Essentials
Solo: A Law Practice Story

1.0 Standard CLE credit

Join an adventure into the solo attorney world and hear from two attorneys who have made the jump to light speed (and, perhaps, escaped the Empire). 

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  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Small Firm Practice
State vs. Federal Environmental Powers – Where are we headed?

1.0 Standard CLE credit

In the wake of a federal rollback of Obama implemented standards, we have assembled a distinguished panel of local experts who will discuss the status of efforts by California and other states to challenge Trump administration policies. Our panel will provide an overview of this important and interesting topic. 

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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
Stress Signals: Ignore them at your Peril
1.0 Standard CLE credit

Litigator Sybil Dunlop explores how the latest research can help us address these issues and find peace in our practice.

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  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Wellness
Successful Employment of Transgender Individuals

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE credit

Expert panelists discuss what the law requires regarding working with individuals who are transgender, as well as best practice strategies. 

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  • Elimination of Bias
  • Employment and Labor Law
The Dangers of Anecdotes: Transitioning to Data-Driven Decisions in Legal Practice

1.0 Standard CLE credit

For the most part, though, lawyers still tend to advise their clients based not on data, but on their own anecdotal experience. With clients continuing to adapt to a data-driven world, do lawyers face a professional obligation to use data analytics to inform their legal advice?

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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
  • Litigation
The Intersection of Ethics, Inclusion, and Professionalism - The New Model Rule 8.4(g)

1.0 Elimination of Bias credit

Model Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4(g) now prohibits discrimination and harassment in all conduct related to the practice of law. Our presenters will discuss attorneys’ ethical obligations in the context of eliminating bias, fostering inclusion and professionalism, and avoiding "bad behavior" that can now rise to the level of a breach of the rules of professional conduct.

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  • Elimination of Bias
Trial Books CLE - Conciliation Appeals

1.0 Standard CLE credit

Trial Books is a new practicelaw resource. Members provide a complete collection of successful trial documents, from "complaint to closing argument." These documents are then introduced in our Trial Books CLE series. In this presentation, Bryan Battina will review everything you need to know about your first conciliation court appeal.

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Trial Books CLE - Pleadings and Insurance Coverage – What Every Litigator Needs to Know

1.0 Standard CLE credit


All too often litigators ignore the important role insurance can play in litigation – both in terms of getting your client paid or making sure your client’s duty to defend is triggered. The purpose of this CLE is to give litigators a basic understanding of the role pleading practice can play in triggering or excluding insurance coverage. 

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Trial Ready Checklist

1.0 Standard credit

Pre-trial is over, the case didn’t settle, your trial date is set - now what? This short course will take you through what you need to think about and do to successfully and effectively prepare for your rapidly approaching trial. We will briefly review pre-trial and trial motions, voir dire, evidentiary and witness considerations, jury charge and verdict form issues, and protecting the record for appeal.

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  • Litigation
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Walking the Path of Healthcare Private Equity Transactions
1.0 Standard CLE credit

This session will outline emerging trends for healthcare organizations in private equity deals, including working with an investment banking firm, planning for due diligence, choosing the right private equity firm, negotiating transaction agreements, and working through unique regulatory issues. 

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  • Business Law
  • Health Law
What you need to know about USERRA and the Veteran's Preference Act

1.0 Standard CLE credit

Hear from Attorney and ESGR Ombudsman Mathew Meyer speak on state and federal legal requirements for military leave and provide tips for compliance. Attorney Charles Horowitz, who has represented numerous individuals in Veteran’s Preference Act hearings, including one case that went to the Minnesota Supreme Court, will also discuss the protections and procedures under that provision, as well as a few strategic tips for attorneys representing clients in this area. 

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  • Military and Veterans Law
  • 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