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Appellate Practice CLEs

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Appellate CHIPS CLE Series | Appellate Practice to Strengthen your Parent Advocacy

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This series of CLEs features speakers on a variety of topics in appellate child protection matters. Whether you’re taking your first appeal from a child protection matter or your fiftieth, we hope you’ll find some useful tips, information, and best practices from these presentations. 

This session features the Honorable John R. Rodenberg, former district court judge and Minnesota Court of Appeals judge, who will present on best written and oral argument practices in appeals of CHIPS and permanency matters. Judge Rodenberg served on the Court of Appeals for eight years and was a district court judge for 12 years, retiring from the bench in August 2020.

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  • CATEGORY
  • Appellate Practice
  • Family Law
Appellate CHIPS CLE Series | Best Practices for Preserving the CHIPS Trial Court Record

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This session features Anne Carlson of Anne M. Carlson Law Office PLLC who will present on best practices for preserving the CHIPS trial court record for appeal. Ms. Carlson has extensive appellate experience, including a reversal of a termination of parental rights in an appeal, and currently provides contract appellate representation through the Adult Representation Services of Hennepin County.

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  • Appellate Practice
  • Family Law
Appellate CHIPS CLE Series | Civil Maltreatment
1.0 Standard CLE Credit
This session features Jon Geffen, Director of the Reentry Clinic, of Mitchell Hamline School of Law who will present on maltreatment appeals and opportunities for reform. Director Geffen was previously an assistant attorney general for the State of Minnesota and a staff attorney at Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services. He litigated maltreatment determinations as a private attorney at Arneson & Geffen PLLC.

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  • Appellate Practice
  • Family Law
Appellate CHIPS CLE Series | Identifying Issues for a CHIPS Appeal

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This session features Mallory Stoll of Blahnik, Prchal & Stoll, PLLC who will present on identifying issues for appeal in CHIPS and permanency cases and on taking your first appeal. Ms. Stoll provides representation for parents in relatives in CHIPS and permanency matters on a private and court-appointed basis.

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  • Appellate Practice
  • Family Law
Appellate CHIPS CLE Series | Post-permanency Appeals

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This session features Natalie Netzel, Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Institute to Transform Child Protection at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, who will present on post-permanency appeals. Professor Netzel supervises law students and social work students in the Child Protection Clinic at Mitchell Hamline and supports institute training, research, and community engagement events. She previously was a law clerk at the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

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  • CATEGORY
  • Appellate Practice
  • Family Law
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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  • CATEGORY
  • Appellate Practice
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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  • CATEGORY
  • Appellate Practice
  • Litigation
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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  • CATEGORY
  • Tribal Law
  • Elimination of Bias
  • Appellate Practice
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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  • Appellate Practice
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
  • Employment and Labor Law
Tips and Tricks for Successful Environmental Appeals

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Over the last year, Minnesota’s appellate courts have heard and decided a series of high-profile administrative environmental appeals. From building the record and obtaining a writ, to briefing and oral arguments addressing complicated expert reports and environmental studies, environmental appeals present numerous potential pitfalls for litigants. In this one-hour CLE, experts in environmental appeals provide tips and tricks to successfully navigate environmental appeals.

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  • Appellate Practice
  • Environment and Natural Resources Law