On Demand Criminal Law CLEs

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Pricing Per On Demand CLE

$29.95 MSBA MEMBERS
$64.95 NON-MSBA MEMBERS

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Criminal Law CLEs

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A Moderated Discussion with Members of the Chauvin Trial Team

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The Chauvin trial was perhaps the most significant trial in Minnesota history and the much of the world watched it.  While it was a criminal case, three local private practice attorneys set aside their practices to prosecute the Chauvin case pro bono. Jerry Blackwell is a full-time civil litigator, who founded his own firm Blackwell Burke, focusing on product liability. Steve Schleicher, a former prosecutor, is currently Maslon LLP’s Co-chair of Government & Internal Investigations Group, with practice areas including business litigation and tort & product liability.  Lola Velazquez-Aguilu, also a former prosecutor, is currently Lead Counsel, Brain Modulation at Medtronic, working on litigation and investigations.

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  • CATEGORY
  • Criminal Law
  • Litigation
Cell Phones Are the New DNA | The Emerging Role of Mobile Device Forensics in Wrongful Conviction Exonerations

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

New evidence produced from testing using new, innovative technology can open the door to judicial action for wrongful conviction review and exonerations. For decades DNA testing was the most popular and effective example of new technology. Now mobile device forensics is emerging as an effective alternative to watch, or even the most promising form of new evidence, because of its speed of technology innovation and adoption, also its support of a diversified number of proof vectors as compared to DNA.

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  • CATEGORY
  • Criminal Law
  • Technology
Discussing No Knock Warrants | The policy, the law, and alternatives

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This presentation will focus on the recent changes in the General Counsel’s Office; changes to case handling and prosecutions based on rescission of GC memos and initiatives; interesting Board cases that have issued since October; and the ongoing impact of the pandemic on election and unfair labor practice cases.

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  • CATEGORY
  • Criminal Law
Diversion of Somali and African Youth from the Juvenile Court System in Hennepin County

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In 2004, Abdi Ali met a young Somali woman and an Oromo teenager at a homeless youth shelter in North Minneapolis. Abdi’s realization that there were significant cultural hurdles for many of the youth in these underserved communities led to a Human Rights Fellowship from the Otto Bremmer Foundation in 2006 to better understand the causes of Somali youth and the cultural responsiveness of the organizations that work with them.

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  • CATEGORY
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
Ethics and Duty to Disclose in Criminal Law

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

What needs to be disclosed? How are records kept, tracked, and reported? Who needs to know, and when? Hear from a panel of City and County prosecutors discussing ethical requirements and best practices in Brady/Giglio requirements.
 
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  • CATEGORY
  • Ethics
  • Criminal Law
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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  • CATEGORY
  • Technology
  • Criminal Law
  • Litigation
From Juvenile to Youth, Justice and Wellness Divisions | Ramsey County’s Journey to Approach Juvenile Justice from a more restorative perspective

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The Office of the Ramsey County Attorney has been on a journey to re-imagine justice for youth.  To that end the Office has worked in partnership with the community and system stake holders to work towards addressing the disparities in that exist in the Juvenile Justice System. This will be an overview of the process we have undertaken to explore the current practices and develop a restorative approach for working with youth that are referred to our office from law enforcement.

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  • CATEGORY
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
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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  • CATEGORY
  • Criminal Law
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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  • CATEGORY
  • Litigation
  • Criminal Law
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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  • CATEGORY
  • Criminal Law
  • Litigation
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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  • CATEGORY
  • Criminal Law
  • Litigation
Negotiation Practice Pointers

1.5 Standard CLE Credits

This will be a practical CLE with perspectives from experienced defense attorneys and prosecutors about the best way to handle negotiating the best outcome for your client. There are many different possible methods.

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  • CATEGORY
  • Criminal Law
Postconviction Remedies for Noncitizens | Diving into Minnesota's Postconviction Statute and Expungement Law

1.0 Standard CLE Credits

This CLE will cover what happens after a conviction when a client has not been provided immigration advise? Or where there is new evidence? Are there exceptions to the 2-year statute of limitations? When do the exceptions kick in? And the pros and cons of expunging your criminal records.

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  • CATEGORY
  • Immigration Law
  • Criminal Law
Restorative Justice for Youth in the 3rd District

1.0 Standard CLE Credit 

The presenters will share the history of Three Rivers Restorative Justice (TRRJ), describe how Victim Offender Conferencing (VOC) is being implemented, and look at where and how it is being used in the 3rd Judicial District.  Plans for the future will also be discussed.

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  • CATEGORY
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law