On Demand Litigation CLEs

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Pricing Per On Demand CLE

$29.95 MSBA MEMBERS
$64.95 NON-MSBA MEMBERS

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Litigation 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
Civil Bench Trial Tips and Strategies | A Panel Discussion with Hennepin County Judges

1.25 Standard CLE Credits

Civil bench trials can be an excellent (and potentially less expensive) alternative to a jury trial, but they require different planning, preparation, and management. This panel of Hennepin County Judges will discuss and answer questions about civil bench trial tips and strategies, including:

• How should you frame the legal and factual issues in a bench trial?
• How is your presentation different in a bench trial?
• What are some ideas and options for handling exhibits and witness testimony in a bench • What about Zoom? Should you try your bench trial remotely?

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  • CATEGORY
  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Litigation
Civil Litigation During a Pandemic | The Bench’s Perspective

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Hear from our distinguished panel of judges regarding effective ways to navigate the challenges of civil litigation during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including tips for effectively handling remote discovery and motion practice, managing continuances and delays, successful ADR strategies, and court preferences for in-person hearings and trials.

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  • CATEGORY
  • Litigation
Courthouse Facility Dogs | Now an International Practice for Improving the Justice System

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In 2004, utilizing a facility dog to help people better engage with victim advocates, investigators, attorneys, and judges during the investigation and prosecution of crimes was considered an absurd idea. Since then, case law and scientific research has shown that the utilizations of these dogs are an effective way to reduce emotional trauma and has become a mainstream practice around the world. 

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  • CATEGORY
  • Litigation
  • Criminal Law
Diverse and Inclusive Trial Teams | They Simply Work Better Together

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Research shows that diverse and inclusive teams are more thoughtful, strategic, careful, and innovative. They are smarter. However, the urge to choose colleagues that look like you and have had the same kinds of experiences is immediate and, frankly, consistent with human nature. We are most comfortable with what we are used to, and in most businesses (especially law firms), we have historically been most comfortable with, and most used to seeing, white men in positions of leadership. The benefits of a diverse and inclusive team, however, unquestionably outweigh any initial discomfort.

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  • CATEGORY
  • Elimination of Bias
  • Litigation
Expert Deposition | Why and How to Conduct an Effective Expert Deposition

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The CLE will cover the legal requirements for obtaining a deposition of an expert under state and federal law, strategic reasons for taking (or not taking) an expert deposition, and various strategies for conducting a successful deposition.

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  • CATEGORY
  • Civil Litigation
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
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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  • CATEGORY
  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Litigation
Jury Trials in the COVID Era

2.0 Standard CLE Credits

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
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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  • CATEGORY
  • Elimination of Bias
  • Litigation
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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  • CATEGORY
  • 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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  • CATEGORY
  • Litigation
To Zoom or Not to Zoom | A Judicial Update on Handling Civil Cases Now and in a Post-Covid World

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

A Panel Discussion of Minnesota State Trial Court Judges from the Metro Area and Greater Minnesota about the handling of current civil court cases and plans for the future, including handling and scheduling of trials and pre-trial hearings with a view to the future.  The Panel will discuss what current Covid practices, such as zoom hearings, are likely to continue into the future, and the implications of the practices.

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  • CATEGORY
  • Civil Litigation
Toward a More Perfect Union | The Constitution in Times of Change

1.0 Standard CLE Credit


A Celebration of Law Day | The Legacy of Roe v. Wade


The Supreme Court’s 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade holding that a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion is a fundamental constitutional right has been continuously questioned. Subsequent decisions have weakened Roe, including the Court’s 1992 in Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, although the Court did reaffirm Roe’s central holding that a woman has a fundamental right to choose to have an abortion prior to viability. This term, the Court heard arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which directly presents with the issue of whether Roe should be overruled. This program will explore the implications the forthcoming decision in the case.

This program was presented in collaboration with the Ramsey County Law Library and in celebration of Law Day.

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  • CATEGORY
  • Public Law
  • Litigation
  • Criminal Law