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New Lawyer Essentials CLEs

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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
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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  • CATEGORY
  • Criminal Law
  • New Lawyer Essentials
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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  • CATEGORY
  • Practice Management
  • Technology
  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Ethics
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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  • CATEGORY
  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Legal Research and Writing
Litigating a Malpractice Claim From The New Lawyers’ Perspective

1.0 Standard CLE credit

Liz Fors will discus  her experiences working as a medical malpractice litigation associate on the landmark verdict she secured with her colleagues in Edward Bermingham IV v. Patricia Eid NP el al.

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  • CATEGORY
  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Litigation
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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  • CATEGORY
  • 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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  • CATEGORY
  • 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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  • CATEGORY
  • 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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  • CATEGORY
  • Litigation
  • New Lawyer Essentials
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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  • CATEGORY
  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • nonprofit
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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  • CATEGORY
  • 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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  • CATEGORY
  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Small Firm Practice
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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  • CATEGORY
  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Wellness
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
  • New Lawyer Essentials