On Demand New Lawyer Essentials CLEs

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Pricing Per On Demand CLE

$29.95 MSBA MEMBERS
$64.95 NON-MSBA MEMBERS

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New Lawyer Essentials CLEs

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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
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 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
Lawyer Ethics in the Age of Social Media

1.0 Ethics CLE credit

The goal of the presentation will be to improve awareness of a lawyer’s ethical obligations and to identify tools to appropriately use social media in consideration of those obligations.

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  • CATEGORY
  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Ethics
  • Technology
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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  • CATEGORY
  • 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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  • CATEGORY
  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Legal Research and Writing
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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  • CATEGORY
  • Small Firm Practice
  • Practice Management & Marketing
  • New Lawyer Essentials
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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  • 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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  • 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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  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Nonprofit
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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  • CATEGORY
  • Wellness
  • 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
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
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
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
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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  • CATEGORY
  • Practice Management & Marketing
  • Ethics
  • New Lawyer Essentials