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$29.95 MSBA MEMBERS
$64.95 NON-MSBA MEMBERS

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Public Law CLEs

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A 2022 Preview to Legislative Goals from Across the Energy Regulatory Spectrum

1.5 Standard CLE Credits

Please join us for a 2022 legislative overview and energy policy discussion.  After the presentation, we will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in a dialogue with the panel.  This is a great opportunity for Public Utilities Section members to engage in direct dialogue with the officials most responsible for setting Minnesota energy policy.

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  • CATEGORY
  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
  • Public Law
An Open Meeting Law and Data Privacy Refresher in Pandemic Times

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The program will cover the provisions of the Open Meeting Law governing meetings via interactive technology and recent changes to the law. It will also address the requirements of the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act and best practices for providing access to and protecting government data during pandemic times.

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  • Public Law
Careers in Communications Law

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Are you interested in a legal career in Communications Law? Are you interested in finding out more about what a career as a communications lawyer in Minnesota entails? You are invited to join an online panel of Minnesota attorneys who will profile their legal careers in the communications industry, answer questions, and share experiences. The panel will feature perspectives from the public and private sector as well as senior attorneys. This unique opportunity will provide insight on an incredibly dynamic and cutting-edge area of law. If you are a 2L, 3L, or a new attorney, this event will be particularly beneficial as you navigate your many specialization options.

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  • CATEGORY
  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Public Law
Cold FERC Winter

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Former FERC Commissioner Tony Clark will share updates and insights on recent developments at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Join us to learn about the 2021 “Hot FERC Summer” initiative to bring visibility to the Commission, and how the Commission will transition into the coming months as we enter “Cold FERC Winter.”

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  • Public Law
Contract Checkup | Diagnosing Problems in State and Municipal Contracts

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The goal of this presentation is to provide information to help you in drafting and reviewing contracts.
• Things to consider when negotiating contracts.
• Identify areas in contracts that cause problems for governmental entities and learn how to solve them.
• Understand what types of insurance and limits should be required in contracts including additional insured endorsements.
• Learn what to look for in indemnification clauses. 
• Get tips for reviewing certificates of insurance. Review issues related to COVID-19.

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  • Public Law
Data Privacy Law Update (Schrems II, CPRA, and more)

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

On July 16, 2020 the European Court of Justice invalidated the EU-US Privacy Shield program, which thousands of companies used to facilitate the transfer of personal data from the EU to the US. On November 3, the voters of California will decide if privacy regulation in California will undergo further historic changes through the California Privacy Rights Act.  Join us for some background, insight, and predictions regarding these two significant developments, as well as a few “quick hits” on other noteworthy privacy updates.

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  • Public Law
  • Technology
Digital Heroes or Totalitarian Tech? Hot Topics in COVID-19 Data Privacy

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

From the invasiveness of new technologies to track the virus to the challenges of working from home, COVID-19 has unleashed a whirlwind of privacy issues. How are governments and employers reacting to our new reality? What new risks come from all this changed activity? Will technologies like wearables, biometrics, and thermal imaging save the day or accelerate a decline into totalitarian monitoring of our bodies, activities, and locations? Join us for a virtual “roundtable” discussion as we discuss the technologies, the legal and regulatory responses, and the burning COVID-19 privacy issues that are turning up in your day-to-day.

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  • Public Law
  • Technology
Electric Vehicle Law and Policy Update

1.5 Standard CLE Credits

The law and policy surrounding electric vehicles continues to evolve locally, regionally and nationally.  Lisa Crum, Faegre Drinker, will moderate this highly specialized panel of EV leaders as they discuss current trends in EV regulation and the future outlook for EV expansion in the Midwest.

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  • Public Law
  • Technology
Ethics for Government Attorneys

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

This program will cover professional responsibility topics for government lawyers. This will include conflicts of interest, communications with represented parties, and unique aspects of discipline cases involving government lawyers.

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  • Ethics
  • Public Law
Ethics for Public Utility Lawyers

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

This program will cover professional responsibility topics for public utility lawyers, focusing on the ex parte rules for lawyers who practice in front of the Public Utilities Commission, and Q&A with Ryan Barlow, the Commission’s general counsel.

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  • Ethics
  • Public Law
Federal Funds Available for Broadband, Distance Learning, and Telemedicine in Minnesota

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

With the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress has appropriated funding for broadband-related equipment and services to support distance learning, telehealth, and additional broadband deployment through the CARES Act. Congress has previously allocated funds to programs for broadband-related services that may also be used during this time. This CLE will discuss broadband-related programs and funding status for Minnesota entities. Program content is based on Mendoza Law's Broadband Funding Report which you can read by clicking here.

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  • Technology
  • Public Law
Federal Student Loan Update and the CARES Act

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This continuing legal education program will provide an update on recent court decisions surrounding federal student loans, public service loan forgiveness, loan servicers, and the Department of Education. This program will also explore the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and any extension thereof. If you have federal student loans, or have clients who do, this CLE is a must attend.
 
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  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Public Law
Free Speech Issues in Public Employment

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Public employees have a unique relationship with their government. In one capacity, the government is prohibited by the constitution from interfering with certain civil rights. But in its role as employer, the government can restrict one’s liberties during the workday and beyond, or at least impose consequences on an employee who exercised those rights. That unique relationship is especially prevalent in the context of free speech. Join us for a one-hour discussion, hosted by Assistant Anoka County Attorney Andrew Jackola, exploring the rift between a public employee’s First Amendment rights and their government-employer’s workplace speech restrictions.

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  • Public Law
Fun with Property Tax Appeals

2.0 Standard CLE Credits

This 2-hour CLE covers a wide variety of property tax appeal topics. The first hour will be a presentation by the three judges of the Minnesota Tax Court, offering insight and updates from the bench. The second hour will be a panel of practitioners, both petitioners and county representatives, covering the life of a tax court petition.

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  • Public Law
  • Tax Law
  • Real Property
Garbage Law | Overview of Solid Waste Management in Minnesota

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This CLE provides an overview of how solid waste has been managed historically in Minnesota and how that has informed the current regulatory environment. Looking first at the historic harms of landfilling waste, the CLE will discuss how the State of Minnesota has addressed past harms of landfilling through the Closed Landfill Program. The CLE will next discuss how the State seeks to avoid past mistakes through current statutes and rules, including the Solid Waste Management Act, waste designation, and restricting disposal of certain waste. We will review key state and federal cases governing waste designation and restriction on disposal—which both play an important role in abating the use of landfills. Finally, we will discuss the State’s long-term solid waste management goals found in the Solid Waste Policy Plan that governs future management of solid waste.

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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
  • Public Law
Hot Topics in Election Law | What you Need to Know in this Unusual Year

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

2020 will be a year like no other, especially when it comes to the election. This presentation is designed for attorneys who advise county and local election officials, attorneys who advise candidates, or any attorney interested in elections or serving as an election judge.

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  • Public Law
How a Bill Becomes a Law

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This CLE will discuss how a bill becomes law, players involved in the bill, how the bill negotiated, how and when language can be changed.

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  • Public Law
  • Immigration Law
Meet the Pollution Control Agency Commissioner (and her lawyer)

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Last Fall, Governor Waltz appointed Katrina Kessler as Commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).  Climate change, water quality challenges, PFAS, aging infrastructure and environmental justice are just some of the issues facing MPCA.  Join us for a discussion with Commissioner Kessler and MPCA’s general counsel, Adonis Neblett, where they will discuss the agency’s challenges, initiatives and policy goals.

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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
  • Public Law
Proposed Changes to the Minnesota Veterans Homes Administrative Rules

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs has issued proposed changes to Minnesota Rules Chapter 9050, pertaining to the administration of the Minnesota Veterans Homes.  A hearing is scheduled for January 31, 2022 at 9:30 AM on the proposed changes.  Many of these changes are significant, including altering wait list criteria, eligibility for admission, and the discharge process.  As proposed, the rules will have a great and adverse impact on veterans and their families who may need to receive long-term care services at the Veterans Homes. 

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  • Military and Veterans Law
  • Public Law
Protecting Children’s Privacy During COVID-19

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

With COVID-19 still raging, many classrooms are operating virtually, and educators and parents need to understand the privacy implications posed by virtual platforms their students and children are using daily. This CLE will discuss relevant federal child privacy laws, provide examples of how popular video conferencing platforms may be used by schools, and offer some suggestions for parents on how to protect their children’s privacy.

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  • Family Law
  • Technology
  • Public Law
  • Communications Law
Public Utilities Section 2021 Legislative Session Overview

1.0 Standard CLE Credit 

Please join us for a 2021 legislative overview and energy policy discussion. Representative Jamie Long (61B), Chair of the House Energy Finance and Policy Committee will discuss what his priorities are for the 2021 legislative session and beyond.  After the presentation, we will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in a dialogue with Chair Long and other members of the section.  This is a great opportunity for Public Utilities Section members to engage in direct dialogue with the officials most responsible for setting Minnesota energy policy.
 
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  • Public Law
Strategies for Working with Clients with Mental Illness

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This presentation will discuss how to help clients tell their stories, how to get clients and providers to cooperate, talk about difficult mental health cases and secondary trauma, as well as share their experiences in presenting mental health cases to Administrative Law Judges (ALJs).

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  • Family Law
  • Public Law
Technology and the Future of our Elections

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In our ever-connected world, technology plays a deeper role in elections than many would imagine. Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon will discuss an array of technological issues that have implications for our free and fair elections, especially in the context of security, accessibility, and election administration.

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  • Technology
  • Public Law
The Basics of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act protects websites and other online platforms from liability for a wide range of user-generated content.  This program provides an overview of the history of the statute, and examines how courts have applied it over the past 26 years.

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  • Technology
  • Public Law
The Future of Natural Gas in Minnesota

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This program will focus on recent developments in the natural gas industry, especially around new legislation and studies that focus on what’s next for Minnesota’s natural gas utilities as they take steps to address greenhouse gas emissions in the gas system. Hear from utility representatives and policy experts as they discuss different technologies and policies that could shape this future.

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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
  • Public Law
The New Workplace | Remote Working Policies

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

If you work out of your bedroom, you might spend something like 20 hours a day in the same room. Even if you don’t, working from home during the pandemic, with kids, extended family, and pets, has all but erased the separation we normally expect between our work and our personal lives. Join us to learn what experts and industry leaders have recommended (and adopted in their own lives) to maintain work-life balance and achieve best practices.

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  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Public Law
Things You Need to Know about Medical Cannabis and CBD Regulation in MN

1.0 Standard CLE Credit 

An overview of Minnesota’s medical cannabis program will be provided and include who is eligible, how to register, what conditions qualify, and what medications are available.

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  • Public Law
  • Health Law
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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  • Public Law
  • Litigation
  • Criminal Law