RCBA On Demand CLE

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2019 Tubman Safety Project

3.75 Standard CLE Credits

The Tubman Pro Bono Safety Project provides high quality pro bono representation to low-income domestic violence victims seeking civil Orders for Protection (OFP) This CLE provides the training and materials for volunteer attorneys to represent assault victims with obtaining an OFP.

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  • Family Law
A Demonstration of CLEWills

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

A demonstration of CLEWills, the new automated document system developed by Minnesota CLE as a companion to its popular Drafting Wills & Trust Agreements book of forms.  Due to be released this fall, CLEWills will allow practitioners to generate drafts of wills, revocable trust agreements, powers of attorney, and health care directives through a Hot Docs-based interview that will simplify the process of selecting the appropriate options to be included in the final document, generating a working draft that should require far less hand editing, greatly increasing efficiency.   Michael is a member of the editorial committee that maintains the Minnesota CLE forms and that has worked to convert the forms to work with the automated document system.  The presentation will allow for an up-close experience of the interview process for a will and a revocable trust agreement and a chance to see the output in real time.

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  • Probate and Trust
Administrative Law Basics

2.0 Standard CLE Credits

This CLE will focus on the basics of Minnesota’s administrative law process, including contested case practice at the Office of Administrative Hearings. The CLE will provide an overview for any practitioner interested in expanding their practice into representing parties before the OAH, and is particularly suitable for attorneys who wish to provide pro bono and low bono representation, and law librarians who may receive questions about administrative law issues from pro se parties.

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  • Administrative Law
Client Representation in Residential Real Estate Brokerage

1.5 Standard CLE Credits

Representing residential real estate consumers in brokered transactions, including agency relationships and licensing statute impacts your clients’ rights; spotting licensing violations and breaches of fiduciary duty; representing sellers; representing buyers; trips and traps for consumers and how to avoid them; ancillary services and products, and why you should care; forms; arbitration, and more.

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  • Small Firm Practice
  • Real Property
Commemorating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment 100 Years of Voting Rights and Civic Engagement

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Did you know that Minnesota can claim the first woman to vote in the nation, after the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920? And that we also hold the current record for the highest voter turnout in the nation? Come learn more about Woman Suffrage in Minnesota, and how our voting rights continue to expand - and be challenged - today.

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  • Constitutional Law
Common Interest Communities: Unit Resales and Related Issues

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Legal requirements and procedures for resales of units within common interest communities (condominiums, planned communities, and cooperatives), and will address issues relating to unit resales.

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  • Real Property
Comparison between Commercial and Residential Eviction

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Many lawyers are somewhat familiar with Minnesota Statutes Chapter 504B that addresses much of the relationship between landlords and tenants. The distinctions between residential and commercial evictions can be subtle and nuanced but also dramatic. These differences arise out of the 504B statute and also caselaw. This presentation would focus on those differences and similarities and how the last five years has changed that comparison. 

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  • Real Property
Court Rule 17.02 Guardians ad Litem in Family Court and Ethical Considerations in Employing Rule 17.02

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Discussion of Rule 17.02 of the Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure, under which the Court can appoint a Guardian Ad Litem for an incompetent adult who is a party to a lawsuit.  We will flesh out scenarios under which this rule can be employed in family court, and the ethical considerations in doing so. 

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  • Family Law
Difficult Estate Planning Clients - How to Spot Them, How to Manage Them, and How to Part with Them

1.0 CLE Ethics Credit

Practical ways to navigate ethical issues and avoid malpractice pitfalls when dealing with difficult estate planning clients. We will discuss current trends of legal malpractice claims with respect to trusts and estates, common red flags to help spot difficult clients before undertaking the representation, how attorneys can manage relationships that have begun to deteriorate, and how attorneys can end a representation in a way that reduces the likelihood of a subsequent malpractice or ethics complaint by the client’s estate or a beneficiary.

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  • Ethics
  • Probate and Trust
Family Law Section - The Role of Domestic Violence in Alternative Dispute Resolution

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Settling a family law case out of court can be difficult when there is domestic violence. The dynamics of domestic violence can conflict with the purpose of mediation. Rana Alexander, Esq. of Standpoint will discuss how domestic violence affects alternative dispute resolution processes and the attorney’s role in the proceedings. She will also cover how attorneys can educate judges on why alternative dispute resolution is not always beneficial to the parties in cases where there has been domestic violence.

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Handling Military Family Law Cases - Navigating the Booby Traps and Minefields without the Flak Jacket

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In addition to the active members of the Armed Forces, the Minnesota’s Guard and Reserve are facing increased mobilizations and multiple deployments.  In today’s military operating environment, it is more likely than ever that an unwary practitioner will find themselves dealing with a service member.  Critical to advocating effectively for your client requires the practitioner to understand pension division, military pay, child support but also the various benefits available to service members and their families. This presentation will provide practitioners with a once over the world on dealing with the common family law issues when a military member is involved and were to turn for help.

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  • Military and Veterans Law
  • Family Law
Help for Attorneys in Crisis – Dealing with Lawyer Addiction and Impairment

1.0 Elimination of Bias Credit

How to recognize and obtain help when you, a work colleague or other professional colleague may have a substance use, mental health, or other issue that affects behavior, conduct and performance. Topics include understanding the issues, approaching the lawyer (including interventions), arranging assistance such as treatment, and practice management issues during and following a reduced work schedule or leave of absence. Colleagues can save careers, families, and lives.

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  • Wellness
  • Elimination of Bias
  • Probate and Trust
How to Develop (and Maintain) a Successful Real Estate Practice

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Basics/tips and information on using networking and marketing to get new clients.  Interpersonal skills to help keep your clients coming back.  Overall how to be a smarter, better and more successful lawyer.  A transactional checklist and sample retention agreement will be included.

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  • Real Property
How to Successfully Run a Post-COVID-19 Law Practice

1.5 Standard CLE Credits

Do you want to look past the obvious challenges of the pandemic to the many opportunities?  Let us help you identify and take advantage of opportunities to benefit you, your firm and your clients now and in the long run. Matt and Margaret want to share the benefit of their experience with you including: working virtually, managing your team, marketing, handling economic challenges. Share your questions, your successes and learning experiences. This is a stretching time, but we will get through it better together.

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  • Small Firm Practice
Inside the Mind of the Ethical Lawyer

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

Exploring the idea of ethical rules governing the practice of law as negative reinforcements to correct behavior, including discussion of the Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct and the most common violations of the Rules, practical strategies to avoid an ethical complaint, and an introduction to the complaint procedure, to help lawyers successfully navigate the process.

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  • Ethics
Law Day CLE-Persistence and Change in Felon Voting Restrictions

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

A half-dozen defendants sat in the courtroom, all described as “model probationers” living and working in Minneapolis. But they were facing new felony and the atmosphere was tense. Their crime? Illegal voting. They did not sell their votes or stuff the ballot box, they simply arrived at their polling place and cast ballots like so many of us did. Their new felony charges arose because in 27 US states it is illegal to vote while serving a probation sentence in the community. This talk will review research and policy developments in felon disenfranchisement law and policy, with a focus on developments in Minnesota. After addressing the origins, scope, political and racial impact, and public opinion on the practice, it considers the meaning of these legal restrictions in the context of contemporary debates in the United States and other nations.
 
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  • Constitutional Law
Law in the Time of COVID: Virtual Court and Administrative Practice

2.0 Standard CLE Credits

How local tribunals are handling court hearings and trials in this time of COVID, with restrictions, partial re-opening, and social distancing recommendations. Hear about different practice areas and from both perspectives, bench and practitioner.

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Legal Paraprofessional Pilot Project Update

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Update on the progress of the work of the Taskforce on the Legal Paraprofessional Pilot Project, charged with developing a pilot program allowing a limited expanded scope for paraprofessionals (under lawyer supervision) in one or more of three areas: housing law, family law, and creditor-debtor law. Justice Thissen would like to engage in a discussion with lawyers about the direction of the pilot program, about both concerns and hopes for the idea.

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  • Family Law
Legal Parentage without Marriage | Lessons from Bischoff v. Vetter

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

• Jack DeWalt, attorney for the Petitioner and Appellant, will share his experience representing a non-biological parent that did not marry the birth mother, or adopt the children, in her case seeking recognition as a legal parent.
• Mary Pat Byrn, attorney and legal scholar on same-sex couples and parenting, will share her views on the Bischoff case and how attorneys should address similar cases in the future.

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Lexi's Case- Minnesota's First Quad-Parent Adoption

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Increasing use of assisted reproductive technologies and open adoption, coupled with the recognition of same-sex marriage, have redefined the meaning of “family.” An issue on the leading edge involves whether a child can have more than two parents under Minnesota law. Attorney Jason Brown will discuss his recent experience in successfully concluding an adoption involving four parents.  The family dynamics are as interesting as the legal issues involved in Lexi’s case.

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  • Family Law
LGBTQ+ SCOTUS Update: Why It Matters and What You Need to Know

1.25 Elimination of Bias Credits

Who are LGBTQ+ individuals and what legal rights do they have? At the beginning of June, less than half of states offered protections for LGBTQ+ people. What has changed in light of the recent Supreme Court decision in Bostock v. Clayton County? Learn why this decision matters, what it changed, and what work still needs to be done.

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Mental Health in the Legal Profession - Real Solutions to Real Issues

2.0 Elimination of Bias Credits

Today’s attorneys are faced with a multitude of issues; challenging and stressful cases, the expectation to always be available, balancing personal and professional priorities, among other factors. This CLE program will delve into how the practice of law can affect one’s mental health, examine the possible consequences than can result from those challenges and, most importantly, discuss real solutions for addressing those issues.

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  • Elimination of Bias
  • Wellness
Of Prenups and Probate: Probate Litigators Discuss How to Advise Clients Through Love, Death, and the Death of Love

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

What happens when your client’s estate planning hasn’t kept up with your client’s relationship status?  

Join Mason & Helmers probate litigators Emily Valentine-Grimm and Karin Ciano for a hair-raising journey to the intersection of Probate Place and Family Way.  We’ll discuss how old prenups create new pitfalls; how divorce affects existing beneficiary designations; how to advise clients on the elective share and other spousal rights; and whether family court or probate court is the right place to resolve your client’s dispute.  

All this plus tips on drafting prenup language that will waive a future spouse’s right to statutory exempt property!

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  • Probate and Trust
Practicing Family Law During A Pandemic

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The Hennepin and Ramsey Bar County Associations present a panel discussion regarding the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the practice of family law. The panel will feature the Honorable Referee Elizabeth Clysdale from Ramsey County, Kevin McGrath of McGrath Dispute Resolution, LLC, and Tom Tuft of Tuft, Lach, Jerabek & O’Connell, PLLC.

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Real Estate Section - Redevelopment Agreements and the Ford Site Redevelopment

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Assistant City Attorney Eric Larson will provide an overview of the 122-acred Ford Site Redevelopment and present some of the key elements of the redevelopment agreement between the City and the developer.

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  • Real Property
Real Estate Section: Timeshare Basics

1.0 CLE Standard Credit

How timeshares work, trends in the industry, legal issues that should concern timeshare owners; how to get out of timeshares, and some very basic information about how timeshares are created.

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Social Media and its Impact on Family Law

1.0 Standard CLE Credit


The presentation will take a look at topics such as the admissibility and authentication of social media posts, how to find social media posts that are relevant to your cases, strategies to consider when speaking with clients about social media, and of course ethical considerations.

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  • Technology
  • Family Law
Solo Small Firm Section - Digital Marketing for Solo Small Firm Law Firms - How To Maximize your Online Presence to Attract More Ideal Clients

1.5 Standard CLE Credits

Internet traffic has increased 70% in the past few months. Online marketing is more important and powerful than ever for client development. Learn about digital marketing. Topics will include your website, Linked In, Facebook, ads, and webinars. She will educate us on how in interview and hire marketing help – from part time contractors to agencies. 

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  • Small Firm Practice
Solo Small Firm Section-Ethics and Technology: Practical Tips for Your Practice

1.5 Standard CLE Credits

According to Rule 1.1, comment 8, Minnesota attorneys are now expected to know the benefits and risks associated with technology in their practice. This session will review our ethical obligations when it comes to technology and provide tips for ensuring compliance.

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  • Technology
  • Small Firm Practice
  • Ethics
That's Why They Call it Practicing Law

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Through 27 years of practicing law, David Kempston has learned that providing excellent service means focusing on the client relationship. Kempston will share his vision of how to do the ordinary tasks better and by doing so, the client becomes the focus—resulting in improved representation. His approach recognizes that lawyers differ and possess varying inherent customer service skillsets. Regardless of the starting point, however, lawyers can improve their craft if they are willing to learn how to apply principles of great customer service.

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  • Small Firm Practice
  • New Lawyer Essentials
The Courthouse is Not My Employer, But it is My Place of Work

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE

Breastfeeding provides numerous benefits to baby, mother, and even to the environment and the economy. Minnesota looks from our statutes to be a breastfeeding-friendly state, but there is room for improvement. Hurdles still exist for mothers who want to breastfeed and the laws do not remove all those hurdles. Learn the benefits of breastfeeding that go beyond baby, how Minnesota law compares to the nation in promoting and protecting breastfeeding and lactation, and the legal importance of the distinction between employers and location of work for lactating mothers.

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  • Elimination of Bias
  • Employment and Labor Law
The Implications of Technology and Social Media for Domestic Violence and Family Court Cases

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Interactive workshop exploring how batterers use phone technology, social networking and GPS to circumvent injunctions for protection, supervised visitation, and child custody. 
Also explore how victims can overcome communication issues using mobile and communications tools, designed for high conflict parents. 

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  • Technology
  • Family Law
The PRACTICAL Tool: A Person-Centered Approach to Guardianship Assessment

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The PRACTICAL Tool was developed by the American Bar Association, with assistance from the National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making. Developed for lawyers, it is can also be applied in any situation where a person is contemplating guardianship for another person.

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  • Probate and Trust
The View From the Bench

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Hear from Referee Olson about recent initiatives at the court and tips for appearing in Ramsey County Probate Court.

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  • Probate and Trust
Trusts and Estates Section-Estate Planning Practice in Time of COVID-Lessons Learned

1.0 Standard CLE Credits

COVID-19 has been here for several months.  What are the lessons learned from navigating estate planning practice while social distancing, working remotely, and taking necessary precautions to protect clients and law office staff? What are the best approaches to transitioning to re-entry, as the pandemic subsides, and we experience partial opening-up?

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Will This Affect My Driver’s License?

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

A chance to get some answers and guidance regarding driver's license suspensions and revocations. What statutes will suspend a license? For how long? Are limited licenses available? What's the process from the court to DPS?

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  • Criminal Law