How to be a Successful Attorney in Government Practice

Event Description

Hear from a panel of public sector professionals on their backgrounds and how they came into their current positions. Panelists will share advice on how to navigate a career in public law. This is a great opportunity for lawyers and law students interested in public law to learn about various careers in the public sector as well as tips for building a successful career in this practice area.

This is an in-person CLE with a remote option. Lunch will be provided to in-person attendees.


Chela Guzman Wiegart | Assistant Hennepin County Administrator, Law, Safety and Justice. Former Assistant Hennepin County Public Defender

Justin Kwong | Senior Associate General Counsel, Minnesota Department of Health 

Kathryn Burbank | Assistant Dodge County Attorney, former Faribault County Attorney

Judge Susan Segal | Chief Judge, MN Court of Appeals


Lisa Godon | Assistant Hennepin County Attorney, Adult Prosecution Division

CLE Credit:

1.0 Standard CLE Credits applied for | Event Code: 479728


Public Law Section Member: FREE*
Member, not in the Public Law Section: $15
Non-Member: $45
Law Student & New Admittee: FREE

*Not a member of the Public Law Section? Join now for just $15, membership is valid through June 30th, 2023 by using code SECTION50 at checkout. Offer valid through February 28th, 2023.

Registration Deadline:  February 15th, 2023. To register after that time, email the program manager.

Remote Participation: Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

Payments/Cancellations:  Please register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you must pay by check, please use this registration form . Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy .

Accommodations: We are committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager with at least 72 hours notice prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager: Kelly Kozicky| | 612-278-6351


Register for this Event


Friday, February 17, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Room 123 / Mitchell Hamline School of Law Saint Paul, MN United States