New Lawyers Leadership Conference

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New Lawyers Leadership Conference
Friday, November 4, 2022 | 8:30am-4:30
Barrel Room at Urban Growler

Join us for this year's New Lawyers Leadership Conference! The conference is for up-and-coming legal professionals looking to take their careers to the next level. This conference brings together fresh perspectives on law, leadership, diversity, and service, with the goal to inspire and empower law students, attorneys, and legal professionals in the early years of practice. The conference also features opportunities to network and engage with bar leadership and other MSBA members. Whether you're a big law, small firm, solo, or corporate practitioner, in either the public or private sector, this is a unique opportunity to learn from and engage with the Minnesota legal community.

Remote accommodations are available. Please select "remote" when registering.

Conference Registration

The Barrel Room at Urban Growler
2325 Endicott St
St Paul, MN 55114

CLE Credits
4.0 CLE credits, including 1.0 Ethics credit and 1.0 Elimination of Bias credit
Event Code: 475867

Conference Schedule
8:30-9:00 - Registration & Breakfast
9:00-9:15 - Welcome & Announcements
9:15-10:15 - CLE Session 1 | How to Executive Produce Your Career as a New Lawyer
10:15-10:30 - Outstanding New Lawyer of the Year Award Presentation
10:30-11:30 - CLE Session 2 | Leadership Through Words: How to Write and Talk to Gain the Trust of Clients and Others
11:45-12:45 - Networking Lunch
12:45-1:45 - CLE Session 3 | The Power & Responsibility of Pro Bono
2:00-3:00 - CLE Session 4 |  Understanding Neurodiversity
3:00-4:00 - Social Hour

CLE Session 1 | How to Executive Produce Your Career as a New Lawyer
Executive producers are responsible for thinking about new ideas, meeting production goals, and overseeing story development. As a new lawyer, you should not be afraid to take on this role and become a leader in your office, firm and community. This includes curating your own career, pushing your agenda, establishing your own network, and protecting your wellness while doing it.

Amran A. Farah | Attorney | Greene Espel

CLE Sponsor: Minnesota Lawyers Mutual

Outstanding New Lawyer of the Year Award Presentation
Abou B. Amara, Jr. will be presented with 2022 Outstanding New Lawyer of the Year Award by Associate Justice Paul C. Thissen.

CLE Session 2 | Leadership Through Words: How to Write and Talk to Gain the Trust of Clients and Others
What you say, how you say it, and when matter a lot when advising clients. This session will focus on practical and effective tips and best practices for writing and speaking to portray leadership and gain trust. Learn from real-world insights and examples from the law firm and in-house about what communication works best.

Erica Holzer | Partner | Maslon LLP
Paul Sand | Principal Attorney | Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

CLE Sponsor: Lexitas

CLE Session 3 | The Power & Responsibility of Pro Bono
Pro Bono Publico is an important part of the legal profession and a responsibility of all lawyers recognized by Minnesota's Rules of Professional Conduct. New lawyers may feel overwhelmed providing pro bono services in new areas of law or by time commitments that conflict with the unpredictable work schedules of early-career associates. Panelists will address barriers to providing pro bono services that new lawyers may encounter as well as discuss the benefits of pro bono work both to the community and to attorneys themselves. Panelists will share pro bono opportunities with varying time commitments, the training and resources provided, and the impact volunteers will make. Panelists will include representatives from Children’s Law Center of Minnesota, the Pro Se Project, Tubman, Volunteer Lawyers Network, and the Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.

Landon Ascheman | Attorney | Ascheman Law & Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board
Shiloh Bute | Managing Attorney | Tubman
Anne Tyler Gueinzius (she/her/hers) | Managing Attorney | Children’s Law Center of Minnesota
David Goodwin | Attorney | Gustafson Glueck PLLC & Pro Se Project
Muria Kruger | Program Manager & Resource Attorney for Housing | Volunteer Lawyers Network

CLE Session 4 | Understanding Neurodiversity
Understanding Neurodiversity is a workshop that will provide an overview of the different types of neurodivergence, dispel common misconceptions and highlight the strengths of neurodivergent people. The discussion will also cover basic clinical information related to neurodiversity complete with community resources.

Jill E. Carlson, MA, LPCC | Midwest Center for Personal & Family Development
Robert M. Schuneman | Associate Attorney | Tentinger Law Firm

Thank you to our conference sponsors!


Minnesota Lawyers Mutual



Minnesota CLE

Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers