Consumer Litigation Section
Annual Report
2018-2019

 

Section Membership

As of June 18, 2019 the Section has 139 members.

Financial Status

The Section had an account balance of $3,749.79 as of June 18, 2019.

CLEs & Events

The Section hosted 3 events in fiscal year 2018-19. 

Program Title

Date

Event Code

CLE Credits

Number of Attendees

New Developments in the TCPA

10/23/18

263481

1.0 Standard

23

Consumer Law 101 with Social

2/21/19

268528

2.0 Standard

61

Delivering Culturally Responsive Legal Services- Understanding the Challenges of Clients Who Were Born Outside the U.S.

6/7/2019

272911

2.0 Elimination of Bias

63

 

 

Annual Meeting and Election Results

The Section’s Annual Meeting was held on June 7, 2019 and 63 people attended.

The following new council members were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from 7/1/2019 to 6/30/2022:

  • Anthony Chester, Hyde & Swigart (Nominated by Mark Vavreck)
  • Aylix Jensen, Moss & Barnett (Nominated by Adam Strauss)

The following council members were re-elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from 7/1/2019 to 6/30/2022:

  • Todd Murray, Friedman Iverson PLLC
  • Vildan Teske, Teske Micko Katz Kitzer & Rochel PLLP

The following council members will continue to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from 7/1/2019 to 6/30/2021:

  • Patrick Newman, Bassford Remele
  • Jessica Savran, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
  • Adam Strauss, Tarshish Cody, PLC
  • Daniel Supalla, Briggs and Morgan PA

The following council members will continue to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from 7/1/2019 to 6/30/2020:

  • Carl Christensen, Christensen Law Office PLLC
  • Michael A. Klutho, Bassford Remele
  • Mark Vavreck, Gonko & Vavreck PLLC
  • Shawn Wanta, Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP

The following officers were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from 7/1/2019 to 6/30/2020:

  • Co-Chair:Jessica Savran, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
  • Co-Chair:Todd Murray, Friedman Iverson PLLC (Plaintiff-side)
  • Treasurer:Vildan Teske, Teske Katz Kitzer & Rochel, PLLP
  • Secretary:Shawn Wanta, Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP 

Diversity and Inclusion
What diversity and inclusion goals did the Section include in the 2018-2019 work plan, how did you approach these goals, and what was the result? 

  • The section aspired to host a CLE focused on assisting attorneys with understanding the different nuances of working with clients from different cultures. In June of 2019, we hosted a CLE titled “Delivering Culturally Responsive Legal Services- Understanding the Challenges of Clients Who Were Born Outside the U.S.,” which featured a panel of speakers from some of Minnesota’s most prominent immigrant and cultural groups.

Submitted By:

Todd Murray and Mike Klutho,  Section Co-Chairs
Date: June 21, 2019

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