Annual Report

2018-19

 

Section Membership

As of June 21, 2019 the Section has 3,920 members.

CLEs & Events

The Section hosted 6 CLE Events and 2 Social events in fiscal year 2018-19. 

Program Title

Date

Event Code

CLE Credits

Number of Attendees

Solo- A Law Practice Story CLE & Social

9/13/2018

262361

1.0 Standard

55

New Lawyers Roundtable- Making the Most of Your Substantive Sections Membership

10/11/2018

263264

1.0 Standard

36

New Lawyers Leadership Conference

11/15/2018

264727

4.0 Standard and 1.0 Elimination of Bias

88

Legal Roles in Construction Law CLE & Social

1/10/2019

267634

1.0 Standard

51

Strategic Counseling for Student Loan Defaults with HCBA Debtor/Creditor Section

3/28/2019

270136

1.0 Standard

109

MSBA & HCBA New Lawyers Section Social

4/10/2019

N/A

N/A

43

Marketing and Business Development for New Lawyers CLE

4/10/2019

270522

1.0 Standard

43

New Lawyers Year End Social & Annual Meeting

5/30/2019

N/A

N/A

34

 

Annual Meeting and Election Results

The Section’s Annual Meeting was held on Thursday, May 30 2019 and 34 people attended. 

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

Chair:  Blair Harrington, Madigan Dahl & Harlan PA
Vice Chair:  Kyle Willems, Tewksbury & Kerfeld PA
Treasurer:  Qortney McLeod, Robins Kaplan LLP
Secretary:  Colleen Case, J.D. University of St. Thomas 2019 

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 New Lawyer’s Section continues its efforts to support diversity and inclusion, not only in the legal profession generally, but in the section specifically. This year, we saw continued and new participation of diverse law students and attorneys regularly attend and participate in the section business meetings and events. Our New Lawyer’s Leadership Conference featured diverse panels of attorneys, touching on a variety of topics, including elimination of unconscious biases. 
  • In the coming year and years to follow, we hope to re-start our Diversity and Inclusion panel, which is generally held in the later part of the year at a law firm featuring and including diverse attorneys, partners, and other practitioners.

Other Section Accomplishments 

  •  This year, we saw a resurgence of attendance and interest in the section, which will enable us to grow as a section and become more involved in partnership with other substantive law sections. For the first time in many years, we saw law students regularly and actively participate in the section.

Submitted By:

Ryan McCarthy, Section Chair

Date June 25, 2019

 


2015-16

Section Membership

As of June 10, 2016, the Section has 3,240 members.

Financial Status

The Section had an account balance of $11,788 as of May 31, 2016.

CLEs & Events

The Section hosted 17 CLE programs in fiscal year 2015-16. 

Program Title

Date

Event Code

CLE Credits

Number of Attendees

Fit to Practice: Foundations of Real Estate Transactions

9/10/15

209779

1.0 Standard

76

Fall Social co-sponsored by the Real Property and New Lawyers Sections

9/11/15

N/A

N/A

33

Fit to Practice: Negotiation Fundamentals

10/8/15

210471

1.0 Standard

93

2015 New Lawyers Leadership Conference

11/12/15

211220

1.0 Standard

1.0 EOB

3.0 LOM

115

2015 Winter Tri-Bar Social and Fundraiser

12/3/15

N/A

N/A

28

Fit to Practice: Cultural Competency in Law Practice

12/10/15

212811

1.0 EOB

78

Fit to Practice: What to Do When Your Client is Sued

1/14/16

214312

1.0 Standard

62

Fit to Practice: Effective Courtroom Appearance and Decorum

2/11/16

215442

1.0 Standard

60

Sharpening Important Tools of Your Trade - Better lawyering through intentional focus on vivid language (Co-sponsored with the Practice Management & Marketing Section)

3/9/16

217266

1.0 LOM

14

E-Discovery: Practice and Perspective

3/10/16

217192

1.0 Standard

44

Barron Henley Webinar Series: Buried in Paper? How to Create a Paper-Reduced Law Office (Co-sponsored with the Practice Management & Marketing Section)

3/24/16

216141

1.0 LOM

19

Law Student Reception (co-sponsored with the Labor & Employment Law and Employee Benefits Sections)

4/6/16

N/A

N/A

18

Fit to Practice: Building a Construction Law Practice (co-sponsored with the Construction Law Section)

4/14/16

217999

1.0 Standard

35

Barron Henley Webinar Series: Microsoft Word Power Hour

4/28/16

218781

1.0 LOM

17

NLS Annual Meeting & CLE: How to Handle Your First (or Fifth) Appeal (co-sponsored with the Appellate Practice Section)

5/12/16

218092

1.0 Standard

53

Consumer Litigation and the Pro Se Project: Perspectives from the Bench

1.0 Standard CLE credit | Event Code: 219637

(co-sponsored with the Consumer Litigation Section)

5/19/16

219637

1.0 Standard

47

Barron Henley Webinar Series: Communication Breakdown – It’s Always The Same (But It’s Avoidable)

5/26/16

219810

1.0 LOM

2

Barron Henley Webinar Series: Technology and Business Planning for a Law Firm

6/23/16

222015

1.0 LOM

6

 

Annual Meeting and Election Results

The Section’s Annual Meeting was held on May 12, 2016.

The following council members were re-elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017:

Chair: Michael Boulette
Vice Chair: George Norris
Treasurer: Ryan McCarthy 

The following officers were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.

Secretary: Adina Florea 

Other Section Accomplishments

This year the New Lawyers Section created a Bar Rules Committee to investigate whether Minnesota should consider a rule change to allow early bar examination. 

Submitted By:
Elisa Murillo, Section Chair
Date: June 30, 2016


2014-15

Section Membership

As of June 9, 2015, the Section has 3,612 members.

Financial Status

The Section had an account balance of $3,002 as of April 30, 2015.

CLEs & Events

The Section hosted 10 CLE programs in fiscal year 2014-15. 

Program Title

Date

Event Code

CLE Credits

Number of Attendees

Law in the Grocery Aisle: All About The USDA National Organic Program

5/14/15

204955

1.0 Standard

50

Anatomy of a First Client Conference (co-sponsored with the Outstate Practice Section)

4/20/15

203608

1.0 Standard

22

Tips and Useful Hints For New Lawyers From The Bench

4/9/15

203741

1.0 Standard

56

Splitting the Baby: 5 Things You Need to Know About the New Changes to Minnesota's Custody and Parenting Time Statutes

2/12/15

200862

1.0 Standard

108

Applied eDiscovery: Practical Tips

1/8/15

199965

1.0 Standard

66

The Importance of Pro Bono in Your Practice

12/11/14

198487

1.0 Ethics

70

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now (co-sponsored with the Civil Litigation Section)

12/1/14

198277

1.0 Standard

98

Record Wars 2015: Return of the Expungements; A New Hope

11/13/14

196460

1.0 Standard

45

Negotiation Fundamentals

10/9/14

196455

1.0 Standard

47

Introduction to Veterans Advocacy Practice

9/11/14

195923

1.0 Standard

47

 

Social Events

Date

Number of Attendees

Post-Bar Social

2-25-15

 

Winter Tri-Bar Social

12-4-14

74

Post-Bar Social

7-30-14

 

 

Annual Meeting and Election Results

The Section’s Annual Meeting was held on May 14, 2015 and 10 people attended.

The following council members were re-elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015:

            Chair:             Elisa Murillo

            Vice Chair:     Mike Boulette

            Treasurer:      George Norris

The following officers were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.

            Secretary:      Ryan McCarthy

Other Section Accomplishments

  • The Section held a build day for Habitat for Humanity in November 2014.
  • The Section published three issues of its quarterly newsletter, Hearsay.
  • The Section awarded its second recipient of the Outstanding New Lawyer of the Year Award to Irene Kao at the MSBA Assembly meeting in April 2015.
  • The Section provided support to the ABA Magna Carta Regional Summit (which will be held on June 19, 2015).
  • The Section continues to plan the New Lawyer Leadership Conference for the Fall of 2015.
  • The Section continues to review its bylaws to update the Section’s mission and governance to ensure its effectiveness and relevancy for members.

 

 

Submitted By:

Jennifer S. Santini, Section Chair

Date: June 17, 2015


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