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The MSBA's Sections and Committees Present


"Just the Essentials for New Lawyers"

Join the Minnesota State Bar Association Sections and Committees for a half day CLE program and reception. This affordable program is tailored to cover the essentials for new lawyers, including:

  • Hot topics in criminal, employment and environmental law
  • An update on the changes to the Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Considerations you should make before opening a solo practice
  • An overview of the MSBA online services and
  • An entertaining look at the ethical pitfalls every new lawyer should know

Following the program, join your colleagues and members of the 56 MSBA Sections and Committees for a networking mixer. Appetizers and beverages will be provided.


Hot Topics in Criminal, Employment and Environmental Law
1.0 Standard CLE Credits approved
Considering a practice in or currently practicing in Criminal, Employment or Environmental Law? Experts from the Criminal Law, Labor & Employment Law and Environmental, Natural Resource and Energy Law Sections will provide a brief overview of the hot topics in these areas. They will spend time discussing the recent changes and emerging issues facing each of these practice areas.

    Rules of Civil Procedure | The Updates You Need to Know
    0.5 Standard CLE Credits approved
    Get familiar with new rules concerning computation of time and deadlines for filing and service of motions. Also, get valuable updates on new standards involving motions to dismiss and post-trial motions.

Going Solo? Things to consider before you do...
1.0 Law Office Management CLE Credits approved
Considering going solo? Ms. Hable, a small firm practitioner and New Lawyers Section member, will share insights into the considerations and steps you should take before hanging your own shingle.

MSBA Online Services | An Insider's Look
0.5 Law Office Management CLE Credits approved
Gregory Luce, Practice Development Director at the MSBA and Attorney, will share information about the Association's online services. He'll walk participants through the MSBA's free online legal research program, the redesigned online resource database and Minnesota's premiere automated document assembly program - mndocs. Don't miss this "how-to", interactive program.

Ethical Pitfalls Every New Lawyer Should Know
1.0 Ethics CLE Credits approved
Mr. Lundberg will present a multi–media program focusing on ethics and malpractice problems faced by attorneys. Audience participation will be encouraged as several real–life hypotheticals that vividly illustrate potential ethical conflicts, malpractice traps, and other problem areas in the law of lawyering are discussed.

    • Charles E. Lundberg, Bassford Remele
      Former Chair, Minnesota Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board

1.5 hours of Standard CLE credits approved

1.0 hours of Ethics CLE credits approved

1.5 hours of Law Office Management CLE credits approved



Date:   Thursday, May 6, 2010
Time:    1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.*
Location:   Minnesota State Bar Association
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380
Minneapolis, MN 55402 

*Registration and check-in will begin at 12:30 p.m., followed by the program from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Please join us following the program for a networking mixer.


MSBA Members:  $20.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $30.00