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Unlimited On Demand CLE Pass

The MSBA, HCBA, and RCBA offer hundreds of hours of On Demand CLE programming each year covering over 25 practice areas.  With Unlimited On Demand, you can access that content in a way that is convenient and cost-effective.

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“I Can’t Pay That”| Handling Overpayments

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Many claimants face an overpayment of benefits for one reason or another. This session will review some of the strategies to have SSA waive the overpayment or minimize monthly payments. We will also discuss briefly how to handle delays in processing waivers and mandamus.

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10 Litigation Tips for Defending Minnesota Public Employers

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Public employers sued in civil litigation face unique challenges and may assert unique defenses. They are exposed to a wider array of claims than private employers. They benefit from an array of immunities, but sorting through which ones apply can be daunting, and securing the benefits of them at the most meaningful time—pre-discovery dismissal of a complaint—can be challenging.

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  • Employment and Labor Law
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2021 FDA Medical Device Cases and the 2022 FDA Outlook

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Join this presentation to hear a brief review of recent enforcement trends and cases from 2021, as well as a discussion of FDA trends and predictions for 2022 and beyond. You will also hear some tips and best practices for engaging with the FDA and responding to FDA enforcement actions.

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2022 Construction Case Law Update

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The MSBA Construction Law Section is pleased to host their annual Case Law Update CLE. Join us for a summary and analysis of important case law developments in Minnesota Construction Law over the past year

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2022 FDA Forum | Current Developments in Food, Drug and Device Law

3.0 Standard CLE Credits

Join private practice and in-house legal experts as we discuss recent regulatory and litigation challenges and developments in the food, drug and medical device industries from an insider's perspective.

Professor Ralph Hall of University of Minnesota Law School and Principal at Leavitt Partners LLC will be joining us again as the keynote speaker. Ralph is one of the nation’s foremost experts at drug and medical device regulation and corporate compliance matters. At Leavitt Partners, he works with coalitions and clients focused on improving FDA and health care regulation and advancing value-based health care. 

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2023 Annual Construction Law Section Symposium

2.0 Standard CLE Credits

In-house general counsel and private practice construction lawyers will present panel discussions and answer questions regarding wide-ranging changes in laws affecting the industry, including strict liability for lower tier wage theft, new limitations on contractual indemnity and insurance, legalization of marijuana, prohibitions on non-compete agreements, and more. We will also conduct a short business meeting and hold elections for the 2023-2024 Section Council.

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2023 Legislative Housing Update with Mary and Larry

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This legislative session has produced an exciting array of changes in Minnesota’s housing laws affecting the rights and responsibilities of residential landlords and tenants. If you are already practicing housing law, this session will tell you all you need to know to incorporate into your representation of landlords or tenants. And if you are considering doing housing work pro bono, this training is an excellent introduction to this challenging and dynamic practice area!

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2023 Legislative Session Environment and Energy Recap

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Last Spring’s legislative session was extremely active in the environmental and energy law areas.  There was a nearly 300 page environmental omnibus that include PFAS bans among many other elements. On the energy side, a mandate for carbon free electricity led the way.  As the summer ends, catch up by joining us for a panel that will describe what passed and what didn’t pass and how this may affect businesses and you clients.

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2023 Legislative Update | Public Utilities and Energy Law

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Presenters will provide a recap of the main legislative changes made during the 2023 session that directly impact the work of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.

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2023 Mid-Year Minnesota Real Property Case Law Update

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Picking up from where the Real Estate Institute left off, this presentation will provide a mid-year update on recent decisions by the Minnesota Supreme Court and Minnesota Court of Appeals touching on real property law and transactional practice. It will also highlight recent petitions for further review granted by the Minnesota Supreme Court and real property cases pending before the United States Supreme Court. The cases presented will touch on a variety of topics in real property law and practice, including: the statutory definition of "public waters," the scope of exculpatory clauses in contracts, the effect of conditions in a will on a devise of land, the scope of replacement-cost insurance required by state statute, and more!

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2023 Update from Minnesota’s Environmental Agencies

2.5 Standard CLE Credits

Join us to hear from leaders of four of Minnesota’s environmental agencies about their priorities for their agencies and key current and upcoming environmental issues. This program provides updates on the key issues facing the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.  Each presentation will be followed by a question and answer session that will allow you to get up-to-date information on the issues affecting your practice.

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29 Top Tech Tools and Tips for Lawyers in 2023

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This program will feature top technology tools and tips for lawyers in practice today. Topics will include top level security for your networks and portable devices, new hardware tools for safety and efficiency, and many software recommendations for the modern day lawyer.

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36 Tech tools, apps, and tips for your small-solo law practice

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Find out about the latest tools, apps, and tips to advance your firm’s technology capabilities. This program will have many tech recommendations and tips for lawyers seeking to improve their software tools, their hardware and mobile needs, and improve their client, and cloud connectivity.

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9th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute Part I

2 Standard Credits, 1 Elimination of Bias Credit

Join us for the 9th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute! It will be held over two half days. Whether you are looking to learn more about a growing and important field or are already a seasoned practitioner, the Institute aims to offer you something interesting.

• GDPR and State Privacy Law Developments: A Panel Discussion of the Current Challenges and Strategies

• Open the Pod Bay Doors: Problems with AI

• General Counsel Roundtable.

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9th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute Part II

2 Standard Credits, 1 Ethics Credit

Join us for the 9th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute! It will be held over two half days. Whether you are looking to learn more about a growing and important field or are already a seasoned practitioner, the Institute aims to offer you something interesting.

• Ethics, Mental Health & Well Being in a Post-Covid Environment

• The Ransomware Epidemic | What In-House Counsel Need to Know About Criminals Taking Advantage of Those Working From Home

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9th Annual Immigrants Among Us

1.0 Elimination of Bias Credit

Immigration law and policy remain major issues in the United States. This CLE will bring attention to these developments and provide an opportunity for successful immigrant attorneys among us to speak about their careers, going through law school in the United States, obtaining a Minnesota law license, and practicing in different settings.

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A 2022 Preview to Legislative Goals from Across the Energy Regulatory Spectrum

1.5 Standard CLE Credits

Please join us for a 2022 legislative overview and energy policy discussion.  After the presentation, we will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in a dialogue with the panel.  This is a great opportunity for Public Utilities Section members to engage in direct dialogue with the officials most responsible for setting Minnesota energy policy.

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A Conversation about White Supremacy, Racism, and Mediation Neutrality

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

Should mediation help lead change in our racially-divided society? If so, how? What are the barriers to exercising that leadership? Ellen Deason, Isabelle Gunning and Sharon Press will lead a discussion that relates this issue to neutrality/impartiality as guiding principles in our field; what does neutrality/impartiality mean to each of us? How does self-determination interact with neutrality and impartiality?

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A Family Law Perspective on Navigating Individuals with Personality Disorders

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Learn during this informative CLE the techniques for identifying and navigating those with atypical personalities in the context of family law matters. 

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A Guide to Fastcase

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Fastcase is a premier online legal research platform provided to MSBA members complimentary with membership. This webinar presentation will show you around Fastcase and provide instruction for using the system. Learn search functions, navigating the information available to you, and what tools and features can help in your research. This presentation is great for all Fastcase users, new and experienced.

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  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Legal Research and Writing
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A Series of Unfortunate Events | Planning for and Responding to Natural Disasters in Your Community

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Communities throughout Minnesota must be prepared for natural disasters before they strike. Climate change is increasingly seen as causing extreme weather events for which communities must be prepared. Learn about what communities can do now to plan for disasters and ensure they remain resilient. Communities also need to be ready to respond to disasters. Understand the legal framework under State law for responding to emergencies and disasters.  Learn best practices in drafting agreements for intergovernmental cooperation. Know your client’s potential liability when requesting or providing assistance in disasters.

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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
A Transformative Vision for Youth Justice

1.0 Standard CLE Credits

Is Minnesota’s current youth justice system meeting its statutory intent? At its core, is it meeting the needs of youth, our community, or broader conceptions of “public safety”? If not, what can be done? Join restorative practitioners for a conversation about transformative justice and the current work happening to reimagine Minnesota’s youth justice system and apply frameworks of transformative justice to interactions with youth.

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Addressing Substance Use Disorder in Health Care Professionals

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Featured speaker Dr. Stephen Delisi, Medical Director at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, will examine the neurobiology and neuroscience of addiction and trauma and explain why people who suffer with addiction continue to make the “choices” they make and how these are often not “choices” at all. Participants will learn that what is commonly called “relapse” (a return to use) is really a recurrence of symptoms of a chronic disease, and not a moral failing. This understanding offers attorneys who represent health professionals with substance use disorder a new and more accurate perspective in situations that can be challenging, by helping them to acknowledge and overcome their own biases regarding the disability of addiction.

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All about Child Support Magistrates and the Expedited Process

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The Administrative Process was deemed Unconstitutional in 1999 and the Expedited Process (Ex Pro) was born. With this change to a judicial process to establish and enforce child support came new Court Rules and Child Support Magistrates (CSMs). Come learn about the Ex Pro Rules, what to expect from CSMs, and our observations of best practices from two Child Support Magistrates who have been involved in this process from the beginning.

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An Introduction to Dark Social

.75 Standard CLE Credit

Discover how Social Media marketing (really) works. Learn how to leverage your offline community engagement through the network effect of technology to transform your city or town into a large, enthusiastic, genuinely affiliated referral source. Sit back and watch short Case Studies of lawyers who are growing their practices through Dark Social to either replace or augment their local advertising campaigns. During this session we explore the limitations of attribution models in evaluating Dark Social as a marketing channel and highlight the importance of recording multiple attribution channels.

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An Introduction to Trauma-Informed Lawyering

2.5 Standard CLE Credits

A CLE collaboration and presented by Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL)

An introduction to the trauma-informed lawyering framework which will help legal professionals identify and acknowledge trauma and triggers in their lives. This session will increase our awareness of the impacts trauma has on the legal profession as a whole, and on each of us personally and professionally. Attendees will walk away with strategies for self-reflection, self-regulation, self-critique, and self-awareness which could improve their personal and professional relationships. 

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Answering the Call to Self and Service | Mental Health Tools for Pro Bono and Legal Services Practitioners

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

As “the new normal” continues to evolve, the legal profession—especially pro bono and legal aid practitioners—have an increasing interest in attorney and client mental health. Low-income people have been devastated by the pandemic. When they come to us for help, these clients are often sharing stress, depression, and other mental health concerns along with their legal issues. Pro bono and legal aid practitioners are best equipped to serve indigent clients when attorneys have tools to support their own mental health, and have knowledge of resources for clients in crisis.

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Antitrust and Privacy Collide | Understanding Epic v. Apple

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Join us to discuss the controversial Epic v. Apple case, and the new intersection between antitrust law and privacy. In the digital economy, personal data often drives competition between online search, social media and applications services. Are technology giants using their size to protect or erode our online privacy on these services? Could user privacy protection be a defense to anticompetitive conduct?

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Appellate Self Help Clinic

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The Appellate Practice section of the MSBA and Minnesota State Law Library created a joint initiative called the Appeals Self Help Clinic , a monthly clinic conducted via telephone to offer brief advice for people who are representing themselves. Volunteers are needed for each clinic and training can be immensely helpful in understanding what to expect. If you are interested in volunteering, please join us for this training program to understand what resources are available and get to know the program.

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At-Risk Juvenile Petitions in District Court

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

On June 13, 2022 Governor Walz signed a bill establishing a juvenile guardianship process for at-risk youth ages 18-21. Before, the state of Minnesota only had a process in place for youth under the age of 18. This new law created an avenue for immigrant youth 18-21 years old attempting to gain immigration protection under Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.

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Avoiding and Confronting Friction and Fractures | Partition Actions

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In this seminar the following topics will be covered:

  1. Common circumstances leading to joint ownership of real property;
  2. Best practices to avoid ownership structures requiring a partition; and
  3. How to prosecute or defend a partition action
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  • Real Property
Avoiding Burnout as an Ethical Imperative

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

Ethics Narrative: With all we have been through these last two years both in our professional and personal lives, many lawyers are feeling exhausted, discouraged, stressed, and "burned out." We know that burnout, and the chronic workplace stress that leads to it, has a significant impact on our lives and our health but may not realize the impact it has on our ability to be meet the ethical standards of our profession.

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Back to Basics | Trust (IOLTA) Accounting

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Trust Accounting at its foundation is fairly straightforward. Money in, and eventually money out. However, given that you are handling someone else’s money, there are additional protections and requirements put in place to ensure that it is being managed responsibly. 

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Barriers After Bars | Serving Formerly Incarcerated Clients with Less Bias

1.0 Elimination of Bias Credit

The objective of this program is to educate attorneys in Minnesota to identify and eliminate biases against formerly incarcerated clients, who are disproportionately Native, Black, and poor. We will familiarize attorneys with incarceration and post-release issues in Minnesota, encourage attorneys to actively inspect their own and others’ biases, and provide practical training on how to address and eliminate these biases through a better and deeper understanding of the reentry experience.

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Bartenders Wanted | Women Need Not Apply

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

In the early 1940s, Clara Anderson worked as a bartender at a local hotel until the St. Paul City Council enacted an ordinance barring women from working behind the bar as men returned from World War II. Rather than lose her job to a man, Anderson went to court. Her battle lasted three years and involved one tenacious lawyer and nine judges along the way. Ramsey County District Court Judge John Guthmann accidentally discovered this long-forgotten case when conducting research for a judicial portrait dedication at the Ramsey County Law Library. 

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Becoming an Immigration Attorney | Careers in Immigration Law

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Interested in a career in immigration law? Curious on the differences among immigration attorneys who work in different settings? How is it like to represent the government in immigration matters? What is "crimmigration”? Do most immigration attorneys have their own practices? Can I still be in “big law” if I want to do immigration work? Join us as each of our presenters discuss what they do and how they got to where they are… 

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Best Practices in Ag Lending

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This session will provide an overview the best practices in Ag lending. The presentation will include things that lenders, buyers, and sellers should know about perfecting and releasing ag liens (both statutory and UCC) among other tips.

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Business Valuation for Estate & Gift Tax

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This presentation will cover common issues that arise in business valuation for estate and gift tax purposes. Specifically, the discussion will cover common areas of IRS audit like the application of discounts, tax affecting of pass-through entities, and more.

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Caring for the Lawyer Working with Families in Crisis | Yourself

4.0 Standard CLE Credits

The Thirteenth Annual Children and the Law Summit.

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Cash Out | A Law Firm Financial Management Heat Check

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Lawyers don’t like math.  That’s why you went to law school, right?

But as it turns out, if you’re running a law firm, you really need to be on top of your financial game in a meaningful way and not just when you’re talking to your accountant about filing your taxes for the prior year.

With so many potential things to keep tabs on, how do you juggle it all?  What are the table stakes for managing a financially-forward law firm?

In this robust program, we’ll cover some basic financial competencies, that not a lot of law firms owners focus on – which means that, if you do, you can access a distinct competitive advantage.

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Cell Phones Are the New DNA | The Emerging Role of Mobile Device Forensics in Wrongful Conviction Exonerations

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

New evidence produced from testing using new, innovative technology can open the door to judicial action for wrongful conviction review and exonerations. For decades DNA testing was the most popular and effective example of new technology. Now mobile device forensics is emerging as an effective alternative to watch, or even the most promising form of new evidence, because of its speed of technology innovation and adoption, also its support of a diversified number of proof vectors as compared to DNA.

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ChatGPT and AI | Implications and Applications in the Law

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In this session, you will get a comprehensive overview of Artificial Intelligence (AI), from its historical development to its anticipated applications and future potential, particularly in the legal field. We will start by dispelling common misconceptions about AI and will explain its future role as a personal assistant and researcher. We will then explore the use of AI in legal administration, sharing insights on the impressive capabilities of GPT-4, an advanced AI model.

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Children and Predatory Offender Registration in Minnesota | Recent Proposals for Legislative Reform

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Co-sponsored by the Children and the Law Section and Criminal Law Section.

Under Minnesota law, children as young as 10 years old can be required to register as predatory offenders. In 2021, the Minnesota Legislature enacted the creation of the Predatory Offender Statutory Framework Working Group to comprehensively assess the predatory offender statutory framework” in Minn. Stat. § 243.166. The working group submitted its report to the Legislature on February 1, 2022, and there has been press coverage regarding that report.

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Children Who Are Transgender and the Law | OutFront Minnesota’s LGBTQIA2S+ 101 & Supporting Youth

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

During the 2022 legislative session, more than 130 bills addressing rights of transgender youth, their parents, and their communities were brought forward at state legislatures across the country.  With few exceptions, these efforts were intended to limit young people’s access to medical care; to ban their participation on gender-congruent sports teams and in gender-congruent public spaces; to limit their cultural acceptance within their educational communities; and more.

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Children Who Are Transgender and the Law | Understanding Transgender Children and the Challenges They Face

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Young humans who identify as transgender or nonbinary have become far more visible, which is reflective of greater parental and societal acceptance. Still, of the letters in the “LGBTQ+ alphabet” (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer), it’s the “Ts” (transgender and nonbinary humans), especially those who are younger, who more often face unique challenges relative to personal relationships, public interactions, and many other things that non-transgender persons (the technical phrase is “cisgender”) take for granted.

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Children Who Are Transgender and the Law | Young Leaders on their Experiences as Transgender or Non-Binary and with Lawyers and the Legal System

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

A panel of young people will speak on their experiences as transgender or non-binary. These young people have also experienced the foster care system.

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Civil Bench Trial Tips and Strategies | A Panel Discussion with Hennepin County Judges

1.25 Standard CLE Credits

Civil bench trials can be an excellent (and potentially less expensive) alternative to a jury trial, but they require different planning, preparation, and management. This panel of Hennepin County Judges will discuss and answer questions about civil bench trial tips and strategies, including:

• How should you frame the legal and factual issues in a bench trial?
• How is your presentation different in a bench trial?
• What are some ideas and options for handling exhibits and witness testimony in a bench • What about Zoom? Should you try your bench trial remotely?

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Clients in Crisis | Helping Yourself, Helping Your Clients

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

The last few years have disrupted lawyers’ professional and personal lives. Attorneys may feel like their lives seem out of control, yet they are not alone in feeling the effects of a pandemic, economic downturn, or political divisiveness. Clients are affected too. Attorneys must manage their own emotions while simultaneously being sensitive and responsive to their clients. This program will identify normal feelings, reactions, and behaviors, and recognize when they are cause for concern. For some clients, reactions may rise to the level of impairment. Impairment comes in many forms, including substance use, addiction, or other mental impairments. It is not a lawyer’s job to diagnose, yet a lawyer must act accordingly.

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Clio’s Legal Trends 2023 Report

From state and practice area specific billable hour trends to insights and perspectives on AI—learn what’s the latest in the legal industry today. Making decisions that will benefit your firm in the years to come can seem complicated. But data and insights on the latest trends in the legal industry will surely make it easier.

Join Clio’s deep-dive into the 2023 Legal Trends Report to discuss what the data in this year’s report means, and how to use it to set your law firm and staff up for success.

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Clio’s Legal Trends Report

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The annual Clio Legal Trends Report provides information on the most important issues faced within the legal profession. By analyzing aggregated and anonymized data from tens of thousands of legal professionals in the US, supported by extensive survey research, the report offers unique insights into law firm efficiencies, hourly rates, and other key metrics for success. New this year is an examination of shifting consumer expectations and an analysis of firm spending with a focus on opportunities for investments that align with the new needs of clients.

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Coffee and Case Law | 2023 Data Law Update

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

From the artificial intelligence legal research imbroglio in Mata v. Avianca, Inc. to the short message e-discovery dispute in Lubrizol Corp. v. IBM Corp., 2023 has already been a significant year in data law.  Before your day gets busy on Wednesday, July 26, join Shepard Data Services for a continuing legal education (CLE) program as we welcome David Horrigan, discovery counsel and legal education director at Relativity for a look at noteworthy case law and other legal developments from Slack to sanctions with some high-profile data discovery matters from the news.

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Common Interest Doctrine and Joint Representation in Minnesota | Energy Policy Advocates v. Ellison

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In Energy Policy Advocates v. Ellison (A20-1344, Sept. 28. 2022), the Minnesota Supreme Court held that parties with common legal interests do not waive the attorney-client privilege or attorney work-product doctrines when they communicate with each other. In this one-hour webinar, hear about the decision, its scope and impact, and potential areas of uncertainty from public and private practitioners involved in the case. Topics to be covered include the uncertain lines between protected “legal” interests and unprotected “policy” interests; and when and how inter- and intra-agency communications are protected.

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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
Communication Breakdown | It’s Always The Same (But It’s Avoidable)

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

A high percentage of malpractice practice claims and practice management problems are caused by communication breakdowns.  Communication problems create dissatisfied clients, decrease productivity, and cause conflict internally and externally. The growing number of communication channels only compounds the problem. We'll explain technologies and techniques that will help you improve communication, lower your stress, improve your service, generate happier clients, and lower your malpractice risk.

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Communications Law State Legislative Preview

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Join an esteemed panel of telecommunications industry veterans and government relations experts as they provide their analysis of the policy issues that will shape and dominate the upcoming state legislative session, including anticipated communications issues.

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CONSUMERS ARE TENANTS, TOO | The Intersection of Consumer and Landlord/Tenant Law

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Though treated as distinct areas, there is substantial overlap between consumer law and landlord/ tenant law. Ryan Peterson, a consumer law litigator, and Dan Suitor, a housing attorney and tenant’s rights advocate will discuss from their complimentary perspectives how these constantly and rapidly developing practice areas can and do interact with one another.

Landlord-tenant law is an under-litigated field, with a lack of binding case law and private representation resulting in a number of legal grey areas. The flurry of activity in the legislature this past session will only increase this interplay, providing opportunities for practitioners bringing or defending new claims. Finally, the presenters hope to spur discussion about applications of the newly revived Prevention Against Consumer Fraud Act.

 

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  • Landlord-Tenant Law
COP 27 | A Minnesota Perspective

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In November, the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference known as COP27 was held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.  There was a strong Minnesota presence at COP27. Join us for an exciting panel of Minnesota COP27 attendees from business, local government, education, and the public interest sector. The panel will discuss: what is COP27, what did it accomplish and what must happen next. They will also explore what may come next in the international effort to address climate change and how that may affect Minnesota citizens and businesses.

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Courthouse Facility Dogs | Now an International Practice for Improving the Justice System

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In 2004, utilizing a facility dog to help people better engage with victim advocates, investigators, attorneys, and judges during the investigation and prosecution of crimes was considered an absurd idea. Since then, case law and scientific research has shown that the utilizations of these dogs are an effective way to reduce emotional trauma and has become a mainstream practice around the world. 

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Current Issues in Crypto | Where We Are & What’s to Come

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

IWIRC Members will discuss current issues in crypto currency, including what is crypto and current trends in regulation, bankruptcy, preferences, and legislation.

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Cyber Liability Insurance | How to Help Your Client Make an Informed Decision to Mitigate Potential Breach Damages

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This session will address:
 • What different types of cyber liability insurance are available and what considerations play into the selection, application and underwriting processes?
 • What should I look for in terms of scope of coverage and policy, and are there any common pitfalls?
 • How should cyber liability insurance be addressed in contracts?
 • And much more!

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Cyber Threat Awareness and Creative Strategies for Managing Risk

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Ransomware. Spear phishing. The “insider” threat. Organizations and firms face a myriad of cyber threats that come with ample amounts of risk. From reputational damage to financial losses, the possible costs of a cyber attack or data breach can be challenging to quantify—and mitigate.

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Cybersecurity and Law Firms | Minimize the Threat

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This CLE will identify current cyber threats to you and your law firm, as well as address best practices for attorneys and what they can do to minimize the threat of cyber-attacks. 

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  • Practice Management
  • Technology
Decoding Changes in Minnesota Employment Laws | Earned Sick and Safe Time, Parenting Leave, and Wage Privacy

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Join attorney, Sarah Bushnell, for a discussion of important changes to employment leave and wage disclosure laws in Minnesota. This presentation will cover several law changes, including Minnesota’s new Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST) paid leave law.  The discussion will cover ESST’s application to various classes of employees and resulting changes to employment policies and handbooks.

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  • Construction Law
  • Employment and Labor Law
Developing Legal Prompts for Lawyers Using AI | An Advanced Workshop

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

If you’ve ever talked to Alexa or Siri, you know that wording matters. Today’s legal AI is no different. It can understand plain, natural human interactions and instructions, but there are important variables to keep in mind and strategies you can use to get the best results as you learn to work with this new legal technology.

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  • Technology
Digital Equity and Inclusion

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) appropriated $42.5 billion nationally to subsidize the deployment of broadband to unserved areas.  The program, called the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD), will also fund new digital equity initiatives.

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  • Communications Law
  • Technology
Discussing No Knock Warrants | The policy, the law, and alternatives

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Join our panel of experts as they discuss the use of no-knock warrants in Minnesota and what alternatives exist.

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  • Criminal Law
Dispute Resolution Neutral Cultural Competence | What Does this Mean?

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

The Rule 114 Code of Ethics states that “A neutral shall serve as a neutral only when she/he has the necessary qualifications to satisfy the reasonable expectations of the parties.” The 1997 comments include the following additional insight; “A person who offers neutral services gives parties and the public the expectations that she or he is competent to serve effectively as a neutral.” Building on last year’s presentation that raised the question as to whether “whiteness is embedded in mediation,” this year, Dr. T. Anansi Wilson and Professor Sharon Press will offer their thoughts on how competence must include cultural competence and then explore what that means as applied to ADR neutrals.

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  • ADR
  • Ethics
Diverse and Inclusive Trial Teams | They Simply Work Better Together

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Research shows that diverse and inclusive teams are more thoughtful, strategic, careful, and innovative. They are smarter. However, the urge to choose colleagues that look like you and have had the same kinds of experiences is immediate and, frankly, consistent with human nature. We are most comfortable with what we are used to, and in most businesses (especially law firms), we have historically been most comfortable with, and most used to seeing, white men in positions of leadership. The benefits of a diverse and inclusive team, however, unquestionably outweigh any initial discomfort.

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  • Elimination of Bias
  • Litigation
Diversion of Somali and African Youth from the Juvenile Court System in Hennepin County

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In 2004, Abdi Ali met a young Somali woman and an Oromo teenager at a homeless youth shelter in North Minneapolis. Abdi’s realization that there were significant cultural hurdles for many of the youth in these underserved communities led to a Human Rights Fellowship from the Otto Bremmer Foundation in 2006 to better understand the causes of Somali youth and the cultural responsiveness of the organizations that work with them.

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  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
Diversity in Law Firms | Why it is lacking and strategies to address it

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Hear from three knowledgeable panelists who have studied, experienced and worked to address the lack of diversity in the practice of law. From law school to law firms, learn some of the causes and potential solutions to this issue and how we can all participate to address it.

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  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Elimination of Bias
Diversity Requirements on Jobsites | A General Compliance Guide for State and Local Construction Projects

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Whether a construction project is owned or funded by the State or a local municipality, it can be difficult to navigate the various requirements that must be met, in connection with diversity in the workforce and other bidding programs. We seek to clarify this process and provide a general guide for owners, contractors, and subcontractors that perform work on publicly owned or financed construction projects. Please join us for an Ask-The-Experts panel discussion. The panel of experts will comprise of representatives from the State of Minnesota, City of Minneapolis, and the Metropolitan Council, each of whom monitor these projects and the diversity goals that are set for them.

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  • Construction Law
Domestic Violence | Addressing Bias in Family Courts and Related Systems

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Implicit - and even explicit - bias can impede the ability of family law practitioners to understand the full and complex nature of domestic abuse and how it is experienced in the lives of individual victim-survivors. Furthermore, abuse is experienced differently in different social and cultural contexts, which may not be fully understood by practitioners.  This session will prepare family lawyers to effectively account for such information gaps and biases as they represent these survivors, prepare clients for mediation or litigation, and present a clear and persuasive picture of the abuse to other practitioners and the court.

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  • Elimination of Bias
  • Family Law
Don’t Expunge Noncitizen Court Files

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In general, expunging noncitizen court files can lead to future immigration difficulties. This CLE will explain why that is the case, and what to do in rare instances when expunging a noncitizen court file is absolutely necessary.

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  • Immigration Law
  • Criminal Law
Don’t Join the Jerks | Professional Ethics, Common Sense and Common Decency

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

Being a jerk is easy. It’s especially easy if our opponents are jerks first. It’s also a pretty lousy way to practice law. Being advocates doesn't mean lawyers need to be rude, sneaky, obstructionist or condescending – no matter how tempting or satisfying it may feel in the moment. Ethics rules call on us to make meritorious claims, expedite cases, and act with candor and fairness toward courts, parties and opposing lawyers. In this session, we’ll discuss how lawyers best serve their clients, the judicial system, and our profession by following both the letter and the spirit of those rules. 

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  • Ethics
  • Civil Litigation
  • New Lawyer Essentials
Eighth Circuit Case Law Update

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The last several years have resulted in important developments for federal employment law cases. Join us for an update of the important Eighth Circuit cases that directly impact Minnesota employment law practitioners.

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  • Employment and Labor Law
E-lawyering | How to Collaborate with Clients Online and Generate Revenue

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Over the past years, we’ve all learned to take part of our practices online. But what is e-lawyering, and how can we build client collaboration and technology tools (legal products!) into this new form of practice?

Most lawyers think of document automation as strictly an internal tool for increasing efficiency. It is that, of course; but, it’s also so much more. Law firms can (and should) use client-facing tools to serve DIY-leaning clients or those clients who wouldn’t otherwise hire a lawyer at all. And, since these systems can be made available to clients at any time, they can increase revenue and lead to creative revenue sources.

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  • Technology
  • Practice Management
Elder Law 101 | Medical Assistance Basics

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The purpose of the seminar is to review basic Medical Assistance rules under current laws including assets, income and transfers.

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  • Family Law
Elder Law 101 | Planning for Aging Clients | The Intersection of Elder Law and Estate Planning

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This Elder Law 101 series seminar will focus on recognizing and proactively planning for Elder Law issues that often arise as Estate Planning clients age. During the course of the presentation, we will discuss the following important considerations:
• How to prepare clients for probate avoidance;
• Preparation of legal documents to provide incapacity planning assistance;
• Introduction to Minnesota’s Medical Assistance Program; and
• Overview of proactive and crisis planning strategies to protect assets against long-term-care costs.

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  • Family Law
Elder Law 101 Series | Intake and Medical Assistance Issue Spotting

1.0 Standard CLE Credit 

This presentation will serve as guide the new law lawyer on how to take in a client, not take the client, and spot the salient issues that drive the planning in elder law.  Three experienced elder law attorneys will review what new attorneys should look for when accepting a new client, from the “red flags” to the important issues that can set the planning for the case.

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  • Family Law
Elder Law Institute Re-Cap

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

If you were not able to attend the live presentation of the 2023 Elder Law Institute, this hour-long re-cap will provide you with a snapshot of some of the key presentations at ELI.

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  • Elder Law
Eliminating Disparities in Healthcare | Putting Principles in Action

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Join us for a panel discussion on actionable initiatives for organizations to eliminate healthcare disparities from the government, health plan, and provider perspective. This panel will explore how organizations can put initiatives into action that increase inclusion and remove barriers in healthcare.  This informative discussion features Minnesota’s leading health equity experts and you will not want to miss!

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  • Elimination of Bias
  • Health Law
Emerging Issues in Long-Term Care 2022

2.0 Standard CLE Credits

This annual CLE focuses on current and emerging issues related to long-term care, particularly in the assisted living and nursing home settings, that are of interest to Elder Law attorneys and related professionals as well as the clients they serve.

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  • Family Law
Emerging Issues in Long-Term Care 2023

2.0 Standard CLE Credits

This annual CLE focuses on current and emerging issues related to long-term care, particularly in the assisted living and nursing home settings, that are of interest to Elder Law attorneys and related professionals as well as the clients they serve.

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  • Elder Law
Emerging Trends in Cryptocurrency Governance

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This presentation will discuss the current state of the U.S. regulatory environment and a brief overview of non-U.S. regulatory considerations of blockchain-based transactions, including the potential effects of the war in Ukraine and sanctions in Afghanistan on the regulation of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

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  • Technology
Employment Mediation | What Is Everyone Really Thinking?

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This program will focus on mediation of employment claims and related types of disputes. A panel, comprised of a plaintiff’s employment lawyer, an employment defense lawyer, and a mediator experienced in handling employment issues, will walk through the stages of a mediation of an employment case. 

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  • Employment and Labor Law
  • ADR
Environmental Liability Insurance | Current State of the Practice

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Contrary to some beliefs, environmental liability insurance is currently available and generally affordable.  Environmental liability insurance can play an important role in brownfield redevelopment, mergers and acquisitions, corporate risk management, ESG and other business contexts.  Please join us for what will be an interesting CLE that will explore the type of environmental insurance policies available in the marketplace, the benefits and limitations of this important risk management tool, insights into the strategic use of such policies and how liabilities involving emerging contaminants such as PFAS and ethylene oxide may impact the market.

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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
Environmental Update from the Minnesota Department of Health

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Environmental Health Division plays a criterial role in protecting the health of Minnesota citizens. Its responsibilities are wide and far reaching, covering  air, drinking water, chemical hazard assessment, retail food safety, indoor air quality, radiation, lodging safety including education, licensing and compliance activities. From PFAS to HRLs, from lead paint to food sanitation, the division takes an active role in protecting Minnesota.

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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
Essential Tech, Tools, and Talent for Small Firms

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

A wide range of software and services are available to lawyers seeking new ways to run a more productive practice.

From time-tracking tools to case management systems, email providers to calendaring solutions, there are several heavy hitters in each major category of “firm management tools,” and most come in at a surprisingly minor price, thanks to wide adoption and extensive competition.

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  • Practice Management
  • Technology
Estate Recovery for Home and Community Based Services

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Estate recovery under Medical Assistance involves more than just the nursing home context. This session will review two pending cases involving Estate Recovery litigation in the home and community-based services setting. Each presenter will walk through the procedural posture of their current matter, the issues that are in dispute, the legal support for the elder law client’s position, as well as “best practice” tips for elder law attorneys handling estate recovery cases.

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  • Family Law
Ethics | An Update from the Director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

Susan Humiston, Director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility, reviews recent attorney discipline cases and shares lessons from recent cases. Director Humiston will examine the professional conduct rules that were violated and give practical advice to avoid the conduct that caused actual discipline for Minnesota attorneys. She will also discuss the recent review of the discipline system conducted by the ABA and the status of the court’s consideration of recommendations made by the ABA.

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Ethics and Duty to Disclose in Criminal Law

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

What needs to be disclosed? How are records kept, tracked, and reported? Who needs to know, and when? Hear from a panel of City and County prosecutors discussing ethical requirements and best practices in Brady/Giglio requirements.

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  • Criminal Law
  • Ethics
Ethics, Mental Health and Well-Being in a Post-COVID Environment

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

In early 2020, the Minnesota legal profession was upended by the arrival of the global COVID-19 pandemic. In the ensuing weeks and months, the profession experienced seismic changes in the practice of law. This program examines the effects of those changes on lawyers, judges, and law students while providing tips and strategies to navigate the ever-changing legal landscape.

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  • New Lawyer Experience
  • Ethics
Everything You Wanted to Know About Criminal Appeals But Were Afraid to Ask

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

An opportunity to hear from a panel of experts including two Court of Appeals  staff attorneys  who specialize in criminal appeals and an appellate court judge. The panel will be moderated by an appellate public defender. Topics that will be discussed include good and bad issues to raise on appeal, motions to strike and discretionary appeals. Participants are encouraged to send in questions ahead of time and the panel will also answer questions submitted during the CLE. 

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  • Appellate Practice
Expert Deposition | Why and How to Conduct an Effective Expert Deposition

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The CLE will cover the legal requirements for obtaining a deposition of an expert under state and federal law, strategic reasons for taking (or not taking) an expert deposition, and various strategies for conducting a successful deposition.

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  • Civil Litigation
  • New Lawyer Essentials
Fastcase | A Comprehensive Webinar

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This webinar presentation will show you around Fastcase and provide instructions for using the system. Learn search functions, navigating the information available to you, and what tools and features can help in your research. 

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  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Technology
Feeling Good by Doing Good

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In recognition of Pro Bono Week, prepare to be inspired from a panel of pro bono attorneys about pro bono work! Instead of being one more thing on the to-do list, join and hear how it helps improve wellness and provides fulfillment.

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  • Nonprofit
  • Wellness
  • New Lawyer Essentials
Financial Exploitation of Older Adults

1.5 Standard CLE Credits and 0.5 Ethics Credit

Older adults are especially vulnerable to violent crime, neglect, and exploitation, including financial fraud. Elder abuse is often difficult to detect, as the perpetrator may be a caretaker, family member, or other individual on whom the victim must rely for basic needs. Accordingly, victims may be reluctant to report a crime. This presentation will focus on financial exploitation and provide you with an overview of this crime, its prosecution and the role of the Attorney General’s Office

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  • Probate and Trust
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Forensics on the Blockchain | Crypto Investigation and Asset Recovery

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

John Carney, an attorney and digital forensics expert, and Jason Olson, a forensic accountant with Eide Bailly, will discuss key facts that attorneys should know about the investigation of crypto asset movement in the context of litigation and estate planning.

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From Juvenile to Youth, Justice and Wellness Divisions | Ramsey County’s Journey to Approach Juvenile Justice from a more restorative perspective

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The Office of the Ramsey County Attorney has been on a journey to re-imagine justice for youth.  To that end the Office has worked in partnership with the community and system stake holders to work towards addressing the disparities in that exist in the Juvenile Justice System. This will be an overview of the process we have undertaken to explore the current practices and develop a restorative approach for working with youth that are referred to our office from law enforcement.

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  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
Fun with Property Tax Appeals

2.0 Standard CLE Credits

This 2-hour CLE covers a wide variety of property tax appeal topics. The first hour will be a presentation by the three judges of the Minnesota Tax Court, offering insight and updates from the bench. The second hour will be a panel of practitioners, both petitioners and county representatives, covering the life of a tax court petition.

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  • Public Law
  • Tax Law
  • Real Property
Fundamentals of Handling DWI Cases

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This CLE will cover the essentials of handling DWIs, including what to tell clients when they are pulled over, how to review the case and legal issues, priorities for both prosecutors and defense attorneys, and approaches to obtaining the best results.

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  • Criminal Law
Getting Into the Weed(s) | An Employment Law Perspective on Legal Cannabis in Minnesota

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Dazed and confused about how cannabis is treated under DATWA? Wondering if employers can weed out cannabis-using job applicants and employees? This CLE will discuss employers’ obligations and employees’ rights under DATWA, the Lawful Consumable Products Act, the THC Therapeutic Research Act, the Minnesota Human Rights Act, and more.

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  • Labor and Employment
Getting Rid of Joint Tax Liabilities in Divorce | Helping Ensure Your Client Doesn’t Get Stuck with the Bill

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The IRS is an extremely powerful and effective debt collector. If your client owes the IRS taxes from joint returns filed with their ex-spouse, simply allocating the debts to the ex-spouse in the divorce decree, by itself, will not protect your client from IRS collection efforts related to the debts, including filing of federal tax liens and levies against wages, bank accounts, retirement accounts, or home foreclosure action.

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  • Family Law
  • Tax Law
Getting Your Bounce Back | Using Resiliency to Build Your Fitness to Practice

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This program briefly reviews the lawyers’ impairment and well-being reports. It then explores proven elements of resilience by the US Army and others and offers examples and methods for incorporating them into our work as lawyers, reducing our risk, and enhancing our well-being.

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  • Wellness
  • Construction Law
Google Reviews | How to Claim and Grow Your Online Reputation

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Google puts your business on its map – love it or hate it, your firm is on Google Maps and it is often the first online interaction clients have with your firm. How do you get control of this thing!? Jess Birken leads attendees through how to claim your Google Maps Business listing. And, once you've claimed it – how do you keep it up, avoid ethical pitfalls and maybe even leverage it to make it work for you!?

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  • Practice Management
  • Technology
Guide to Working with Resist Refuse Dynamics and Parental Alienating Behaviors

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The purpose of this training session is to help attorneys better understand the patterns and complexities of cases involving resist/refuse (RR) dynamics and parental alienating behaviors (PABs). This one-hour will cover various approaches to assessing the severity of the resistance, why resistance builds, and why it can be so intractable. Specific risk factors for resist/refuse dynamics will be covered so that attorneys can better identify the likelihood of resistance and PABs in their clients.

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  • Family Law
Here’s Henry | An Assessment of Henry v. Independent School District 625

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The recent Henry ruling has added new analysis in Minnesota caselaw for hostile work environment claims under the Minnesota Human Rights Act. It also analyzes adverse employment actions in the form of constructive discharge and adds clarification regarding the plaintiff’s burdens when bringing these claims.

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  • Employment and Labor Law
How do we fix Bankruptcy for Homeowners and Creditors?

1.0 Standard CLE Credit 

Over 90% of severely delinquent homeowners end up in foreclosure after filing for bankruptcy.  Bankruptcy should prevent foreclosure, why does the current process deny debtors and creditors their rights?

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  • Real Property
  • Bankruptcy
How Do You Make Uncomfortable Situations Comfortable

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This presentation will engage attendees in a high energy session on the topic of making uncomfortable situations comfortable. Speaker Mike Gregory will be using elements from three of his books in today’s presentation: The Collaboration Effect, Peaceful Resolutions, and The Servant Manager. Brain science will be applied to enlighten participants on the steps necessary in order to explore and enhance opportunities to provide for better client outcomes. Mike will give participants one of the tools they need so that they can apply this technique immediately at work and in life. 

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  • ADR
How to be a Successful Attorney in Government Practice

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

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 as a new attorney. This is a great opportunity for new 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.

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  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Public Law
How to Become an Immigration Attorney

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Careers in immigration law are becoming increasingly popular for new law graduates and seasoned attorneys alike. But how do you navigate the world of immigration law and decide where to focus your practice? Join us to hear from a diverse panel of immigration attorneys who will share their experience becoming an immigration attorney and the journey to their current position.

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  • Immigration Law
Implementing our Values | Regulation of Trade in the Name of Human Rights

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Human rights concerns increasingly inform decisions under U.S. trade law. The U.S. Government now considers human rights in making export controls decisions, new sanctions designations, negotiation and enforcement of free trade agreements, and, especially, U.S. policy towards China. This CLE will provide an overview of recent developments on human rights and U.S. trade law, with analysis of key legal issues for corporate counsel, non-governmental organizations, and the interested public. Topics will include how human rights have resulted in new export controls, how human rights impact export control licensing decisions, sanctions designations for human rights reasons, labor provisions in the U.S.-Canada-Mexico Agreement (USMCA), and more.

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  • Business Law
Implications of the Otto Bremer Trust Decision for Private Foundations and their Attorneys

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The Otto Bremer Trust case in Ramsey County District Court provides insights into the way that Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is approaching public accountability, conflicts of interest, and other legal issues as they apply to Minnesota foundations. The April 29, 2022 ruling of Ramsey County Judge Robert Awsumb now becomes case law that is applicable to Minnesota’s philanthropic institutions. This CLE will provide an overview of the legal theories articulated by the Attorney General’s Office, and the view of the Court on those theories.  It will also include six takeaways for all foundation leaders and their counsel. 

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  • Nonprofit
  • Business Law
Increasing Revenue with Document Automation

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Join us to learn about document automation and how it can help save you time and money, and allow you to focus on the actual practice of law.

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  • Technology
  • Practice Management & Marketing
Inflation Reduction Act & Davis Bacon | Legal Changes with Shocking Consequences

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The newly passed Inflation Reduction Act includes substantial tax breaks for the owners of renewable energy projects if they are constructed and operated as required by the IRA.

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  • Construction Law
In-House Counsel Insights on Hot Employment Law Topics

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Panelists will cover a variety of hot topics in the employment arena, including hybrid work, complying with pay equity requirements and posting requirements, changes in hiring approaches, employee speech in the hybrid workplace and on social media, and much more!

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  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Business Law
Insights Into German Environmental Law for Environmental Cleanup

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

As advanced industrial societies, the United States and Germany face similar challenges in addressing legacy waste disposal and the remediation of environmental contamination. However, while the challenges are similar the legal frameworks and administrative approaches are different.  Join us for a unique opportunity to learn from two experienced German environmental lawyers.  We will explore the similarities and differences in cleanup liability schemes, the roles of national, state and local law and authorities, risk considerations and the role of private parties and lawyers.

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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
Introduction of Evidence

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

When you get to trial, your case is only as good as the evidence the judge or jury actually get to consider. So, getting comfortable with – and paying attention to – the rules and procedures for getting testimony, documents and other evidence into the record is an important part of your trial practice and trial preparation. Retired Hennepin County District Court Judge Thomas Fraser and Kyle Kroll– a Minneapolis attorney with a litigation practice – will walk through some of the key practices you need to keep in mind as you prepare your evidence and when you present it in court. The 1-hour session should be a good introduction for newer lawyers, as well as a useful refresher for attorneys who have been in practice for a while.

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  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Civil Litigation
Introduction to the Indian Child Welfare Act | Policy, Practice and Perspectives

2.0 Standard CLE Credits

The presentation examines the intergenerational trauma of federal American Indian policies that led to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). It also explores current policies and practices that impact Indian child welfare and their influence on the relational experience with the American Indian children and families we serve. We will hear perspectives from practitioners and the bench that illustrate the nuances of policy and practice.

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  • Family Law
  • Tribal Law
Introduction to your Employee Benefits | A New Attorneys Guide

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Introduction to your Employee Benefits | A New Attorneys Guide

Learn what all those benefit documents you received on your first day of work really mean. At this CLE, we will discuss common employee benefits that you could be receiving from your employer. We will also provide a high-level overview of the various ways in which you may encounter employee benefits in your legal practice. We hope you leave this session with a better understanding (and appreciation for) the complex world of employee benefits.

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  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Wellness
  • Employment and Labor Law
Investigator Training | Key Differences Between Minnesota and Federal Law Regarding Employment Law Claims

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Emma Denny (plaintiff-side attorney) and Jack Sullivan (defense-side attorney) will cover some of the key differences between Minnesota and federal law regarding common employment law claims and summarize recent cases in which Minnesota courts have departed from federal jurisprudence with respect to employment law claims.

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  • Employment and Labor Law
Investigator Training | The CROWN Act, Affirmative Action, and Other Developments in Race Discrimination Law

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Janet Olawsky (employer side attorney) and Brendan Cummins (employee-side attorney) will cover the Minnesota CROWN Act, the potential implications of the affirmative action cases before the United States Supreme Court, and other developments in race discrimination law. 

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  • Employment and Labor Law
Investing in U.S. Businesses by Foreign Persons | Investing in the US Entities (Equity and Debt Investments)

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The United States remains one of the most attractive markets for foreign direct investment in the world. At the same time, a foreign person who wishes to invest into the United States has to navigate through an intricate web of state entity and business laws and comply with the most complicated tax system in the world.

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  • Business Law
Irrevocable Trusts After Geyen

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Effective July 1, 2005, the State of Minnesota passed a Statute which stated that all irrevocable trusts will be deemed revocable when a person applies for Medical Assistance (originally codified as Minn. Stat. § 501B.895 and recodified as § 501C.1206 with the adoption of the Uniform Trust Code in 2016).  This effectively eliminated the ability, in the State of Minnesota, to use irrevocable trusts to shelter assets from being counted in a Medical Assistance eligibility determination, even if such trust was created and funded prior to the look-back period for uncompensated transfers. 

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  • Family Law
IRS Voluntary Disclosure Options for U.S. Owners of a Foreign Business

1.5 Standard CLE Credits

A failure of a U.S. owner of a foreign business to properly comply with his U.S. international tax reporting obligations may result in the imposition of draconian IRS penalties.  In such situations, a timely utilization of one of the IRS offshore voluntary disclosure options may significantly reduce and even completely eliminate IRS penalties.

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  • Business Law
Is Minnesota Ready to Legalize Adult-Use Marijuana?

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Now that the DFL has seized control of the Minnesota House, Senate and Governor’s mansion, it appears that Minnesota is poised to legalize adult-use marijuana. Learn what that may mean for Minnesota businesses and the economy. Even if Minnesota legalizes marijuana in 2023, it likely would take several years to implement the new program. In the interim, the Legislature likely will place additional guardrails on newly legal hemp-derived THC products. Learn about what those new restrictions might mean for Minnesota businesses and consumers.

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  • Criminal Law
  • Business Law
Is Your Access to Justice the Same as Mine? Cultural Considerations in Handling Family Court Cases involving Domestic Violence

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

As part of a Justice for Families grant, Hennepin County Family Court conducted multi-cultural listening sessions with the goal of creating a more culturally responsive legal system for all communities struggling with domestic violence. This program will share feedback obtained from those sessions about current gaps, barriers and needs in the legal process for those experiencing domestic violence in family court cases; and will discuss the process of developing and holding those listening sessions and its replicability in other communities around the State. 

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  • Elimination of Bias
  • Family Law
Judicial Appointments | Demystifying the Process

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

talk about the judicial selection process from start to finish. Learn about what it’s really like to apply for a judgeship, considerations, and expectations. You’ll also hear from Judge Shan Wang and Judge Johnathan Judd who recently joined the bench. They will talk about their experiences and give you advice as you contemplate applying to become a judge.

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  • Civil Litigation
Judicial Roundtable | Best Practices in MN Employment Litigation, including Discovery, ADR, SJ, and Trial

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

A roundtable discussion with state trial judges regarding best practices for employment litigants in state courts, including a plaintiff-side and employer-side issues relating to: typical discovery disputes, ADR, summary judgment, and trial.

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  • Employment and Labor Law
Keeping Hope Alive | Strategies for Post-Decision Motions that Win

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

It’s never fun to lose, and trying to steal victory from the jaws of defeat can be a risky proposition. Though post-trial motions remain critical to correcting errors and positioning your case for appeal, if they are misused they can take your case from bad to worse. In this session, we’ll review the common forms of post-decisions motions, the best uses of each, their necessity (or not) for keeping issues alive on appeal, common mistakes lawyers make in post-trial motions, as well as tips and tricks for how to most effectively and strategically deploy these motions in your practice.

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  • Family Law
Latin America Legal Update

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Join us for a presentation on what's new on the legal landscape in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Chile.

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  • Probate and Trust
  • Business Law
Launching into Digital Health

1.0 Standard CLE Credit 

Join this webinar to hear a discussion of how digital health products are regulated by the FDA, the challenges both industry and FDA face in bringing products to market and the future of digital health in the medical device space.

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  • Health Law
Law & Literature Series | Revisiting Tony Kushner’s Angels in America | Part 2

1.0 Elimination of Bias Credit 

More than a generation ago, Tony Kushner explored homophobia and the complicity of lawyers in perpetuating discrimination in Angels in America.  This elimination of bias law and literature CLE revisits this work, asking what we have learned in 30 years and what can we learn from this play at a time when intolerance seems to be on the rise.   In two CLE sessions, we shall discuss Angels in America, Part One Millennium Approaches, by Tony Kushner. 

Following registration, you will receive the reading materials in advance of the session. Attendees are expected to read the play in advance and come prepared for a lively discussion.

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  • Elimination of Bias
Law and Literature Series | Revisiting Tony Kushner’s Angels in America | Part 1

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

More than a generation ago, Tony Kushner explored homophobia and the complicity of lawyers in perpetuating discrimination in Angels in America.  This elimination of bias law and literature CLE revisits this work, asking what we have learned in 30 years and what can we learn from this play at a time when intolerance seems to be on the rise.   In two CLE sessions, we shall discuss Angels in America, Part One Millennium Approaches, by Tony Kushner.

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Laws in Translation

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Alma Miklasevics (she/her/hers) talks candidly about her own experiences as a transgender attorney, increased barriers, including attorney bias, that transgender people face when trying to access the legal system, and strategies to overcome that bias to ensure clients receive high quality representation. She will also provide tips for building a gender fluent, more inclusive law practice.

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Lawyering In The Age of Social Media

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

This program will discuss how the Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct interact with a lawyer’s use of social media. An overview of the rules that impact conduct will include Competence, Confidentiality of Information, Conflict of Interests–Current Clients, Trial Publicity (Extrajudicial Statements), Truthful Statements, Communication with Represented Parties, Impartiality and Decorum of Tribunal, Judges and Legal Officials among others.

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  • Public Law
  • Technology
Lawyers and Umbrellas | How to Capitalize on Your Most Valuable Asset, The Mind

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

You won’t want to miss the dynamic brother and sister duo as they discuss the power of the mind as it relates to managing people and managing stress. Listen, learn, and laugh along with Jon and Rachel, siblings who grew up riding their big wheels together through the streets of North Central Wisconsin navigating a strong family tree that includes: lawyers, doctors, engineers, teachers, and factory workers.

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  • Construction Law
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Legal Research Tips for People Who Hate Legal Research

1.0 Standard CLE Credit 

Practical demonstrations and tips in Westlaw, LEXIS, and FastCase for the occasional, reluctant legal researcher.

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  • Elder Law
  • Legal Research and Writing
Leveraging Change Management Principles to Identify and Adopt Your Optimal Legal Tech Stack

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The change management process empowers organizations to remodel existing operating procedures, embrace innovations, and acquire new skills. This includes the adoption of legal technology and case management software. In fact, law firms that adopt legal technology will outperform non-adopting practices in the coming years. With that in mind, one question remains: How can law practices optimize their tech stack and manage the changes that accompany it? This program explains it all. 

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  • Practice Management
  • Technology
Managing Ethics, Negativity & Stress in Family Law Practice

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

As lawyers, our duties under the Rules of Professional Conduct underpin our service to clients. We are accustomed to quiet withdrawals, transfers of representation, and serving clients well, even when clients are at their most difficult.  We work in the midst of looming deadlines, mountains of cases, negativity, and other stressful conditions. Our duties as advocates frequently put us in the line of fire with difficult parties and opposing counsel, while requiring us to maintain the integrity of the profession and respect the rights of others.  Learn how stress, negativity, and ethical duties interact and how we can better manage our practice, our lives, and our ethical obligations.

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  • Wellness
  • Family Law
Managing Goals and Stress in the New Year

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Join our discussion on managing your goals, and stress, in the New Year. With 2022 over, many of us have set professional (in addition to personal) goals for 2023. Discussion topics will include how to set attainable goals, measuring progress on your goals, managing time, prioritizing, how to say "no" (politely), and dealing with stress. The discussion will be moderated but is attendee-driven. Please feel free to bring your thoughts and be prepared to share.

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  • Wellness
McDonnell Douglas and the Direct Method | A New Normal on the Horizon?

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Hear from plaintiff and defense counsel on the potential impacts of Hanson v. State Dep’t of Nat. Res., 2021 WL 1525296 (Minn. App. Apr. 19, 2021), rev. granted in part (June 29, 2021), on the future of McDonnell Douglas and the “direct method.”

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  • Employment and Labor Law
Mechanic’s Liens

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Co-sponsored by the Real Property Section and Certified Legal Specialists Program

In November, the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference known as COP27 was held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.  There was a strong Minnesota presence at COP27. Join us for an exciting panel of Minnesota COP27 attendees from business, local government, education, and the public interest sector. The panel will discuss: what is COP27, what did it accomplish and what must happen next. They will also explore what may come next in the international effort to address climate change and how that may affect Minnesota citizens and businesses.

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  • Real Property
Medicaid Compliant Annuities for Married Couples | Strategies, Best Practices, and Pitfalls to Avoid

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Using a Medicaid Compliant Annuity for a married couple is a great way to accelerate eligibility while preserving assets in the process. However, considering all the case facts, choosing the appropriate strategy, and properly structuring the annuity are all key to achieving the best outcome. Join Krause Financial Services’ President and CEO as he explains how a Medicaid Compliant Annuity can be used for your senior clients, the best practices he’s learned through his years of experience, and the major pitfalls every attorney should be on the lookout for. Plus, Dale will discuss a real-life case study to show the strategies in action.

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  • Health Law
  • Family Law
Meet the Pollution Control Agency Commissioner (and her lawyer)

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Last Fall, Governor Waltz appointed Katrina Kessler as Commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).  Climate change, water quality challenges, PFAS, aging infrastructure and environmental justice are just some of the issues facing MPCA.  Join us for a discussion with Commissioner Kessler and MPCA’s general counsel, Adonis Neblett, where they will discuss the agency’s challenges, initiatives and policy goals.

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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
  • Public Law
Mental Health Issues within Mediation | Some Ethical Implications

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

What should a mediator do when mental health issues arise during the course of a mediation? What do our ethical standards require? What can a mediator do to prepare in advance for the possibility that mental illness or mental health issues may be present? Join co-presenters Sharon Press and Nikki Knisely as they lead a discussion about the questions that may arise as we navigate mental illness and mental health issues in the context of mediation and the factors that mediators need to consider in answering these questions. 

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  • ADR
Mental Health, Addiction, and Transition Issues in Older Adults

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Our profession and our clients are aging.  Learn about mental health (including cognitive impairment) and addiction issues and the realities, risk factors, and resources specific to older adults.  Understand unique barriers to getting help for older adults, characteristics of older adult mental health, chemical dependency and gambling problems, and the difference between dementia, grief, and depression.  The program will touch on ethical issues if an impairment is present and offer a protocol to encourage someone to get help.

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  • Wellness
Mindfulness for Senior Judges and Lawyers in Unpredictable Times

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Retired or not, senior judges and lawyers have complex worries and distractions, now more than ever.  Senior Judge Miles will introduce tips for some mindful time-outs and will take a deeper dive into the scientific and anecdotal evidence which supports the benefits of mindfulness and meditation.  Neuroplasticity of the brain is a key concept and Judge Miles will show that a mindfulness practice begun at any stage of life promotes improvement in resilience to stressors.  The curious and the doubtful are especially welcome!

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  • Wellness
Minnesota Legal Ethics Update

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

The 13th edition of Minnesota Legal Ethics has been posted.  It’s free, online, word-searchable and hot-linked.  It’s supplemented with blogs between its annual updates.  Learn from the author how this 1,500 page treatise can help you research and answer ethics questions.  Bill Wernz was the OLPR Director and was Dorsey & Whitney ethics partner for 20 years.

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Minnesota’s New Hospital Presumptive Eligibility and Uninsured Discount Law

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The new Hospital Presumptive Eligibility and Uninsured Discount Law will take effect November 1, 2023. Its provisions are reminiscent of the Attorney General Agreement requirements, but with some new twists.

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  • Health Law
MISO and the Ongoing Transition of the Power Grid

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Observations on the electric power grid as the generation resource mix transitions toward a more decarbonized future.

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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
Mixed Modes | Promoting Effective Interplay of Mediation and Arbitration in Construction and Commercial Disputes

2.0 Standard CLE Credits

Construction and commercial practitioners regularly employ mediation and arbitration in the course of resolving disputes.  Although multi-step dispute resolution provisions are widely used, our experience suggests that often, other ways of “mixing modes” may often be more effective.

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  • ADR
  • Construction Law
Moving Beyond the County Home School | Juvenile Out of Home Placements and Opportunities for Change

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Staff from the Legal Rights Center (Beau RaRa and Malaika Eban) will be discussing the upcoming closure of the Hennepin County Home School and the opportunities it provides for attorneys and community members to advocate for a new approach to youth justice. This CLE will cover ongoing advocacy to eliminate out of home placements and the racial disparities pervasive in the youth justice system by building up a network of support that effectively meets the needs of youth and families.

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  • Elimination of Bias
  • Family Law
Mutually Assured Destruction? Data Nationalism Picks Up

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Will recent developments in privacy and cybersecurity law “break” the internet?  Will cloud services continue to function across national boundaries?  We will discuss the latest privacy law expansions in the U.S. including the California, Virginia, and Colorado laws that take effect in 2023.  We will also cover recent rulings in Europe, steeper fines, and new laws in China which make transferring data to the U.S. increasingly difficult and risky.

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  • Technology
National LGBTQ+ Legislation Update

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Hundreds of bills have been introduced this year in state capitals around the country targeting LGBTQ people, many of them specifically targeting transgender youth. These bills have included government restrictions and bans on health care, identity documents, sports participation, pronouns usage, bathroom access, drag shows, and more. We will discuss the national legislation landscape including the content of these bills and the context for their introduction. We will also discuss litigation and legal strategies to counter these bills in state and federal courts around the country.

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Navigating Minnesota’s Earned Sick and Safe Time Requirements

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Minnesota employers faced a myriad of new compliance challenges following the most recent legislative session. Beginning January 1, 2024, employers must be prepared to meet new obligations under the Minnesota Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST) law. Join us for a discussion of the key issues to consider when implementing new ESST programs or adapting existing paid time off programs to meet the requirements of ESST, including how the new ESST requirements will intersect with Minnesota’s upcoming Paid Family and Medical leave obligations, which will follow.

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  • Employment and Labor Law
Navigating The House In Today’s Divorce | Attorney Handbook For High Rates

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Speaker Brett Leschinsky will provide a handbook for attorneys that will walk them through the options for clients wanting to keep their current rate post-divorce. It will include multiple client scenarios (cooperative, spiteful, etc.) in order from best-case to worst-case.

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  • Family Law
Navigating Workplace Well-Being in a Remote Hybrid World

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

As the surge of the pandemic lessens, many law firms have established a “new normal” work environment, shaped by the lessons of the pandemic.  This CLE explores factors that shaped the new workplace, a variety of “return to work” approaches, and the impact on the well-being of lawyers and legal staff and on the business of law.

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  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Wellness
New Chapter 13 Plan

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Effective January 1, 2022 the District of Minnesota updated the model Chapter 13 plan. The presentation will discuss the major changes in the new Chapter 13 plan that impact your clients whether they are creditors or debtors.  This CLE will discuss the practical application of the new plan along with sample calculations. 

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New DOJ Guidance for Discharging Student Loans as an Undue Hardship Pursuant to Section 523(a)(8)

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This program will explore the DOJ Guidance Memorandum dated 11/17/22 governing the Attestation that may be filed in student loan discharge litigation brought in the bankruptcy court pursuant to 11 U.S.C. section 523(a)(8), whom to serve in such actions and how to accomplish proper service, how to best complete the attestation, the reports generated by the Dept. of Education in such litigation and how to make use of such reports, availability of partial discharges, and how to navigate the student loan discharge landscape under the new DOJ Guidance.

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  • Business Law
  • Bankruptcy
New Laws | 2023 Legislative Session Recap

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Join us for an in-depth review of the recently completed Minnesota legislative session. It was a historical session that produced major changes in many areas of civil and criminal law. MSBA lobbyist Bryan Lake will give an overview of the new laws that will transform the state and impact a wide variety of practice areas.

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  • Public Law
  • New Lawyer Essentials
New Years’ Resolutions | Ensuring an Ethical 2023

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

A new year brings with it a great opportunity to address ethical concerns, and to learn about potential ethics issues that you may not be aware of, but that could present concern. This CLE will cover several ethics topics that are often overlooked, but that can result in lawyers facing discipline.

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Non-Debtor Agreements in Bankruptcy

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In this presentation, we will discuss key terms, new case law developments, and common issues that come up in bankruptcy cases related to intercreditor agreements, subordination agreements, and guarantees between and amongst non-debtor parties. We will cover key considerations for drafting these agreements and advising your clients on potential liability before entering into these agreements, as well as the status of case law interpreting the enforceability of various types of provisions.

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  • Business Law
O and EB1 Talent Visa

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This is a program for practitioners new to O-1 and EB1 visa options and want to understand key concepts and issues.  Our experienced panelists will provide an overview as well as up-to-date information on US visa/immigration options for artists, musicians, athletes, entrepreneurs/business people, physicians, scientists, and engineers.

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  • Immigration Law
Oh Henry! An Analysis of Adverse Employment Actions and Other Legal Issues

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Join local employment attorneys in a discussion of Henry v. Indep. Sch. Dist. #625 as they analyze multiple issues before the Court, including adverse employment actions, constructive discharge, and the Frieler defense.

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  • Employment and Labor Law
OneCourt Hearing Initiative Update

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

COVID necessitated remote court hearings and the development of the OneCourt Hearing Initiative (OHI).  Now that we’re over 3 years into the pandemic, OHI is implementing updates to respond to recommendations for improvement. Join us for an OHI update so you remain “in the know.”

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  • Civil Litigation
Open Meeting Law Issues and Trends

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Hear from experienced practitioners on common trip-ups their clients have and how they approach challenging meetings.

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  • Public Law
Options and Dangers for Employers to Sponsor Professional Workers In Light of Our Over Subscribed H1B Lottery System

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The First Round of the Fiscal Year 2024 H1B Lottery is complete and lots of people are disappointed.  Selection rates were quite low; much lower than last year.   This follows a Fiscal Year 2023 where selection rates were a little over 25% or so.  What are the main legal options do employers have and employees have in light of this environment.  What are the risks?  Where are the opportunities if any to be found?

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Overview of Minnesota Adult Use Cannabis Legislation

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Minnesota Adult Use Cannabis: Learn about the recent changes to Minnesota Law, creating a seed to sale industry framework. An Overview of the legislation, insights about regulation, and what public entities are doing now to prepare.

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Palliative Care, Hospice and End of Life Choices

1.5 Standard CLE Credits

Hospice is generally thought of as the last resort for someone near death. But hospice services are increasingly being used by elder law clients as a way to increase quality of care for their loved ones living in a care facility. What are the ramifications of this as attorneys seeking to educate our clients on their rights, options and limitations? How does the care industry handle coordination of care once hospice has been added to a patient’s services?

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  • Family Law
Pass Through Entity Taxation

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Professional service providers may often face a perplexing decision when selecting the most advantageous entity type for their business to align with to optimize their career prospects. In this comprehensive analysis, we will present an examination of the advantages and disadvantages associated with the prevalent tax filing entities in the industry. Our evaluation will encompass an overview of the overall tax position, business structure, as well as potential additional tax deductions and strategies such as pass through entity tax state elections and qualified business income deductions, among others.

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  • Tax Law
Perspectives on Transforming the Child Protection System | Connecticut’s Journey

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

The Connecticut Department of Children and Families has recently been recognized in the media as paving the way for transformation of the child protection system, including reducing out-of-home placements for children as well as racial disparities in the system. Commissioner Dorantes and Deputy Commissioner Hill-Lilly will share their knowledge, expertise, and experience in Connecticut to combat racial disparities in the child protection system and prevent the trauma of out-of-home placements.

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Policing in Minnesota | A Time of Change

2.0 Standard CLE Credits

The last year brought significant changes to policing in Minnesota. This CLE will explore some of those changes, including the adoption of new rules regulating police officer licensure, a change in the way our state handles disability claims for officers with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and the approval of a far-reaching consent decree governing the operations of the Minneapolis Police Department.

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  • Criminal Law
  • Public Law
Policing Indian Country | Recent Developments

1.5 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Criminal jurisdiction in Indian country has been referred to as a “maze” by scholars and practitioners, and its complexity has been shown to result in increased rates of violent crimes against Native people. This panel will discuss how recent Minnesota legislation, the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in U.S. v. Cooley, and other developments may produce better outcomes for Minnesota tribes and their members. The panelists will also offer additional suggestions for tribal, state, and federal reform.

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  • Tribal Law
  • Elimination of Bias
  • Appellate Practice
Privileges, Kovels, Settlements, and Ethics Rules | What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You | and Your Clients!

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

This will be an interactive session providing an overview of the requirements, protections, and limitations of the various privileges (such as attorney/client and accountant/client); “Kovel” engagements; and settlement discussions and documentation.  We will also cover various state and ABA ethics and professional rules of conduct relating to these matters. 

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  • Tax Law
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Pro Bono and Legal Aid | What Every Associate Should Know

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Minnesota has a robust legal services community that provides needed service to help the disadvantaged have access to justice. Every law firm associate should be familiar with the key elements of Minnesota’s legal services network: the need for service, who is served and why, the work done by legal aid providers, how the work is funded, and how to contribute by doing pro bono work. This CLE will explain the basics, looking at how legal aid organizations, pro bono attorneys, and the courts all play an important role.

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  • New Lawyers
  • Nonprofit
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Proposed Changes to the Minnesota Veterans Homes Administrative Rules

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs has issued proposed changes to Minnesota Rules Chapter 9050, pertaining to the administration of the Minnesota Veterans Homes.  A hearing is scheduled for January 31, 2022 at 9:30 AM on the proposed changes.  Many of these changes are significant, including altering wait list criteria, eligibility for admission, and the discharge process.  As proposed, the rules will have a great and adverse impact on veterans and their families who may need to receive long-term care services at the Veterans Homes. 

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  • Military and Veterans Law
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Protecting Tribal Resources | Legal and Forestry Management Strategies

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The program will examine tribal forests, which are critical cultural and economic resources for Indigenous people. 18 million acres, nearly one-third of all reservation and trust land in the United States, is tribal forest land. Tribal forests implicate many important topics, including the protection and management of these vital resources, climate change, and complex legal frameworks.

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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
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Punching Down | The Intersection Between Economic Status, Cognitive Bias and Bankruptcy Debtors