Dec
14
12:00 PM12:00

*The Intersection of Ethics, Inclusion, and Professionalism: The New Model Rule 8.4(g)

REMOTE PARTICIPATION AVAILABLE

*Free for newly admitted lawyers only

Description: Model Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4(g) now prohibits discrimination and harassment in all conduct related to the practice of law. Our presenters will discuss attorneys’ ethical obligations in the context of eliminating bias, fostering inclusion and professionalism, and avoiding "bad behavior" that can now rise to the level of a breach of the rules of professional conduct.

CLE Credits: 1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit applied for | Event Code: 265107

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Jan
9
12:00 PM12:00

Recent Developments in Fourth Amendment Searches

  • Elmer L. Andersen Human Services Building (map)
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Description: Matthew Frank, Assistant Attorney General and Manager of the Trials and Appeals Division in the Attorney General’s Office, will discuss recent court case developments in Fourth Amendment Searches by the U.S. Supreme Court and Minnesota Supreme Court. Topics covered will include the changing analytical framework (trespass theory v. expectation of privacy) and issues due to new technology.

CLE Credits: The Office will apply for 1.0 standard CLE credit for this presentation.

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Jan
17
3:00 PM15:00

*An Overview of Canadian Construction Law – Ten Issues to Consider

*Free for newly admitted lawyers only

Description: Please join us for a presentation by Brian P. Reid and Jason D. Roth form the Calgary, Alberta, Canada offices of Bennett Jones LLP regarding the unique aspects of construction law in Canada.  Topics to be discussed will include: jurisdictional issues between the federal and provincial governments, procurement pit falls, builders’ liens, key common law principles and project security. 

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | CLE Presentation 

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Social Hour with Surly beer, delicious appetizers and engaged networking 

CLE Credits: 2.0 Standard CLE Credit applied for | Event Code: 265007

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Jan
29
11:30 AM11:30

Consumers in the Lead: Transforming Research and Health

REMOTE PARTICIPATION AVAILABLE

Description: In an age when consumers and their preferences have a strong impact on just about every area of their lives, health care may be the last bastion of traditional hierarchy. For more than two decades, Sharon Terry has pioneered a new model to accelerate medical research on a disease that affects her two children. Terry, a non-scientist, created DIY solutions in biomedical research and translational science, and then scaled them so that other consumers, advocates, activists, and citizen scientists could also use these tools to craft novel research projects in hopes of alleviating the suffering of many. Terry will discuss the scientific, clinical, ethical, and policy issues related to consumer-driven science.  

CLE Credits: 1.5 Standard CLE credits have been requested; Event Code #265320

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Feb
12
12:00 PM12:00

Is My Bot Biased: The Effect of Technology on Access to Justice and Bias in the Legal Profession

Description: Technology continues to impact the delivery and availability of legal services, both in how lawyers practice law and how the public consumes legal services. The legal profession has long faced issues with equal access to justice and the uniform administration of justice. Evolving technology offers the possibility of a level playing field and the democratization of the law, but it could also perpetuate or exacerbate existing biases and prejudices in the justice system. In this session we will explore how evolving technology may eliminate or reduce bias or prejudice in the legal profession, in the practice of law, and in the administration of justice. But where these technologies fall short in the elimination of bias in the legal profession, we will discuss what lawyers and others in the legal industry can do to avoid perpetuating existing biases in the deliverability and accessibility of legal services. 

CLE Credits: One standard credit will be applied for.

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Feb
26
12:00 PM12:00

Housing Court: More Than Evictions

Description: From high-profile landlord-tenant cases to the run-of-the-mill actions, this CLE will provide an overview of the types of cases heard in housing court, describe the services provided by the Courts, the county and volunteers, and explore the role of poverty in the evolving housing crisis in Minnesota.  This session will also touch upon recent changes in Minnesota law related to residential and commercial actions governed by Minnesota Statutes Chapter 504B and the General Rules of Practice for Housing Court.

CLE Credits: One standard CLE credit will be applied for.

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Feb
28
11:30 AM11:30

The Perils of Science to Create Pathogens: Controlling Biosafety and Biosecurity Threats

REMOTE PARTICIPATION AVAILABLE

Description: Advances in the field of biotechnology are providing tremendous promise with respect to new ways to combat disease, produce useful chemicals, and remediate environmental damage, to name a few applications. However, the same capabilities are becoming increasingly accessible to actors wishing to do harm to humans, animals, plants, and the environment. Prof. Imperiale will discuss the results of a recent National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) study that provides a framework for assessing vulnerabilities that are posed by emerging biotechnologies, and the use of that framework to assess concerns related to a set of synthetic biology-enabled capabilities. 

CLE Credits: 1.5 Standard CLE credits have been requested; Event Code #265319

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Apr
3
11:30 AM11:30

Biohacking and Cyborg Rights: Coping with Promise & Peril

REMOTE PARTICIPATION AVAILABLE

Description: Biohackers use, learn, and play with biological science and technology outside of academic and other institutional labs. Biohacking includes two types of activities: DIY Bio and Bodyhacking. Those doing DIY Bio use plasmids, yeast, jellyfish genes, to make glow in the dark beer, fish, and plants. Some are amateur scientists. Many are professional scientists. Bodyhackers include those who insert magnets, RFID chips, lasers, and genes into their bodies, seeking to enhance human capacity and redefine themselves as cyborgs. Biohackers often explain their activities in political and legal terms: extending democracy, exercising autonomy, and claiming rights as cyborgs. Professor Ikemoto examines the implications of “cyborg rights” for law and for defining the human.

CLE Credits: 1.5 Standard CLE credits have been requested; Event Code #265319

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Dec
12
12:00 PM12:00

Effective Legal Writing

  • Elmer L. Andersen Human Services Building (map)
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Description: Angela Behrens, Assistant Attorney General and Manager of the Administrative Law Division in the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office, will cover Effective Legal Writing. This seminar will discuss the importance of effective legal writing and give tips for writing in a clear, concise, and persuasive manner.

CLE Credits: One standard CLE credit will be sought.

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Dec
11
12:00 PM12:00

*Two Great Things That Go Great Together: Arbitration and Summary Judgment

  • Minnesota State Bar Association (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

REMOTE PARTICIPATION AVAILABLE

*Free for newly admitted lawyers only

Description: Dispositive motions have a place in arbitration, though many arbitrators are reluctant to grant them.  Liz Kramer reviews the trends in how case law, arbitral rules, and arbitration statutes have treated this issue.  And she promises everyone will leave confident that an arbitration award will not be vacated just because it was based on a dispositive motion. 

CLE Credits: 1.0 Standard MN CLE credit | Event code: TBD

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Dec
11
12:00 PM12:00

Race on the Brain: What Implicit Bias Gets Wrong About the Struggle for Racial Justice

  • State Office Building, Room 200 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Description: The Revisor’s Office offers free CLEs during the legislative interim, usually in the months of September through January. The seminars are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is not required unless noted. Room locations in the State Office Building or Minnesota Senate Building are subject to change depending on legislative hearing schedules. In the event of a room change, notices will be posted. Please call (651) 296-2868 for more information.

Jonathan Kahn, Mitchell Hamline School of Law 

CLE Credits: 1 Bias CLE credit pending | 265105

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Dec
7
12:00 PM12:00

Ethics for Lawyers at the Legislature

  • Minnesota Senate Building, Room 1200 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Description: The Revisor’s Office offers free CLEs during the legislative interim, usually in the months of September through January. The seminars are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is not required unless noted. Room locations in the State Office Building or Minnesota Senate Building are subject to change depending on legislative hearing schedules. In the event of a room change, notices will be posted. Please call (651) 296-2868 for more information.

Matt Gehring, House Research Department
Ben Weeks, House Research Department

CLE Credits: 1 Ethics CLE credit pending | 266251

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Dec
4
12:00 PM12:00

Untangled: Tips to Eliminate the Knots in Legal Writing

Description: In this CLE, Professor Julie Oseid and Randall Tietjen will outline methods of untangling clunky, hidebound legal writing. The session, moderated by Judge Eric L. Lipman, will also touch upon the professional and ethical duty to write well. The hour will be helpful to judges, court staff and any lawyer who puts pen to paper. 

CLE Credits: One standard credit will be applied for.

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Nov
20
12:00 PM12:00

*Working with the “White Hats” - The Role of Outside Counsel in Medical Device Cybersecurity

  • Minnesota State Bar Association (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

REMOTE PARTICIPATION AVAILABLE

*Free for newly admitted lawyers only

Description: This 1-hour CLE will provide an update on recent developments in medical device cybersecurity, and explore the important role that outside counsel can play in managing communications with the diverse stakeholders involved in cybersecurity investigations.

CLE Credits: 1.0 Standard CLE Credit | Event Code: 265579

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Nov
16
9:00 AM09:00

Antitrust and Labor Law in the Age of Trump

  • University of St. Thomas School of Law (map)
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The fall 2018 symposium of the University of St. Thomas Law Journal

Description: While the economy is seemingly booming, it is also undergoing wrenching transitions. Two areas of law most deeply affected by these transitions include labor law and antitrust law. We have seen efforts by the United States Supreme Court to radically restrict workers’ rights to organize and bargain collectively while simultaneously witnessing a rising tide of labor unrest. Similarly, we are watching vast and unprecedented concentrations of wealth, and the rise of a new generation of antitrust lawyers willing to challenge the dominant paradigm and support a return to antitrust law as an instrument of social justice. This program means to examine those developments in the law by bringing together some of the most exciting legal minds in both disciplines.

SPEAKERS

  • Marshall Steinbaum, Research Director and Fellow, Roosevelt Institute

  • Sanjukta Paul, Assistant Professor of Law, Wayne State University

  • Alana Semuels, Staff Writer, The Atlantic (Keynote)

  • Anne Marie Lofaso, Arthur B. Hodges Professor of Law, West Virginia University College of Law

  • Andrew Storm, Associate General Counsel, SEIU Local 32BJ* (*affiliation is for identification purposes only)

  • Charlotte Garden, Associate Professor, Seattle University School of Law

  • Moderator: Charles Reid, Professor, University of St. Thomas School of Law

CLE Credits: 1 Standard CLE credit will be requested

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Nov
16
8:00 AM08:00

*Digital Health - Policy and Implementation

REMOTE PARTICIPATION AVAILABLE

*Free for newly admitted lawyers only

Description: During this session you will learn about recent national policy developments relating to digital health, and how those policy decisions are impacting health care delivery.  Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting Director, Megan Herber, will begin by discussing changes in federal policy impacting telehealth, including insights based on her recent experience as a Legislative Director on health care policy issues for U.S. Representative Doris Matsui.  She will focus on changes relating to telestroke reimbursement, prescribing controlled substances, and virtual visits addressed in the Medicare physician fee schedule rule. Shira Hauschen, Managing Principal of Dorsey Health Strategies, will then discuss how some of these policy developments related to digital health have been implemented by providers.

CLE Credits: 1.0 Standard CLE Credit | Event Code: TBD

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Nov
15
4:00 PM16:00

Human Rights Milestones: Progress, Challenges, and the Way Forward

  • University of Minnesota Law School (map)
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Description: As the United Nations marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the University of Minnesota Law School’s Human Rights Center celebrates its 30th anniversary, Professor Posner will examine the considerable progress that has been made on human rights globally. At this tumultuous time in our country, he will assess the current state of human rights and offer his thoughts on how to tackle the daunting challenges we face going forward.

Michael Posner is the Jerome Kohlberg professor of ethics and finance at NYU Stern School of Business and  Director of the Center for Business and Human Rights. Posner served in the Obama Administration from September 2009 until March 2013 as the Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. Prior to that Posner was the longtime Executive Director and President of Human Rights First, a U.S.-based human rights advocacy organization. He was also a visiting lecturer at Yale and Columbia law schools. Posner has played a major role in shaping U.S. policy from inside and outside of government on issues ranging from refugee and asylum law and policy, to national security and human rights, to Internet freedom, and most recently on a range of business and human rights issues. Posner chairs the board of the Fair Labor Association, which addresses supply chain labor issues in the apparel, athletic footwear, and agriculture sectors.

CLE Credits: 1 Standard CLE credit will be requested

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Nov
15
4:00 PM16:00

Careers in Communications Law

  • Mitchell Hamline College of Law (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Description: Interested in a legal career in Communications Law?  What do communications lawyers in Minnesota do?  Come listen to a panel of Minnesota attorneys who will profile their legal careers in the communications industry and share their wisdom and experiences.  The panel will feature perspectives from the public and private sector, senior attorneys as well as the experience of an associate attorney working on communications law issues. This is a unique opportunity to learn about an incredibly dynamic and cutting edge area of law. Join us after the program for a networking social at Sweeney's Saloon, compliments of the Minnesota State Bar Association's Communications Law Section. 

CLE Credits: 1.0 Standard CLE Credits applied for | Event Code: 265178

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Nov
14
12:00 PM12:00

Health Law Webinar: #MeToo and You: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace in 2018

Description: The landscape regarding sexual harassment and the workplace has changed dramatically in the past year and health care employers need to act accordingly. Are your policies out of date? Are you prepared to conduct an effective sexual harassment investigation?

This webinar will provide guidance and best practices on how to address and prevent sexual harassment (and other inappropriate behavior) in the workplace.

CLE Credits: We have applied for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit for this program in Iowa and Minnesota.

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Nov
13
12:00 PM12:00

*Addressing the Elephant in the Room: Unconscious Bias and Its Impact on the Profession

  • Minnesota State Bar Association (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

REMOTE PARTICIPATION AVAILABLE

*Free for newly admitted lawyers only

Description: One of the most important aspects of being a lawyer is the opportunity each of us has to interact with so many different types of people across generations, cultures, gender, race, ability, and class.  Understanding our own unconscious biases as lawyers in any category can significantly impact how we practice law in the new "normal."  In this session, we will focus on identifying our own biases and on how Minnesota culture impacts how we interact with clients, colleagues, and each other.

CLE Credits: 1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE credit applied for | Event code: TBD

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Nov
13
12:00 PM12:00

The Law and Legacy of World War I in Minnesota: How the 'Great War' Still Affects Us Today

Description: Marshall H. Tanick is an attorney with the law firm Meyer Njus Tanick. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and Stanford Law School and is certified as a Senior Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association. In addition to his law practice, he is an avid historian and educator on Constitutional Law and history. The program will review a number of legal cases in Minnesota that affected World War I, were impacted by the War, and continue to affect our lives today on the centennial of the end of "The War to End All Wars."

CLE Credits: One standard credit will be applied for.

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Nov
8
3:30 PM15:30

*Innovative Approaches to Meeting Your Clients' Needs

REMOTE PARTICIPATION AVAILABLE

*Free for newly admitted lawyers only

Description: Modern businesses demand focused, cost-effective legal advice and services. In-house law departments and external law firms and other legal service providers are called on to innovate to meet those needs. Participants along the legal value chain (business clients, in-house counsel, external counsel, other service providers) are rethinking how to procure, provide, and consume legal services. New, potentially disruptive, technologies and approaches to the provision of legal services present opportunities to serve client needs more effectively and efficiently, whether implementing better processes, calling on a variety of service providers to meet different legal needs of a company, or figuring out how to be agile and dynamic in staffing your law department.

This panel will explore innovative approaches to meeting the needs of your corporate clients, whether you are an in-house attorney working with your business colleagues or an outside attorney working with a business client. Our panelists will discuss new ways to think about the relationship between a law firm (or other legal service provider) and an in-house law department. The discussion will touch on ideas ranging from how to engage in a more thoughtful procurement process when seeking legal services, and how to respond to that process as a service provider; how to rethink how you interact with external/in-house counsel; and evolving approaches to talent recruitment and management. Participants are invited to a networking happy hour following the panel to continue the discussion and exchange ideas.

CLE Credits: 1.0 Standard CLE Credit applied for | Event Code: TBD

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Oct
31
12:00 PM12:00

Everything You Need to Know About Trust Accounts

Description: This program will be a comprehensive guide to operating trust accounts and financial record keeping from the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility. This CLE will cover setting up trust accounts and types of trust accounts; maintaining required books and records under Rule 1.15(h), MRPC; frequent recordkeeping mistakes; handling reconciliations; handling trust account transactions, including deposits and disbursements; trust account overdrafts; discipline for trust account misconduct; and trust account scams.

Speaker: Cassie Hanson, Jennifer Bovitz, & Lynda Nelson from the Lawyers Board of Professional Responsibility  

CLE Credits: One standard credit will be applied for.

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Oct
23
12:00 PM12:00

*New Developments in the TCPA

REMOTE PARTICIPATION AVAILABLE

*Free for newly admitted lawyers only

Description: What is an automatic telephone dialing system? That depends on what court you’re in. Come learn about the continuing evolution of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act in a post ACA International world. Our panelists and moderators will conduct a question and answer forum that will get you up to speed.

CLE Credits: 1.0 Standard CLE Credit applied for | Event Code: 263481

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Oct
16
4:00 PM16:00

The 2018 Stein Lecture: John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States

NO COST. TICKET REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.

Description: A Conversation Between Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. and Professor Robert A. Stein

John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States, was born in Buffalo, New York, January 27, 1955. He married Jane Marie Sullivan in 1996 and they have two children - Josephine and Jack. He received an A.B. from Harvard College in 1976 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1979. He served as a law clerk for Judge Henry J. Friendly of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1979–1980 and as a law clerk for then-Associate Justice William H. Rehnquist of the Supreme Court of the United States during the 1980 Term. He was Special Assistant to the Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice from 1981–1982, Associate Counsel to President Ronald Reagan, White House Counsel’s Office from 1982–1986, and Principal Deputy Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice from 1989–1993. From 1986–1989 and 1993–2003, he practiced law in Washington, D.C. He was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 2003. President George W. Bush nominated him as Chief Justice of the United States, and he took his seat September 29, 2005.

CLE Credits: 1.5 Standard CLE credits will be requested.

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Oct
12
8:30 AM08:30

Recession in Retrospect: Financial Regulation and Consumer Protection Ten Years Since the 2008 Financial Crisis

  • University of Minnesota Law School (map)
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Description: Ten years since the 2008 Financial Crisis, the Minnesota Law Review seeks to explore the state of financial regulation and consumer protection in America. Incorporating the views of scholars and practicing professionals, the Law Review will evaluate a number of responses to the crisis and consider whether financial regulation and consumer protection have yet gone far enough. The Symposium will feature three panels on the topics of Too Big to Fail, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the CFPB), and the role of state attorneys general in consumer protection and regulatory enforcement. Each panel will consist of presentations by panelists as well as a question and answer period. In addition to announcing Judge Jed Rakoff of the Southern District of New York as the Symposium’s keynote speaker, the Law Reviewis proud to announce the following panelists:

Presenting on Too Big to Fail

  • Ron J. Feldman, M.P.A., First Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
  • Robert Hockett, J.D., J.S.D., Professor of Law, Cornell Law School
  • Saule T. Omarova, J.D., Ph.D., Professor of Law, Cornell Law School
  • Jennifer Taub, J.D., Professor of Law, Vermont Law School

Presenting on the CFPB

  • Hosea H. Harvey, J.D., Ph. D., Associate Professor of Law, Associate Professor of Political Science (by courtesy), Temple University, Beasley School of Law
  • Patricia A. McCoy, J.D., Liberty Mutual Insurance Professor, Boston College Law School
  • Christopher Peterson, J.D., John J. Flynn Endowed Professor of Law, University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law

Presenting on the Role of State Attorneys General

  • Martha Coakley, J.D., Partner, FoleyHoag LLP, Attorney General of Massachusetts, 2007–2015
  • Thomas James, J.D., Senior Assistant Attorney General, Consumer Counsel, Consumer Fraud Bureau, Office of the Illinois Attorney General
  • Rob McKenna, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliff LLP, Attorney General of Washington, 2005–2013

CLE Credits: 6 Standard CLE credits have been requested; Event Code #261157

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Oct
11
12:15 PM12:15

American Justice: A discussion about race and bias in the legal system

  • University of Minnesota Law School (map)
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Description: This panel discussion will bring Judge Nancy Gertner and Lecia Brooks into a conversation with Law School Dean Garry Jenkins on issues of race and justice in America. The discussion will examine the roles of the justice system and systemic bias, including issues such as the long-term impact 1960s Civil Rights legislation, racial bias in legal representation, arrests, mandatory sentencing, incarceration, and its impact on individuals and communities. The audience will be invited to participate in the conversation with these two distinguished speakers, to address the fraught topic of race, justice, and legal bias in America.

CLE Credits: 1 Elimination of Bias CLE credit has been requested; Event Code #262842

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Oct
9
12:00 PM12:00

Permit to Carry

Description: Rick Hodsdon, Washington County Attorney’s Office. This CLE will provide an overview of the conceal and carry permit process; when a permit can be denied; and where a permitted weapon may (or may not) be brought.

CLE Credits: One standard credit will be applied for.

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Sep
26
12:00 PM12:00

*Government and Private Multidistrict Litigation

  • Minnesota State Bar Association (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

REMOTE PARTICIPATION AVAILABLE

*Free for newly admitted lawyers only

Description: In major antitrust litigation, frequently the same alleged anticompetitive conduct can draw the attention of both government enforcers and private class action plaintiffs.  When this happens, the public and private plaintiffs have an obvious interest in some degree of cooperation.  Similarly, by holistically considering both the private litigation and government investigations, defense attorneys can try to reduce the burden of duplicative discovery and consider the implications of both actions when attempting to negotiate resolutions for their clients.  This CLE will explore such litigation, focusing especially on the way in which parallel private and public antitrust litigation interact.

CLE Credits: 1.0 Standard CLE Credit Approved | Event Code:  262135

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Sep
21
8:00 AM08:00

*Walking the Path of Healthcare Private Equity Transactions

REMOTE PARTICIPATION AVAILABLE

*Free for newly admitted lawyers only

Description: Private equity firms are increasingly targeting healthcare companies for acquisition. This session will outline emerging trends for healthcare organizations in private equity deals, including working with an investment banking firm, planning for due diligence, choosing the right private equity firm, negotiating transaction agreements, and working through unique regulatory issues. The panelists will offer practice perspectives on how private equity deals proceed in real life from the view of a broker focused on health care transactions, corporate M&A counsel and health care regulatory counsel.

CLE Credits: 1.0 Standard CLE Credit | Event Code: TBD

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Sep
20
5:00 PM17:00

Careers in Tax Law

Description: Join the MSBA Tax Law and New Lawyers Section for a CLE and networking happy hour. Hear from a panel of tax professionals on their backgrounds and how they came to hold the positions that they have. This will be an opportunity for new lawyers and law students interested in tax law to network with practitioners in the field and for section members to visit with fellow practitioners. 

Complimentary food and drinks will be provided.

CLE Credits: 1.0 Standard CLE Credits applied for | Event Code: 262781

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Sep
12
12:00 PM12:00

Health Law Webinar: Stark 101

Description: The Stark law is complicated, but it is possible to explain it in plain English. This session will offer options physicians and hospitals can use for their compensation formula that comply with Stark, and also explore how Stark impacts every relationship between physicians and hospitals. The webinar will open with an overview of how Stark works, including the most commonly used exceptions.

CLE Credits: We have applied for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit for this program in Iowa and Minnesota.

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Sep
12
12:00 PM12:00

Perspectives on Taxation Lecture Series: State Charitable Tax Expenditures Before and After the TCJA

  • University of Minnesota Law School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Description: Many states have long provided 100% tax credits for gifts to certain state-designated transferees, while other states recently have enacted similar but less generous credits for gifts to state-established funds. Both types of credits raise the question whether a donor may claim a full charitable contribution deduction for such gifts or instead must reduce the deduction amount by the value of the state tax savings arising from the gift. If a full deduction can be claimed despite the state tax savings, as the IRS has long allowed, then donors can effectively convert nondeductible taxes to deductible gifts. The answer to this question implicates one of the main sources of revenue under TCJA—the new $10,000 deduction limitation on state and local taxes—potentially jeopardizing several hundred billions dollars of expected federal revenue. The IRS is pursuing rulemaking on this topic, while advocates for state programs potentially affected by these regulations are positioning themselves to respond to potentially adverse guidance.

Kirk Stark is the Barrall Family Professor of Tax Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law.  His research focuses on taxation and public finance, with a focus on state and local tax policy and U.S. fiscal federalism. His work has examined fiscal disparities among the states, the federal government’s role in state tax reform, and the question of how best to allocate fiscal responsibilities among federal, state, and local governments. Prof. Stark regularly testifies on state and local tax policy before the California state legislature.

CLE Credits: 1 CLE credit will be requested 

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Aug
8
12:00 PM12:00

Health Law Webinar: Health Law FAQs Answered!

Description: The annual “Frequently Asked Questions” webinar returns. We will be focusing on questions of general applicability to our listeners, covering topics like whether you are required to follow Medicare rules with Medicare Advantage patients, TCPA questions (including “what is TCPA?!”) and questions about missing signatures and orders. We will also offer some comments about the proposed physician fee schedule. Have a question? Send it to dglaser@fredlaw.com. Please be sure to include “FAQ Webinar” in the subject line.

CLE Credits: We have applied for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit for this program in Iowa and Minnesota.

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Jul
11
12:00 PM12:00

Health Law Webinar: Preserving Privilege in Investigations

Description: The importance of preserving privilege in an internal investigation is often unappreciated until an organization’s sensitive emails and documents are disclosed to the public in open court. 

This webinar provides an in-depth tutorial for in-house attorneys, compliance professionals, coders, human resources personnel and anyone else involved in internal investigations. It will offer practical guidance on the limits of privilege and tips for maximizing your ability to keep your internal investigation materials privileged whenever possible.

CLE Credits: We have applied for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit for this program in Iowa and Minnesota.

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Jun
28
12:00 PM12:00

Webinar: Top 10 Recent Minnesota Commercial Cases Every Business Should Know

Description: Join us for a free CLE webinar examining the 10 most recent, significant Minnesota cases that could dramatically impact your company’s rights in contracts for goods and services. Featuring cases from the last 18 months, the webinar will examine the cases' impact on a range of critical contract issues, including: warranty disclaimers, limitation of remedies, contract interpretation, indemnification clauses, unconscionability, contract formation and statues of limitations. This CLE is a must-attend for legal decision makers who want to make sure they are up-to-date on the latest developments in Minnesota commercial law.

CLE Credits: An application for CLE credits has been submitted.

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Jun
27
12:00 PM12:00

Libel-Proofing Your PR Campaign: #MeToo Lessons for Responding to Whistleblowers

Description: The #MeToo movement has brought to light a multitude of cases in which public figures have been accused of sexual harassment and misconduct. While these stories have prompted deeper discussion about the cultural underpinnings of such widespread alleged misconduct, they have also generated some highly interesting libel claims. For instance: Individual accuses public figure of inappropriate behavior. Public figure issues denial. Accuser sues for libel, claiming he or she has been labeled a liar. In looking at what protections exist for defending oneself in the court of public opinion, courts are reaching seemingly irreconcilable conclusions. 

During this webinar, we’ll take a closer look at these recent cases and extract lessons on how your companies can publicly defend themselves from accusations by whistleblowers — whether those accusations relate to harassment or other corporate misconduct — without risking a libel lawsuit.

CLE Credits: An application for CLE credit will be submitted in multiple states.

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Jun
19
12:00 PM12:00

Treatment Courts: Saving Lives, Saving Money

Description: Judge Mark Ireland, Second Judicial District, is currently the primary judge for all treatment courts in Ramsey County (Adult Substance Abuse Court a/k/a Drug Court, Veterans Treatment Court, DWI Court, and Mental Health Court). Treatment courts have been around for twenty-five years. They have been studied and scrutinized, evolving over the years into the most effective criminal justice reform initiative in the country. This CLE focuses on the basics of treatment courts: What are they? Who do they help? Do they really work?

CLE Credits: One standard credit has been applied for (#257112).

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