Free MN CLE Calendar

The ComMN Law believes no one should pay for CLEs. Check out our free CLE calendar, and send us a note if you know of a free CLE you’d like us to add. 

May
31
12:00 PM12:00

*Minnesota Health Care at Tipping Point - 2019 Legislative Update and Annual Meeting

*Free for newly admitted lawyers only

REMOTE PARTICIPATION AVAILABLE

Description: The Health Law Section's Annual Meeting will be held at 12 Noon including the section year in review. New for this year is the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Awards. As part of the annual meeting, the section will elect new officers and council members for the 2019-2020 term; the CLE program will follow immediately. 

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

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Jun
4
12:00 PM12:00

The Ethical Impact of Stress

REMOTE PARTICIPATION AVAILABLE (Please register in advance if you wish to attend the webinar. You do not need to register in advance if you are attending in person.)

Description: Lawyer stress contributes to mental health and ethical problems.  Join LCL and the OLPR for a discussion of unique stressors in the legal profession and how both mental health and ethical issues can arise as a result.  Resources based on The Path to Lawyer Well-Being, Practical Recommendations for Positive Change will also be offered. 

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

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Jun
7
11:45 AM11:45

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

*Free for newly admitted lawyers only

REMOTE PARTICIPATION AVAILABLE

Description: Join the MSBA’s Consumer Litigation section for a lively panel discussion about the challenges our legal system poses for our immigrant clients and colleagues. A culturally diverse panel of practicing attorneys will discuss how lawyers can address biases their opposing party or opposing counsel may have towards immigrant clients, how cultural differences affect consumer transactions and litigation, and possible action items for lawyers to better serve their immigrant clients and support their immigrant colleagues. The engaging format of this CLE will allow participants to join in the discussion and ask questions to our panelists. 

Prior to the CLE program, the Consumer Litigation Section will conduct their Annual Meeting & Elections. 

Lunch is included with your registration.

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Annual Meeting & Elections
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CLE Program

CLE Credits: 2.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credits Applied for | Event Code: 272911

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Jun
18
7:45 AM07:45

*Cannabis-Marijuana & Hemp Derived THC & CBD Products – Advising Business Clients in Uncertain Times

*Free for newly admitted lawyers only

REMOTE PARTICIPATION PENDING

Description: How do you best advise your clients about the manufacture or sale of products with THC or CBD content in these uncertain times?  Join an experienced legal panel as they discuss the wildly trending industry of topical and ingestible products with THC or CBD content.  Panel discussion will touch on applicable laws, involved agencies (State, Federal) and practical business applications. Come for the panel discussion and bring your questions.

As part of the annual meeting, the Section will elect new officers and council members for the 2019-2020 term. All section members are encouraged to attend and participate by voting at the annual meeting.

CLE Credits: 1.5 Standard CLE Credits | Event code: TBD  

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Jun
18
12:00 PM12:00

*Setting Yourself up for Success: How Your Forms and Briefs Help You Win at the Final Hearing

*Free for newly admitted lawyers only

REMOTE PARTICIPATION AVAILABLE

Description: The Social Security Disability (SSD) Law Section of the Minnesota Bar Association presents to you featured guest attorney Karl Osterhout of Osterhout Berger Disability Law. Karl has his law practice in Pennsylvania and has experience in federal court appeals. The program will discuss insights for pre and post hearing briefs with tips on having proper documentation of the Medical Source Statement (MSS) in conjunction with the new rules. 

CLE Credits: 1.5 Standard CLE Credits Applied | Event Code: 273801

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Jun
18
12:00 PM12:00

*Tips for Pre and Post Hearing Briefs

*Free for newly admitted lawyers only

Description: The Social Security Disability (SSD) Law Section of the Minnesota Bar Association presents to you featured guest attorney Karl Osterhout of Osterhout Berger Disability Law. Karl has his law practice in Pennsylvania and has experience in federal court appeals. The program will discuss insights for pre and post hearing briefs with tips on having proper documentation of the Medical Source Statement (MSS) in conjunction with the new rules. 

CLE Credits: 1.5 Standard CLE Credits Applied | Event Code: TBD

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May
21
12:00 PM12:00

*The 2019 March Covidien/DOJ Settlement - Everything but the Kitchen Sink

*Free for newly admitted lawyers only

REMOTE PARTICIPATION AVAILABLE

Description: This CLE will break down the recent (March ’19) Covidien (ev3) settlement which involved alleged violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute; False Claims Act; and Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; among other laws. Mark Gardner, MBA, JD, President of Gardner Law and former ev3 Product Manager, who is well acquainted with the case details, will dissect this qui tam case. He and Heather Potter, Associate Attorney, Gardner Law, will provide attendees with solutions to help mitigate and address compliance concerns and risks illustrated by this recent whistleblower case.

CLE Credits: 1.5 Standard CLE Credits | Event code: TBD 

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May
17
12:00 PM12:00

*Debt Collection and Avoiding FDCPA Violation

*Free for newly admitted lawyers only

REMOTE PARTICIPATION AVAILABLE

Description: Please join us for an analysis of a recent Minnesota Court of Appeals case that held an attorney violated the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) by serving a mechanic’s lien statement. The program will include discussion into what the FDCPA is as well as best practices for attorneys to mitigate exposure to FDCPA liability.

Lunch is included with your registration. Registration and lunch begin at 11:45 AM. The CLE program is from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM.

CLE Credits: 1.0 Standard CLE Credits Applied | Event Code: 272447

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May
15
12:00 PM12:00

Health Law Webinar: Medical Marijuana and Health Care Providers

Description: The legal landscape of medical marijuana is constantly changing. This webinar will provide an update on the status of state and federal law regarding medical marijuana, discuss the current DOJ enforcement approach, and identify the regulatory trends that physicians and hospitals need to understand, whether they have patients using marijuana legally, or illegally.

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

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May
14
12:00 PM12:00

*ADR Ethics - A Multimedia Exploration with Annual Elections Lunch

*Free for newly admitted lawyers only

REMOTE PARTICIPATION AVAILABLE

Description: Using the Dispute Resolution Institute’s Mediation Case Law Teaching Videos (produced by Professor James Coben and the Minnesota State Bar Association), Professor Sharon Press will lead the group in an interactive discussion of the Rule 114 Appendix – Code of Ethics.  We will explore our individual role morality as well as the explicit parameters of the Code of Ethics. Time will be provided for attendees to pose questions so come with an ethical issue that has been concerning you!

CLE Credits: 1.0 Ethics MN CLE Credit applied for | Event code: 272304

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May
10
8:30 AM08:30

Ensuring Access to Justice for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Clients in the Immigration Context

Description: This free bias CLE breakfast sponsored by the MSBA Immigration Law Section, the Pro Bono Committee of the MN/Dakotas AILA Chapter and Ballard Spahr LLP is to celebrate lawyers who have provided pro bono service for immigration clients. Speakers will provide information and best practices guidance for working with Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing clients, in particular those navigating an immigration process.

CLE Credits: 1.5 Elimination of Bias CLE Credits applied for | Event Code: TBD

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May
8
12:00 PM12:00

*Innovative Approaches to Meeting Your Clients' Needs

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

*Free for newly admitted lawyers only

REMOTE PARTICIPATION AVAILABLE

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 or calling on a variety of service providers to meet different legal needs of a company.

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; and how to rethink how you interact with external/in-house counsel.

Lunch will be provided.

CLE Credits: 1.0 Standard CLE Credit applied for | Event Code: 271720

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May
8
12:00 PM12:00

Race on the Brain: Addressing Implicit Bias and Racism in Legal Contexts

  • Elmer L. Andersen Human Services Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Description: Professors Jonathan Kahn and Carolyn Grose, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, will discuss issues in identifying and addressing implicit bias and racism in legal contexts. Professor Kahn is the author of the book, Race on the Brain: What Implicit Bias Gets Wrong About the Struggle for Racial Justice, and Professor Grose is the author of Lawyers, Clients & Narrative: A Framework for Law.

CLE Credits: The Office will apply for 2.0 Elimination of Bias credits for this program.

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May
2
12:00 PM12:00

Litigating a Breach of Duty of Loyalty Claim

Description: Employers are increasingly asserting claims against former employees for breach of their common law duty of loyalty. This seminar will address questions including: What is an employee’s duty of loyalty? What is the measure of damages for a breach? Are injunctions a viable remedy? Is there a difference between fiduciary duty and duty of loyalty? Can a third party be liable for aiding and abetting? Can the claim be preempted by the Trade Secrets Act? What defenses can be asserted to this claim? Is a breach of duty of loyalty a defense to claim for wages or commissions?

Lunch will be provided. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m.

CLE Credits: 1.0 Standard CLE Credits applied for | Event Code: 272051

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May
1
12:00 PM12:00

Law Day CLE: Prior Restraints in the Internet Age

Description:

Raleigh Hannah Levine, Professor of Law and Director, Mitchell Hamline Fellows Program, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, will present our Law Day CLE on Prior Restraints in the Internet Age. This year's Law Day Theme is "Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society." Professor Levine will discuss historical and current prior restraint cases, which raise interesting issues about what counts as "speech;" when speech can be restrained; whether prior restraints can be effective in the age of the Internet and social media; and who "counts" as press in the Internet Age. 

CLE Credits: One standard CLE credit has been approved (#271801).

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Apr
26
8:00 AM08:00

*False Claims Act Enforcement from a Whistleblower Perspective – A Panel Discussion

*Free for newly admitted lawyers only

REMOTE PARTICIPATION AVAILABLE

Description: Breakfast and registration will start at 7:30 a.m.  The CLE program will begin at 8:00 a.m.  

This presentation will address the following: 

  • Government Enforcement Priorities, including Kickback, Managed Care, and Patient Support Cases;

  • Impact of Supreme Court’s Escobar Decision;

  • Granston memo/role of DOJ in dismissal of cases. 

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

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Apr
24
12:00 PM12:00

Health Law Webinar: Health Industry Website Accessibility: 2019 Lawsuit Trends and Practical Steps to Reduce Risk and Promote Compliance for Websites, Apps, Portals and Connected Devices

Description: Lawsuits against developers, owners and operators of websites, apps, portals and devices for alleged discriminatory and “inaccessible” technology continue to evolve and explode in jurisdictions across the country in 2019. The health industry has been particularly hard-hit, and the National Federation of the Blind’s lawsuit against Epic and a related hospital was the highest-profile case towards the end of 2018.

In this webinar we will:

  • Describe what “accessibility” means on legal, technical and human levels

  • Summarize how courts are applying the ADA and other anti-discrimination laws to websites, apps, HR portals, “virtual” spaces and connected devices/Internet of Things

  • Describe practical measures to improve accessibility and reduce risk

  • Provide clauses and tips for vendor/developer contracts

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

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Apr
18
3:30 PM15:30

*No-Poach Agreements in Franchise Contracts and Antitrust Section Social

*Free for newly admitted lawyers only

REMOTE PARTICIPATION AVAILABLE

Description: Food and Drinks will be provided at the Social Hour following the program.  Registration will start at 3:00 pm, the program will run from 3:30 to 5:00 pm, and the Section Social will follow from 5:00 to 6:30 pm.

The DOJ and FTC's Antitrust Guidance for Human Resource Professionals in October 2016 alerted HR professionals that “an agreement among competing employers to limit or fix the terms of employment for potential hires may violate the antitrust laws if the agreement constrains individual firm decisions.”  These guidelines have resulted in significant state franchise enforcement and civil class actions involving clauses in franchise agreements prohibiting one franchisee from soliciting or hiring another franchisee in that franchise system.  At the forefront of state enforcement has been the Washington State Attorney General's Office.  This program features Eric Newman, Chief Litigation Counsel, Antitrust Division, Washington State Office of the Attorney General and will address anti-poaching agreements in general and in the franchise context specifically.

The annual Section Social will follow at 5:00 pm.

CLE Credits: 1.5 Standard CLE Credit Applied | Event Code: 270690

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Apr
18
3:30 PM15:30

Oh, You’re A Tax Lawyer…Then, Can You Answer This?

Description: Join us for a fun CLE and networking social at La Doña Cervecería, sponsored by the MSBA Tax Law Section and Solo and Small Firm Section! Hear from a panel of tax professionals regarding some interesting questions they been asked or have dreaded being asked at a cocktail party. Each panelist has prepared questions that they can speak on, but they would welcome questions from those in attendance. In fact, the more questions, the better!

Complimentary food and drink will be provided.

The Tax Law Section council will meet prior to the CLE at 2:30 p.m. All section members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Co-sponsored by the MSBA Tax Law Section & MSBA Solo and Small Firm Section

CLE Credits: 1.0 Standard CLE Credits applied for | Event Code: 271207

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Apr
12
8:30 AM08:30

Ethics for the Public Lawyer (Video Replay)

  • Elmer L. Andersen Human Services Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Description: 

  • 8:30 to 9:15: Ethical Negotiations

  • 9:15 to 10:00: Legal Writing and the Rules of Professional Responsibility

  • 10:00 to 10:15: Break

  • 10:15 to 11:00: Communications with Represented Parties—Rule 4.2

  • 11:00 to 11:45: Current Issues in Professional Responsibility

CLE Credits: The Office will apply for 3.0 standard CLE credits for this program.

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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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Apr
1
4:00 PM16:00

The Apprehension of Fraud: Policing Deception in Modern America

Description: Swindlers and salesmen have long been viewed as close cousins in the United States, some going so far as to suggest that con artistry and economic innovation are simply two sides of the same coin in American history. This storyline has recently resurfaced in the popular press to explain our own times: the showman P.T. Barnum is cast as a representative man and fraud is written off as the price we pay for living in a free, open, and entrepreneurial society.

In this lecture, Professor Blumenthal traverses the ambiguous borderland between capitalism and crime, providing an important corrective as she reconsiders the regulatory paths that American lawyers have pursued across time to redress the social harms resulting from misplaced trust. 

CLE Credits: 1 Standard CLE credit will be requested.

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Mar
28
12:30 PM12:30

*Hey Dad, Can I Borrow $10? - Student Loan Debt

*Free for newly admitted lawyers only

REMOTE PARTICIPATION AVAILABLE

Description: This program is being co-presented by the HCBA Debtor/Creditor Section and the New Lawyers Sections of the MSBA and HCBA.

We will briefly discuss current statistics behind student loans, how they're a problem for many young Americans and the impact on the aging population as well (co-signors). We will discuss the standards established by the Courts in discharging private student loans in bankruptcy and contrast it with what it takes to get government student loans discharged under administrative procedures. Finally, we will give insights from both the debtors' and creditors' side on ways to resolve student loans, both public and private. 

Lunch is included in your registration. Registration and lunch will begin at 12:15 pm, the CLE program will run from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm.

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

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Mar
20
3:00 PM15:00

Overview of the Governor's Tax Bill

Description: Please join us for the Minnesota Department of Revenue overview of the Governor’s Tax Bill for the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT) and the Minnesota State Bar Association Tax Section (MSBA).

In the spirit of providing useful information to our tax professional partners, a one hour CLE program is planned from 3:00 to 4:00 on Wednesday, March 20. Topics include an overview of the governor’s tax bill and the department’s policy and technical bill.

The Institute for Professionals in Taxation, the Minnesota State Bar Association Tax Section, and the Department of Revenue encourage you to stay for a complimentary networking reception which begins at 4:00 p.m.

Leadership and attorneys from the Department of Revenue look forward to this opportunity to connect with you and exchange ideas and information. Taking time to share information and perspectives is essential to our ongoing efforts to serve Minnesota’s taxpayers.

CLE Credits: 1.0 Standard CLE Credits applied for | Event Code: 269784

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Mar
19
2:00 PM14:00

*Behind the Scenes of Payment Processing at your Local Social Security Office

*Free for newly admitted lawyers only

REMOTE PARTICIPATION AVAILABLE

Description: The Social Security & Disability Section Council along with one of the Minnesota local Social Security Offices is pleased to present a program to answer questions regarding payment processing and other issues. This program hopes to provide a respectful dialogue between the local office and SSD attorneys and representatives through increased understanding of processes. 

Social Security trainers will discuss SSA’s eligibility requirements, monthly benefits and how a claimant’s backpay is processed. We will talk about the SSA Field Office and the Payment Center(PC) and how the PC handles attorney fees and other specific workloads.  

We will also discuss the specifics of completing an application and common errors committed by claimants and representatives as well as tips on what representatives and claimants can do to prevent delays. They will tell us the most common reasons why payments may be delayed. 
SSA’s online services, online applications and the claimants online My Social Security Account will also be covered. 

CLE Credits: 2.0 Standard CLE Credits Applied | Event Code: 269885

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Mar
15
8:00 AM08:00

*Dr. Robot Will See You Now - The Hype, Reality and Liability Implications of Artificial Intelligence in Health Care

*Free for newly admitted lawyers only

REMOTE PARTICIPATION AVAILABLE

Description: Artificial intelligence (AI) based on machine learning is rapidly disrupting every sector of our economy, none more so than medicine.  This presentation will describe recent advances in AI that explain the rapid growth of the technology, the existing and pending applications in health care, and the unique legal and liability issues that AI will create for health care.

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

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Mar
13
1:30 PM13:30

Issues In Advising Government Agencies

  • Elmer L. Andersen Human Services Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Description: 

  • 1:30 to 2:30: Statutory Interpretation & Construction

  • 2:30 to 3:15: Minnesota Data Practices Act Refresher for Attorneys

  • 3:15 to 3:30: Break

  • 3:30 to 4:15: Responding to Subpoenas

CLE Credits: The Office will apply for 2.5 standard CLE credits for this program.

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Mar
7
2:00 PM14:00

*An FDA Forum – Recent Developments in Regulatory and Litigation Topics

*Free for newly admitted lawyers only

REMOTE PARTICIPATION AVAILABLE

Description: The end of 2018 rounded out an eventful year of evolving regulatory and legal challenges for the food, drug and medical device industries. The FDA Forum features seasoned and informed panelists of in-house and outside counsel, providing a briefing and insider’s perspective on the current issues related to FDA.  

The FDA Forum is designed to provide a broad context for those interested in or new to the FDA-regulated space, as well as to pique and satisfy the interests of industry veterans. At the end of the program, panelists and attendees are invited to stay for a networking happy hour. 

The FDA Forum keynote speaker is Ralph Hall, Professor - University of Minnesota Law School & Principal - Leavitt Partners, LLC.

Presentation Forum : 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Networking Social : 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm; hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served 

CLE Credits: 2.5 Standard CLE Credits | Event Code: 269755

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Mar
6
4:00 PM16:00

“Committing the Truth” in the Deep State

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

Description: In these polarized times, there is a striking bi-partisan consensus that government whistleblowers ought to be protected. Unsurprisingly, however, that consensus breaks down once we delve into the details of who counts as a whistleblower and what kinds of disclosures merit legal protection. In her talk, Professor Kitrosser considers two particularly controversial types of disclosures: First, those made by civil servants in the course of simply carrying out their jobs – for example, by writing scientific reports or making economic projections – where their stated conclusions conflict with their superiors’ preferences. Second, disclosures to the media that contain information that the executive branch has deemed classified. 

CLE Credits: 1 Standard CLE credit has been requested; Event Code #268810

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Mar
6
8:30 AM08:30

Major Changes in Research Rules & Oversight: Making Progress or Creating New Problems?

Description: Researchers and research participants across the country are facing big changes in the rules governing the ethical conduct of research. Many studies are affected, including those in basic science, biomedical research, the social sciences, and research with human participants. This conference features senior leaders from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Partners HealthCare, and Harvard University, who will analyze changes in oversight of emerging technologies, the Common Rule governing research with human participants, and the federal redefinition of “clinical trials” to cover more studies. Finally, a panel with community and local experts will join these speakers to debate the impact of these changes. This University of Minnesota Research Ethics Conference will be especially valuable for researchers, clinicians, study coordinators, oversight personnel, research participants, patient advocates, students, and trainees.. 

CLE Credits: 4.25 Standard CLE credits have been requested; Event Code #268459

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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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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
21
2:30 PM14:30

*Consumer Law 101 with Social

*Free for newly admitted lawyers only

REMOTE PARTICIPATION AVAILABLE

Description: Learn from the experts about the latest developments in consumer litigation, industry trends, and public policy.  Our Moderator, Shawn Wanta will lead our panel of veteran consumer litigators in a discussion of a variety of areas of law to include: TCPA, FDCPA, FCRA, RESPA/Mortgage Foreclosure, and Repossession.  Earn CLE credits and receive a primer on frequently used areas of consumer law.  

Become familiar with commonly litigated claims, common traps to avoid, and liability for noncompliance.  This session will include Q&A from the audience, so, come prepared to ask questions, share ideas, and connect with your colleagues!

A social hour will follow the presentation, including drinks and light refreshments. Free for MSBA members, law students and the newly admitted. Don’t miss this opportunity to network and socialize with your peers and seasoned litigators!

2:15-2:30 PM Registration
2:30-4:30 PM CLE Program
4:30-5:30 PM Social

CLE Credits: 2.0 Standard CLE Credits Applied | Event Code: 268528

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Feb
19
12:00 PM12:00

*SSA Appeals Council Practice

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

*Free for newly admitted lawyers only

REMOTE PARTICIPATION AVAILABLE

Description: From FY 2006 to FY 2017, the allowance rate at the hearing level fell from 62% to 47%. As a result, we are seeing more and more meritorious claims denied. During that same time period, the Appeals Council remand rate fell from 25% to 9%. This presentation will look at the structure and operations of the Appeals Council. The focus will be on issue identification and the effective presentation of your client's claim. 

CLE Credits: 1.0 Standard CLE Credits Applied | Event Code: 268468

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Feb
15
12:00 PM12:00

*Market Definition after American Express

*Free for newly admitted lawyers only

REMOTE PARTICIPATION AVAILABLE

Description: The Supreme Court's 2018 opinion in Ohio v. American Express is perhaps its most significant antitrust decision of the decade. This CLE will explore the Court's analysis of the relevant market and its impact on future cases.  The program will summarize the landscape before Amex, discuss the competing principles of market definition behind the majority and dissenting opinions, and address the case's implications for antitrust markets outside the credit card industry.

CLE Credits: 1.0 Standard CLE Credit Applied | Event Code: 267821

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