Minnesota Lawyer’s Calendar of Events

NOV. 18 TO DEC. 9

The Path to Lawyer Well-Being Group

Host: Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers

Time: Mondays, 8:45 to 10 a.m.

Location: MSBA Office, 600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380, Minneapolis

Cost: Free

Description: The Path to Lawyer Well-Being is a group experience in which participants explore and build skills for thriving in each aspect of lawyer well-being. Those dimensions include intellectual, occupational, emotional, social, physical and spiritual. Attend any or all sessions. Nov. 18 topic: The emotionally intelligent path to well-being.

Register: Email aerbst@mnlcl.org


Sentencing Update: Using the New Guidelines

Host: Minnesota State Bar Association

Time: 3 to 4 p.m.

Location: Minnesota State Bar Association, 600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380, Glacial Lakes Room, Minneapolis

Cost: Free for members and law students, $10 for members not in the section, $15 for nonmembers

Description: Learn about the 2019 changes to the criminal history score calculation. Made by the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission, they are the most significant changes in 30 years. This session will help you understand how to apply the Aug. 1 changes to the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines in your felony practice. 1.0 standard CLE credit applied for.

Register here.


Student Loan Debt – How the 2020 Election Could Impact Forgiveness and Dischargeability

Host: Hennepin County Bar Association

Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Location: Hennepin County Bar Association Office, 600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 390, Gooseberry Falls Room, Minneapolis

Cost: Free for members and law students/new admittees, $40 for nonmembers

Description: Learn about the state of student loan debt and the current status of efforts to have it forgiven under public service programs or discharged in bankruptcy. This program will then explore how these issues could be affected by proposed action from the 2020 presidential candidates. 1.0 standard CLE credits applied for.

Register here.


Torch Awards for Ethics

Host: Better Business Bureau – Minnesota & North Dakota

Time: 2:30 to 5 p.m.

Location: Radisson Blu, 2100 Killebrew Drive, Bloomington

Cost: $60

Description: This event recognizes local companies that demonstrate integrity and a strong commitment to ethics. The Honorable Alan Page, retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice and Pro Football Hall of Famer is the keynote speaker.

Register here.


Own the Room: Confident Communication for Lawyers

Host: Minnesota Women Lawyers

Time: 4 to 6:30 p.m.

Location: Barnes & Thornburg LLP, 225 S. Sixth St., Suite 2800, Minneapolis

Cost: Free for members and Barnes & Thornburg employees, $20 for nonmembers

Description: This session is designed to support women attorneys to become better communicators by giving them tools to develop confident communication skills. The interactive format will help you Improve your credibility and your business potential by demonstrating how to effectively and strategically communicate your message in any public setting. 1.5 CLE credits applied for.

Register here.


Candid Conversations – First Impressions from the Newest Members of the Hennepin County Bench

Host: Hennepin County Bar Association

Time: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Location: Fredrikson & Byron, Minnetonka/Tamarack Room, 200 S. Sixth St., Suite 4000, Minneapolis

Cost: Free for members and law students/new admittees, $40 for nonmembers

Description: This program offers the opportunity to get to know the newest judges on the Hennepin County District Court. They will share background about themselves, their professional and judicial experiences, and their tips to lawyers about how to effectively handle cases when you are assigned to them. A reception with the judges will follow.  1.0 standard CLE credits applied for.

Register here.


Update on Investment-Based Immigration Strategies

Host: Minnesota State Bar Association

Time: 9 to 11 a.m.

Location: Minnesota State Bar Association, 600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380, Glacial Lakes Room, Minneapolis

Cost: $10 for section members, $15 for members not in the section, $25 for nonmembers, free for law students

Description: Get an update on the current strategies that are working and the challenges that remain as regulatory and policy changes continue to create a dynamic environment for international businesses and entrepreneurs. Hear from experts who handle a large number of cases particularly EB-5 cases for Indians and E-2s and L-1s for cross-border Canadians.  They will discuss a range of topics including EB-5, E-2s, and L-1s. 2.0 standard CLE credits applied for.

Register here.


2019 Tubman Safety Project

Host: Ramsey County Bar Association

Time: 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Location: First National Bank Building Training Room, 332 Minnesota St., St. Paul

Cost: $40 for members, $60 for nonmembers

Description: The Tubman Pro Bono Safety Project provides pro bono representation to low-income domestic violence victims seeking civil orders for protection. This session offers the training and materials for volunteer attorneys to represent assault victims obtaining an OFP. Attorneys who agree to represent a Tubman client within three months of the training year may attend the CLE for free. 3.75 CLE credits approved.

Register here.


What Every Solo Needs to Know About Estate/Elder Law

Host: Ramsey County Bar Association

Time: 8:30 to 10 a.m.

Location: Louisiana Café, 613 Selby Ave., St. Paul

Cost: $20 for member, $30 for nonmembers

Description: With an aging population, solo attorneys are more likely to encounter issues surrounding aging in their practice area. Listen to three TED-style talks and come away with checklists you can use regarding how to watch for and respond to exploitation of vulnerable adults. Gain understanding of why people need a plan to pay for long term care years before they might apply for medical assistance. 1.5 standard CLE credits approved.

Register here.


Survival Sex: Refugees, Homeless Youth, and Sexual Exploitation

Host: World Without Genocide

Time: 7 to 9 p.m.

Location: Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Conservatory Room, 875 Summit Ave., St. Paul

Cost: $25 for two continuing legal ed credits for lawyers, $10 for general public, $5 for students and seniors, free for Mitchell Hamline students

Description: Learn about the connections between sex trafficking and sexual exploitation globally and locally. Al Zdrazil, former prosecutor, Minnesota Office of the Attorney General, will speak on the connection between youth homelessness and sexual exploitation. Colleen Striegel, founder and Executive Director of HumanitarianHR, will discuss sexual exploitation within displaced groups.

Register here.

DEC. 16 TO DEC. 17

2019 Tax Institute

Host: Minnesota CLE

Time: 8:35 a.m. Monday to 4:45 p.m. Tuesday

Location: Minnesota CLE Conference Center, 600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 370, Minneapolis

Cost: $395 MSBA members and paralegals, $475 standard rate

Description: Get an update on new tax laws, legislation, regulations, rulings and cases – the information you need to stay up-to-date on the tax issues affecting your practice. Choose from small group sessions, including both ethics and elimination of bias, along with informative plenary sessions. 11.25 CLE credits applied for.

Register here.