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Minnesota Lawyer’s Calendar of Events


Career Challenges and Choices

Host: Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers

Time: 4 to 5 p.m.

Location: Remote participation

Cost: Free

Description: Many people are rethinking their career choices due to upheaval, loss or change. Our jobs may have ended, our practices may be at risk or perhaps we are questioning how and whether to continue in the legal profession. This confidential group provides focused topics and facilitates the exchange of ideas among participants.

Register: Online at




Trust, Trauma and Transformation: A Radically Different Response to Harm

Host: Ramsey County, Hennepin County, and Minnesota State Bar Associations

Time: Noon to 1:15 p.m.

Location: Minnesota State Bar Association, 600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380, Minneapolis or online

Cost: Free for section members, law students and new admittees, $15 for members not in the section, $45 for nonmembers

Description: Learn how a trauma-informed approach to conflict resolution breaks recurrent cycles of violence and fosters the trust and collaboration required for sustainable project outcomes and stable societies. Trauma may result from people’s actions or natural disasters, causing neurological changes that spontaneously overwhelm rational thoughts as much as decades later. 1.0 standard CLE credit applied for.

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Minnesota Government Data Practices and Open Meeting Laws Update

Host: Office of the Attorney General

Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Location: Elmer Andersen DHS Building, 540 Cedar St., St. Paul or virtual

Cost: Free

Description: Hear from officials from the Minnesota Department of Administration, Data Practices Office. They will provide updates on the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act and Open Meeting Law, including court case law, new statutes, advisory opinions, and contemporary legal issues. 1.0 CLE standard CLE credit.





What Process Is Due?: The History and Use of Private Prosecutions in American States, and an Exploration of Constitutional Rights and the Contours of Due Process

Hosts: The Human Rights Center at the University of Minnesota, Riesenfeld Rare Books Center

Time: 4 to 6 p.m.

Location: Walter F. Mondale Hall, Room 65, University of Minnesota, 229 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis

Cost: Free, registration required

Description: Professor John Bessler will discuss his new book, “Private Prosecution in America: Its Origins, History, and Unconstitutionality in the Twenty-First Century,” the first comprehensive and historical examination of a practice that dates to the colonial era. Bessler shows how private prosecutors have initiated and handled prosecutions and sought the punishment of offenders, including in capital cases. 1.0 standard CLE credit applied for.





Fredrikson & Byron Annual Employment & Labor Law Seminar

Host: Fredrikson & Byron

Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., livestream the general sessions online from 9 a.m. to noon

Location: Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, or virtual

Cost: $325 through Oct. 4, $375 after for in-person attendance; $85 through Oct. 4, $100 after for virtual attendance

Description: This seminar, titled Workplace Balance, Reimagined., will provide attendees with strategies and solutions for creating a more resilient, positive work environment. From aligning policies and practices with new federal and state requirements to managing investigations and independent contractors, get up-to-date and grounded in reality. Topics include legal and practical guidance on disciplinary concerns, remote work, wage and hour, accommodations, harassment and more.





Minneapolis’ New Gun Diversion Program

Host: Ramsey County, Hennepin County, and Minnesota State Bar Associations, and Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Location: Live webinar via Zoom

Cost: Free

Description: Mary Ellen Heng, criminal deputy in the Minneapolis City Attorney’s office, will discuss how Minneapolis has reduced gun cases with an intensive diversion program. Because of the success of this initiative, Heng will present on it at the Department of Justice this fall. 1.0 standard CLE credit applied for.




28th Annual Rosalie Wahl Leadership Lecture

Host: Minnesota Women Lawyers

Time: 4:30 to 8 p.m.

Location: Prime Therapeutics, 2900 Ames Crossing Road, Eagan

Cost: $75 for members, $125 for nonmembers, additional pricing available online

Description: Keynote speaker is Judge Pamela Alexander. The first African American female judge appointed in Minnesota, Judge Alexander served as a Hennepin County District Court Judge from 1983 to 2008. She took a hiatus to serve as the president of the Minnesota Council on Crime and Justice. Judge Alexander was re-appointed to the Hennepin County District Court in 2013 and served until her retirement in 2018.





2022 Technology Law Institute

Host: Minnesota CLE

Time: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

Cost: $245 for members and paralegals, $295 standard rate

Description: Learn about the trends and developments that will keep you at the forefront of technology law. Topics include top 10 developments for 2022, navigating privacy law after Jan. 1, 2023, and the intersection of data privacy and security. 6 CLE credits applied for.



OCT. 27 TO OCT. 28

Criminal Justice Mental Health Summit

Host: Law Enforcement Training Academy and Consulting

Time: 8 a.m. Thursday to 5 p.m. Friday

Location: Nicollet Island Pavilion, 40 Power St., Minneapolis

Cost: $299 for government and nonprofit, $399 for private employers

Description: This summit brings together law enforcement, medical providers, prosecutors, social workers, and other criminal justice professionals to collaborate and learn in an innovative environment. Sessions include Mental Health 101, Interactions with Law Enforcement and Group Homes, Collaborative Case Studies, and Crisis Calls: Use of Force Considerations.


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