Minnesota Lawyer’s Calendar of Events


Fifth Annual Women of Color in the Law Forum: Lifting as We Climb

Hosts: Minnesota Women Lawyers, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., Twin Cities Diversity in Practice

Time: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1200 S. Marquette Ave., Minneapolis

Cost: Free

Description: Join women lawyers of color, indigenous women lawyers and allies for a discussion about careers and professional life. Wendy Unglaub, vice president of International Tax & Global Transfer Pricing at Ecolab, will offer the keynote address. Discussion circles and a networking reception will follow.

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19th Annual Minnesota Lavender Bar Association Conference

Host: Minnesota Lavender Bar Association

Time: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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

Cost: $75 for members, $85 for members of affinity bar associations, $15 for paralegals, $10 for law students, $100 regular rate

Description: Keynote speaker is Dru Levasseur, deputy program officer of the National LGBT Bar Association. As a leading figure in the LGBTQ+ equality movement for 25 years, 15 of which in the legal profession, Levasseur has extensive experience in law, advocacy, philanthropy, and community organizing.

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How to Try a Jury Trial – Phase I Voir Dire

Host: Hennepin County Bar Association

Time: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Location: Hennepin County Bar Association Office, 600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 390, Glacial Lakes Room, Minneapolis

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

Description: Prepare yourself for your next jury trial and be better prepared throughout the pre-trial process by hearing from judges about what to expect. In this three-part series, a panel of judges will interact with participants to share best practices of trial lawyers – Part I – Voir Dire, Part II – Witness Examination/Evidence Handling and Part III – Opening and Closing Statements. A reception follows the program. 1.0 standard CLE credits applied for.

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Mid-Winter Luncheon – Tips from the Trial Court on Winning Your Next Employment Trial

Host: Minnesota State Bar Association

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Windows on Minnesota, Universe Room, 50th Floor, 80 S. Eighth St., Minneapolis

Cost: $25 for section members, $50 for non-section members, $10 for law students

Description: A distinguished panel of trial court judges will discuss effective ways to try your next employment case. Learn how to persuasively conduct voir dire, motion practice, opening, objections, direct/cross exam, and closing. Whether you have tried one or one hundred cases, this panel will provide real insight and examples of what works to help you win your next employment trial. 1.0 standard CLE credits applied for.

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Green Line Lunch – Afro Deli

Host: Ramsey County Bar Association

Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Location: Afro Deli, Five W. Seventh Place, St. Paul

Cost: Price of lunch

Description: The RCBA Diversity Committee series of Green Line Lunches celebrates the vibrant University Avenue neighborhoods along the light rail line. No reservation necessary. Participants will order off the regular lunch menu and pay for their own lunch.

More information here.

FEB. 13 TO FEB. 14

2020 Midwest Legal Conference on Privacy & Data Security

Host: Minnesota CLE

Time: 8:50 a.m. Thursday to 4:45 p.m. Friday

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

Cost: $495 MSBA members and paralegals, $545 standard rate

Description: Get expertly distilled, up-to-the-minute information on data privacy and security. Choose from an array of breakout session topics to create a meaningful, custom experience. Topics include a 2020 data privacy and cybersecurity legal update, privacy/security litigation update, 10 practical CCPA compliance tips for in-house counsel and election cybersecurity.

12 CLE credits applied for.

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