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Minnesota Lawyer’s Calendar of Events

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 8

Minnesota State Supreme Court Update

Host: Office of the Attorney General

Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Location: Virtual webinar via WebEx

Cost: Free

Description: This seminar features a panel of assistant attorneys general from the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office. They will summarize the most important decisions of the Minnesota Supreme Court in 2021. 1.0 standard CLE credit applied for.

Register: ag.state.mn.us

 

Getting to Know Your New (Hennepin County) Judges – Part I

Host: Hennepin County Bar Association

Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Location: Live webinar via Zoom

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

Description:  This will be the first of three sessions, each featuring a different group of judicial officers who have taken the Hennepin County Bench over the past year. The panel will provide insights regarding their perspective as new judges as well as practice pointers. Panelists include Judge Julie Allyn, Judge Theresa Couri and Judge Rachel Hughey. The Honorable Judge Jay Quam will moderate.

Register: mnbar.org

 

THURSDAY, DEC. 9

Pozner on Cross: How to Win Trials with Powerful Cross-Examinations

Host: Minnesota CLE

Time: 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Location: Live simulcast seminar

Cost: $245 for members, $295 standard rate

Description: Larry Pozner, who literally wrote the book on this subject, will share signature techniques grounded in current thinking about the neuroscience of decision, memory, and emotion. He will also discuss three essential tactical rules of cross-examination. 6.5 standard CLE credits applied for.

Register: minncle.org

 

MONDAY, DEC. 13

Pay Equity at the Minnesota Legislature: A Look at Our Past and a Discussion of Current Legislation HF 403

Host: Minnesota Women Lawyers

Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Location: Remote via Zoom

Cost: Free for members, $15 for nonmembers

Description: This MWL Member Mondays event will provide an overview of Minnesota’s pay equity history. Authors and advocates of HF 403, a bill that would bar employers from asking job applicants about their salary histories, will discuss the bill, the legislative process, and advocating for pay equity at the Minnesota legislature. Research shows that such laws have resulted in dramatic pay increases for diverse candidates who take new jobs.

Register: mwlawyers.org

 

TUESDAY, DEC. 14

An Introduction to Religious Liberty with Dean Vischer

Host: University of St. Thomas Continuing and Professional Education

Time: 8 to 9 a.m.

Location: Online

Cost: Free

Description: Robert Vischer, dean of the University of St. Thomas School of Law, will examine a variety of topics centered around religious liberty in the U.S. He will consider why religious liberty matters and how the Constitution protects it. He also will share his thoughts on why there are so many religious liberty disputes today and contemplate the path forward in our increasingly divided nation.

Register: stthomas.edu/law

Tips and Tricks for Successful Environmental Appeals

Host: Minnesota State Bar Association

Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Location: Live webinar via Zoom

Cost: Free for section members, law clerks and law students, $10 for members not in the section,  $20 for nonmembers

Description: A panel of experts will discuss the challenges to navigating environmental appeals. They’ll discuss aspects including building the record and obtaining a writ, briefing and oral arguments, and addressing complicated expert reports and environmental studies. 1.0 standard CLE credit applied for.

Register: mnbar.org

 

Ethics, Mental Health and Social Media in the Legal Profession

Host: Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers

Time: 4 to 5 p.m.

Location: Presented via Zoom

Cost: Free, registration required

Description: Even before COVID-19, lawyers relied heavily on smartphones and related technologies. Since the pandemic, reliance on technology has become a necessary part of the practice of law today. This program looks at cultural dependence on technology while exploring potential ethical and well-being issues raised when lawyers become over-reliant on their technology. 1.0 ethics CLE credit applied for.

Register: mnlcl.org

 

FRIDAY, DEC. 17

Census 2020: What Public Attorneys Need to Know about Minnesota’s Changing Demographics

Host: Minnesota State Bar Association

Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Location: Live webinar via Zoom

Cost: Free for section members and law students, $5 for members not in the section and nonmembers

Description: Dr. Susan Brower, Minnesota’s state demographer, will focus on projections that by the year 2050, if not sooner, the U.S. will not have an ethnic majority. She’ll discuss how these demographic trends are playing out in Minnesota. Dr. Brower will present data on the increasing diversity of the state and Twin Cities region, with a special emphasis on the growing Latino population. 1.0 elimination of bias credit applied for.

Register: mnbar.org

 

MONDAY, DEC. 20

Eviction Update During the Pandemic

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

Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Location: Live webinar via Zoom

Cost: $15 for members, $50 for nonmembers, free for law students

Description: A panel of experts, including Larry McDonough, Beth Kelly, and Darbie Smith, will examine the status of evictions under the Minnesota eviction transition law.  They will also discuss the need for volunteer attorneys. 1.5 standard CLE credit applied for.

Register: mnbar.org

 

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22

Elimination of Bias: Appellate Practice – Minnesota’s Conviction Review Unit

Host: Minnesota CLE

Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Location: Live simulcast seminar

Cost: $65

Description: Panelists from the Minnesota Conviction Review Unit and Advisory Board will discuss the demographics of the prison population in Minnesota. Topics include wrongful convictions, appeals of convictions, and how the appellate process cannot prevent wrongful convictions. 1.0 elimination of bias credit applied for.

Register: minncle.org

 

THURSDAY, JAN. 13

How the Law Handles Deception in Intimate Relationships

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

Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Location: Live webinar via Zoom

Cost: $10 for members, $30 for nonmembers, free for law students

Description: In her book, “Intimate Lies and the Law,” University of Minnesota Law School Professor Jill Hasday examines deception in intimate relationships and uncovers the hidden body of law governing this duplicity. Professor Hasday argues that the law has placed too much emphasis on protecting intimate deceivers and too little importance on helping the people they deceive. 1.0 standard CLE credit applied for.

Register: mnbar.org

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