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Minnesota Lawyer’s Calendar of Events


Justice and Healing for a Wounded Community

Hosts: University of St Thomas Office of Mission, Basilica of St. Mary

Time: 4 to 6 p.m.

Location: University of St. Thomas School of Law, Schulze Grand Atrium, 1101 Harmon Place, Minneapolis or online

Cost: Free

Description: Join religious and civic leaders for a wide-ranging and insightful conversation in the wake of the murder of George Floyd in 2020. They will offer insights on what we can do to find justice and healing as our community continues to wrestle with the question of how to move forward.




Spring 2022 Family Court Bench and Bar Roundtable

Host: Hennepin County Bar Association

Time: 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Location: Live webinar via Zoom

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

Description: Judge Charlene Hatcher, presiding judge of Hennepin County Family Court, will discuss judicial officer changes, family court services, COVID updates, and more. Take this opportunity to ask questions of judicial officers and raise topics for discussion about how to improve Family Court.




Small Firm Bootcamp

Host: Minnesota State Bar Association

Time: 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Location: Live webinar via Zoom

Cost: $30 for members, $60 for nonmembers

Description: This bootcamp will help you boost your communications skills and increase your emotional intelligence. Gain skills that will help you improve your practice, client relationships, and interactions with colleagues. This session also will help you improve your own health and well-being and your leadership skills.


Winning Pretrial Discovery: What I Wish I Had Known Early in My Trial Practice

Host: Minnesota Association for Justice

Time: 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Location: Live webinar

Cost: $99 for members, $129 for nonmembers

Description: This session takes you through the pretrial discovery process with tips for obtaining admissions, dealing with treating physicians, handling defense medical experts and more. Whether you’re relatively new to trial practice or want to benefit from the experience of fellow trial lawyers with a record of achieving results for their injured clients, this webinar will help you build a pretrial foundation for success at trial.




Own the Room: Confident Communication for Lawyers

Host: Minnesota Women Lawyers

Time: 4 to 6:30 p.m.

Location: Capella Tower Business Center, 225 S. Sixth St., Third Floor, Minneapolis

Cost: Free for members, $15 for nonmembers

Description: Your reputation depends on how you present yourself to colleagues and clients in presentations, business meetings and media interviews. In this interactive workshop you will learn how to develop confident communication skills. Improve your credibility and even your business potential by learning how to effectively and strategically communicate in any professional setting – even on video calls and meetings.




ABC’s of Ford Site (Highland Bridge) Redevelopment

Host: Ramsey County Bar Association

Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Location: Live webinar via Zoom

Cost: $15 for members, $30 for nonmembers, free for law students

Description: The Ford Site (Highland Bridge) redevelopment is a significant urban setting redevelopment for the city of St. Paul. Eric Larson, St. Paul’s lead counsel on the project, will discuss real estate redevelopment agreements, site plans, financing, the environmental review process, and more.



Overcoming Jury Bias in Cases with Difficult Kids

Host: Minnesota County Attorneys Association

Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Location: Remote participation

Cost: Information available online

Description: This workshop will cover the issues faced by prosecutors in handling cases where the current charges may be only one of many challenges faced by a child victim. It will examine barriers to prosecution with victims struggling with problematic behaviors and other manifestations of adverse childhood experiences and provide strategies to present a case that overcomes jury bias.




A Comprehensive Guide to Mechanics Liens in Minnesota

Host: Minnesota CLE

Time: 8:55 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

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

Description: This session is your blueprint to successful representation of mechanic’s lien claimants, owners and lenders. Topics include preparing and recording mechanic’s lien statements, the role of priority in mechanics’ lien matters, tenant improvements and negotiating insurance coverage. 6.0 CLE credits applied for.




Stepping Up Breakfast

Host: Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers

Time: 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Location: Marriott City Center, 30 S. Seventh St., Minneapolis

Cost: $65

Description: This event is designed to encourage the legal community to step up to address the issue of well-being within the profession. The theme this year is One Small Step. Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers is your partner in taking those small steps toward well-being.  The keynote speaker, Judge Donovan Frank, will address the importance and benefit of One Small Step, personally and professionally.




La Triste Frontera – The Sad Border and the American Dream

Host: University of Minnesota Law School

Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Walter F. Mondale Hall, University of Minnesota, 229 19th Ave. S., Room 25, Minneapolis

Cost: Free

Description: Learn about the medical-legal issues around border-related dangers and traumas created by U.S. immigration laws and policies. This session explores the lasting impact on migrants to the U.S. It also will offer collaborative health, legal and policy strategies to build community support for migrants and assist with the healing process. 5.0 CLE credits applied for.



Ethics & Elimination of Bias for County Attorneys

Host: Minnesota County Attorneys Association

Time: 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Location: Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust Building, 100 Empire Drive, Third Floor, St. Paul

Cost: Information available online

Description: Join your colleagues to discuss real-life scenarios faced by government attorneys. The ethics session will be in the morning and the bias session in the afternoon. 3.0 ethics and 2.0 bias CLE credits.




50th Annual Meeting Celebration

Host: Minnesota Women Lawyers

Time: 5 to 7:50 p.m.

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

Cost: $100 for members, $150 for nonmembers in person; $25 for members, $50 for nonmembers livestream; additional pricing available online

Description: Join Minnesota Women Lawyers to honor the achievements of the past 50 years. The evening includes a look back and an awards presentation. LaTanya Langley, chief legal officer and corporate secretary at Edgewell Personal Care Company, will deliver the keynote address.


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