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Minnesota Lawyer’s Calendar of Events

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21

Perspectives on Taxation Lecture Series: Automated Legal Guidance

Host: The University of Minnesota Law School Corporate Institute Forum on Taxation and Regulation

Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Location: Online via zoom

Cost: Free, registration required

Description: The IRS is tasked with communicating a complex statutory and regulatory scheme to the public in order to enable people to comply with the law. Learn how this task requires the IRS to rely upon “simplexity,” where the government presents complex law as though it is simple, without engaging in simplification of the underlying law.

Register: law.umn.edu

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 22

 

You Do Not Do This for Free

Host: Ramsey County Bar Association

Time: 8:30 to 10 a.m.

Location: Remote participation

Cost: $20 for members, $30 for nonmembers

Description: This session focuses on how to practice law and get paid as a solo practitioner or small firm.  Get practical tips on how to assess potential clients, draft your representation agreement, stay on top of receipt of payments, and know when and how to turn the matter over to collections. 1.5 standard CLE credits applied for.

Register: mnbar.org

 

Emerging Issues in Long-Term Care

Host: Minnesota State Bar Association

Time: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Location: Remote participation

Cost: Free for section members and law students, 20 for members not on the section, $30 for nonmembers

Description: A panel of experts will look at two issues that will have imminent and significant impact on long-term care in Minnesota: COVID-19 and assisted living licensure. With vaccinations in long-term care settings mostly complete, guidelines and best practices are again shifting. Assisted living licensure, effective August 1, 2021, has implications for the state health department, residents and providers that are important to understand. 3.0 CLE credits applied for.

Register: mnbar.org

 

The Ongoing Opioid Litigation & Its Impact on the Pharmaceutical Industry

Host: Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Virtual participation

Cost: $40

Description: The litigation spawned by the ongoing opioid crisis could have far reaching impacts for patients and the pharmaceutical industry. Speakers will highlight the lessons learned from recent cases and settlements, as well as the impact on companies taking an ethical and compliant approach to developing, manufacturing, and marketing of prescription opioid products.

Register: mitchellhamline.edu

 

Advancing LBG & Transgender Equity Through the Law

Host: Gender Justice

Time: 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Location: Remote participation

Cost: $125, $25 nonprofit/student rate

Description: Join a timely discussion around LGBTQ rights in health care and sports. This session will explore the current litigation, legislation and legal context shaping rights and influencing current debate around these issues.

Register: genderjustice.us

 

The Neuroscience of Addiction

Host: Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers

Time: 4 to 5 p.m.

Location: Remote participation

Cost: Free

Description: Learn about key findings on the nature of addiction based on advances in medical imaging that have provided the medical and psychiatric fields with an improved understand of the effects of addictive substances on the human brain. Find out how these new insights can lead to better understanding of addiction as a disease, better treatment options and perhaps even better outcomes in legal proceedings.

Register: mnlcl.org

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 23

 

Children and the Law Panel – Beginning Your Legal Career in Juvenile Law

Host: Minnesota State Bar Association

Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Location: Remote participation

Cost: $5 for section members, $10 for members not on the section, $15 for nonmembers, free for law students

Description: Attorneys practicing in the metro and in Greater Minnesota will share and answer questions about how they came to practice juvenile law. They will discuss why they find it compelling and rewarding. 1.5 standard CLE credits applied for.

Register: mnbar.org

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 29

 

2021 In-House Counsel Awards

Host: Minnesota Lawyer

Time: 5 to 6:15 p.m.

Location: Online event

Cost: Free

Description: The third annual In-House Counsel Awards will recognize Minnesota’s in-house counsel at all levels. Celebrate attorneys who navigate complicated contract negotiations, defend their companies in high stakes litigation and defend some of an organization’s most important assets.

Register: minnlawyer.com

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 30

 

MWL’s 49th Annual Meeting

Host: Minnesota Women Lawyers

Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Location: Remote via Zoom

Cost: Free, registration required

Description: Join friends and colleagues to celebrate past accomplishments and plan future successes. Led by President Breia Schleuss, this event will share the FY21-22 Board of Directors election results and honor 2021 Annual Award recipients.

Register: mwlawyers.org

 

MAY 3 TO MAY 4

 

2021 Business Law Institute

Host: Minnesota CLE

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

Location: Live online

Cost: $495 members and paralegals, $595 standard rate

Description: This seminar features more than 30 sessions. Get the latest updates on new cases, legislation and regulations impacting your business clients. Learn about the new Corporate Transparency Act that requires disclosures to be made by most small businesses or face heavy fines. Get information on anticipated developments coming from federal legislation and the Biden administration, and the survey data from the Minnesota Secretary of State. 11.5 CLE credits applied for.

Register: minncle.org

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5

PFAS – Current Developments and Future Direction

Host: Hennepin County Bar Association

Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Location: Remote participation

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

Description: As awareness of the uses and presence of per and polyfluoroalkly substances (PFAS) have expanded in recent years, concerns about this broad class of chemicals has grown. From Minnesota’s recent PFAS Blueprint to proposed federal drinking water regulation, PFAS-related actions continue to accelerate. Learn about current legal, regulatory and technical developments regarding PFAS and possible future directions for PFAS management. 1.0 standard CLE credit applied for.

Register: mnbar.org

 

THURSDAY, MAY 13

 

Estate Planning for Blended Families – Successfully Navigating the Balance Between Successor Spouse and Children

Host: Ramsey County Bar Association

Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Location: Live seminar via Zoom

Cost: $15 for members, $30 for nonmembers

Description: While blended families are becoming the norm, the traditional estate plan for the nuclear family almost certainly doesn’t work. Gain practical tools for creating an effective estate plan for the blended family that appropriately manages expectations so that families can avoid the litigation route after the testator is gone. 1.0 standard CLE credit applied for.

Register: mnbar.org