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Minnesota Lawyer’s Calendar of Events

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 19

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

Host: Hennepin County Bar Association

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

Location: Remote participation

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

Description:  This is the second 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 Colette Routel, Judge Laura Thomas and Judge Julia Dayton Klein. The Honorable Judge Jay Quam will moderate.

Register: mnbar.org

 

THURSDAY, JAN. 20

Identity and the Problem of the “Other” in Law: A Reading of Philip Roth’s “Defender of the Faith”

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

Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Location: Live webinar via Zoom

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

Description: This Law and Literature series examines how the  law defines others including people of color, immigrants, and those accused of crimes, by using three plays that explore identity and human interaction. Explore how the law and the legal process often reflects societal biases and stereotypes, or how it makes distinctions based upon assumptions about individuals.  Take one, two, or all three of the CLEs. 1.0 elimination of bias CLE credit applied for.

Register: mnbar.org

 

TUESDAY, JAN. 25

Mental Health, Well-being, and Implicit Bias in a Post-COVID Environment

Host: Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers

Time: 4 p.m.

Location: Presented via Zoom

Cost: Free

Description: For some, the pandemic has exacerbated an underlying health or addiction issue; for others, a new problem developed. For many in the legal profession, stigma continues to prevent them from seeking the help they need. This program will address the profession’s changing landscape, explore the effects of implicit bias and stigma, and offer perspectives and coping tools.

Register: mnlcl.org 

 

WEDNESDAY, JAN 26

Wisdom from the Wound

Host: Initiative on Restorative Justice and Healing at the University of St. Thomas School of Law

Time: 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Location: Online event

Cost: Free, registration required

Description: James Richter, MD, himself a victim survivor of clergy sexual abuse, will moderate a panel of victim survivors. They will discuss trauma and their respective journeys in the healing process.

Register: stthomas.edu/law

 

THURSDAY, JAN. 27

One Profession – Sixth Judicial District

Host: Minnesota State Bar Association

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

Location: Remote participation

Cost: $20 for members, $40 for nonmembers, free for law students

Description: Join your colleagues for a day of education and networking. Topics include Minnesota Supreme Court update, demystifying the path to the bench, and Minnesota District Court update. 4.0 CLE credits applied for.

Register: mnbar.org

 

MONDAY, JAN. 31

Inclusive Language Matters: Exploring the Power of Our Words

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 presentation will focus on the power of daily language use and its impact on diversity, equity and inclusion. A panel of experts will discuss how language relates to disability, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and sexual orientation. They will challenge attendees to think differently about language as they explore common word origins and evolving usage.

Register: mwlawyers.org

 

FRIDAY, FEB. 2

2022 Civil Litigator’s Update

Host: Minnesota CLE

Time: 8:55 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Location: Live online

Cost: $155 for members and paralegals, $175 standard rate

Description: Learn about the latest cases and developments significant to your practice from a roster of highly respected litigators. Topics include new Minnesota and federal rules, significant new cases, litigating in a pandemic, and new developments in ethics and professional responsibility. 3.0 CLE credits applied for.

Register: minncle.org

 

THURSDAY, FEB. 3

Just Pursuit: A Book Talk with Laura Coates ‘05

Host: University of Minnesota Law School

Time: 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

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

Cost: Free, registration required

Description: Laura Coates, CNN senior legal analyst and adjunct professor at the George Washington University School of Law, will discuss her book, “Just Pursuit: A Black Prosecutor’s Fight for Fairness.” A former federal prosecutor, Coates served as assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia. As a civil rights attorney, she supervised local and national elections and led investigations into allegations of unconstitutional voting practices.

Register: law.umn.edu

 

FRIDAY, FEB. 4

The Future of Your Firm: Bringing Your Business Plan into Alignment with Your Values and Goals in 2022

Host: Minnesota Women Lawyers

Time: 9 a.m. to noon

Location: Remote via Zoom

Cost: Information available online

Description: This Solo/Small Firm Affinity Group Workshop will help you develop a business plan with purpose and direction for 2022. Learn important foundational aspects of owning, developing and operating a firm. You will come away with tangible information that you can implement for your business right away. 3.0 standard CLE credits applied for.

Register: mwlawyers.org

 

Ethics, Mental Health and Well-Being in a Post-COVID Environment

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

Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Location: Live webinar via Zoom

Cost: Free for members, $40 for nonmembers

Description: This program will examine the way in which COVID-19 has had an effect on the legal profession. Learn what this has meant for lawyers, judges, and law students.1.0 ethics CLE credits.

Register: mnbar.org

 

FEB. 7 TO FEB. 8

2022 Midwest Legal Conference on Privacy & Data Security

Host: Minnesota CLE

Time: 8:50 a.m. Monday to 5 p.m. Tuesday

Location: Live online

Cost: $445 for members and paralegals, $495 standard rate

Description: Learn about significant domestic and international privacy and data security developments over the past year. Sessions include the fast-paced Annual Year in Review, Essential European Update, Navigating China’s New Data Privacy and Security Laws, and Canadian Privacy Update. 12.0 CLE credits applied for.

Register: minncle.org

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