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May 2016

Family Law Section: Postnuptial Agreements – Maybe It Makes Sense To Stay Married!

May 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
First National Bank Building Training Room,
332 Minnesota Street, St. Paul
, MN 55101 United States
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Presenter: Lisa T. Spencer, Henson Efron This presentation will focus on the use of postnuptial agreements in general, including statutory criteria and best practices for drafting and counseling clients, leading to a more detailed discussion of creative uses for postnuptial agreements as an alternative to marital dissolution in unique circumstances. Time: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Registration: 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Location: First National Bank Building Training Room, 332 Minnesota Street, St. Paul Credit: 1.0 standard credit approved, code: 214963…

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The Indian Child Welfare Act: Current Issues

May 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room 40, Ramsey County Courthouse,
15 Kellogg Blvd West, St. Paul, MN United States
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Presenter: Sara K. Van Norman, Shareholder, The Jacobson Law Group (Jacobson, Magnuson, Anderson & Halloran, P.C.) Current Indian Child Welfare Act (“ICWA”) issues relevant to Minnesota lawyers. Topics will include a basic overview of ICWA, the Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act, the Minnesota Tribal/State Indian Child Welfare Agreement, and current case law, along with what you need to know about the new Bureau of Indian Affairs “Guidelines for State Courts and Agencies in Indian Child Custody Proceedings.” Time: 3:00 to…

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Solo Small Firm Section: Business and Ethics Basics for Successful Solo Practice

May 26 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Louisiana Cafe,
613 Selby Ave, St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
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Presenter: Judith M. Rush, Director of Mentor Externship, University of St. Thomas School of Law This CLE explores the essential components of a successful and ethical solo or small practice and lawyer discipline, and provides a wealth of practical resources.  Registration (and breakfast): 8:00-8:30 a.m. CLE presentation: 8:30-10:00 a.m. Location: Louisiana Café, 613 Selby Avenue, St. Paul, MN Credit: 1.5 ethics credits applied for Cost (includes breakfast): $20 RCBA members $30 non-members Judith Rush is the Director of Mentor Externship…

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New Lawyers CLE: ABA/Hazelden Study on Lawyer Impairment (Elimination of Bias)

May 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mitchell Hamline, Room 325,
875 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN United States
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Co-sponsored by Mitchell Hamline, LCL, and the New Lawyers Sections of the MSBA, RCBA, and HCBA New Lawyers CLE: ABA/Hazelden Study on Lawyer Impairment (Elimination of Bias) Panel: Landon Ascheman, Ascheman Law, RCBA New Lawyers Co-Chair Adina Florea, Arthur Chapman Kettering Smetak & Pikala, P.A., incoming MSBA New Lawyers Secretary Additional panel member(s) to be added. Introductory remarks and concluding discussion of resources: Joan Bibelhausen and Chase Andersen of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers A discussion about the rates of alcohol…

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June 2016

Minneapolis Civilian Police Oversight – A Legal Perspective

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
First National Bank Building Training Room,
332 Minnesota Street, St. Paul
, MN 55101 United States
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Presenters: Imani Jaafar, Esq., Director, Office of Police Conduct Review, City of Mpls–Dpt of Civil Rights; Ryan Patrick, Law Enforcement Analyst, of Police Conduct Review, City of Mpls–Dpt of Civil Rights An overview of the Minneapolis Office of Police Conduct Review. Presentation topics include: complaint resolution process, how discipline is determined, policy review with the Police Conduct Oversight Commission, and investigator credentials. Attendees will gain a better understanding of how complaints flow throughout the process and how they can assist…

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Legal Framework & Practical Strategies for Addressing Violence at Work

June 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
First National Bank Building Training Room,
332 Minnesota Street, St. Paul
, MN 55101 United States
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Presenters: Pamala McCreary, Crime Prevention Coordinator, St. Paul Police Department; Grant Collins, Felhaber Larson Lawyers are often employers, even small or solo attorneys. Learn about law enforcement recommendations for safety and security in the workplace; and the legal framework surrounding workplace violence (including: OSHA, negligence, ADA, FMLA, Workers’ Compensation) as well as practical strategies for minimizing violence at work (i.e., no trespass letters, harassment restraining orders, etc.). Time: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Registration: 2:30 to 3:00 p.m. Location: Room 40A&B,…

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Ethical Marketing in the Millennial Age*

June 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presenter: Terrie Wheeler, Founder and President of Professional Services Marketing (more information below) A Marketing presentation for all lawyers at all levels, with a focus on building your brand, using social media, creating a strategic marketing plan, and various tips, resources and best practices.  The corresponding materials from this presentation will allow you to return to your office and begin implementing marketing strategies to grow your practice.  This webinar will cover: -Summary of Minnesota ethics violations -The Rules Related to…

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Planning for Success: Supervisory Obligations and the Importance of Succession Planning

June 17 @ 8:30 am - 11:45 am
First National Bank Building Training Room,
332 Minnesota Street, St. Paul
, MN 55101 United States
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Presenters: Michael Carter, Supervising Claim Attorney, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Molly Eiden, Claim Attorney, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Richard Thomas, Partner, Burke & Thomas Chad Hintz, Associate, Burke & Thomas Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules 5.1 and 5.3, govern the ethical obligations of supervising and supervised attorneys. While the rules are not complex standing alone, a supervisory obligation invokes many other ethical rules that can create exposure to violations of Rules 5.1 and/or 5.3. This CLE navigates some more common ethical…

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