Solo/Small Firms

Solo and Small Firm Section Breakfast CLEs

Fourth Thursday of each month from September – May


Thursday, March 23

A Beginner’s Guide to dealing with the DUI

Presenter: Landon Ascheman, Ascheman Law

We will cover the current landscape of DUI’s with today’s legal precedent.  A step-by-step discussion of every step, from getting pulled over, the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, the blood, breath, or urine tests through to the Implied Consent Hearings and Trials.

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 standard credits approved
Cost (includes breakfast): $20 RCBA members $30 non-members

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Thursday, April 27

Solo Small Firm Section: The Practice of Elder Law – It’s Not Just for “Old” People

Presenter: Jill  M. Sauber, Chesnut Cambronne Attorneys at Law

Presentation about the basic areas of elder law practice that separate elder law attorneys from traditional estate planning attorneys. Elder law includes estate planning, long-term care planning, probate/trust administration, incapacity planning, and government (disability, medical, and veterans) benefits. CLE will conclude with a round-table discussion about elder law issues.

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 standard credits applied for
Cost (includes breakfast): $20 RCBA members $30 non-members


Thursday, June 1

Solo Small Firm Section: Transgender 101 for the Legal Community

Presenter: Ellen “Ellie” Krug, Attorney, Author, Consultant

Persons who are transgender have become far more visible, which is reflective of greater societal acceptance. Still, of the letters in the “LGBTQ alphabet” (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer), the “Ts” (transgender persons) more often face unique challenges relative to personal relationships, public interactions, and many other things that non-transgender  persons (the technical phrase is “cisgender”) take for granted.

What does it mean to be a “trans” person? What can other humans do to make trans people feel welcomed and accepted? What actions or words should they avoid? How does “passing” or not “passing” or the absence of legal rights in 30 states play into a transgender person’s daily life?

Even more, what will be the ramifications of the Trump-Pence Administration for the trans community?

Join national speaker, diversity consultant and author Ellen “Ellie” Krug as she shares what it means to be transgender and offers tips and advice on how to be inclusive toward anyone who identifies as trans. The talk will include some brief sharing of Ellie’s personal story of “coming out” as  transgender while overseeing a trial firm in Iowa and a brief discussion of current legal issues facing trans Minnesotans. Come with questions!

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 elimination of bias credits applied for
Cost (includes breakfast): $20 RCBA members $30 non-members


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