Solo/Small Firms

Solo and Small Firm Section Breakfast CLEs

Join us for an informal CLE presentation and networking gathering at the Louisiana Cafe (613 Selby Avenue ) in St. Paul the fourth Thursday of every month.

Registration and networking: 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
CLE presentations: 8:30am-10am
Cost (includes breakfast): $20 RCBA members $30 non-members

MSBA Solo Small Firm Section is now co-sponsoring the RCBA Solo Small Firm Section!
Members of the MSBA Solo Small Firm Section may attend at the RCBA member price ($20).  To do so, send an email to

Solo Small Firm Section

Difficult clients: How to Spot Them, How to Manage Them and How to Part with Them

May 23  

Presenters:  Patty Beck, Claims Attorney, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company; Danielle Perry, Claims Attorney, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company

Practical ways to navigate ethical issues and avoid malpractice pitfalls when dealing with difficult clients. We will discuss common red flags to help spot difficult clients before undertaking the representation, how attorneys can manage relationships that have begun to deteriorate, and how attorneys can end a representation in a way that reduces the likelihood of a subsequent malpractice or ethics complaint by the client.

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

Upcoming Topics/NEWS

Solos Moving Forward Together Summit
May 17@8:00 am-5:00 pm
All day summit hosted by the Solo Small Firm Sections of MSBA, RCBA, HCBA, MWL 
Details at 

RCBA Solo Small Firm Section Meeting – Thursday, August 8th from 9am-10am at the Louisiana Cafe in St. Paul. Join us to share ideas about topics for next year’s CLEs (September 2019 – May 2020)!

Prior CLEs this CLE season (September 2018 – June 2019)

Thursday, April 26, 2019
Solo Small Firm Section: The Housing Crisis: What Solo/Small Firm Lawyers Can Do About It
Presenters: Ann Juergens, Professor, Co-Director of Clinics, Mitchell Hamline School of Law; David J.S. MadgettMadgett & Klein, PLLC

Credit: 1.5 standard credits approved-Code: 270593

Thursday, March 28, 2019
Solo Small Firm Section: Best Practices: eFS for Minnesota Filers
Luke R.Gosselin, Court Operations Supervisor – Civil Division, Ramsey County District Court;  Hon. Joel Olson, Probate Court Referee, Ramsey County District Court
Credit: 1.5 standard credits approved-Code: 268592

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Solo Small Firm Section: Transition Planning
 Rodney J. Mason, Mason & Helmers
Credit: 1.5 ethics credits approved Code #267600

Thursday, January 24, 2019
Solo Small Firm Section
Nobody Likes Rejection: Document Recording Tips from the Ramsey County Recorder’s Office

Presenters: Molly Lekander, Ramsey County Recorder and Registrar of Titles; Todd Uecker, Ramsey County Recorder and Registrar of Titles
Credit: 1.5 standard credits applied for Code: 266709

Thursday, December 6, 2018
Solo Small Firm Section: Do You Run Your Law Firm, Or Does It Run You?
 Margaret M. Barrett, Owner, Attorney, Safe Harbor Estate Law
Credit: 1.5 standard credits approved. Code #264062

Thursday, October 25, 2018
Solo Small Firm Section: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017
 Amanda G. Tukey, JD, David J Geslin CPA Ltd
Credit: 1.5 standard credits approved.  Event code: 261955

Thursday, September 27, 2018
Solo Small Firm Section: Understanding Minnesota Election Law
Presenter: Joseph Mansky, Ramsey County Elections Manager
Credit: 1.5 standard credits approved. Code #261331


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