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 info@ramseybar.org.


UPCOMING Solo Small Firm Section CLEs

September 26, 2019
RCBA Solo Small Firm Section: Time Management – Effectively Addressing Demands for Time
8:30 am-10:00 am
Presenter:  Matt Ludt, Atticus Family Law

Several effective strategies to identifying priorities, planning them, holding off distractions, and ending each day better off than it started.

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-membersTo register or for questions, send an email to info@ramseybar.org or call 651-222-0846.

October 24, 2019
Solo Small Firm Section: Good Ways Lawyers Can Deliver Bad News

October 24@8:30 am-10:00 am

Presenter: Melissa DeLay, Message Maven at TruPerception
Working in law is great when you’re winning cases and your employees are an industry dream team. But throw in a difficult situation—such as telling a client they lost or explaining the right processes to an employee who is constantly making critical mistakes—and even the most successful lawyers can be at risk of damaging their reputation and losing their influence.

Drawing from her book, The Truth About Scandal: The Everyday Guide to Navigating Business Crises, DeLay will show you how to overcome the most challenging communication situations including:
-How to deliver difficult news to clients and employees.
-How to say “no” to prospective clients who aren’t right for you.
-Tips for delivering messages, such as when to call, set an in-person meeting, or send a letter.
-Q&A period on real-life challenges.
-Introduction to “Copy Bibles,” aka power phrases you write and practice to use in a wide range of tough situations.
-Interactive discussion on word choice.
-Workshop time to begin creation of personalized Copy Bibles.

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 will be applied for
Cost (includes breakfast): $20 RCBA members $30 non-members

December 5, 2019
January 23, 2020
February 28, 2020
March 26, 2020
April 23, 2020
May 28, 2020


Upcoming Topics/NEWS

Stay tuned…….


Prior CLEs September 2018 – June 2019 CLE Season

Thursday, May 23, 2019
Solo Small Firm Section
Difficult clients: How to Spot Them, How to Manage Them and How to Part with Them
Presenters: 
Patty Beck, Claims Attorney, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company; Danielle Perry, Claims Attorney, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company
Credit: 1.5 ethics credits approved-Code: #268599

Friday, May 17, 2019
Solos Moving Forward Together Summit
All day summit hosted the Solo Small Firm Sections of MSBA, RCBA, HCBA, MWL and the MSBA Practice Management & Marketing Section, and the MSBA Greater MN Practice Section
Credit applied for: 5.00  Standard, 1.00  Elimination of Bias, 1.00  Ethics

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
Presenters: 
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
Presenter:
 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?
Presenter:
 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
Presenter:
 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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