2020 IN-HOUSE COUNSEL CRASH COURSE
In-Person Live Seminar
ITEM #:  1031632001   |   EVENT CODE:  290001    |   CREDIT STATUS:  APPROVED
MEMBER PRICE
$295.00
STANDARD PRICE
$355.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

MINNEAPOLIS

Friday, March 6, 2020

8:55 AM - 4:30 PM   |   Check-In:  8:30 AM

Minnesota CLE Conference Center

600 Nicollet Mall # 370

3rd Floor, City Center

Minneapolis, MN 55402

The 2020 In-House Counsel Crash Course

Practical, valuable insight on 6 areas of major concern for in-house counsel

If you’re an in-house counsel who is called upon to be a “generalist” – providing advice on a wide variety (or perhaps all) of the legal issues encountered by the business unit you support – you won’t want to miss this unique learning opportunity that has been tailored specifically for you. This program’s multi-perspective teaching approach leverages the knowledge, experience, and perspectives of in-house counsel, private practice attorneys, educators and business leaders.

Featuring Concrete Advice in 6 Practice Area Hot Spots

  • CCPA compliance
  • Contracting pitfalls to avoid
  • Attorney-client privilege
  • Accounting and financial statement terminology and issues
  • Employment law
  • Women in leadership + diversity and inclusion

Free Bonus Webcast!
As a special bonus, registrants of the 2020 In-House Counsel Crash Course may view, for free, a webcast on Pro Bono Opportunities for In-House Counsel. The webcast will take place on Thursday, March 26, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Instructions on how to register for free at www.minncle.org, will be distributed prior to the webcast.

Schedule times below are for the live seminar. Please refer to DATES & LOCATIONS for individual replay start times.

8:30 – 8:55 a.m.
CHECK-IN & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST


8:55 – 9:00 a.m.
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION 


9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
10 Practical CCPA Compliance Tips for In-House Counsel
Do you know what your business clients need to know about the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)? Get 10 can’t-miss, practical insights on CCPA compliance from an in-house counsel with past experience as an FTC Attorney in that agency’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, joined by a private practice attorney with more than 30 years of experience advising clients on information technology, data protection, privacy, and security. The insights range from implementation to training to audits and more – and you’ll leave the session with better understanding of your clients’ CCPA risk and ideas to refine and improve your clients’ CCPA compliance effectiveness.
– Michael R. Cohen & Maggie Lassack


10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Which Contract Issues Are “Worth the Fight” in Negotiations: Insight for In-House Counsel on Evaluating Risk
Join this esteemed panel for a discussion of common contract drafting and negotiation issues for in-house lawyers, from the perspectives of an in-house lawyer, a business lawyer and a litigator. They’ll address issues that frequently, actually lead to disputes, with helpful strategies for how to avoid them in the earlier stages of drafting, negotiation, and contract management.
– Heather L. Marx, Cynthia Topel & Kristi A. Zentner


11:00 – 11:15 a.m.
BREAK


11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Your Ever-Changing In-House Role and Its Impacts on the Attorney-Client Privilege
1.0 ethics credit applied for
Attorneys have an ethical duty to protect their clients’ privileged information. And in-house attorneys are increasingly playing a variety of roles within companies including corporate attorney, personal adviser to executives and employees, business executive, contract negotiator, personnel director and more. This multiplicity of roles can render more of your communications discoverable than you might think. This session will provide insight on how to recognize the role you are playing at a given time and the impact that may have on discoverability of your communications and written work. It will provide practical guidance on how to distinguish discoverable business communications from privileged legal communications; how to prevent inadvertent disclosure of privileged documents; how to minimize the scope of depositions of in-house attorneys; and more.
– Christopher K. Larus, Bethany Krueger Marks & Brooke B. Tassoni


12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
LUNCH (join a fellow attendee)


1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
How to Read (and Issue Spot) Balance Sheets and Financial Statements for In-House Counsel
This session will give a broad overview to help you read an annual report and analyze financial statements, looking beyond mere numbers to gauge the real financial performance and strength of an entity. You’ll gain a better understating of the strategic questions that business managers must confront in governing their companies. And you’ll takeaway a better appreciation of the broader business context of legal decision-making, so you can contribute more effectively as a member of your company’s in-house team or as outside counsel.
– Charles H. Meyer


2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
7 Hot Topic Employment Law Questions and the Important Lessons They Teach for In-House Counsel
A fun and fast-paced session that starts with timely employment law questions and facts – questions that lead to important practice pointers – to help protect you or your company from painful problems or liabilities.
– Jeff Brockmann & Grant T. Collins


3:15 – 3:30 p.m.
BREAK


3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Expanding the View from the Top: Women in Leadership in 2020
1.0 elimination of bias credit applied for
Despite approximately equal numbers of women entering the legal profession, female attorneys still lag in equity partnerships and leadership positions in-house. Additionally, women attorneys – and especially women attorneys of color – continue to face institutional and systemic hurdles to advancement. Join our informative conversation and hear from our panel of women leaders (attorneys and executives), who have successfully cracked the glass ceiling. You’ll gain:  

  • Practical tips for overcoming unconscious bias towards women in the law and in leadership;
  • Familiarity with specific issues affecting women of color in the law, and strategies to mitigate them; 
  • Engagement in a discussion about the unique challenges faced by women attorneys and leaders in the workplace; and
  • Leadership techniques for women attorneys from various perspectives including attorneys, business leaders, and a diversity and inclusion specialist. 

– Summra M. Shariff & Karla M. Vehrs
– Angela Hall Slaughter (moderator)

IN-PERSON LIVE PRESENTATION
Friday, March 6, 2020
Minnesota CLE Conference Center
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 370
Seventh Street & Nicollet Mall, Third Floor City Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

IN-PERSON REPLAYS
Schedule times for replays may differ from those for the live program. Start times are as indicated below. Please register at least one week in advance to secure your copy of the course materials on the day of the seminar.

Minneapolis – 3/19/20 (Check-In 8:30; Replay 9:00)
Minneapolis – 3/31/20 (Check-In 8:30; Replay 9:00)
Minnesota CLE Conference Center
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 370
Seventh Street and Nicollet Mall, Third Floor City Center

In-Person Live:  $295 MSBA member / $295 paralegal / $355 standard
In-Person Replay:  $265 MSBA member / $265 paralegal / $325 standard

Other discounts that may apply:

Scholarships available!
Need-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or customerservice@minncle.org.

CRASH COURSE
Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 6.0 total CLE credits, including 1.0 ethics credit and 1.0 elimination of bias credit. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 6.0 credits.

BONUS WEBCAST
Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 1.0 standard CLE credit for the bonus webcast. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for the bonus webcast is 1.0 credit.

Included in registration fee.

Can't attend? The course materials are available for $95 (plus tax and handling). To order, call Minnesota CLE at 800-759-8840. Available in hard copy. Orders will be filled after the live seminar.

MEMBER PRICE
$295.00
STANDARD PRICE
$355.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.
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