2022 STRATEGIC SOLUTIONS FOR SOLO & SMALL FIRMS
Institute
ITEM #:  1040462301   |   EVENT CODE:  467354    |   CREDIT STATUS:  APPROVED
MEMBER PRICE
$345.00
STANDARD PRICE
$395.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

DULUTH

Monday, August 8, 2022 - Tuesday, August 9, 2022

8:15 AM - 4:15 PM   |   Check-In:  7:15 AM

DECC

Duluth Entertainment Conv Ctr

350 Harbor Dr

Duluth, MN 55802

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2022 Strategic Solutions for Solo & Small Firms

We’re Back in Duluth for an Exceptional Learning and Networking Opportunity in a Fun, Family-Friendly Atmosphere!

Come back to the best and most fun event of the year!
Minnesota CLE is excited to announce that we will be back at the DECC in Duluth in August to bring you the Solo and Small Firm Conference – the best, most fun and most family-friendly event of the year!

This year’s conference is jam-packed with 30 sessions – alive with new ideas to help you practice more successfully – and with less stress and better financial results. You’ll learn at the sessions and also gain great ideas from fellow attendees. Don’t miss this chance to reconnect, learn, and re-energize. If you can attend only one event, this is the one!

In addition, there will be a wonderful opening reception at Pier B Resort and Hotel on Sunday evening, August 7. Good food, drink, conversation, and a host of prize drawings, along with fun things for your kids to do, make it a great evening. And on Monday evening we will be back on the boats cruising the fabulous Duluth harbor. As everyone knows who has taken the harbor cruise, it is a fun and relaxing time!

Sign up now for the most fun and family-friendly event of the year!
Don't miss the great lineup of helpful and practical sessions to improve your practice, along with the chance to spend some wonderful time in Duluth. And, as always, this conference is extremely family-friendly – your family is welcome at the opening reception, the harbor cruise, and even at the conference lunches! Bring your spouse (or significant other) and the kids. 

Click HERE to RSVP for the Sunday evening opening reception and the Monday evening harbor cruise.

See you in Duluth!

Monday, August 8, 2022


7:15 – 8:15 a.m.
CHECK-IN, CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST & NETWORKING


7:30 – 8:15 a.m.
SUNRISE SESSIONS

  • The New DIY Websites – Easy, Better, Cheaper
    Todd C. Scott
  • Using CLEWills to Make Practice Easier
    J. Steve Nys


8:15 – 8:30 a.m.
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION


8:30 – 8:45 a.m.
MSBA PRESIDENT'S WELCOME
Paul D. Peterson


8:45 – 9:30 a.m.
MONDAY KEYNOTE ADDRESS
The Best Tips, Tricks, Gadgets, Websites, and Services in 2022
Barron K. Henley; Affinity Consulting Group; Columbus, Ohio


9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
NETWORKING & EXHIBITOR TIME


10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION A

001
10 Things I Know Now That I Wish I Knew Then – Tips for Estate Planners

Ruthanne Hedstrom Vos

002
The Basics of Handling a Personal Injury Case

Paul D. Peterson

003
Online Hearings and Trials – The Dos and Don’ts

Honorable Edward T. Wahl

004
How to Build a World Class Zoom Room for $3,000

Jason C. Kohlmeyer

005
Getting the Help You Need – Hiring, Contracting, Outsourcing, or Technology Solutions?

Jessica L. Birken, Heather M. Gilbert & Patrick M. Spott
Eric T. Cooperstein (moderator)


11:00 – 11:15 a.m.
NETWORKING & EXHIBITOR TIME


11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION B

101
Real Estate for Estate Planning and Probate Lawyers

Jennifer L. Carey

102
Reviewing or Drafting Contracts – Avoiding the Contract Traps

J. Patrick Plunkett

103
Understanding Workers’ Compensation (Law and Practice)

Kathy Bray

104
Basic Data Security for Your Law Practice – What Is Available, and What Are the Best Choices?

Barron K. Henley

105
Lessons Learned While Building Our Small Firm Practice – Marketing, Technology, Financial, and Customer Service Ideas That You Can Implement Now!

Back by Popular Demand!
Kay A. Biga & Patrick M. Spott


12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
LUNCH & NETWORKING


1:15 – 1:45 p.m.
PLENARY SESSION
Digital Signature Platforms – What They Are, How They Work, Which Ones Are Good, Why All Documents Should Be Signed This Way
Barron K. Henley; Affinity Consulting Group; Columbus, Ohio


1:45 – 2:00 p.m.
NETWORKING & EXHIBITOR TIME


2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION C

201
Buying or Owning Lakeshore Property – The Biggest Issues

Charles H. Andresen

202
What We See in Court – What Works and What Doesn’t

Honorable Eric L. Hylden & Honorable Edward T. Wahl

203
How to Fix Processes and Create Efficiency in an Estate Planning Practice – A Case Study

Barron K. Henley

204
Making a Law Firm Partnership Work – Defining Expectations in a Written Plan, a Clear Compensation Model, and More!

Heather M. Gilbert, Kimberly M. Hanlon & Chad A. Snyder

205
Tips for Finding and Hiring Good Support Staff

Jessica L. Birken & Matthew E. Ludt


3:00 – 3:15 p.m.
NETWORKING & EXHIBITOR TIME


3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION D

301
7 Things You Need to Know About Medical Assistance Planning

Julian J. Zweber

302
Imporant LLC Issues – Formation, Tax, Liability, and More

J. Patrick Plunkett

303
My Best Microsoft Word Tips That Will Make Your Life Easier

Barron K. Henley

304
“Money Matters” – Ideas to Help You With Cashflow, Cost Control, Fees, Billings, Collections, and More

Leah R. Gilbert, Matthew E. Ludt & Patrick M. Spott
Eric T. Cooperstein (moderator)


JOIN US FOR THESE MONDAY EVENING ACTIVITIES:

  • Reception
    sponsored by the MSBA Solo Small Practice Experience Section
    Join us for a fun reception at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) Monday evening from 4:15 – 5:30 p.m. Stop by and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and good conversation with other attendees and their families.
  • Duluth Harbor Cruise
    sponsored by Minnesota Lawyers Mutual
    Bring your family and enjoy the scenery of the Duluth Harbor on this sightseeing tour aboard the Vista King. Make plans now to join us for this fabulous cruise, good conversation, and fun for everyone. Boat space is limited. Reservations are necessary – instructions will be emailed after registration.



Tuesday, August 9, 2022


7:15 – 8:15 a.m.
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST & NETWORKING


7:30 – 8:15 a.m.
SUNRISE SESSIONS

  • I’m Going to Retire Soon. Now What Am I Going to Do?
    Roy S. Ginsburg
  • Law Firm Management – Questions and Answers
    Paul M. Floyd
  • Using Minnesota CLE’s LinkedLaw Deskbook Library
    Holly Garland


8:15 – 8:30 a.m.
INTRODUCTION TO DAY 2


8:30 – 9:15 a.m.
TUESDAY KEYNOTE ADDRESS
5.5 Practical Ways to Systematize Your Law Practice – To Save You Both Time and Money
Chad Burton; Modern Law Practice; Phoenix, Arizona


9:15 – 9:45 a.m.
NETWORKING & EXHIBITOR TIME


9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION E

401
All About Vacation Rentals – Options, Rules, Regulations, Contract Considerations, and More

Kurt W. Porter

402
Rapid Fire – 25 Things Everyone Should Know About Employment Law

Repeated at #701
Leonard B. Segal

403
How to Easily Create and Edit Videos – For Your Website, Clients, Judges, Marketing and More!

Todd C. Scott

404
Can I Sell My Solo or Small Firm Practice? Everything You Need to Know

Roy S. Ginsburg

405
5 Secrets for Generating More Revenue Without Hiring More Staff or Working More Hours

Heather M. Gilbert


10:45 – 11:00 a.m.
NETWORKING & EXHIBITOR TIME


11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION F

501
Criminal Law for the Non-Specialist

Andrew T. Poole

502
Our 10 Best Tips for Family Lawyers
Jason C. Kohlmeyer & Cheryl M. Prince

503
Ransomware Vigilance – How to Protect Yourself and Your Law Firm
Todd C. Scott

504
Managing a Law Practice – Things I’ve Learned Over the Years That Can Help You Succeed
Paul M. Floyd

505
Lawyering From Home – How to Make It Work
Jessica L. Birken


12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
LUNCH & NETWORKING


1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
PLENARY SESSION
Getting Things Done – Using David Allen’s Time Management Strategies to Make You More Efficient
Matthew E. Ludt; Atticus Family Law SC; Stillwater, Minnesota


1:30 – 1:45 p.m.
NETWORKING & EXHIBITOR TIME


1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION G

601
Heading Off or Resolving Disputes – Tips You Can Use in Your Law Firm, Business, Employment, or Anywhere

Chad A. Snyder

602
Estate Planning and Probate – Strategies That Create a Great Client Experience and Save Valuable Time

Kimberly M. Hanlon

603
Your Law Firm Website – 15 Ideas (From Beginning to Advanced) That Will Distinguish Your Practice from Others

Sam Glover

604
My Life As a Solo Attorney – Things I’ve Learned Along the Way

Shawn M. Vogt Sween

605
3 Challenging Client Communications – Do You Know the Ethical Thing to Do?

1.0 ethics credit applied for
Eric T. Cooperstein


2:45 – 3:00 p.m.
NETWORKING & EXHIBITOR TIME


3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION H

701
Rapid Fire – 25 Things Everyone Should Know About Employment Law

Repeat of #402
Leonard B. Segal

702
Marketing Magic – How to Create Goodwill with Clients and Others (It’s the Right Thing to Do and It Leads to More Business for You)

Kay A. Biga

703
The Trauma Informed Legal Professional

1.0 elimination of bias credit applied for
Joan M. Bibelhausen

LIVE IN-PERSON
Sunday-Tuesday, August 7-9, 2022
Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
350 Harbor Drive
Duluth, Minnesota

Make hotel reservations early!
Minnesota CLE has secured blocks of rooms at some of Duluth’s best hotels. Reservations must be made by July 6, 2022. Be sure to mention the Minnesota CLE Strategic Solutions for Solo and Small Firms Conference when making your reservations.

The Suites Hotel at Waterfront Plaza – $249 (Saturday) and $189 and up (Sunday & Monday)
325 South Lake Avenue
218-727-4663

The Inn on Lake Superior – $189-$229
350 Canal Park Drive
218-726-1111 / 888-668-4352 

Canal Park Lodge – $249 
250 Canal Park Drive
218-279-6000 / 800-777-8560

Pier B Resort – $279
800 West Railroad Street
218-481-8888

Edgewater Hotel & Waterpark – $169-$184
2400 London Road
218-728-3601 / 800-777-7925


For additional lodging options, please visit:
www.visitduluth.com/lodging/

$345 MSBA members / $345 paralegals / $395 standard rate

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.

Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 10.5 CLE credits. We also have applied for 1.0 ethics credit for session #605 and for 1.0 elimination of bias credit for session #703. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 10.5 credits.

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