2024 NEW LAWYER EXPERIENCE
Institute
ITEM #:  1046172401   |   EVENT CODE:  497437
MEMBER PRICE
$345.00
STANDARD PRICE
$395.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

FREE FOR NEW LAWYERS
New lawyers admitted in 2021, 2022, or 2023 can attend for free; use code 2024NLE-FREE during checkout.

MINNEAPOLIS

Thursday, January 18, 2024 - Friday, January 19, 2024

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM   |   Check-In:  8:30 AM

Minnesota CLE Conference Center

600 Nicollet Mall # 370

3rd Floor, City Center

Minneapolis, MN 55402

2024 New Lawyer Experience

Up-to-the-Minute Practice Tips for New Lawyers

Get Practical Advice From Experienced Lawyers and Judges to Equip Yourself for Success!
The 2024 New Lawyer Experience is jam-packed with timely guidance, valuable resources, and informed support from experts you can trust. It includes:

  • Real-world practice tips from top lawyers and judges
  • Substantive overviews of multiple practice areas 
  • Comprehensive high-quality materials to accompany the presentations

Watch Again for 1 Year!
If you want to re-watch a session or see one that you missed, you can view the recordings of all sessions for a year following the conference. (NOTE: Any viewing of sessions outside the listed conference dates and times is not eligible for credit; it is for educational purposes only.) 

FREE for 2021, 2022 and 2023 Admittees!
The 2024 New Lawyer Experience is FREE for new lawyers admitted in 2021, 2022 or 2023! Attend as much as your schedule allows. You'll receive online access to all of the materials for both days! To take advantage of this terrific learning opportunity, use coupon code 2024NLE-FREE during checkout. (Admittance date will be verified.)

Plus –
As an extra benefit, attendees who are 2023 admittees receive a special New Lawyer "Congratulations" Kit – with more than $800 in FREE  practice resources!

Day 1 – Thursday, January 18, 2024


8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
CHECK-IN & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST


9:00 – 9:10 a.m.
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION


9:10 – 10:10 a.m.
What I Know Now That I Wish I Knew Then – Candid Advice for New Lawyers 
Attorneys from a variety of practice areas share advice. Hear what they like about their work, what they find challenging, and what it takes to succeed.
– Jess Birken, Tanner J. Moe, Toni M. Ojoyeyi & Nicole J. Tabbut
– Paul M. Floyd (moderator)


10:10 – 10:15 a.m.
BREAK


10:15 – 11:15 a.m.   
How to Avoid Common Real-World Ethics Problems
1.0 ethics credit applied for 
Learn how to work through the situations that commonly present ethics problems for lawyers and avoid conduct that would violate the Rules of Professional Responsibility.
– Nicholas M. Ryan


11:15 – 11:25 a.m.
NETWORKING & EXHIBITOR BREAK
If you are attending in person, enjoy networking and take time to visit the exhibitors!


11:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.             
Quick Answers to Common Questions Asked by Friends and Family
Get answers to the questions you, as a lawyer, will inevitably be asked when you are least expecting it.
– Rachel M. Dahl, Kathryn M. Lammers, Racey J. Rodne & Randall P. Ryder
– Lauren E. Clements (moderator)


12:25 – 12:40 p.m.
NETWORKING BREAK & DISTRIBUTION OF LUNCH
(provided by Minnesota CLE)


12:40 – 1:15 p.m.               
LUNCH PRESENTATION & PRIZE DRAWING!
Prize drawing will take place at the in-person seminar during the lunch session.

Minnesota CLE Resources for New Lawyers
Learn about the most useful books, guides, and annotated documents for new attorneys. Discover why Season Passes are the best deal in CLE and how our web-based seminars help you meet your needs from wherever you are.
– Holly L. Garland & Luke E. Olson


1:15 – 1:30 p.m.
NETWORKING & EXHIBITOR BREAK
If you are attending in person, enjoy networking and take time to visit the exhibitors!


1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION A

101
What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Divorce

From child support and spousal maintenance to advice for your first family law trial, learn the basics of divorce practice from an experienced family lawyer.
– Scott M. Rodman

102
What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Business Contracts

A refresher on fundamental concepts, including the basic elements almost every business contract should include.
– Rachel L. Dougherty

103
AI and Tech Tools for Lawyers

Find out about the top tech platforms and tools that will keep you organized and secure your client data, with a special emphasis on AI tech in your law practice.
– Todd C. Scott


2:30 – 2:40 p.m.
NETWORKING & EXHIBITOR BREAK
If you are attending in person, enjoy networking and take time to visit the exhibitors!


2:40 – 3:40 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION B

201
Your First Trial: What You Need to Know to Survive (And Give Yourself a Better Chance to Win)

From pre-trial preparation through closing arguments and beyond, get practical tips and strategies for trying cases.
– Michael F. Cockson

202
What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Employment Law

Learn the basics of hiring, accommodations, leaves, discipline, termination and more.
– Gina K. Janeiro

203
10 Things You Need to Know About Handling Criminal Cases in 2024

Learn the basics of criminal law defense, including an overview of the impact of new marijuana laws, automatic expungements and other recent rules and developments. 
– Nicole A. Kettwick


3:40 – 4:30 p.m.
THE ANNUAL NEW LAWYER SOCIAL & PRIZE DRAWING!
Attending in person? Join your friends and colleagues for tasty refreshments, plus in-person conversation and networking!
Prize drawing will take place at the in-person seminar during the social.


Day 2 – Friday, January 19, 2024


8:30 – 9:00 a.m.   
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST


9:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Your Day in Court: What to Expect and What Judges Expect of You 
A panel of judges discuss the rules of their courts and give advice on scheduling matters, working with clerks, proper communication with the courts, and etiquette in the courtroom and chambers.
– Judge Eric J. Braaten, Judge Francis Green, III, Judge Colette Routel & Judge Sophia Y. Vuelo
– Kevin D. Hofman (moderator)


10:15 – 10:25 a.m.
BREAK


10:25 – 10:55 a.m. 
How to Better Serve Clients and Live Your Best Life
Learn ways to stay healthy, find support, and thrive as a new lawyer.
– Joan M. Bibelhausen & Elissa R. Meyer


10:55 – 11:00 a.m.
BREAK


11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
How to Make Presentations to Clients, the Court or Any Audience
Get practical tips for making powerful and persuasive presentations.
– Judge Edward T. Wahl


12:15 – 12:30 p.m.
NETWORKING & EXHIBITOR BREAK & PRIZE DRAWING!
If you are attending in person, enjoy networking and take time to visit the exhibitors! 
Prize drawing will take place at the in-person seminar during the break.


12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION C

301
What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Residential Real Estate

Get guidance on handling residential real estate transactions and a refresher on the fundamentals of real property law.
– Racheal M. Holland

302
Selecting and Forming Corporate Entities

Learn the basics of business entity selection, including the advantages and disadvantages of the various entities. Get advice on drafting articles of incorporation, bylaws, resolutions, and other organizational documents.
– Kimberly A. Lowe

303
Estate Planning for New Lawyers 

Learn about the 2023 E-Will Act. Get tips on designing and drafting an estate plan for individuals with non-taxable estates. Plus, advice on the use of health care directives, statutory short form powers of attorney, trusts, and coordinating beneficiary designations with a client’s estate plan.
– Melissa Hagstrum Bayne


1:30 p.m.
CONFERENCE ADJOURNS

LIVE IN-PERSON
Thursday & Friday, January 18-19, 2024
Minnesota CLE Conference Center
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 370
Seventh Street & Nicollet Mall, Third Floor City Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

ONLINE REPLAY
Tuesday & Wednesday, February 20-21, 2024
Attend online
Online replay includes all plenary and breakout sessions. A moderator will be available to answer questions by email.

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

Other discounts that may apply:

  • FREE for attorneys first licensed in 2021, 2022 or 2023
    Use coupon code 2024NLE-FREE during checkout. Admittance date will be verified.
  • Season Pass Discount

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 9.0 CLE credits, including 1.0 ethics credit for the 10:15 plenary session on Day 1. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 9.0 credits.

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MEMBER PRICE
$345.00
STANDARD PRICE
$395.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

FREE FOR NEW LAWYERS
New lawyers admitted in 2021, 2022, or 2023 can attend for free; use code 2024NLE-FREE during checkout.

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