2019 MSBA CONVENTION
In-Person Live Seminar
ITEM #:  1426121901   |   EVENT CODE:  271878    |   CREDIT STATUS:  APPROVED
STANDARD PRICE
$195.00
DISCOUNTS WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT, IF APPLICABLE.
This seminar is not currently available for online purchase

PRIOR LAKE

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - Friday, June 28, 2019

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM   |   Check-In:  7:30 AM

Mystic Lake Center

2400 Mystic Lake Blvd

Prior Lake, MN 55372

2019 MSBA Convention

Experience the Best of the Bar!

What do lawyers, judges, academics, activists, technologists and business leaders have in common? They will all be at the 2019 MSBA Convention engaging in a rich, rewarding educational experience.

This year’s convention combines thoughtful presentations on the legal profession and “critical conversations” about timely issues with important legal updates and provocative “ED TALKS”. Packed with stimulating presentations, numerous networking opportunities and special events, the MSBA Convention is an amazing opportunity to experience the Minnesota State Bar Association at its best!

Keynote Speaker

Christian Picciolini, a former hate group extremist turned peacemaker, is an American author and activist, and co-founder of a nonprofit peace advocacy organization called Life After Hate. He wrote two books: White American Youth and Romantic Violence: Memoirs of an American Skinhead, which detail his time as a former leader of the American white power movement and his journey out.

Featured Speakers

  • Bob Carlson, president of the American Bar Association
  • Steve Crossland, Chair of Washington State’s Limited License Legal Technician Board
  • Chief Justice Lorie Skjerven Gildea, Minnesota Supreme Court
Day 1 – Thursday, June 27


7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

CHECK-IN & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

7:45 – 8:30 a.m.

SUNRISE SESSIONS

  • Cheers and Jeers: Expert Reviews of Legal Tech Products and Trends in 2019
    Joe Kaczrowski & Todd Scott
  • How to Avoid 7 Common Legal Writing Mistakes
    Karin Ciano

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.

PRESIDENTIAL WELCOME & AWARDS
Paul Godfrey; MSBA President

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
Breaking Hate: A Journey Into and Out of America’s Most Violent Hate Movement
Christian Picciolini; Free Radicals Project; Chicago, Illinois

10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

ED TALKS

  • All Square: Civil Rights and Neon Lights
    Emily Hunt Turner
  • The Importance of Bonding
    Mindy Mitnick

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.

EXHIBITORS & NETWORKING BREAK

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

BREAKOUT SESSION A

101
Critical Conversation: Lawyer Well-Being in Minnesota and Nationally

Bob Carlson, Ivan Fong & Justice David L. Lillehaug
Joan Bibelhausen, moderator

102
2019 U.S. Supreme Court Update

Aaron D. Van Oort & Nicholas J. Nelson

103
How to Protect Children from Online Recruitment by Hate Groups

Christian Picciolini

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

CONVENTION LUNCHEON (provided)

12:15 – 12:30 p.m.

Remarks by American Bar Association President Bob Carlson

12:30 – 12:45 p.m.

Passing of the Gavel Ceremony
Paul Godfrey, MSBA President
Tom Nelson, Incoming MSBA President

12:45 – 1:15 p.m.

State of the Judiciary Address
Chief Justice Lorie Skjerven Gildea, Minnesota Supreme Court

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

BREAKOUT SESSION B

201
Critical Conversation: Lawyer Safety in the Law Office and the Courtroom

Daniel Adkins, Rebecca Rhoda Fisher, John Lillie III & Randy McAlister
Samuel J. Edmunds, moderator

202
2019 Minnesota Appellate Case Law Update

Justice G. Barry Anderson, Justice Margaret H. Chutich, Chief Judge Edward J. Cleary & Judge Kevin G. Ross
Justice David L. Lillehaug, moderator

203
The Top 10 Mistakes Lawyers Make When Working with Scientific Evidence

Christine Funk

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

EXHIBITORS & NETWORKING BREAK

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

BREAKOUT SESSION C

301
Critical Conversation: The Future of Legal Representation in MN – LLLTs and More

Steve Crossland, Sam Glover & Judge John R. Rodenberg
Eric T. Cooperstein, moderator

302
Ethics Issues for Retiring Lawyers

1.0 ethics credit applied for
Paul M. Floyd, Jack Setterlund & Binh T. Tuong
Roy S. Ginsburg, moderator

* MSBA Assembly Meeting

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.

EXHIBITORS & NETWORKING BREAK

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

ED TALKS

  • Making the Case for Sleep
    Dr. John Parker; Sleep Performance Institute; Minneapolis
  • Transformational Metaphors
    Madge S. Thorsen
  • Restoring Waldmann, Saint Paul’s Oldest German Lager House
    Thomas S. Schroeder

* MSBA Assembly Meeting, continued

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION
Enjoy music, drinks and conversation with your colleagues!
Sponsored by Minnesota Lawyers Mutual

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

BAGS TOURNAMENT – Big Prizes, Big Fun!
Sponsored by the New Lawyers Section


Day 2 – Friday, June 28


7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

CHECK-IN & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

7:45 – 8:30 a.m.

SUNRISE SESSIONS

  • How to Avoid Getting Caught in the Dark Web
    Mark Lanterman
  • Marketing a Small-Town Legal Practice
    Vincent Stevens

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

ED TALKS

  • On Becoming a Judge: Things to Consider Before You Apply, When You Apply, and If You Get an Interview
    Lola A. Velazquez-Aguilu
  • How to Have a More Dementia-Friendly Law Practice
    Jean M. Gustafson
  • Courageous Connections: Every Heart Matters
    Kelly D. Holstine; 2018 Minnesota Teacher of the Year; Shakopee Public Schools; Shakopee

9:30 – 9:40 a.m.

EXHIBITORS & NETWORKING BREAK

9:40 – 10:40 a.m.

BREAKOUT SESSION D

401
Someone Like Me Can Do This – Stories of Latino Lawyers and Judges in Minnesota

1.0 elimination of bias credit applied for
Aleida O. Conners, Roger A. Maldonado & Marcos Ramirez
Judge Peter M. Reyes, moderator

402
How to Keep the Cabin in the Family

J. Steve Nys

10:40 – 10:50 a.m.

EXHIBITORS & NETWORKING BREAK

10:50 – 11:50 a.m.

BREAKOUT SESSION E

501
Important Lessons from Recent Attorney Discipline Cases

1.0 ethics credit applied for
Susan M. Humiston

502
Books about Bias and Diversity: Becoming and The Loudest Duck: Moving Beyond Diversity While Embracing Differences to Achieve Success at Work
1.0 elimination of bias credit applied for

Sarah Lynn Oquist & Athena Hollins

11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

EXHIBITORS & NETWORKING BREAK

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

BREAKOUT SESSION F

601
The Intersection of Ethics, Inclusion, and Professionalism: The New Model Rule 8.4(g)
1.0 ethics credit applied for

Kristine Kubes & Mary Schwind

602
The Complete Lawyer: Quick Answers to Questions Across 4 Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property Law
    James L. Young
  • Employment Law
    Leonard B. Segal
  • Family Law
    R. Leigh Frost
  • Workers' Compensation Law
    Kathryn Hipp Carlson

1:00 p.m.

ADJOURN

In-Person Live Presentation

Thursday & Friday, June 27 & 28, 2019
Mystic Lake Center
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN 55372
866-832-6402

Hotel Accommodations

Mystic Lake Center
952-445-9000 or 800-262-7799
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN 55372

When booking, be sure to request the $159 Minnesota State Bar Association Convention / Minnesota CLE room rate. Book by Wednesday, June 5 to secure the $159 room rate.

Local Attractions

$195 standard rate

$125 MSBA members

$125 paralegals 

$45 judges/clerks/law students
Judges/clerks/law students, if registering online, be sure to check the Judge/Clerk option during the checkout process.

$45 members of sponsoring sections and affinity bars
Contact your section/bar leaders to see if you are eligible, and if so, for instructions on how to register for the reduced rate of $45.

$45 Minnesota CLE Season Passholders

Scholarships available!
Minnesota CLE maintains a scholarship program for those individuals with a financial need. For more information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact Grant at 651-254-2111 or gdavies@minncle.org.

Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 11.25 total CLE credits.  This total includes 1.0 ethics credit each for sessions #302, #501 and #601  and 1.0 elimination of bias credit each for sessions #401 and #502. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this course is 11.25 credits.

SPONSORED BY:
STANDARD PRICE
$195.00
DISCOUNTS WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT, IF APPLICABLE.
This seminar is not currently available for online purchase
ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR YOU (10 items):