In-Person Replay Seminar
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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

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

The Complete Government Lawyer

Answers to 101 Questions in 10 Areas of Government Law

At this fun and fast-paced seminar, you’ll receive a crash course dealing with key issues in 10 areas of government law. Designed for lawyers who work for and with government entities, it’s a whole new way to learn government law!

All attendees will receive The Complete Government Lawyer’s Quick Answer Book, a handy reference guide containing the answers, legal authority and commentary for the questions discussed at the course!

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

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Open Meeting Law

  • What public bodies are subject to the Minnesota Open Meeting Law? 
  • What is a “meeting” under the Minnesota Open Meeting Law? 
  • When can the body close meetings and what procedures are required? 
  • And many more 

– Corrine A. Heine

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Data Practices

  • What data is subject to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act? 
  • What are the duties of the Responsible Authority and the Data Practices Compliance Official? 
  • What is required of the government entity in responding to data requests? 
  • And many more 

– Lynn M. Belgea

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Land Use

  • What is a comprehensive plan? Why is it adopted? How is it amended? 
  • What is zoning?  
  • What are subdivision regulations?
  • And many more 

– Andrew M. Biggerstaff & Melissa J. Manderschied

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Employment Law

  • How is a government workplace impacted by First Amendment protections afforded public employees?
  • Can a government employer regulate off duty conduct?
  • What laws, practices and policies should you consider in disciplining and terminating government employees?
  • And many more 

– Patricia Y. Beety 

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Immunities, Section 1983 Claims and Liability

  • What is qualified immunity? Who does it protect?
  • What are the elements of a Section 1983 claim?
  • How do courts distinguish ministerial acts from discretionary acts for purposes of determining official immunity?
  • And many more 

– Portia Hampton-Flowers

12:00 – 12:15 p.m.

12:15 – 1:00 p.m.
LUNCH (on your own)

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Contracts and Procurement

  • What are the important laws and concepts that guide public procurement in Minnesota?
  • What are the laws, rules and processes that govern suspension and debarment of contractors in Minnesota?
  • Is there a legal difference between a Request for Bid and a Request for Proposal?
  • And many more 

– Betsy Hayes & Wayne Waslaski

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Licensing, Certifications and Registrations

  • What is the authority for regulating businesses, professions, individuals?
  • Which are the regulation options for a peddler, solicitor and transient merchant?
  • What is a valid application process?
  • And many more 

– Amber G. Eisenschenk

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.
0.5 ethics credit applied for

  • What ethics rules apply to government officials?
  • What constitutes conflict of interest for a government attorney and are there ways to manage or cure them?
  • Do attorney client privilege and work product exist when representing the government and who controls it?
  • And many more 

– David A. Schultz

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Labor Law

  • What does the Public Employment Labor Relations Act require in terms of negotiation?
  • Who are “essential employees” under the Public Employment Labor Relations Act?            
  • What is the power of the arbitrator to decide disputed issues?
  • And many more 

– Jeffrey W. Jacobs

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Election Law

  • How are districts drawn and re-drawn in Minnesota?
  • What kind of voting systems are used at polling places and how are ballots counted? 
  • What campaign activities are allowed on election day?
  • And many more 

– Bibi Black

4:00 – 4:15 p.m.

Monday, December 9, 2019
Minnesota CLE Conference Center
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 370
Seventh Street & Nicollet Mall, Third Floor City Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Monday, December 9, 2019
Attend online

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 – 1/8/20 (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

Alexandria – 1/24/20 (Check-In 8:30; Replay 9:00)
Douglas County Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room
305 Eighth Avenue West

Duluth – 1/17/20 (Check-In 8:30; Replay 9:00)
Pier B Resort, Pilot House Boardroom
800 West Railroad Street

St. Cloud – 1/23/20 (Check-In 8:15; Replay 8:30)
Rinke Noonan Law Firm
1015 West Saint Germain Street

In-Person Live:  $195 MSBA member / $195 paralegal / $245 standard rate
In-Person Replay:  $175 MSBA member / $175 paralegal / $225 standard rate
Live Webcast:  $245

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

Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 6.0 CLE credits, including 0.5 ethics credit. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 6.0 credits.

All attendees will receive The Complete Government Lawyer’s Quick Answer Book, a handy reference guide containing the answers, legal authority and commentary for the questions discussed at the course. No need to take notes at the seminar – all the answers are in this one helpful resource!

Can't attend? The Complete Government Lawyer’s Quick Answer Book is available for $75 (plus tax and handling). To order, call Minnesota CLE at 651-227-8266 or 800-759-8840. Available in hard copy. Orders will be filled after the live seminar.