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October 2019 Professional Development Webcast Series

In October, take advantage of this terrific package of professional development topics to improve your skills! The package includes 5 webcasts and 7 credits, including 2 ethics and 2 elimination of bias credits. Our talented and highly rated faculty will enlighten, educate and entertain! The series begins with a replay of an important course from earlier this year on defining and promoting inclusion in the legal profession. Next up are Joan Bibelhausen on resiliency and Carolien Moors on strategic thinking. Roy Ginsburg provides both practical and ethical advice about networking and career development, while Eric Cooperstein wraps up the series with the newest ethical developments in fee agreements for lawyers. Don’t miss this valuable and educational package of Minnesota CLE professional development webcasts in October!

Monday, October 7, 2019
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. (CENTRAL TIME)
Elimination of Bias: Defining and Promoting Inclusion in the Legal Profession

This presentation is a replay of a webcast originally presented March 5, 2019

  • Why Inclusion Matters and 10 Tips and Resources for Promoting Inclusion in Legal Workplaces
    – Ann M. Anaya, Chief Diversity Officer; 3M; Saint Paul
    – Brita A. Horvath, Director of Diversity and Inclusion; Faegre Baker Daniels LLP; Indianapolis, Indiana
    – Ann Jenrette-Thomas, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer; Stinson Leonard Street LLP; Minneapolis
    – Chandra M. Kilgriff, Chief Talent and Diversity Officer; Robins Kaplan LLP; Minneapolis
    – Elizabeth Nelson, Diversity and Inclusion Lead; Thomson Reuters; Eagan
    – Athena V. Hollins, Diversity and Inclusion Director; Minnesota State Bar Association; Minneapolis (moderator)

  • Audience Feedback about Inclusion in Legal Workplaces
    – Athena V. Hollins

  • Associate Feedback about Efforts to Promote Inclusion
    – Lance Bonner; Faegre Baker Daniels; Minneapolis
    – Ami A. ElShareif; Robins Kaplan; Minneapolis
    – Shiveta Vaid; Stinson Leonard Street; Minneapolis
    – Athena V. Hollins (moderator)

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (CENTRAL TIME)
Get Your Bounce Back: Using Resiliency to Build Your Fitness to Practice
In this program Minnesota Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Executive Director Joan Bibelhausen will review recent lawyer impairment and well-being reports. Joan will then explore proven elements of resilience and offer examples and methods for incorporating these elements into our work as lawyers.
– Joan Bibelhausen; Executive Director, Minnesota Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers

Monday, October 21, 2019
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (CENTRAL TIME)
Strategic Thinking Skills for Legal Professionals
Whether you are an expert in real estate, corporate, criminal, or other area of law, you will encounter situations in which strategic thinking power is required. As a law firm administrator, a lawyer, or a litigation support professional, you need strategic thinking skills to deliver results when: working on multiple-member teams, handling complex legal issues, drafting agreements, succeeding in high-stakes disputes, etc. These and other situations require you to think strategically. The type of strategic thinking required depends on your role; hence we’ll discuss widely applicable insights, principles, and skills that will enhance your strategic influence. This presentation will provide you with insights and tips in areas such as: 

  • Counter-strategic habits that you want to avoid
  • Ways to strengthen your strategic thinking capability
  • Strategic thinking models such as Hagel’s and Brown’s
  • Strategic thinking self-assessment adapted from Blake Woolsey

– Carolien Moors; HardTalk Biz Coaching

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (CENTRAL TIME)
Networking Your Way to a Successful Career
Now is a great time to re-examine your career goals and/or create new ones. Whether your goal is business development in your current role or starting something new, good ole fashion networking will be critical to your success. This program will show you how to network in a manner that feels comfortable for you and how to build your network. Also learn the ethical traps of networking: When does networking turn into unethical solicitation? Is there anything unethical about entertaining clients? How do you ethically handle referral fees? This program will show you how networking will enable you to ethically and effectively take advantage of new opportunities and work towards transforming possibilities into tangible action.
– Roy S. Ginsburg; Attorney Coach/Consultant

Thursday, October 24, 2019
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (CENTRAL TIME)
Ethics: Retainers, Receivables, and Remuneration
Fee agreements may be contingent, fixed, hourly, or some combination of the three. This session will compare the type of fee agreements, which ones have writing requirements, and the best practices for different arrangements.
– Eric T. Cooperstein; Cooperstein Law Offices


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Scholarships available!
Needs-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. Most scholarships awarded are 50% off the seminar price. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or customerservice@minncle.org.

This package provides 7.0 total CLE credits. Credits should be reported individually for each webcast attended, not the package as a whole.

Minnesota CLE has applied to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for the standard, ethics, and elimination of bias CLE credits as listed below. Application has been made to the Minnesota State Bar Association for any "specialist" credits and to the Supreme Court ADR Program for any continuing education in ADR credits.

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Elimination of Bias: Defining and Promoting Inclusion in the Legal Profession
2.0 elimination of bias credits

Get Your Bounce Back: Using Resiliency to Build Your Fitness to Practice
1.0 standard CLE credit

Strategic Thinking Skills for Legal Professionals
1.0 standard CLE credit

Networking Your Way to a Successful Career
1.0 standard CLE credit + 1.0 ethics credit (2.0 total credits)

Ethics: Retainers, Receivables, and Remuneration
1.0 ethics credit