2019 YEAR-END PRACTICE BETTER WEBCAST PACKAGE
Live Webcast Package
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$345.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

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2019 Year-End Practice Better Webcast Package

Minnesota CLE is proud to offer a year-end webcast package that provides an exciting mix of topics including ethics, elimination of bias, law office management, appellate practice, and attorney-client privilege. This 15-credit package includes 6 ethics credits and 2 elimination of bias credits, and features a webcast companion series to the newly updated Attorney-Client Privilege Deskbook. You’ll find guidance on modern considerations such as fee structures, staffing your firm, ethical staff management, leadership skills, and finding success both personally and professionally. Close out 2019 with thought-provoking topics that both challenge and inspire you, as well as provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to improve your practice and personal life in the year to come. Sign up for this cost-saving series today!

Times listed are Central Time.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Disclosing Mistakes: Guidance for Understanding Your Ethical Obligations
Mistakes happen. If addressed early enough, most mistakes can be fixed. The presentation will focus on helping lawyers determine ethically what to do when a mistake happens. In particular, this presentation will focus on the obligations owed to a client under Rules 1.4 (communication) and 1.7 (conflicts) of the Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct, as well as additional considerations for best business practices. This presentation will include a discussion of ABA Formal Opinion 481 “A lawyer’s duty to inform a current or former client of the lawyer’s material error.” As well as the proposed amendment to current Lawyers Board Opinion 21 on this same topic.
– Cassie Hanson, Managing Attorney; Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility
– Bryce D. Wang, Assistant Director; Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Women Going Solo: Challenges and Opportunities
Going solo is not to be undertaken lightly, especially in your first years of practice, and it can be even more challenging for women than for men.  This diverse panel of women solo attorneys will explore the challenges and opportunities of solo practice, particularly in light of the 30th anniversary of the Report on Gender Fairness in the Courts.
– Kristin Haugen; KC Haugen Law, LLC
– Kelly J. Keegan; Keegan Law Office
– Heidi J.K. Fessler; Innova Law Group, PLLC
– Susan Dickel Minsberg; Minsberg Law (moderator)

Thursday, December 5, 2019
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Red Pill or Blue Pill? Ethical and Practical Considerations in Offering Subscription Agreements and Limited Scope Representation
Traditional, full-representation, hourly-billing is so last century! Consumers love alternative fee structures but it’s difficult to figure out how to make it work in your practice and avoid getting into ethical hot water. In this seminar, Jess Birken will pull back the curtain on her subscription and unbundled legal services products and Eric Cooperstein will explain how to structure these representations to comply with the Rules of Professional Conduct.
– Jessica Birken; Birken Law Office
– Eric T. Cooperstein; Law Office of Eric T. Cooperstein, PLLC

Thursday, December 5, 2019
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Attorney-Client Privilege: Elements of Privilege Pt. I – A Communication and The Privileged Person
This presentation narrows in on two fundamental yet deceptively complex aspects of the attorney-client privilege. Jason Hungerford and Katie Eisler will explore the “communication” element while Zach Alter discusses who the “client” is in the attorney-client privilege. All attendees will receive a 1-month subscription to the LinkedLaw edition of Minnesota CLE’s newly updated Attorney-Client Privilege Deskbook.
– Jason P. Hungerford; Nilan Johnson Lewis PA
– Kaitlin F. Eisler; Nilan Johnson Lewis PA
– Zachary A. Alter; Felhaber Larson

Friday, December 6, 2019
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Attorney-Client Privilege: Litigating the Attorney-Client Privilege – Protecting and Defending the Client’s Confidentiality
This presentation addresses the discovery process and its interplay with the attorney-client privilege; how to protect and safeguard privileged information during litigation; procedures for raising issues related to the attorney-client privilege in litigation; how the attorney-client privilege will be addressed through motion practice and during trial; constitutional issues related to the attorney-client privilege; and appellate review of privilege decisions. All attendees will receive a 1-month subscription to the LinkedLaw edition of Minnesota CLE’s newly updated Attorney-Client Privilege Deskbook.
– Caitlinrose H. Fisher; Greene Espel PLLP
– Chad Pennington; Assistant Federal Public Defender, District of South Dakota and District of North Dakota

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Attorney-Client Privilege: Elements of Privilege Pt. II – Made in Confidence and Seeking Legal Advice
This presentation focuses on two more essential elements of the attorney-client privilege. Molly Hough and Aram Desteian analyze how courts determine if a communication was intended to be confidential and Doowon Chung looks at the threshold question of whether a communication was made primarily for the purpose of seeking legal advice from an attorney. All attendees will receive a 1-month subscription to the LinkedLaw edition of Minnesota CLE’s newly updated Attorney-Client Privilege Deskbook.
– Molly B. Hough; Bassford Remele PA
– Aram V. Desteian; Bassford Remele PA
– Doowon R. Chung; Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
The Small Firm Roadmap: A Survival Guide to the Future of Law Practice
There’s no denying that the way we deliver legal services is changing, and traditional small firm practice is not working very well. Too many small firm lawyers struggle with their practices, while a huge gap exists between those who need legal help and those who can get it. Join The Small Firm Roadmap author and Lawyerist.com founder Sam Glover for a look at how to move into the future by creating a client-centric law firm with a management model that can lead to success, both professionally and personally.
– Sam Glover; Founder & CTO, Lawyerist.com

Thursday, December 12, 2019
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Attorney-Client Privilege: The Work Product Doctrine
It is well known that the work product doctrine shields materials prepared in anticipation of litigation. However, what actually qualifies for protection is much easier to define in theory than in practice. In this presentation, our esteemed presenters will lay out the definition and elements, then walk through the application of work product principles, expert work product, and compelled disclosure of work product to exemplify the proper application of the doctrine. All attendees will receive a 1-month subscription to the LinkedLaw edition of Minnesota CLE’s newly updated Attorney-Client Privilege Deskbook.
– Ben D. Kappelman; Dorsey & Whitney LLP
– Briana Al Taqatqa; Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Thursday, December 12, 2019
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Elimination of Bias: Debunking the Myth of Violence and Mental Illness 
Statistically, people with mental health conditions are more likely to be victims of violence than to be perpetrators.  Yet, myths persist around this issue in our society and in our profession. Mental illnesses affect people around the world, and yet no other country experiences the number of mass shootings as we do in the U.S. It is important to end the mistaken, widespread belief that acts of violence are driven by mental illness. Studies have found that of all violent acts in the U.S., less than five percent of violence in the U.S. is attributable to mental illness.  

Join LCL Executive Director Joan Bibelhausen and NAMI Executive Director Sue Abderholden for a discussion of both the myth and reality around violence and mental illness as it affects our profession. Take steps to understand and treat clients and co-workers with dignity and respect, while also understanding when a risk may exist that needs addressing.

– Sue Abderholden; Executive Director, NAMI Minnesota
– Joan Bibelhausen; Executive Director, Minnesota Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers

Thursday, December 12, 2019
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Appellate Practice: 2019 Appellate Year in Review – Significant Minnesota Appellate Court Decisions and Rule Changes
Join Katie Barrett Wiik, Jon Schmidt, and guests for a look at the significant Minnesota Appellate Court decisions and rule changes from 2019.
– Erik F. Hansen; Burns & Hansen, P.A.
– Amy Lawler; Assistant State Public Defender
– Jon Schmidt; Assistant Hennepin County Attorney
– Katherine S. Barrett Wiik; Best & Flanagan LLP

Friday, December 13, 2019
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Associates, Of Counsel, Contractors: The Ethics of Attorney Relationships
Whether they have busy firms that need to hire or are looking for work, attorneys are often confused by the differences between working as an employee, of counsel, a contractor, or being a member of two firms. This session will cover the ethics of those arrangements, including what you need to know to ethically share fees with other lawyers.
– Eric T. Cooperstein; Law Office of Eric T. Cooperstein, PLLC

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Finding Your Rhythm: When to Do Focused Work, Process Emails, Brainstorm Ideas, and Make Decisions
Attorneys routinely keep too many things on their to-do list, feel overwhelmed with busyness, and prioritize other people's requests over their truly important tasks. They are often told to manage their time better, multitask more, work smarter, or put in longer hours to get more done. But attempting to keep up with rising demands while neglecting to consider energy peaks and valleys create an unsustainable path to productivity. In this presentation, you will learn how to:

  • Work with your natural rhythm or internal body clock instead of burning yourself out or staying stuck  
  • Use your preferred sleep-wake cycle (circadian rhythm) and rest-activity cycle (ultradian rhythm) to plan your day
  • Choose the best times to perform high cognitive tasks, communicate with clients, spark insights, solve problems, and rest and recharge
  • Boost your energy level and reduce overwhelm by practicing simple daily habits 

Finding your rhythm will help you fulfill your ethical duties of diligence (Rule 1.3), competence (Rule 1.1) and communication (Rule 1.4).
– Dyan Williams; Dyan Williams Law PLLC

Thursday, December 19, 2019
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Law Firm Staffing: Practical Perspectives
When you are in a small firm, getting the help you need isn’t always easy. Join our trio of experienced lawyers and law firm managers for three unique perspectives on what you need to know about staffing your firm.  Topics include:

  • Hiring Attorneys?
  • Hiring Support Staff? 
  • Contract Workers? 
  • Compensation? 
  • Benefits?

– Heather M. Gilbert; Gilbert Law, PLLC
– Paul M. Floyd; Wallen-Freidman & Floyd, P.A.
– Jon R. Schindel; SeilerSchindel, PLLC

Thursday, December 19, 2019
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Leadership Skills for Legal Professionals
Ignoring the continuous development of your leadership skills is risky business. You may have a busy practice at a firm that is focused on business development, maximizing profits, and serving clients in the best possible way. In order to accomplish these objectives, you’ll need to excel in the ‘hard skills’, such as: robust legal analysis, persuasive legal argument, and effective legal writing, to name a few. Yet without strong leadership skills, these ‘hard skills’ will not come to full fruition. You’ll also need skills for creating and maintaining a positive working culture, collaborating on small and large teams, navigating client and firm interests, and portraying strong personal leadership in client meetings, courtrooms, and other legal settings. In this presentation, you’ll gain insights and tips in areas such as: 

  • Three things every leader can and should do without
  • Self-reflective assessment regarding your leadership skills
  • Ways you can improve six important hard ‘soft’ leadership skills
  • How to balance confidence and perseverance with humility and flexibility

– Carolien Moors; HardTalk Biz Coaching

Thursday, December 19, 2019
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Attorney-Client Privilege: Privilege Logs and Documenting Privilege
The importance of the privilege log cannot be overstated, as it is the vehicle through which an attorney asserts privilege. Practitioners should, at the litigation’s onset, develop a strategy to compile and provide defensible privilege logs. Join Damien Riehl for a guide on how to provide a systematic way to assert privilege as well as provide a method for courts and requesting parties to assess privilege claims. All attendees will receive a 1-month subscription to the LinkedLaw edition of Minnesota CLE’s newly updated Attorney-Client Privilege Deskbook.
– Damien A. Riehl; Fastcase

$345

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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.

This package provides 15.0 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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Disclosing Mistakes: Guidance for Understanding Your Ethical Obligations
1.0 ethics credit

Women Going Solo: Challenges and Opportunities
1.0 elimination of bias credit

Red Pill or Blue Pill? Ethical and Practical Considerations in Offering Subscription Agreements and Limited Scope Representation
1.0 ethics credit

Attorney-Client Privilege: Elements of Privilege Pt. I – A Communication and The Privileged Person
1.0 ethics credit

Attorney-Client Privilege: Litigating the Attorney-Client Privilege – Protecting and Defending the Client’s Confidentiality
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 civil trial specialist credit

Attorney-Client Privilege: Elements of Privilege Pt. II – Made in Confidence and Seeking Legal Advice
1.0 ethics credit

The Small Firm Roadmap: A Survival Guide to the Future of Law Practice
1.0 standard CLE credit

Attorney-Client Privilege: The Work Product Doctrine
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 civil trial specialist credit

Elimination of Bias: Debunking the Myth of Violence and Mental Illness
1.0 elimination of bias credit

Appellate Practice: 2019 Appellate Year in Review – Significant Minnesota Appellate Court Decisions and Rule Changes
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 civil trial specialist credit

Associates, Of Counsel, Contractors: The Ethics of Attorney Relationships
1.0 ethics credit

Finding Your Rhythm: When to Do Focused Work, Process Emails, Brainstorm Ideas, and Make Decisions
1.0 ethics credit

Law Firm Staffing: Practical Perspectives
1.0 standard CLE credit

Leadership Skills for Legal Professionals
1.0 standard CLE credit

Attorney-Client Privilege: Privilege Logs and Documenting Privilege
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 civil trial specialist credit

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