DECEMBER YEAR-END WEBCAST PACKAGE
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December Year-End Webcast Package

Say good riddance to 2020 and set the tone for an auspicious 2021 by registering for this valuable Year-End Webcast Package. Earn up to 27 credits, including 4 ethics and 2 elimination of bias credits, as you view a wide range of unique topic areas including constitutional law, consumer law, criminal law, and many others. This Year-End Webcast Package delivers content that everyone is sure to enjoy. Sign up today and view them all!

Times listed are Central Time.


Tuesday, December 1, 2020
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Postconviction Topics: Pursuing Relief Under Minnesota Statutes Chapter 590 and Rule 27
Learn what remedies are available to your client under Minnesota Statutes Chapter 590 and Minnesota Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rule 27. This course will demonstrate the key differences between these two forms of relief and provide practical tips on pursuing either of these postconviction remedies.
– Shane Baker; Kandiyohi County Attorney
– Jenna Yauch-Erickson; Office of the Minnesota Appellate Public Defender


Tuesday, December 1, 2020
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Holiday Stress – New Holiday Traditions in the Pandemic Era
As if the holiday season isn’t stressful enough as it is, 2020 has thrown in a pandemic just to make things even more harrowing. Add in the usual suspects – managing the day-to-day of clients, opponents, and partners – and you have some extremely stressed out lawyers! This presentation will offer insight into some of the triggers of stress (financial, emotional, time pressures) and offer practical strategies, tools and tactics to prepare for meeting them head on. Participants will also learn personal techniques for setting priorities and handling stressful situations.
– Joan Bibelhausen; Executive Director, Minnesota Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers
– Bob Schuneman; Outreach Coordinator, Minnesota Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers


Wednesday, December 2, 2020
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Constitutional Law: Fair Trial vs. Speedy Trial and Other Constitutional Issues in the Wake of COVID-19 and Beyond
Explore the constitutional issues presented when trying criminal law cases during this unprecedented time. Learn to spot key issues and preserve them for an appeal.
– Mary Moriarty; Chief Public Defender, Hennepin County
– Andrew Mohring; Assistant Federal Defender for the District of Minnesota


Wednesday, December 2, 2020
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Postconviction Topics: Criminal Appeals – The When, How, and Why Defendants and/or Prosecutors Can Appeal from Judgments, Sentences, and Orders
This course will examine the rules governing appeals in criminal cases, establish when the rules authorize defense and prosecution appeals from judgments, sentences, and orders, and the requirements for perfecting those appeals. This course will also cover basic standards of review for different kinds of appeals and provide strategies and tips on the most frequent types of appeals.
– Rachel Bond; Managing Attorney, Office of the Minnesota Appellate Public Defender
– Jonathan P. Schmidt; Assistant Hennepin County Attorney


Wednesday, December 2, 2020
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Rescheduled for:
Thursday, December 10, 2020
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Constitutional Law: Second Amendment Jurisprudence Throughout American History
This course will examine the history of the Second Amendment, the jurisprudence around it for our Nation’s first two centuries, the seminal twin Supreme Court decisions of Heller and McDonald, the case law since then, and the future of gun control in the United States. Learn about the history and future of the Second Amendment from the perspective of Matt Shors, who was the principal brief-writer representing the District of Columbia in the Heller case and chief counsel for a group of historians and legal scholars in the McDonald case.
– Matt Shors; Senior Deputy General Counsel, UnitedHealth Group


Thursday, December 3, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Practical Advice for Well-Intentioned Attorneys and Those Facing Stress and Negativity
This course discusses important professional conduct issues that can trip up even the best-intentioned attorneys. Also, learn how stress, negativity and ethical duties affect each other and how attorneys can better manage these areas in their personal and professional lives.
– Susan M. Humiston; Director, Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility
– Judith M. Rush; Director of Mentor Externship, University of St. Thomas School of Law

– Chase L. Anderson; Case Manager, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers


Thursday, December 3, 2020
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
We Are All Criminals 2020
Join Emily Baxter, Founder and Executive Director of We Are All Criminals, and her guests as they examine the disparate impact of the criminal legal system on people of color, poor people and Indigenous people across the country. This course will be a conversation about crime, punishment, privilege and second chances.
– Emily R. Baxter; Founder and Executive Director, We Are All Criminals
– Nadine T. Graves; Hennepin County Adult Representation Services
– Louise Waakaa’igan; Poet


Friday, December 4, 2020
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Celebrating 30 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act – A Look Back at the History and Triumphs and a Look Ahead to the Future
The ADA has transformed the lives of Americans with disabilities and has allowed them to thrive. Explore the history of the ADA and its achievements over the last 30 years. This course will also discuss the barriers to equal opportunity that still remain, and the goals for the future to ensure that Americans with disabilities achieve their dreams and meet their full potential.
– Professor Elizabeth R. Schiltz; University of St. Thomas School of Law
– Laurie A. Vasichek; Attorney at Law


Friday, December 4, 2020
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Constitutional Law: Abortion and the Law in America – Roe v. Wade to the Present
As evidenced by the 2020 election, the issue of abortion continues to polarize America. It is predicted that the Supreme Court will likely reverse Roe v. Wade, yet Americans continue to be fixated on the abortion debate. Join Professor Mary Ziegler as she explores the history of abortion law by giving equal attention to both sides of this struggle, and as she sets the stage for a resolution of this fierce debate.
– Professor Mary Ziegler; Stearns Weaver Miller Professor of Law, Florida State University College of Law


Tuesday, December 8, 2020
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Postconviction Topics: A Crash Course Into Minnesota’s Statutory and Judicial Expungement Laws
Join Andrew C. Wilson, Wilson Criminal Defense, for an overview of Minnesota's criminal expungement laws. This course will include a brief history of criminal expungements in Minnesota, a review of Minn. Stat. § 609A et. seq. and recent case law impacting expungement statutes (including State v. S.A.M.). This course will explore the difference between statutory and judicial expungements and provide practice tips and pointers for practitioners interested in pursuing expungements on behalf their clients.
– Andrew C. Wilson; Wilson Criminal Defense


Tuesday, December 8, 2020
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Consumer Law: Overview of the Fair Credit Reporting Act
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) regulates the way credit reporting agencies can collect, access, use, and share the data they include in consumer reports. Credit reports are utilized in a countless number of transactions in a diverse array of industries, including when applying for credit, employment, or housing opportunities, but not without risk. This informative presentation will prepare you to effectively spot potential FCRA claims, transgressions, or pitfalls for your clients, regardless of which side of the transaction they are on.
– E. Michelle Drake; Berger Montague
– Hans Lodge; Berger Montague


Tuesday, December 8, 2020
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Bike Law 101
It may come as a surprise to some that Minnesota law grants bike riders the same duties and responsibilities as drivers of cars and motorcycles. But there is much more to know about Minnesota bike law. Join Andrew Rorvig and Racey Rodne for a primer on the laws applicable to bike riders and bike riding to find out what Minnesota does and does not require.
– Andrew J. Rorvig; McEllistrem, Fargione, Rorvig, Eken & Moe, P.A.
– Racey J. Rodne; McEllistrem, Fargione, Rorvig, Eken & Moe, P.A.


Wednesday, December 9, 2020
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Consumer Law: The Nuts and Bolts of Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Claims
This presentation will address the basics of short- and long-term disability claims and will provide insights into the administrative process of obtaining benefits, appealing benefit denials and litigating ERISA related benefits claims.
– Howard Bolter; Bolter Law  


Wednesday, December 9, 2020
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Constitutional Law: Caught in the Middle – Protecting the Media’s First Amendment Rights in a Time of Protests and Social Unrest
Journalists have been caught in the middle between police and protesters in the wake of recent protests and related social unrest. These recent events have revealed a collision between journalists’ First Amendment rights and the realities they experience on the street when reporting the news. Join media law attorney, Leita Walker of Ballard Spahr, and Suki Dardarian, Managing Editor at the Star Tribune, as they explore existing and proposed laws that directly impact the media’s exercise of its First Amendment rights during this unprecedented time.
– Leita Walker; Ballard Spahr
– Suki Dardarian; Managing Editor, Star Tribune


Wednesday, December 9, 2020
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Consumer Law: The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act – What to Know, If You Owe
Join consumer rights lawyer Peter Barry for a valuable presentation that highlights the four requirements for bringing an FDCPA claim, the four basic tests for an FDCPA violation, and the four consumer benefits.
– Peter F. Barry; The Barry Law Office, Ltd.


Friday, December 11, 2020
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Ethics: Your Piece of the Pie – Ethical Pitfalls for Contingent-Fee Lawyers
Not only do contingent-fee lawyers have to abide by technical ethics rules, they must navigate murky issues such as using powers of attorney to endorse settlement checks, dealing with subrogation interests, and effectively asserting attorney liens. Eric Cooperstein will cover these issues and more in this engaging presentation.
– Eric T. Cooperstein; Law Office of Eric Cooperstein, PLLC


Friday, December 11, 2020
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Constitutional Law: Voting and Election Law 2020
Join our panel to explore important new cases and developments in Minnesota and nationally on the impact of COVID-19, voter expansion and suppression, early voting, voting by mail, ballot deadlines, election day issues, the census and more!
– Katherine M. Swenson; Greene Espel PLLP
– Charles N. Nauen; Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P.
– George W. Soule; Soule & Stull
 


Thursday, December 17, 2020
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Consumer Law: Minnesota Statutes Containing Attorney Fee Awards
The issue of attorney’s fees often plays a major role in determining whether to initiate or settle litigation, particularly in consumer cases. In recognition of this, as well as other factors, the Minnesota legislature has enacted many statutes that provide for an award of attorney’s fees. This presentation will examine those statutes with an eye towards highlighting those that are of use in common consumer protection scenarios.
– Charles A. Delbridge; Nichols Kaster, PLLP
– Chloe A. Raimey; Nichols Kaster, PLLP


Thursday, December 17, 2020
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Understanding Secured Transactions in Personal Property
The law of secured transactions deals with liens against personal property, known as security interests, to secure the repayment of financial obligations or the performance of other non-financial obligations. Join Phil Kunkel and Tony Todero for an informative overview of secured transactions in Minnesota.
– Phillip L. Kunkel; Alliance Management, BerganKDV
– Anthony D. Todero; Lathrop GPM


Thursday, December 17, 2020
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Constitutional Law: The Fourth Amendment and Privacy Protections in the Digital Age
The Supreme Court's opinion in Carpenter v. United States held that law enforcement agencies are required to obtain a warrant when accessing historic cell site location information. Carpenter was a pivotal case for rethinking Fourth Amendment rights in the digital age. Explore the broad implications of this landmark ruling and its practical implications on future litigation.
– Mahesha P. Subbaraman; Attorney & Owner, Subbaraman PLLC


Friday, December 18, 2020
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
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 skills are 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. The type of strategic thinking required depends on your role; therefore, we will 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


Friday, December 18, 2020
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Prepare, Prepare, Prepare – An Attorney’s Guide to a More Productive Mediation
In this presentation, two experienced mediators will discuss how attorneys can better prepare themselves and their clients before the mediation begins, and how they can work more effectively with mediators before and during the mediation to have a more productive session. Topics will include: 

  • Working toward a “mediation mindset”
  • Preparing for process decisions (client’s role, joint/separate sessions, opening remarks)
  • Uncovering client’s interests
  • Role of emotions
  • Preparing for the “distributive dance” of negotiation
  • Best practices for virtual mediations

– Leslie Sinner McEvoy; McEvoy Conflict Management and Legal Education Consulting
– Toni Newborn; Chief Equity Officer for the City of Saint Paul


Friday, December 18, 2020
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Drones and the Law: A Look at the Legal and Illegal Operations of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
This presentation will provide a history concerning the difference between hobby drones and commercial drones, a glimpse of the various applications of drone technology, and will examine the current state of the Federal Aviation Regulations, as well as the Federal Aviation Administration’s proposal for future regulations.
– Garrett B. Caffee; Fafinski Mark & Johnson, P.A.


Tuesday, December 22, 2020
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Consumer Law: Pandemic Eviction and Other Housing Laws and Rules
Protections against eviction and mortgage foreclosure were put in place in Minnesota in late March and have been extended and modified since then. Learn all the ins and outs of the executive orders, statutes, and case law protections that form the framework of these protections, and what will be left when they expire.
– Larry McDonough; Senior Minnesota Counsel, National Anti-Eviction Project – Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

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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 27.0 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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Postconviction Topics: Pursuing Relief Under Minnesota Statutes Chapter 590 and Rule 27
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 criminal law specialist credit

Holiday Stress – New Holiday Traditions in the Pandemic Era
1.0 standard CLE credit

Constitutional Law: Fair Trial vs. Speedy Trial and Other Constitutional Issues in the Wake of COVID-19 and Beyond
1.0 standard CLE credit

Postconviction Topics: Criminal Appeals – The When, How, and Why Defendants and/ or Prosecutors Can Appeal from Judgments, Sentences, and Orders
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 criminal law specialist credit

Constitutional Law: Second Amendment Jurisprudence Throughout American History
1.0 standard CLE credit

Practical Advice for Well-Intentioned Attorneys and Those Facing Stress and Negativity
3.0 ethics credits

We Are All Criminals 2020
2.0 elimination of bias credits

Celebrating 30 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act – A Look Back at the History and Triumphs and a Look Ahead to the Future
1.0 standard CLE credit

Constitutional Law: Abortion and the Law in America – Roe v. Wade to the Present
1.0 standard CLE credit

Postconviction Topics: A Crash Course Into Minnesota’s Statutory and Judicial Expungement Laws
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 criminal law specialist credit

Consumer Law: Overview of the Fair Credit Reporting Act
1.0 standard CLE credit

Bike Law 101
1.0 standard CLE credit

Consumer Law: The Nuts and Bolts of Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Claims
1.0 standard CLE credit

Constitutional Law: Caught in the Middle – Protecting the Media’s First Amendment Rights in a Time of Protests and Social Unrest
1.0 standard CLE credit

Consumer Law: The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act – What to Know, If You Owe
1.0 standard CLE credit

Ethics: Your Piece of the Pie – Ethical Pitfalls for Contingent-Fee Lawyers
1.0 ethics credit

Constitutional Law: Voting and Election Law 2020
1.0 standard CLE credit

Consumer Law: Minnesota Statutes Containing Attorney Fee Awards
1.0 standard CLE credit

Understanding Secured Transactions in Personal Property
1.0 standard CLE credit

Constitutional Law: The Fourth Amendment and Privacy Protections in the Digital Age
1.0 standard CLE credit

Strategic Thinking Skills for Legal Professionals
1.0 standard CLE credit

Prepare, Prepare, Prepare – An Attorney’s Guide to a More Productive Mediation
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 ADR credit 

Drones and the Law: A Look at the Legal and Illegal Operations of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
1.0 standard CLE credit

Consumer Law: Pandemic Eviction and Other Housing Laws and Rules
1.0 standard CLE credit

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