MAY WEBCAST EXTRAVAGANZA
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May Webcast Extravaganza

Join us for Minnesota CLE’s May Webcast Extravaganza! Earn up to 31.5 credits, including 5 ethics and 7 elimination of bias credits. Our May package includes the Deposition Mini-Series, In-House Counsel series, the DWI Webcast Series, Contract Fundamentals A to Z, and many more valuable webcast programs. The Extravaganza also includes bonus year-long subscriptions to the LinkedLaw version of the Minnesota DWI Deskbook and the Minnesota Contracts Deskbook – an incredible value! Register for our information packed, cost-saving Extravaganza today!  

ADDED BENEFIT: All series purchasers will receive a free 1-year subscription to the LinkedLaw edition of Minnesota CLE’s MInnesota Contracts Deskbook and a free 1-year subscription to the LinkedLaw edition of Minnesota CLE’s MInnesota DWI Deskbook .

Times listed are Central Time.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Retain Your Clients – A Roadmap to Effective, Ethical Client Service
Many lawyers forget that law is a service profession. Studies show that the most frequent reason for losing clients is poor service. And retaining clients in a volatile economy is crucial to your practice. So how do you make sure you’re providing the best service? This seminar will provide you with the tools you’ll need to consistently deliver exceptional service, retain and develop more business from current clients, and increase referrals. You’ll also earn ethics credit while you learn to:

  • Apply best practices that will exceed client expectations
  • Eliminate the most common causes of client dissatisfaction
  • Deal effectively with all types of client complaints
  • Handle angry clients
  • And much more

Classic movie scenes illustrate and underscore the program’s principles to help you gain a competitive edge through excellent service. Satisfy your clients and your ethics requirement. The course will cover:

  • Are you sure your clients are satisfied? How do you tell?
  • How do clients evaluate you? What can you control?
  • Service-related ethics rules overview
    • Rule 1.2 Scope of Representation
    • Rule 1.3 Diligence
    • Rule 1.4 Communication
    • Rule 1.5 Fees
  • Addressing client complaints
    • “Why did this happen?” (Rules 1.2-1.4)
    • “This is taking forever!” (Rules 1.3-1.4)
    • “Why did this cost so much?” (Rule 1.5)
    • “I don’t like being treated this way.” (Rules 1.3-1.4)
  • What you can learn from the movies – Lawyer/client relationships
  • Where’s the best place to find new business? – Your current clients
  • How to handle an angry client

– Roy S. Ginsburg; Attorney and Coach/Consultant


Wednesday, May 5, 2021
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Contract Fundamentals A to Z: Contract Concepts
First in our series of Contract Fundamentals A to Z presentations, Minnesota Contracts Deskbook co-editor Michael Flom will cover the basic groundwork for understanding Minnesota contract law principles. This session will review the essential elements of a contract, types of contracts, and tips for reviewing contracts.
– Michael C. Flom; CliftonLarsonAllen LLP


Thursday, May 6, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Emotional Intelligence and Communication Skills for In-House Counsel
In-house lawyers face unique challenges. They are expected to communicate and collaborate with a wide variety of stakeholders who have an even wider variety of personalities and communication styles. They are asked to relate to, understand, and influence the many involved parties who represent vary disparate backgrounds, perspectives, and of course interests. Needless to say, the in-house counsel environment can be quite the challenge at times! Your presenter, Carolien Moors, will use this session to offer insights and tips from the field of Emotional Intelligence and share communication best practices; tips that support your interactions with the many different people you have to partner with and depend on. Furthermore, insights and tips from fields such as neuroscience will help you better advise and communicate with your clients through small and large projects, which often develop under ambiguous and rapidly changing circumstances.
– Carolien Moors; HardTalk Biz Coaching


Thursday, May 6, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking
The prohibition against slavery is one of the strongest norms in international law. It has been translated into a wide range of international and domestic legal regimes. Yet slavery is all around us, in every region of the globe. Modern slavery represents a tragic market failure that leaves us all worse off. It involves treating people as disposable objects to be exploited rather than full agents participating in our shared economic and social life. As a result, we all miss out on their lost potential. It also creates significant costs for society at large: law enforcement costs, healthcare costs and foregone economic inputs, while fueling corruption and illicit financial transactions. Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAST) is part of the Liechtenstein Initiative which, in response to calls from the governments of the G-7 and G-20, and in response to United Nations General Assembly resolutions, previously convened a Commission to consider how to put the financial sector at the heart of global efforts to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking. Financial institutions may be connected to modern slavery and human trafficking through their own operations, or through their business relationships. Because the financial sector is so intertwined with the rest of the global economy, financial sector action will help change the way the whole global economy works. Former Commissioner Barry Koch will explore how the financial sector is uniquely situated to lead the transformation of our economies to eliminate modern slavery and human trafficking.
– Barry M. Koch; Adjunct Professor, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; Former Commissioner, Financial Sector Commission on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Advisory Council, Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative


Thursday, May 6, 2021
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Smart Use of Smart Phones: An Ethical Discussion on the Benefits and Pitfalls of Today’s Technologies
Smart phones make lawyers more connected and mobile – ready and able to respond to client needs effectively and efficiently. The technology is a boost, but it also has its downsides. Several recent studies have examined the impact of technology and social media use through smart phones on mental health, revealing an alarming picture (especially in the context of the legal profession, where lawyers are already burdened with extraordinary anxiety and mental health challenges). This session will examine the impact of smart phones in the legal profession and outline key tips and behaviors that lawyers can undertake to use their phones in ways that are aligned with personal and professional well-being.
– Bob Schuneman; Outreach Coordinator, Minnesota Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers


Wednesday, May 12, 2021
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Contract Fundamentals A to Z: Contract Formation
In this installment in our Contract Fundamentals A to Z series, the presenters will address issues that arise in contract formation. Topics addressed include:

  • Offer and Acceptance
  • Consideration
  • Capacity Issues

– Evan Berquist; Cozen O’Connor
– Jeffrey C. O’Brien; Chestnut Cambronne PA


Wednesday, May 12, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Elimination of Bias: Helping Clients with Substance Use Disorders and Mental Health Conditions
Clients will often provide personal details to their attorney that fall outside of the scope of representation. It is easy enough for the attorney to remind the client of what the actual scope of representation is and to dismiss the extraneous details. However, before you take that route, remember that the first words uttered in response to a client’s personal revelation of a substance use disorder or mental health condition carry extreme weight – not only in how the client chooses to deal with their condition, but also in how the client evaluates their relationship with their attorney. In this presentation, Rachel Schromen will provide valuable insight into how to screen for indicators of substance use disorder or mental health conditions, how to discuss these with your clients in a positive and healthy manner, and how to proactively encourage the client to seek help or otherwise address these matters.
– Rachel T. Schromen; Schromen Law, LLC


Thursday, May 13, 2021
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Elimination of Bias: Waking Up Work – Using Mindfulness to Uncover the Unknowns and Do the Right Thing
Reduce risk, flesh out the unknowns, and do the right thing by mastering mindfulness in the workplace. Discover how mindfulness can help improve the culture at your firm or company, identify risks, and allow companies to stay focused on doing the right thing. The innovative ideas that Timothy Velner will discuss in this presentation will help to establish effective working relationships that draw out the unique perspectives and insights of each employee and provide a meaningful avenue to combat the toxic environments that can arise when these elements are ignored.
– Timothy R. Velner; Ryan Companies US, Inc.


Thursday, May 13, 2021
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
DWI: Pretrial Release
DWI offenders are subject to custodial arrest and, as a result, issues of pretrial release can arise. Pretrial release conditions are either discretionary or statutorily mandated. This presentation outlines pretrial release issues for DWI offenses in Minnesota.
– Paul J. Gunderson; Blethen Berens


Friday, May 14, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
How’s that Working for You? The Ethics of Hiring and Retaining Lawyers and Paralegals
Confused by the differences between a lawyer working as an employee, of counsel, contractor, “non-equity partner,” or as a member of two firms? Wondering how you can incentivize your non-lawyer staff to work harder? This session will cover the ethics of the work relationships between lawyers and their staff, including restrictions imposed by Rules 5.4, 5.6, and 7.2.
– Eric T. Cooperstein; Law Office of Eric T. Cooperstein, PLLC


Friday, May 14, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Cyber Insurance and the Incident Response Plan: How to Coordinate Your Defenses to Cyberattacks
Cyber insurance and an incident response plan are two items you must have if you want to mitigate the risk of a cyberattack, regardless of the size of your business or firm. Not only should you have them, but you need to understand how they interact with each other. Cyber insurance varies from policy to policy and can include terms that can significantly affect or even override your incident response plan if they are not coordinated. Join Heidi Fessler for a discussion of how these elements interact and how you can develop a plan that maximizes the benefits of both.
– Heidi J.K. Fessler; Innova Law Group, PLLC


Monday, May 17, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Contract Fundamentals A to Z: Contract Drafting
In this installment in our Contact Fundamentals A to Z Series, join Kristi Zentner and Heather Marx for a discussion of basic contract drafting tips for Minnesota lawyers, from the perspectives of both a business lawyer and a litigator.
– Kristi A. Zentner; Cozen O’Connor
– Heather L. Marx; Cozen O’Connor


Tuesday, May 18, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Planning to Take a Deposition Remotely: Steps to Ensure Virtual Success
Join Kelly Laudon as she discusses the considerations involved when conducting depositions virtually versus in-person and hear tips for successful remote or socially distanced depositions.
– Kelly G. Laudon; Jones Day


Tuesday, May 18, 2021
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
DWI: Controlled Substances
Minnesota DWI Deskbook authors Sgt. Tyler Milless and Assistant Minneapolis City Attorney Amy Tripp-Steiner will provide an overview of controlled substances law in Minnesota, including substance information, statutes, case law and other related criminal law issues pertaining to controlled substances.
– Amy J. Tripp-Steiner; Assistant Minneapolis City Attorney
– Sgt. Tyler Milless; Minnesota State Patrol – DRE Coordinator


Tuesday, May 18, 2021
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
DWI: Field Sobriety Testing
This presentation outlines the best practices for conducting field sobriety tests, explores the role of field sobriety tests in establishing or attacking probable cause for arrest, and provides suggestions on how testimony regarding field sobriety testing can be utilized or challenged.
– Kevin A. Hill; Assistant Carver County Attorney, Criminal Division


Wednesday, May 19, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
How to Effectively Defend a Remote Deposition: Advocacy from Afar
COVID-19 is requiring attorneys and their clients to think on their feet like never before. Learn the best ways to communicate with your client during a remote deposition, what to consider when making objections, and how technology can work for you.
– Faris A. Rashid; Greene Espel PLLP


Wednesday, May 19, 2021
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Contract Fundamentals A to Z: Contract Interpretation
This installment in our Contracts Fundamentals A to Z series will focus on contract interpretation issues. Presenters will address:

  • Determining Intent
  • Statute of Frauds
  • Conditions Precedent

– Arleen A. Nand; Greenberg Traurig, LLP
– Jeffrey C. O’Brien; Chestnut Cambronne PA
– Kevin S. Sandstrom; Eckberg Lammers, P.C.


Wednesday, May 19, 2021
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
DWI: Prosecuting the Case
In this presentation, Minnesota DWI Deskbook authors Chris Renz and Andrew Small will provide a guide for DWI prosecution in Minnesota from the perspective of the prosecutor, as well as a context for the defense attorney. Topics include: 

  • Degrees of DWIs 
  • The charging decision 
  • Common defenses 
  • Practice tips 

– Christopher P. Renz; Chestnut Cambronne PA
– Andrew R. Small; Colich & Associates


Thursday, May 20, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Preparing for, Taking, and Defending Expert Witness Depositions – How to Score Points Even When the Witness Knows More Than You Ever Will About the Topic
Expert witness depositions represent one of the most crucial steps in any case. As such, they can be a daunting task, especially when you are not well versed on the subject matter. Not to worry! Our panelists will share strategies on how to properly prepare for, take, and defend expert witness depositions with confidence.
– Sybil Dunlop; Greene Espel PLLP
– Philip Green, CPA, CMA, ASA; Hoffman Alvary & Company LLC
– Michael D. Okerlund; Cloud Court Inc.


Friday, May 21, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
DWI: Discovery, Evidence, and Other Issues Specific to DWI Trials
This presentation discusses how the discovery process works in different types of DWI cases and hearings, the requirements of each party regarding discovery, how parties use evidence at trial, and practical ideas in dealing with discovery and evidentiary issues. The presenters will also discuss other issues specific to DWI trials.
– Michael J. Brandt; Brandt Criminal Defense
– Danielle C. Peden; Brandt Criminal Defense


Friday, May 21, 2021
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Elimination of Bias: Pioneers in the Law – Jewish Lawyers in Minnesota
Join Roy Ginsburg for a panel discussion addressing the experience of Jewish lawyers in the legal profession in Minnesota over the years. Learn the history and listen to the reflections of lawyers who joined the legal profession more than a generation ago.
– Honorable Janie S. Mayeron; US Magistrate Judge for the Federal District Court of Minnesota, Retired
– Honorable Jonathan G. Lebedoff; Chief US Magistrate Judge for the Federal District of Minnesota, Retired
– Ronald A. Zamansky; Zamansky Professional Association
– Samuel L. Kaplan; Kaplan, Strangis and Kaplan, P.A.
– Elliot S. Kaplan; Robins Kaplan LLP
– Joe S. Friedberg; Joseph S. Friedberg, Chartered
– Roy S. Ginsburg; Attorney and Coach/Consultant (moderator)


Wednesday, May 26, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
DWI: Forfeiture
DWI offenses sometimes result in civil forfeiture actions concerning vehicles used in the commission of the offense. In this presentation, Minnesota DWI Deskbook authors Eric Bain and Nicole Kettwick will provide an overview of how this process works. Topics include:

  • Overview of the statute
  • Vehicles qualifying for forfeiture
  • The forfeiture action
  • Constitutional issues

– Eric W.M. Bain; Bain Law
– Nicole A. Kettwick; Brandt Criminal Defense


Wednesday, May 26, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Watch Your Step: The In-House Lawyer’s Field Guide to Antitrust Compliance in the Biden Era
The new administration augurs a shift in antitrust enforcement priorities, and high-profile antitrust suits continue to make headlines. It has never been more important for in-house counsel and business leaders to reconnoiter the evolving landscape of antitrust law, as well as the principles of an effective compliance program. In this seminar, participants will gain an understanding of substantive antitrust law with a focus on potential issue spotting for in-house counsel. Participants will also learn what to consider when constructing an effective compliance program with an eye towards enforcement priorities under the Biden administration. Finally, participants will learn about the cartel leniency programs offered by the DOJ and the European Commission and the requirements to qualify.
– Geoffrey H. Kozen; Robins Kaplan LLP
– Stephen P. Safranski; Robins Kaplan LLP


Thursday, May 27, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Contract Fundamentals A to Z: Remedies for Breach and Choice of Law
In this installment in our Contract Fundamentals A to Z series, presenters will discuss remedies for breach of contract and important choice of law issues that may come into play.
– S. Jamal Faleel; Blackwell Burke P.A.
– Amarachi Ihejirika; Blackwell Burke P.A.


Friday, May 28, 2021
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Elimination of Bias: The Legal Profession – A Culture of Loss and Undisclosed Grief
Grief and loss are life experiences that lawyers will frequently encounter, whether in their own lives or in the lives of their clients and colleagues. Yet, grief so often remains a topic that falls outside of the acceptable range of emotions that an attorney is “supposed” to feel. Join Shannon Henry to explore the myriad ways that grief impacts the legal profession and the convergence of the client's experience of loss with an attorney's experience of grief and loss. Shannon will discuss grief from ambiguous and collective loss, how to recognize and work with clients that are grieving, and the transformative nature of grief in one’s own life.
– Shannon Henry, MSW, LICSW; CARE Counseling

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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 31.5 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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Retain Your Clients – A Roadmap to Effective, Ethical Client Service
3.0 ethics credits

Contract Fundamentals A to Z: Contract Concepts
1.0 standard CLE credit

Emotional Intelligence and Communication Skills for In-House Counsel
1.0 standard CLE credit

Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking
1.0 standard CLE credit

Smart Use of Smart Phones: An Ethical Discussion on the Benefits and Pitfalls of Today’s Technologies
1.0 ethics credit

Contract Fundamentals A to Z: Contract Formation
1.5 standard CLE credits

Elimination of Bias: Helping Clients with Substance Use Disorders and Mental Health Conditions
1.0 elimination of bias credit

Elimination of Bias: Waking Up Work – Using Mindfulness to Uncover the Unknowns and Do the Right Thing
2.0 elimination of bias credits

DWI: Pretrial Release
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 criminal law specialist credit

How’s that Working for You? The Ethics of Hiring and Retaining Lawyers and Paralegals
1.0 ethics credit

Cyber Insurance and the Incident Response Plan: How to Coordinate Your Defenses to Cyberattacks
1.0 standard CLE credit

Contract Fundamentals A to Z: Contract Drafting
1.0 standard CLE credit

Planning to Take a Deposition Remotely: Steps to Ensure Virtual Success
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 civil trial specialist credit

DWI: Controlled Substances
1.5 standard CLE credits
1.5 criminal law specialist credits

DWI: Field Sobriety Testing
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 criminal law specialist credit

How to Effectively Defend a Remote Deposition: Advocacy from Afar
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 civil trial specialist credit

Contract Fundamentals A to Z: Contract Interpretation
1.5 standard CLE credits

DWI: Prosecuting the Case
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 criminal law specialist credit

Preparing for, Taking, and Defending Expert Witness Depositions – How to Score Points Even When the Witness Knows More Than You Ever Will About the Topic
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 civil trial specialist credit

DWI: Discovery, Evidence, and Other Issues Specific to DWI Trials
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 criminal law specialist credit

Elimination of Bias: Pioneers in the Law – Jewish Lawyers in Minnesota
2.0 elimination of bias credits

DWI: Forfeiture
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 criminal law specialist credit

Watch Your Step: The In-House Lawyer’s Field Guide to Antitrust Compliance in the Biden Era
1.0 standard CLE credit

Contract Fundamentals A to Z: Remedies for Breach and Choice of Law
1.0 standard CLE credit

Elimination of Bias: The Legal Profession – A Culture of Loss and Undisclosed Grief
2.0 elimination of bias credits

STANDARD PRICE
$495.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.
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