AUGUST WEBCAST EXTRAVAGANZA
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August Webcast Extravaganza

Beat the heat with Minnesota CLE’s August Webcast Extravaganza! Earn up to 30 credits, including 4 ethics and 4.5 elimination of bias credits as you enjoy a diverse and entertaining mix of programs from popular presenters. This package includes the Day with Sean Carter series, the Civil Litigation A to Z: Case Management Series, Spotlight on Employment Law, as well as the latest installments in Minnesota CLE’s recurring webcast series featuring Eric Cooperstein, David Gross, Leslie Sinner McEvoy, Jess Birken, Nadine Graves, and Emily Baxter! Register for this valuable Extravaganza series today!

ADDED BENEFIT: All August Extravaganza purchasers will receive a free 1-year subscription to the LinkedLaw edition of Minnesota CLE’s Minnesota State District Court Civil Practice Deskbook.

Times listed are Central Time.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
The Legacy of Chief Justice John Marshall – “The Final Founder” 
John Marshall became the fourth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, taking office in 1801. Through Marshall’s leadership, the Supreme Court elevated to a co-equal branch of government with the power to invalidate state and federal laws.  Marshall believed the Court could bridge what seemed like an unsolvable divide between Congress and the President, and many believe that Marshall’s influence in establishing the three-way check and balance system has been the key to making our democracy viable. Join Robert Strauss, historian and author of the recently released book, John Marshall: The Final Founder, as he explores the many accomplishments and key legal decisions of John Marshall. Specifically, Mr. Strauss will share why he believes that Marshall should be considered one of the Founding Fathers, and why what he did as the Chief Justice was not just significant, but was the glue that held the union together after the original founding days.
– Robert Strauss; Author


Wednesday, August 4, 2021
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Civil Litigation A to Z: Case Management – Removal and Remand
In this presentation, join Randi Winter and Laurie Quinn for a discussion of the nuts and bolts of what you need to know about removal of a case to federal court or remand of a case to state court.  Topics include background, procedures, effect on other pleadings, strategy, motion practice and more!
– Randi J. Winter; Spencer Fane LLP
– Laurie Quinn; Spencer Fane LLP


Thursday, August 5, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Updating Your Handbook for These Rapidly Changing Times — Keeping Current with COVID and Beyond
Regardless of your size, whether publicly owned or a private start-up, having an up-to-date handbook is time-consuming, and you want to do it right. What should (or should not) be included in a handbook, and how can you make it manageable and easier to read? What policies do you need for COVID-19 remote work, and for when you bring your team back to the office? How will the Biden administration affect your handbook policies? For employers with Minnesota employees, what revisions are needed based on a significant new Minnesota Supreme Court case on handbooks? Get answers to these and many more – including a cheat sheet with a handbook outline and a few sample policies.
– Jessica L. Roe; Roe Law Group PLLC


Thursday, August 5, 2021
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Real Estate 1031 Clinic – Basic Review: Top 10 Questions and Concerns that Clients have for Maximizing Like-Kind Exchanges
Learn all the important requirements of an effective and safe 1031 exchange.  Also, explore what changes may be on the horizon regarding deferring gains over $500,000 and to eliminate the step up in basis at death. 
– Jeffrey R. Peterson; President, CPEC1031, LLC


Friday, August 6, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Elimination of Bias: Why Don’t They Just Stop? Is Addiction Bad Behavior, or is it Something More?
For centuries, society has grappled with the problem of addiction and the behaviors exhibited by addicts and alcoholics. Is it disease or merely bad behavior? If it's behavior, then why don't they just stop? In the past few decades, advances in medical imaging have provided the medical and psychiatric fields with an improved understanding of the effects of addictive substances on the human brain. This program reviews key findings and discusses how these new insights can lead us to better understanding of addiction as a disease, better treatment options, and perhaps even better outcomes in legal proceedings.
– Bob Schuneman; Outreach Coordinator, MN Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers


Tuesday, August 10, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Avoiding 10 Discipline and Discharge Mistakes Employers Make
A plaintiffs’-side employment lawyer and an employer legal counsel – both with many years’ experience – share a rich set of insights to better meet the challenges in discipline and discharge situations. Learn 10 important lessons for employers: what mistakes to avoid and what to do instead.
– Liane M. Wong; Liane Wong Consulting LLC
– Kaarin Nelson Schaffer; Conard Nelson Schaffer, PLLC


Tuesday, August 10, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Jess Birken Just Wants to Help: Get Smart About SEO
In this edition of Jess Birken Just Wants to Help… Search Engine Optimization is one of the biggest mystery boxes law firm owners face. Agencies promise the world, we pour money into the black hole and hope it comes back to us in more clients. Join Jess and her guest Gyi Tsakalakis to demystify SEO once and for all. Gyi is a lawyer and Search Engine Optimization wizard. In this session, we’ll have a candid conversation about what SEO is, why it matters, and what you can do right now on your own to improve your SEO immediately. Then, get the knowledge you need to make good decisions about optimizing your own website and how to avoid expensive mistakes when hiring and working with agencies.
– Jessica L. Birken; Birken Law Office PLLC
– Gyi Tsakalakis; AttorneySync


Tuesday, August 10, 2021
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Practical Tips for Creating a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy and Implementing Effective Programs
This webcast is a replay of a presentation originally given May 24, 2021 at the 2021 Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute
This session covers the importance of formal DEI policies and programs and provides hands-on guidance for how your organization can develop and implement a DEI policy and implement effective DEI programs to accomplish your organization’s DEI goals. Find out what works and how to avoid pitfalls in the assessment of your organizational culture as well as creating DEI policies and programs and implementing a DEI action plan.
– Rebecca J. Bernhard; Dorsey & Whitney LLP


Wednesday, August 11, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Civil Litigation A to Z: Case Management – Using Negotiation Skills and Tools to Your Tactical Advantage
Because many cases settle before trial, your negotiating and settlement skills are often a key component to your client’s success. You’ll receive helpful tips and tools, including strategies for virtual negotiations, designed to gain tactical leverage and maximize your client’s position.
– Cynthia A. Bremer; Ogletree Deakins
– Uyen Campbell; Director of Mentor Externship, University of St. Thomas School of Law
– Honorable Arthur J. Boylan (ret.); Arthur J. Boylan ADR


Wednesday, August 11, 2021
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Advanced Patent Law and Litigation: Developments in Standard Essential Patent (SEP) Litigation
As the Internet-of-Things leads to more connected devices, more and more industries and product categories will contend with standard essential patents (“SEPs”) and the licensing obligations relating to them. This seminar will look at the latest developments relating to both asserting and defending against SEPs, as well as how different courts view the FRAND licensing commitment (i.e., the obligation of SEP holders to license their patents on fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory terms) and how courts internationally have addressed the conflicts that can ensue when SEP litigation is pursued in multiple jurisdictions at the same time. Finally, we will explore the recent trends in the US relating to damages and injunctions involving SEPs, as well as initial indications about how the Biden administration is approaching open questions involving SEPs.
– David J.F. Gross; Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
– Christopher J. Burrell; Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


Thursday, August 12, 2021
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Water Gremlin: Focus on Environmental Health, Safety, and the Community
Minnesota State agencies have focused considerable attention on environmental, health and safety concerns resulting from air emissions and manufacturing operations in White Bear Lake. This session will review public reaction to potential chemical exposure, the response of State agencies to an initial audit submission as well as follow-up enforcement actions, administrative orders and court proceedings. The session will provide the perspective of legislators who serve those who live near the Water Gremlin operation as well as an award-winning journalist who covered all aspects of the State’s regulatory response.
– Joseph Maternowski; Hessian & McKasy, P.A.
– Senator Charles W. Wiger; Minnesota State Senate, District 43
– Jennifer Mayerle; Reporter/Anchor, WCCO-TV 
– Representative Ami Wazlawik; Minnesota House of Representatives, District 38B


Thursday, August 12, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Civil Litigation A to Z: Case Management – Discovery Best Practices in Federal Court
Experienced litigators share key “dos and don’ts” regarding discovery practice in federal court. You’ll leave with an enhanced understanding of practical and strategic considerations related to effective discovery practice, all with an eye toward how best to advance your clients’ interests in the litigation process. Topics include rules and practice tips for initial disclosures, written discovery and taking and defending depositions.
– Forrest Tahdooahnippah; Dorsey & Whitney LLP
– Mike Stinson; Dorsey & Whitney LLP
– Ben Kappelman; Dorsey & Whitney LLP


Friday, August 13, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Show Me the Ethics! The Ethical Way to Bill for Legal Services
While it is important for lawyers to be compensated for their services, it is even more important for lawyers to use ethical billing and collection practices in securing such compensation. Drawing on examples provided by current and past nominees from his annual Ethy Awards for the worst ethical behavior, legal humorist Sean Carter will provide a poignant reminder of how NOT to bill clients and collect fees. And in the process, he will reinforce the relevant legal ethics principles underlying such practices.
– Sean Carter; Humorist at Law


Friday, August 13, 2021
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth: The Ethical Imperative for Honesty in Law Practice
Dr. Martin Luther King once said, "A fact is the absence of contradiction, but the truth is the presence of coherence." As lawyers, we are duty bound to be more than just factual. Lawyers must tell the truth to clients, judges, and even opposing counsel and third parties. In this eye-opening webinar, legal humorist Sean Carter will deal frankly with the very human inclination for dishonesty and explain how to avoid the traps from which dishonesty most often springs. In doing so, he will draw upon current and past nominees from his annual Ethy Awards to show the consequences of dishonesty.
– Sean Carter; Humorist at Law


Friday, August 13, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
From Suits to Stripes: Why You Should Not Do What TV Lawyers Do
For years, television programs such as LA Law, The Practice and Boston Legal have shown lawyers skirting ethical boundaries and playing fast and loose with the rules. However, in 2011, USA Networks jumped the proverbial shark when it began airing Suits, a show that is literally built on the premise of the unauthorized practice of law. And, over the next several seasons, it highlighted lawyers engaging in continuous and increasingly serious ethical violations.
– Sean Carter; Humorist at Law


Friday, August 13, 2021
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Overcoming Our Implicit Biases – When the Exception Becomes the Rule
The human brain is wired to recognize patterns and make generalizations, even those based on faulty or incomplete information. And contrary to popular opinion, lawyers are human as well and therefore, we are just as susceptible to forming biases and acting upon them. And it does not require that we harbor ill will or animus towards other people. In fact, most often, our biases are not even our own, but rather those that have been taught to us. In this eye-opening presentation, the presenter will use videos to show lawyers just how easy it is to form these biases, how they manifest themselves in the way we treat clients, colleagues and opposing parties, and most importantly, how we can reduce the effect of these biases by recognizing and compensating for them.
– Sean Carter; Humorist at Law


Tuesday, August 17, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Civil Litigation A to Z: Case Management – Discovery Best Practices in Minnesota State Court
Experienced litigators share key “dos and don’ts” regarding discovery practice in Minnesota state court. You’ll leave with an enhanced understanding of practical and strategic considerations related to effective discovery practice, all with an eye toward how best to advance your clients’ interests in the litigation process. Topics include rules and practice tips for: initial disclosures, written discovery and taking and defending depositions.
– Steven C. Kerbaugh; Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
– Erin E. Westbrook; Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP


Tuesday, August 17, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Minnesota Legislative Update 2021
Join attorney and MSBA Lobbyist, Bryan Lake, Representative Kelly Moller and Senator Mark Johnson as they discuss the major legislative changes from the 2021 Minnesota legislative session. Find out what you need to know about the 2021 session and Minnesota’s newly enacted laws as well as the landscape for future legislative action.
– Bryan T. Lake; The Law Office of Bryan Lake PLLC
– Senator Mark Johnson; Minnesota State Senate
– Representative Kelly Moller; Minnesota House of Representatives


Wednesday, August 18, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Civil Litigation A to Z: Case Management – Effectively Using Protective Orders
Protective orders can be a significant management tool for guiding litigants through the pre-trial process – whether the aim is to protect confidential information or to protect from unwarranted discovery. In this presentation, you will learn about: standards and burden of proof; how to request a protective order; typical terms; e-discovery orders; how to address non-party rights; modification of orders; violations; and strategic considerations.
– Trevor Brown; Dorsey & Whitney LLP
– Richard M. Martinez; Jones Day


Thursday, August 19, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Waiting with Nadine Graves and Emily Baxter: The Impact of Prison – A Conversation with Kevin Reese and Alyssa Tamboura
Join Nadine Graves and Emily Baxter as they welcome Kevin Reese, founder of the Until We Are All Free organization, and Alyssa Tamboura, SEO Law Fellow and founder of the Walls to Bridges project, for a discussion around the impact of incarceration.
– Nadine T. Graves; Hennepin County Adult Representation Services, Adjunct Professor at Mitchell Hamline, and host of “The Waiting Room” podcast
– Emily R. Baxter; Director, We Are All Criminals
– Kevin Reese; Until We Are All Free
– Alyssa Tamboura; Walls to Bridges Project


Friday, August 20, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Cooperstein on Ethics: Threats, Harassment, and Other Dirty Tricks
Lawyers are often frustrated by the aggressive tactics of opposing counsel but often are not sure when those tactics become unethical. This presentation will cover threats to report a party to criminal authorities, when a lawyer may engage in “undercover” investigations, and the limits on advising a client to negotiate with a represented opposing party.
– Eric T. Cooperstein; Law Office of Eric T. Cooperstein PLLC


Tuesday, August 24, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Answers to 20 of the Biggest Employment Law Questions Facing Employers in 2021
Does the patchwork of paid leave laws cover your workplace? Pro or con – what would the proposed PRO Act mean for employers? What new Upper Midwest laws apply to gig/freelance workers? Does giving it our best shot mean requiring COVID-19 vaccinations? What are some immediate implications of remote work? These are just 5 of the 20 questions Marko will answer in this fast-paced presentation.
– Marko Mrkonich; Littler Mendelson P.C. 


Tuesday, August 24, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Civil Litigation A to Z: Case Management – Deposition Practice in State and Federal Court
In this presentation, learn the basics of deposition practice in both Minnesota state court and federal court. Learn not only the laws and rules governing deposition practice, but also strategies, considerations and other practice tips relating to taking and defending depositions.  Topics include:

  • Governing laws
  • Reasons to take depositions
  • Preparing to take a deposition
  • Taking, defending, and using discovery depositions
  • Taking and using trial depositions
  • Transcripts

– Arthur G. Boylan; Anthony Ostlund Baer & Louwagie P.A.
– Thomas J. Basting, Jr.; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
– Kari Berman; Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP


Friday, August 27, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Civil Litigation A to Z: Case Management – E-Discovery Tips
Understanding best practices for e-discovery is no longer a luxury but a necessity. Join our experienced panel for a review of important e-discovery tips for your practice. The panel will address:

  • Steps to admit common forms of electronic evidence - so that your e-discovery reaps admissible evidence
  • “Must-Dos” to effectively communicate a litigation hold to your client – whether individual or entity
  • Tips for effective negotiation with opposing counsel over e-discovery scope, search methodology, and form of production
  • How to deal effectively with the Court when addressing e-discovery issues and disputes

– Mary T. Novacheck; Bowman and Brooke, LLP
– Thomas E. Marshall; Engelmeier & Umanah PA
– Honorable Hildy Bowbeer; Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


Friday, August 27, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
ADR Insights with Leslie Sinner McEvoy: Facilitation Fundamentals for Lawyers and Neutrals
The art of facilitation is fast becoming an important part of the lawyer’s and neutral’s toolbox. Knowing how to work effectively with groups of people who may have very different – even polar – perspectives is essential to productive problem-solving in a variety of environments. Whether it is a routine meeting, strategic planning or a community-wide social or political dispute, the facilitator’s ability to promote productive participation can help a group of people understand their objectives and achieve their goals. In this interactive program, ADR practitioner and trainer Leslie Sinner McEvoy will guide you through the fundamentals of the facilitation process including: facilitation concepts, stages of facilitation, the role of the facilitator, managing conflict, sustainable agreements, and much more! Find out how you can incorporate these concepts and skills to more effectively manage your next meeting or dispute.
– Leslie Sinner McEvoy; McEvoy Conflict Management & Legal Education Consulting


Tuesday, August 31, 2021
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Elimination of Bias: Substance Use – The Road to Recovery
Recovery from a substance use disorder goes beyond the remission of symptoms to include a positive change in the whole person. This move from abstinence to recovery can take many paths, but the use of support programs or other mutual aid groups increase the likelihood of success regardless of the route taken. In this program, Dr. Heidi Bausch-Ryan and Bob Schuneman from Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers will discuss the road to recovery.
– Bob Schuneman; Outreach Coordinator, MN Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers
– Dr. Heidi Bausch-Ryan; CARE Counseling


Tuesday, August 31, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Working Parents and Other Caregivers – Practical Advice for Real-World Scenarios Regarding Their Workplace Rights and Responsibilities
Employers have always needed to stay informed of their responsibilities and rights with respect to working parents and other caregivers of dependent family members, ensuring that the employer’s policies and practices are in line with applicable law. Now the pandemic has added once-in-a-lifetime complexities and extraordinary stressors to account for, for employees and employers alike. Join experienced employee and employer counsel as they analyze and provide practical advice, using real-world scenarios.
– Jenny Gassman-Pines; Greene Espel PLLP
– Steven Andrew Smith; Nichols Kaster, PLLP


Tuesday, August 31, 2021
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
IP: Fundamentals of Licensing and Technology Transactions
License agreements and technology transactions can create significant intellectual property issues for both sides of the transaction. This program will explain the essential components that any lawyer needs to know before attempting to negotiate a licensing or technology contract.
– Kathryn R. Allen; Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
– Robert B. Leonard; Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

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This package provides 30.0 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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The Legacy of Chief Justice John Marshall – “The Final Founder”
1.5 standard CLE credits

Civil Litigation A to Z: Case Management – Removal and Remand
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 civil trial specialist credit

Updating Your Handbook for These Rapidly Changing Times — Keeping Current with COVID and Beyond
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 labor and employment law specialist credit
1.0 HRCI credit / 1.0 SHRM credit

Real Estate 1031 Clinic – Basic Review: Top 10 Questions and Concerns that Clients have for Maximizing Like-Kind Exchanges
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 advanced real estate specialist credit

Elimination of Bias: Why Don’t They Just Stop? Is Addiction Bad Behavior, or Is It Something More?
1.0 elimination of bias credit

Avoiding 10 Discipline and Discharge Mistakes Employers Make
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 labor and employment law specialist credit
1.0 HRCI credit / 1.0 SHRM credit

Jess Birken Just Wants to Help: Get Smart About SEO
1.0 standard CLE credit

Practical Tips for Creating a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy and Implementing Effective Programs
1.0 elimination of bias credit
1.0 labor and employment law specialist credit
1.0 HRCI credit / 1.0 SHRM credit

Civil Litigation A to Z: Case Management – Using Negotiation Skills and Tools to Your Tactical Advantage
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 civil trial specialist credit

Advanced Patent Law and Litigation
1.5 standard CLE credits

Water Gremlin: Focus on Environmental Health, Safety, and the Community
1.5 standard CLE credits

Civil Litigation A to Z: Case Management – Discovery Best Practices in Federal Court
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 civil trial specialist credit

Show Me the Ethics! The Ethical Way to Bill for Legal Services
1.0 ethics credit

The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth: The Ethical Imperative for Honesty in Law Practice
1.0 ethics credit

From Suits to Stripes: Why You Should Not Do What TV Lawyers Do
1.0 ethics credit

Overcoming Our Implicit Biases – When the Exception Becomes the Rule
1.0 elimination of bias credit

Civil Litigation A to Z: Case Management – Discovery Best Practices in Minnesota State Court
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 civil trial specialist credit

Minnesota Legislative Update 2021
1.0 standard CLE credit

Civil Litigation A to Z: Case Management – Effectively Using Protective Orders
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 civil trial specialist credit

Waiting with Nadine Graves and Emily Baxter
1.0 standard CLE credit

Cooperstein on Ethics: Threats, Harassment, and Other Dirty Tricks
1.0 ethics credit

Answers to 20 of the Biggest Employment Law Questions Facing Employers in 2021
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 labor and employment law specialist credit
1.0 HRCI credit / 1.0 SHRM credit

Civil Litigation A to Z: Case Management – Deposition Practice in State and Federal Court
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 civil trial specialist credit

Civil Litigation A to Z: Case Management – E-Discovery Tips
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 civil trial specialist credit

ADR Insights with Leslie Sinner McEvoy: Facilitation Fundamentals for Lawyers and Neutrals
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 ADR credit

Elimination of Bias: Substance Use – The Road to Recovery
1.5 elimination of bias credits

Working Parents and Other Caregivers – Practical Advice for Real-World Scenarios Regarding Their Workplace Rights and Responsibilities
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 labor and employment law specialist credit
1.0 HRCI credit / 1.0 SHRM credit

IP: Fundamentals of Licensing and Technology Transactions
1.0 standard CLE credit

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