To claim CLE credit, view by: April 14, 2022
Through December 31, 2023, Minnesota-licensed attorneys can satisfy continuing legal education requirements by viewing and reporting up to 30 credits of on demand programming. Effective the first reporting period after January 1, 2024, there is no limit. Depending on the jurisdiction in which you practice, you may or may not be able to claim credit for viewing this on demand seminar. Please check with your licensing agency for accreditation information.
Originally presented: March 19, 2020 | Course length: 5.0 hours
Criminal Expungement for Low-Income Clients (60 MINUTES)
A criminal record can prevent a person from obtaining a job or safe housing. In Minnesota, not only are conviction records easily accessible, but records such as arrests without charge, dismissals and acquittals are also publicly available and are used against applicants for jobs and housing. This session will discuss the collateral consequences of criminal records on low-income Minnesotans, give an overview of current expungement law, including recent appellate caselaw, and introduce attorneys to the tools they need to successfully represent pro bono clients.
– Jon Geffen
Winning Strategies for Eviction Actions When Representing Tenants (60 MINUTES)
One of the most common legal problems faced by low income clients is the threat of eviction. Learn how to effectively represent a tenant facing eviction. This session will focus on several common defenses to eviction actions.
– Mark Vyvyan
How Medical Marijuana Can Threaten Access to Public Housing (60 MINUTES)
Under current federal law, those who use drugs that are illegal under federal law, including cannabis used medicinally, are ineligible for federal public housing assistance. Landlords are also permitted under federal law to evict residents for using cannabis or other drugs. State laws are much more lenient. This session will give you the most updated information to discuss this conundrum with low-income clients, explain the application for exception process, and identify potential remedies.
– Lawrence R. McDonough
Housing Discrimination: Representing Clients in Fair Housing Matters (60 MINUTES)
Housing discrimination disproportionately impacts disadvantaged communities. With an understanding of the basics of fair housing law you can serve as a powerful advocate in helping your clients utilize the courts and the administrative process to address housing discrimination. This session explores the issues involved in representing clients in fair housing cases, including: what actions are prohibited under the law; the evidence needed to prove a claim of housing discrimination; an overview of reasonable accommodations; and how to file an administrative complaint with the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
– Laura Jelinek & Colleen Walbran
Real World Ethics: Advising the Disadvantaged (60 MINUTES)
1.0 ethics credit applied for
Every Minnesota lawyer should aspire to provide at least 50 hours of pro bono work each year. Make sure it is rewarding, not intimidating. Get answers to your questions about the ethics of pro bono representation and advising the disadvantaged, including the Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct. Includes a discussion of client competency issues, conflicts of interest, establishing client boundaries, unbundling, and much more!
– Jennifer Bovitz
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Minnesota CLE has applied to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 5.0 CLE credits, including 1.0 ethics credit. The maximum number of total credits you may claim for attending this program is 5.0 credits.
Depending on the jurisdiction in which you practice, you may or may not be able to claim credit for viewing this on demand seminar. Please check with your licensing agency for accreditation information.