2021 NEW LAWYER EXPERIENCE
Live Webcast Seminar
ITEM #:  2034402101   |   EVENT CODE:  339409    |   CREDIT STATUS:  APPROVED
MEMBER PRICE
$315.00
STANDARD PRICE
$365.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

FREE FOR NEW LAWYERS!
New lawyers admitted in 2018, 2019 or 2020 can attend the live webcast for free. Enter promo code 2021NLE-FREE during checkout. Admittance date will be verified.

IN-PERSON PASSHOLDERS:
You may use your Pass to register for the live webcast at no charge.

ONLINE

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - Friday, January 22, 2021

8:55 AM - 4:50 PM

LIVE ONLINE ONLY – NO IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE
In-Person Passholders – You may use your Pass to register for the live webcast at no charge.

2021 New Lawyer Experience

Up-to-the-Minute Practice Tips for New Lawyers

Get Practical Advice From Experienced Lawyers and Judges to Equip Yourself for Success During COVID-19 and Beyond!
The 2021 New Lawyer Experience is jam-packed with timely guidance, valuable resources, and informed support. Topics include:

  • Finding and keeping a job during COVID-19  
  • Avoiding common real-world ethics problems
  • Quick answers to questions lawyers always get
  • Overviews of multiple practice areas – business, criminal, family, real estate, employment, probate and estate planning, and more!
  • What to expect in court and what judges expect of you
  • Candid advice in the year of pandemic and protests
  • The role of lawyers in eliminating bias and creating inclusion
  • What you need to know to survive your first trial – and give yourself a better chance to win
  • Avoiding social media blunders in your practice
  • AND MUCH MORE!


FREE for 2018, 2019 and 2020 Admittees!
The 2021 New Lawyer Experience is FREE for new lawyers admitted in 2018, 2019 or 2020! If you can't attend the full two days, that's no problem. Attend as much as your schedule allows. And, you'll receive online access to all of the materials for both days!


Watch Again for 1 Year!
If you want to re-watch a session or see one that you missed, you can view the recordings of these live sessions for a year following the conference. (NOTE: This “Watch Again” feature is reserved for attendees. Any viewing of sessions outside the listed conference dates and times is not eligible for credit; it is for educational purposes only.)


Plus –
As an extra benefit, 2020 admittees receive a special New Lawyer Kit – with more than $800 in FREE  practice resources!

Day 1 – Thursday, January 21


8:25 – 8:55 a.m.
JOIN ONLINE


8:55 – 9:00 a.m.
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION


9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
MORNING KEYNOTE
2020 The Year No One Expected – Reflections on Lawyering During the Pandemic
– Michael A. Sacchet


9:30 – 9:40 a.m.
BREAK


9:40 – 10:40 a.m.
Finding and Keeping a Job During COVID-19
Professionals with their fingers on the pulse of the legal job market tell you what private and public sector legal employers are looking for, what your options are and the benefits of pro bono work. Get networking tips, resume advice and other practical strategies for thriving in the midst of COVID-19.
– Dana R. Bartocci, Kendra D. Brodin & Claudia Melo
– Nancy Lochner Howard (moderator)


10:40 – 10:50 a.m.
BREAK


10:50 – 11:50 a.m.
Avoiding Common Real-World Ethics Problems
1.0 ethics credit applied for
This session will explore fact patterns that commonly present ethics problems for lawyers, such as failing to communicate with clients, improperly contacting the opposing party or the court, and mishandling client trust accounts. Learn how to work through the situations and avoid conduct that would violate the Rules of Professional Responsibility.
– Eric T. Cooperstein


11:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
LUNCH BREAK & LUNCH PRESENTATION
Minnesota CLE Resources for New Lawyers
Learn about the most useful books, guides and annotated documents for new attorneys. Discover why Season Passes are the best deal in CLE and how our web-based seminars help you meet your needs from wherever you are.


12:20 – 1:20 p.m.
Quick Answers to the Legal Questions Friends, Relatives and Strangers Will Ask Anytime, Anywhere
A team of experts answer the questions you, as a lawyer, will inevitably be asked when you are least expecting it.
– Blaine Balow, Sonja M. Nyberg, Emmett D. Robertson, Courtney R. Sebo Savica & Timothy D. Webb


1:20 – 1:30 p.m.
BREAK


1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Your First Trial: What You Need to Know to Survive (And Give Yourself a Better Chance to Win)
An experienced trial attorney provides practical tips and strategies on conducting your first trial; including pretrial preparation, opening and closing arguments, direct and cross examinations, and other considerations.
– William F. Stute


2:30 – 2:40 p.m.
BREAK


2:40 – 3:40 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION A

101
What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Business Contracts

A fast-paced refresher on fundamental concepts in drafting and reviewing contracts, including the basic elements almost every business contract should include.
– Jeremiah J. Alessio & Rachel L. Dougherty

102
What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Divorce

From child support and spousal maintenance to advice for your first family law trial, learn the basics of divorce practice from an experienced family lawyer.
– Scott M. Rodman
Sponsored by Family Law Software

103
What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Criminal Law

From the rights of the defendant to conducting plea negotiations, learn the basics of criminal law defense from a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney.
– Sharon R. Osborn & Saraswati D. Singh


3:40 – 3:50 p.m.
BREAK


3:50 – 4:50 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION B 

201
What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Employment Law

Learn the basics of hiring, testing, reasonable accommodation, leaves of absence, wage and hour matters, employment handbooks, discipline and termination.
– Grant T. Collins

202
What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Residential Real Estate

Get expert advice on handling residential real estate transactions and a refresher on the fundamentals of real property law.
– Jennifer L. Carey

203
What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Intellectual Property Law

In our current climate of commerce and communications, everything you do for your clients will involve intellectual property. “Everything?” Yes – find out why in this session designed to enhance your ability to spot IP issues and opportunities for your clients.
– James L. Young


4:50 – 5:45 p.m.
The Annual New Lawyer Social – With Virtual Trivia
Connect with colleagues in a challenging, fun game of trivia on a variety of topics.
Sponsored by Minnesota Lawyers Mutual



Day 2 – Friday, January 22


8:25 – 8:55 a.m.
JOIN ONLINE


8:55 – 9:00 a.m.
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION


9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Your Day in Court: What to Expect and What Judges Expect of You
This session provides a unique opportunity to hear directly from four judges. Learn the rules of their courts and receive their advice on scheduling matters, working with clerks, proper communication with the courts, and etiquette in the courtroom and chambers.
– Judge Stephanie L. Beckman, Judge Leonardo Castro, Judge Michael A. Dees, Judge Amber R. Donley, Judge Eric P. Schieferdecker & Judge Edward T. Wahl
– Kevin D. Hofman (moderator)


10:00 – 10:10 a.m.
BREAK


10:10 – 11:10 a.m.
Candid Advice in the Year of Pandemic and Protests
A panel of attorneys from a variety of practice areas discuss their career paths, how the events of 2020 have impacted their professional and personal lives and share advice for new lawyers. Hear how they thrive in this profession, what they find challenging, and what they do to stay balanced and well.
– Karin K. Ciano, Spiwe L. Jefferson, Aaron P. Knoll, Racey J. Rodne & Saraswati D. Singh
– Joan M. Bibelhausen (moderator)


11:10 – 11:15 a.m.
BREAK


11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
The Role of Lawyers in Eliminating Bias and Creating Inclusion
1.0 elimination of bias credit applied for
The Supreme Court’s Race Bias and Gender Fairness Task Force Reports and other studies describe bias and prejudice in the legal profession and in the administration of justice. This session takes a look at ways lawyers may work to eliminate bias and create inclusion in their practices, the profession and the justice system.
– Uzodima Frank Aba-Onu, Judge Amy Dawson, Ann Jenrette-Thomas & Zuri Balmakund Santiago
– Judge William H. Koch (moderator)


12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
LUNCH BREAK


12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
Tech Tips: Ethical Pitfalls of Everyday Law Office Computing
In this session, national speaker Paul Unger will discuss the ethical considerations of using cloud applications and pitfalls of everyday law office computing. You will learn about different cloud options and address how to safely store documents, data and programs in the cloud and on mobile devices. Learn what programs and features you should and must use. Paul will also discuss security vulnerabilities related to documents, emails and metadata. Finally, Paul will address how to properly delete client data, assign passwords, and dispose of computer equipment while protecting client privacy.
1.0 ethics credit applied for
– Paul Unger


1:45 – 1:55 p.m.
BREAK


1:55 – 2:55 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION C

301
What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Selecting and Forming Corporate Entities

Learn the basics of business entity selection, including the advantages and disadvantages of the various business entities. Plus, advice on drafting articles of incorporation, bylaws, resolutions and other organizational documents.
– Kimberly A. Lowe

302
Avoiding Social Media Blunders in Your Practice

1.0 ethics credit applied for
Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Yelp: Presenters will take a look at top social media tools and how they are being used (and misused) by attorneys and their clients. The program includes ethics discussions about ABA Formal Ethics Opinion 10-457, Attorney Websites, MRPC 1.6 Confidentiality, MRPC 1.18 Duties to Prospective Clients, MRPC 7.1 Communications Concerning a Lawyers Services, MRPC 7.3 Solicitation of Clients, and ethics case examples from around the country.
– Jessica Birken & Todd Scott

303
What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Estate Planning and Probate

Get tips on designing and drafting an estate plan for individuals with non-taxable estates. Plus, advice on the use of health care directives, statutory short form powers of attorney, trusts, and coordinating beneficiary designations with a client’s estate plan.
– Beth T. Morrison

LIVE WEBCAST
Thursday, January 21 – Friday, January 22, 2021
Attend online


REPLAYS

There are no replays.

$315 MSBA members / $315 paralegals / $365 standard rate

Other discounts that may apply:

  • FREE for attorneys first licensed in 2018, 2019 or 2020
    Use coupon code 2021NLE-FREE during checkout. Admittance date will be verified.
  • Season Pass Discount

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.

Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 11.5 total CLE credits, including 1.0 elimination of bias credit for the 11:15 a.m. plenary on Day 2, 1.0 ethics credit for the 10:50 a.m. plenary on Day 1, 1.0 ethics credit for the 12:45 p.m. plenary on Day 2 and 1.0 ethics credit for breakout session #302. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 11.5 credits.

SPONSORED BY:
MEMBER PRICE
$315.00
STANDARD PRICE
$365.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

FREE FOR NEW LAWYERS!
New lawyers admitted in 2018, 2019 or 2020 can attend the live webcast for free. Enter promo code 2021NLE-FREE during checkout. Admittance date will be verified.

IN-PERSON PASSHOLDERS:
You may use your Pass to register for the live webcast at no charge.

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