You may use your Pass to register for the live webcast at no charge.
Friday, March 26, 2021
8:55 AM - 3:15 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.
Invaluable Knowledge at an Amazing Price!
Taught by top-notch faculty, this course will teach you how to be an effective advocate for your low-income clients. And, as a service to the bar, and to encourage greater representation of the disadvantaged, we are offering this course for the incredibly low rate of $45 per registrant. Attendance is limited, so register today!
8:25 – 8:55 a.m.
8:55 – 9:00 a.m.
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
COVID-19 Resources Lightning Round
A panel of attorneys in the areas of housing, family, immigration, youth, and employment law will each offer a quick breakdown of how COVID-19 has impacted their practice, what resources are available to clients, and how to access these resources.
– Joy Beitzel; Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid; Minneapolis
– Justin Cummins; Cummins & Cummins LLP; Minneapolis
– Kathleen Klos; Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota; Saint Paul
– Tara Skar; SMRLS; Saint Paul
– Daniel Stewart; Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid; Minneapolis
– Thuzong Xiong; SMRLS; Saint Paul
10:00 – 10:05 a.m.
10:05 – 11:05 a.m.
What You Need to Know about Government Benefit Programs
In order to be a good advocate for your clients, you need to know what options they have. In this important and informative session, you will learn about many of the major state and federal benefits programs: what services they offer, what populations they serve; program requirements; and much more, including updates for 2021!
– Laura Melnick; SMRLS; Saint Paul
11:05 – 11:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
What You Need to Know about Government Benefit Programs, continued
12:15 – 1:00 p.m.
1:00 – 1:10 p.m.
Brief Remarks by Sherri Knuth, Access to Justice Director, Minnesota State Bar Association
1:10 – 2:10 p.m.
Top Tips for Screening for Domestic Abuse (and Why it Matters in All Cases!)
This session will address tough topics you may face in representing a client, including:
– Mary Pat Byrn; Viitala Law Office; Minneapolis
– Liselotte D. Schluender; Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota; Duluth
2:10 – 2:15 p.m.
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Surviving and Thriving in Challenging Times: Bias and Trauma
1.0 elimination of bias credit applied for
In the best of circumstances, the practice of law is stressful. In addition to the higher levels of stress legal professions endure, we are often exposed to traumatic events and situations of varying intensity. Both stress and trauma exact physical, emotional, and mental tolls on our well-being. This program examines the effects of chronic and acute stress, the four types of trauma, and the role that bias and stigma play in our ability to manage our well-being effectively through challenging times.
– Joan Bibelhausen; Executive Director, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers; Saint Paul
Friday, March 26, 2021
There are no replays.
Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 5.0 CLE credits, including 1.0 elimination of bias credit. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 5.0 credits.