2021 MSBA CONVENTION
Live Webcast Seminar
ITEM #:  2036332101   |   EVENT CODE:  PENDING    |   CREDIT STATUS:  PENDING
MEMBER PRICE
$95.00
STANDARD PRICE
$195.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

BONUS!
The first 250 people to register will receive a “Convention Essentials Pack” by mail in June!

ONLINE

Thursday, June 24, 2021 - Friday, June 25, 2021

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

LIVE ONLINE ONLY – NO IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE

2021 Minnesota State Bar Association Convention

Connect with Your Colleagues Online!


The 2021 Convention Is Live Online!

This year it’s more important than ever to connect with your colleagues. The Convention’s engaging online platform will allow you to view all the presentations from the comfort of your home or office and to participate as much as you want to. Plus, you’ll have many opportunities to interact with your fellow attendees.

Minnesota lawyers are musicians, entrepreneurs, volunteers, artists, experts, coaches, board members, teachers, writers, leaders, athletes, mentors, inventors and more. You’ll meet some of Minnesota’s most interesting lawyers at the 2021 MSBA Convention.


Special Features This Year Include:

  • Engaging Presentations by Minnesota Lawyers 
  • Important Federal and State Case Law Updates
  • 6 All-New Entertaining ED Talks
  • Meet Your Talented Colleagues Online During the Breaks


Featured Speakers:

  • Chief Justice Lorie Skjerven Gildea
    Chief Justice Gildea has served as the Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court since 2010. Prior to that she served as an associate justice from 2006 to 2010 and as a district judge in the Fourth Judicial District from 2005 to 2006.
  • Patricia Lee Refo
    Patricia Lee Refo is the President of the American Bar Association. As a partner at Snell & Wilmer in Phoenix, Refo concentrates on complex commercial litigation and internal investigations. She chairs the firm’s Professional Liability Litigation Group.
  • Simon Tam
    Simon Tam is best known as the founder and bassist of The Slants, the world’s first and only all-Asian American dance rock band. He helped expand civil liberties by winning a unanimous victory at the Supreme Court of the United States for a landmark case, Matal v. Tam, in 2017. He also leads The Slants Foundation, a nonprofit that supports arts and activism projects for underrepresented communities.


BONUS!
 The first 250 people to register will receive a “Convention Essentials Pack” by mail in June!

Thursday, June 24, 2021


8:30 a.m.
JOIN ONLINE


8:30 – 8:45 a.m.
ANNOUNCEMENTS


8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Presidential Welcome
– Dyan J. Ebert, MSBA President; Quinlivan & Hughes, P.A.; Saint Cloud


9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
Slanted: How an Asian American Troublemaker Took on the Supreme Court
– Simon Tam; Musician - Author - Activist; Cincinnati, Ohio


9:45 – 10:00 a.m.
BREAK – Meet Fred Dudderar; Duluth Lawyer and North Shore Photographer


10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
ED TALKS

Wills for Heroes
– Susan Link; Maslon LLP; Minneapolis

The First Amendment, Truth and the Media
– David A. Schultz; Hamline University; Saint Paul 


10:45 – 11:00 a.m.
BREAK – Meet Sahr Brima; Lawyer and Love You Cookie Entrepreneur


11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
2021 U.S. Supreme Court Update
– Aaron D. Van Oort; Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; Minneapolis


11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
LUNCH PRESENTATIONS

12:00 – 12:15 p.m.
State of the Judiciary Address
– Chief Justice Lorie Skjerven Gildea; Minnesota Supreme Court; Saint Paul

12:15 – 12:30 p.m.
Remarks by American Bar Association President Patricia Lee Refo

12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Passing of the Gavel Ceremony
– Dyan J. Ebert, MSBA President
– Jennifer A. Thompson, Incoming MSBA President


1:00 – 1:45 p.m.
ED TALKS

“Self, Divided” and Other Nonfictions
– John T. Medeiros; Nilan Johnson Lewis PA; Minneapolis

The Black Big Law Project
– Brandon E. Vaughn; Robins Kaplan LLP; Minneapolis


1:45 – 2:00 p.m.
BREAK – Meet Elissa Meyer; Lawyer and Yoga Instructor


2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Elimination of Bias: Mapping Prejudice – The Hidden History of Race and Prejudice in the Twin Cities
1.0 elimination of bias credit applied for
– Kirsten Delegard Ph.D.; University of Minnesota; Minneapolis


3:00 – 3:15 p.m.
BREAK – Meet Larry McDonough; Lawyer and Musician


3:15 – 4:00 p.m.
Who We Are Now: Lessons from the Pandemic
– Sybil L. Dunlop; Greene Espel PLLP; Minneapolis 


4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION
Enjoy live music and conversation online with your colleagues!
Sponsored by Minnesota Lawyers Mutual


Friday, June 25, 2021


9:00 a.m.
JOIN ONLINE


9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
Minnesota Appellate Case Law Update
– Panel of Minnesota Supreme Court Justices and Minnesota Court of Appeals Judges
– Moderator: Justice G. Barry Anderson; Minnesota Supreme Court; Saint Paul


9:45 – 10:00 a.m.
BREAK – Meet Sharon Herland; Retired Lawyer, Artist and Studio Owner


10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
ED TALKS

Where in the World Is Ellen Abbott?
– Ellen A. Abbott; Repurposed Lawyer; Nomadland

How to Survive Practicing Law with Your Spouse
– Kathryn M. Lammers; Heimerl & Lammers LLC; Minnetonka

How to be an Effective Leader in Your Community
– Amran A. Farah; Greene Espel PLLP; Minneapolis


11:00 – 11:15 a.m.
BREAK – Meet Cathryn Schmidt; Lawyer and Opera Singer


11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Critical Conversation: The Future of Greater Minnesota Law Practice – Opportunities and Challenges
– Shari P. Fischer; Fischer Law PA; New Ulm
– Antonio Tejeda Guzman; Law Office of Tejeda Guzman, Ltd.; Willmar
– Joshua M. Heggem; Pemberton Law P.L.L.P; Fergus Falls
– Justice Gordon L. Moore III; Minnesota Supreme Court; Saint Paul
– Judge Rachel Sullivan; Sixth Judicial District; Hibbing
– Moderator: Leanne R. Fuith; Associate Professor and Dean of Career and Professional Development; Mitchell Hamline School of Law; Saint Paul


12:15 – 12:30 p.m.
BREAK – Meet Jules Porter; Lawyer and Video Game Developer


12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Ethics: Maintaining Wellness through the Pandemic
1.0 ethics credit applied for
– Jennifer S. Bovitz; Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility; Saint Paul 


1:30 – 1:45 p.m.
BREAK – Meet Tina Burnside; Lawyer and Curator of the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery


1:45 – 2:15 p.m.
The Other Side Workgroup: An Open Forum on Post-Pandemic Court Operations

LIVE WEBCAST
Thursday & Friday, June 24 & 25, 2021
Attend online

REPLAYS
There are no replays.

$195 standard rate

$95 MSBA members

$95 paralegals

$45 judges / clerks / law students
Be sure to check the "Judge / Clerk / Student – Convention" option during the checkout process.

$45 members of sponsoring sections and affinity bars
Contact your section/bar leaders to see if you are eligible, and if so, for instructions on how to register for the reduced rate.

$45 Minnesota CLE Season Passholders
(This is an MSBA event and therefore is not covered by any Minnesota CLE Season Pass.)


Other discounts that may apply:
New Lawyer 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 9.0 total CLE credits, including 1.0 ethics credit and 1.0 elimination of bias credit. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 9.0 credits.

SPONSORED BY:
MEMBER PRICE
$95.00
STANDARD PRICE
$195.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

BONUS!
The first 250 people to register will receive a “Convention Essentials Pack” by mail in June!

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