2022 NEW LAWYER EXPERIENCE
Live Simulcast Seminar
ITEM #:  2138152201   |   EVENT CODE:  433021    |   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 2019, 2020 or 2021 can attend the 2022 New Lawyer Experience for free. Enter promo code 2022NLE-FREE during checkout. Admittance date will be verified.

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

ONLINE

Thursday, January 13, 2022 - Friday, January 14, 2022

8:55 AM - 4:15 PM

LIVE ONLINE ONLY
In-Person Passholders – You may use your Pass to register for the live simulcast at no charge.

2022 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!
The 2022 New Lawyer Experience is jam-packed with timely guidance, valuable resources, and informed support from experts you can trust. It includes:

  • Real-world practice tips from top lawyers and judges
  • Substantive overviews of multiple practice areas 
  • Comprehensive high quality materials to accompany the presentations

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: Any viewing of sessions outside the listed conference dates and times is not eligible for credit; it is for educational purposes only.) 

New This Year – 2 Free Additional Webcasts for All Attendees!
Attendees of the 2022 New Lawyer Experience will be able to view two additional webcasts for free after the course. See the Schedule/Faculty tab for additional details about these webcasts.

FREE for 2019, 2020 and 2021 Admittees!
The 2022 New Lawyer Experience is FREE for new lawyers admitted in 2019, 2020 or 2021! 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!

Plus –
As an extra benefit, 2021 admittees receive a special New Lawyer Kit – with more than $800 in FREE  practice resources!

Day 1 – Thursday, January 13


8:25 – 8:55 a.m.
JOIN ONLINE


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


9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
MORNING KEYNOTE:
Find Your Super Power – Using Law and Technology to Shape the Future

– Jules Porter


9:30 – 9:35 a.m.
BREAK


9:35 – 10:35 a.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.
– Jennie A. Clark, Gary A. Debele, Kayla C. Hoel, Racey J. Rodne & James L. Young
– Susan D. Minsberg (moderator)


10:35 – 10:45 a.m.
BREAK


10:45 – 11:45 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


11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
LUNCH BREAK

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.


12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION A

101
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

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

103
Everything But the Kitchen Sink? Conducting Effective and Efficient Written Discovery

Written discovery often constitutes the most time-consuming and resource-draining part of litigation. Discover how to draft effective requests that are targeted to your litigation strategy. Learn how to prepare requests that are reasonably limited in scope, yet sufficiently broad to obtain what you need. You will also receive sample requests.
– Rebekah L. Bailey


1:45 – 2:00 p.m.
BREAK


2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION B

201
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.
– Rachel L. Dougherty

202
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

203
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


3:00 – 3:15 p.m.
BREAK


3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION C

301
Using Negotiation and Settlement Skills to Your Tactical Advantage

Because the majority of cases settle before trial, your negotiating and settlement skills are often a key component to your client’s success. You will receive helpful tips and strategies designed to gain tactical leverage and maximize your client’s position.
– Lauren D’Cruz & Stephanie J. Willing

302
How to Improve Your Legal Briefs, Memos and Other Documents

Legal writing guru Karin Ciano shares proven techniques for taking your legal writing to the next level.
– Karin K. Ciano

303
Wearing the White Hat: Careers in the Public Sector

A discussion on the types of careers available to attorneys in government positions; how to position yourself for public sector employment and continuing advancement; and the overall advantages and challenges of public employment in federal, state and local agencies.
– Emerald A. Gratz, Tamar Gronvall & Shannon M. Harmon
– Judge Jessica A. Palmer-Denig (moderator)


Day 2 – Friday, January 14


8:25 – 8:55 a.m.
JOIN ONLINE


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


9:00 – 10:15 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 Juanita C. Freeman, Judge Eric Hylden, Judge Kathryn Davis Messesrich & Judge N. Amee Pham
– Kevin D. Hofman (moderator) 


10:15 – 10:30 a.m.
BREAK


10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Candid Advice for New Lawyers
A panel of attorneys from a variety of practice areas discuss their career paths and share advice for new lawyers. Hear what they like about their work, what they find challenging, and what it takes to succeed.
– Alia M. Abdi, Ted Haller& Joel Van Nurden
– Bridget Landry (moderator)


11:30 – 11:35 a.m.
BREAK


11:35 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Helping Yourself While Helping Others
Learn about ways to get involved in the bar and the community and how involvement increases wellness.
– Joan M. Bibelhausen & Katy Drahos


12:05 – 12:45 p.m.
LUNCH BREAK


12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
How to Make Presentations to Clients, the Court or Any Audience
Judge Wahl shares practical tips for making powerful and persuasive presentations.
– Judge Edward T. Wahl


1:45 – 2:00 p.m.
BREAK


2:00 – 4:10 p.m.
Includes one 10-minute break
BREAKOUT SESSION D

401
Estate Planning for New Lawyers

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.
– Paul D. Funke & Melissa Hagstrum Bayne

402
How to Handle Your First Criminal Case: 10 Things You Must Know

From the rights of the defendant to conducting plea negotiations, learn the basics of criminal law defense from an experienced criminal law attorney.
– Christopher Keyser 

403
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



Free Post-Course Webcasts

Attendees of the 2022 New Lawyer Experience may attend the following two webcasts for free. Instructions on how to register for free will be provided to attendees during the New Lawyer Experience program.


Wednesday, January 19, 2022  |  12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Personal Branding: Tips for Building, Managing, and Growing Your Brand
1.0 standard CLE credit applied for
A strong brand stands out in the crowd and can result in more sales, increased awareness, and a better customer experience. But branding isn’t just for companies. Professionals, including attorneys, each have their own story to tell and goals, skills, and expertise to share with clients and prospective clients. Join this discussion and hear ideas on how to identify and create your own personal brand, in the office and online.
– Felicia J. Boyd & Sean Patrick McGinley


Wednesday, January 19, 2022  |  2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Here’s Looking at You Lawyer: An Ethics Primer for New Lawyers
1.0 ethics credit applied for
Congratulations you are a lawyer! Regardless of how you use your license, the Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct (MRPC) contain specific requirements in terms of supervision. In this webcast, we will discuss your obligations as an attorney to supervise other lawyers and staff. We will also discuss how the MRPC address the situation of a subordinate lawyer who acts on the advice of a supervising attorney. This webcast will explore what supervision looks like in practice by discussing the common ethical traps and how lawyers have established positive systems and firm cultures that both comply with the MRPC and provide clients with great service.
– Nicholas M. Ryan

LIVE SIMULCAST
Thursday & Friday, January 13 & 14, 2022
Attend online

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

Other discounts that may apply:

  • FREE for attorneys first licensed in 2019, 2020 or 2021
    Use coupon code 2022NLE-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.

NEW LAWYER EXPERIENCE:
Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 11.25 CLE credits, including 1.0 ethics credit for the 10:45 plenary session on Day 1. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 11.25 credits.


BONUS WEBCASTS:

  • Personal Branding: Tips for Building, Managing, and Growing Your Brand
    Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 1.0 standard CLE credit.
  • Here’s Looking at You Lawyer: An Ethics Primer for New Lawyers
    Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 1.0 ethics credit.
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 2019, 2020 or 2021 can attend the 2022 New Lawyer Experience for free. Enter promo code 2022NLE-FREE during checkout. Admittance date will be verified.

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

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