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Minnesota State Law Library 2018 CLE Archive

  • The Law and Legacy of World War I in Minnesota: How the 'Great War' Still Affects Us Today
  • November 13,2018 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 
    CLE Credit:  1 standard credit has been applied for (#265265 ). 
    Description: Marshall H. Tanick is an attorney with the law firm Meyer Njus Tanick reviews a number of legal cases in Minnesota that affected World War I, 
    were impacted by the War, and continue to affect our lives today on the centennial of the end of "The War to End All Wars." 
  • Video of presentationPDF of presentation

  • Everything You Need to Know About Trust Accounts
  • October 31, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 
    CLE Credit:  1.5 ethics CLE credits have been approved (#263226). Also available for on-demand credit.
    Description:  Cassie Hanson, Jennifer Bovitz, & Lynda Nelson from the Lawyers Board of Professional Responsibility deliver a comprehensive guide to operating trust accounts and financial record keeping. This CLE covers setting up trust accounts and types of trust accounts; maintaining required books and records under Rule 1.15(h), MRPC; frequent record-keeping mistakes; handling reconciliations; handling trust account transactions, including deposits and disbursements; trust account overdrafts; discipline for trust account misconduct; and trust account scams. 
  • Video of presentationPDF of presentation

  • Permit to Carry 
  • October 9, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit has been approved (#263054). 
    Description: Rick Hodsdon, Washington County Attorney’s Office, provides an overview of the conceal and carry permit process; when a permit can be denied; and where a permitted weapon may (or may not) be brought.
  • The Law and Politics of the 2018 Elections
  • September 12, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit has been approved (#262372).
  • PDF Handout
  • Description: David Schultz, Hamline University Professor of Political Science and University of Minnesota Professor of Law, presented on the political and legal context, and potential implications, of the 2018 elections. 

  • Treatment Courts: Saving Lives, Saving Money
  • June 19, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit has been approved (#257112). Also available for on-demand credit.
  • Video of presentation; PDF of Presentations
  • Description: Judge Mark Ireland, Second Judicial District, is currently the primary judge for all treatment courts in Ramsey County (Adult Substance Abuse Court a/k/a Drug Court, Veterans Treatment Court, DWI Court, and Mental Health Court). In this CLE, Judge Ireland speaks about treatment courts by answering the questions: What are they? Who do they help?  Do they really work? 

  • Law Day Topic: Separation of Powers
  • May 1, 2018, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
  • CLE Credit: One standard credit has been approved (#256510). 
  • Video of presentation
  • Handouts: Presentation PDF, House File No. 3891, House File No. 3360
  • Description: Matt Gehring and Ben Weeks of the MN House Research Department presented this Law Day CLE on Separation of Powers in Minnesota. The CLE discussed the separation of powers in Minnesota State Government, focusing on how that separation of powers impacts day-to-day operations, separation of powers cases, and proposed legislation affecting the funding of core operations of government.  

  • Frozen Four You! Hockey Law in Minnesota
  • April 4, 2018, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
  • CLE Credit: One standard credit has been approved (#255542). 
  • Description: Marshall Tanick of the law firm Meyer Njus Tannick presented on hockey law in Minnesota, just in time for the Frozen Four national collegiate hockey championship held in St. Paul in early April. He discussed hockey cases involving a variety of practice areas, including recent case law regarding gender and sexual orientation discrimination in collegiate hockey programs and employment matters, personal injury, and criminal cases. 

  • Special Panel Discussion about "The Latino Legal Experience in Minnesota" (an exhibit hosted at the Minnesota State Law Library)
  • March 27, 2018, 12:00 pm-1:15 pm
  • CLE Credit: One elimination of bias credit has been approved (#255042). 
  • Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea delivered opening remarks for this panel discussion about “The Latino Legal Experience in Minnesota,” an exhibit on loan to the Minnesota State Law Library from the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota. The discussion was moderated by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Ann D. Montgomery and featured Minnesota Court of Appeals Judge Peter M. Reyes, Jr.; Ann Anaya of 3M, who previously served as an assistant U.S. attorney; and Assistant United States Attorney Lola Velazquez-Aguilu. Event and exhibit flyer
  • Related video: 30-minute film titled, “Someone Like Me Can Do This,” created from eighteen unscripted conversations with members of the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association.   
  • The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change  
  • March 14, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 
  • CLE Credit: One elimination of bias credit has been approved (#254539). This CLE is also available for on-demand credit
  • Handouts: Components of Well-being (Graphic)Path to Lawyer Well-being (4-page handout)
  • Description: Joan Bibelhausen, Director, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers presents this groundbreaking and comprehensive report with recommendations focusing on five central themes: 
    • Identifying stakeholders and the role each can play in reducing the level of toxicity in the profession. 
    • Eliminating the stigma associated with help-seeking behaviors. 
    • Emphasizing that well-being is an indispensable part of a lawyer's duty of competence. 
    • Educating lawyers, judges and law students on lawyer well-being issues. 
    • Taking small, incremental steps to change how law is practiced and how lawyers are regulated to instill greater well-being in the profession. 
  • Autonomous Vehicles: Driving Liability Assessments, Shifting Legal Fault, and Steering Criminal and Privacy Implications
  • Feb. 6, 2018, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
  • CLE Credit: One standard credit has been approved (#252897). 
  • Bench and Bar Articles: Riehl, Damien, Car Minus Driver: Autonomous vehicles driving regulation, liability and policy: Part I; Part II 
  • Description: Damien Riehl of Stroz Friedberg presented on self-driving vehicles. He discussed the legal implications of the autonomous driving revolution, including current and proposed state and federal laws and regulations; potential effects on liability; algorithmic driving decisions' effect on injuries, death, and liability; criminal implications; privacy implications; and ethical implications.

  • Latest Developments with Cell Tower Localization in Criminal Cases
  • Jan. 17, 2018, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
  • CLE Credit: One standard credit has been approved (#252222). 
  • Description: Sean L. Harrington, CIPP/US, MCSE, CISSP, CHRL, CCFP, Esq. of Adamant Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity, spoke about recent trends, admissibility, and probative value of cell site localization records offered into evidence for the proposition that a phone was or was not in a particular location at a particular time.

          Please note:  The views, opinions, and statements made at the CLE sessions are solely those of the speakers and do not reflect the views of the State Law Library or Minnesota Judicial Branch. In order to provide these courses free of charge, the CLE speakers volunteer their time to prepare and present. They are not compensated by the State Law Library or Minnesota Judicial Branch.

          Contact:  Liz Reppe, State Law Librarian,  651-297-2089,  
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