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Minnesota State Law Library 2019 CLE Archive

Please note: this is our archive of past CLE programs from 2019. If you are looking for CLEs for which on-demand credit is available, please visit our On-demand CLE page

  • Minnesota Legislative History Research
  • December 4, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (#282157)
  • December 11, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (#282158)
  • December 17, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (#282160)
    CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit has been approved.
    Description:  Liz Reppe, State Law Librarian, and Sarah Larsen, Outreach Librarian, provided an introduction to Minnesota Legislative History research, including what legislative history is and why you might be interested in researching it; the resources involved in researching legislative history and how to use them; and where to look when legislative documents do not provide the level of detail you need.

  • Tough Cases
  • November 5, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit has been approved (#280737).
    Description:  Retired Ramsey County District Court judges, Hon. Gail Chang Bohr and Hon. Edward S. Wilson, discuss "tough" cases included in the book collection, "Tough Cases: Judges Tell the Stories of Some of the Hardest Decisions They've Ever Made." Both judges contributed to the book.  
  • 3, 5, 7, 9, 7: A History of the Minnesota Supreme Court By the Numbers
  • October 22, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    CLE Credit: 0.75 standard credit has been approved (#279841).
    Description: This CLE, presented by Supreme Court Commissioner Rita Coyle DeMeules, looked at the history of the supreme court's membership and the legislation and constitutional amendments that increased and decreased the number of justices on the court. The discussion also touched on the court's use of retired and acting justices to supplement the membership or provide the necessary minimum number of justices on a case. 
  • Suicide Awareness and Prevention
  • September 10, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    CLE Credit: One elimination of bias credit has been approved (#278492).
    Description: The stress lawyers face is a predictor for depression and untreated depression is the #1 predictor for suicide.  Lawyers also must deal with the fact that clients can be suicidal.  This program will help you understand the facts and myths about suicide, recognize signs and indicators for clinical depression, anxiety and suicide and provide resources and a protocol for offering and seeking help to prevent suicide.
  • The Ethical Impact of Stress
  • June 4, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    CLE Credit: One ethics credit has been approved (#273996).
    Description: Lawyer stress contributes to mental health and ethical problems. In this CLE, Joan Bibelhausen, Director, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, and Tim Burke, Senior Assistant Director, Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board discuss the unique stressors in the legal profession and how both mental health and ethical issues can arise as a result.  Resources based on The Path to Lawyer Well-Being, Practical Recommendations for Positive Change were also offered. 

  • Law Day CLE: Prior Restraints in the Internet Age
  • May 1, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit has been approved (#271801).
    Description: Professor Raleigh Hannah Levine, Professor of Law and Director of the Mitchell Hamline Fellows Program at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, presented our Law Day CLE on Prior Restraints in the Internet Age. The 2019 Law Day Theme was "Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society." Professor Levine discussed historical and current prior restraint cases, which raise interesting issues about what counts as "speech"; when speech can be restrained; whether prior restraints can be effective in the age of the Internet and social media; and who "counts" as press in the Internet Age. 
  • Video Recording of PresentationPDF of presentation.

  • Basketball Law: From the Courts to the Courts in Minnesota
  • April 3, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit has been approved (#270993).
    Description: The program, presented by Marshall H. Tanick of Meyer Njus Tanick, reviewed a number of Minnesota state and Federal Court cases and statutes dealing with a variety of issues, including Constitutional law, employment law, personal injuries, insurance, criminal law, contracts, and corporate business disputes, among other matters. 
  • PDF of presentationRecording of Presentation. NOTE: Due to a technical issue, the slides are unavailable in the recording. Please refer to the PDF of the presentation.  
  • Housing Court: More Than Evictions
    February 26, 2019 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit has been approved (#268866).
    Description: In this CLE, Hennepin County District Court Referee Melissa J. Houghtaling provides an overview of the types of cases heard in housing court, describes the services provided by the Courts, the county and volunteers, and explores the role of poverty in the evolving housing crisis in Minnesota.  This session also touches upon recent changes in Minnesota law related to residential and commercial actions governed by Minnesota Statutes Chapter 504B and the General Rules of Practice for Housing Court.
  • Is My Bot Biased: The Effect of Technology on Access to Justice and Bias in the Legal Profession
  • February 12, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit has been approved (#268703).
    Description: The legal profession has long faced issues with equal access to justice and the uniform administration of justice. Evolving technology offers the possibility of a level playing field and the democratization of the law, but it could also perpetuate or exacerbate existing biases and prejudices in the justice system. In this hour-long CLE presentation, Joe Kaczrowski, Online Services Director, MSBA, speaks on the impact of new technologies on  the delivery and availability of legal services, both in how lawyers practice law and how the public consumes legal services and where these technologies fall short in the elimination of bias in the legal profession.  

          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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