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Minnesota State Law Library 2020 CLE Archive

Please note: this is our archive of past CLE programs from 2020. If you are looking for CLEs for which on-demand credit is available, please visit our On-demand CLE page

  • Digital Assets and Estate Planning
  • December 9, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 
  • CLE Credit: 1 standard CLE credit has been approved (#335772). Credit is available for those who attended this session when it was presented. On-demand credit is not available. 
    Description:  Maria D. Plese, Associate at Henson & Efron, P.A. in the Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Practice Group, discussed the disposition of an individual's digital assets and how estate planners can prepare clients living in the digital age. 

  • McGirt v. Oklahoma: Implications for Minnesota
  • November 5, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 
  • CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit has been approved (#331172). This CLE is also available for on-demand credit. Please see our On-Demand CLEs page.
    Description:  Professor Colette Routel, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Native American Law & Sovereignty Institute at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law presented on the July 2020 U.S. Supreme Court decision in McGirt v. Oklahoma. McGirt, which recognized the continued existence of the Creek Nation's Reservation in Oklahoma, has been hailed as one of the most important Indian law decisions in the past 40 years. Professor Routel provided an overview of the McGirt decision, how the decision has altered the legal landscape for tribes and states, and the implications of the decision for Minnesota.

  • Important New Amendments to the Court Rules: What You Need to Know 
  • October 27, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 
  • CLE Credit: 1.5 standard CLE credit has been approved (#329701). Credit is available for those who attended this session when it was presented. On-demand credit is not available. 
    Description:  Patrick Busch and Michael Johnson, attorneys in the State Court Administrator's Office, discuss recent amendments to Minnesota's court rules, most of which will take effect on January 1, 2021. The amended rules impose new requirements for filing nonpublic documents in civil cases and new penalties for improperly filing non-public documents. The speakers offer information to help attorneys understand the new rules and how to comply with them.  
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  • U.S. Supreme Court Review 
  • October 16, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 
  • CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit has been approved (#329702). Credit is available for those who attended this session when it was presented. On-demand credit is not available. 
    Description: Prof. David Schultz, Professor of Political Science, Hamline University and Marshall Tanick, Shareholder, Meyer Njus Tanick, examine high profile cases from the 2019-20 high court term and kick off the 2020-21 term. 

  • Law Day/Constitution Day CLE: Myths About the Nineteenth Amendment
  • September 23, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit has been approved (#327024). Credit is available for those who attended this session when it was presented. On-demand credit is not available. 
    Description:  Professor Jill Hasday, Distinguished McKnight University Professor and the Centennial Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School, discussed the history of the Nineteenth Amendment and how Americans and misremember that history. Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie Gildea provided introductory remarks.
  • Audio Recording of Presentation.

  • Social Media Evidence: Accessing the Treasure Trove of Social Media Evidence
  • May 20, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit has been approved (#303152). This CLE is also available for on-demand credit. Please see our On-Demand CLEs page
    Description:  John Carney, Esq., Chief Technology Office and lead digital forensic examiner at Carney Forensics, presented this CLE on the use of social media as evidence in court. Topics covered include: how social media evidence can be used for civil litigation and e-discovery; how law enforcement is using social media in criminal cases and how defense attorneys can use it to defend clients; seeing evidence recovered from devices and the cloud; and understanding the ethics of social media evidence collection.
  • Video Recording of Presentation. Link to video referenced in Presentation. PDF of Presentation. Carney Forensics Website and Resources

  • St. Patrick's Day Litigation
  • March 17, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit has been approved (#296042). Credit is available for those who attended this session when it was presented. On-demand credit is not available. 
    Description:  St. Patrick's Day honors those of Irish descent. It is a day marked with legends, lineage and libation, as well as its share of litigation. This CLE will review notable cases related to St. Patrick's Day.
  • Video Recording of PresentationPDF of Presentation.  

  • Recent Court Rules Amendments
  • February 25, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit has been approved (#293015). Credit is available for those who attended this session when it was presented. On-demand credit is not available. 
    Description:  Patrick Busch, attorney with the Legal Counsel Division of the State Court Administrator's Office, presented on amendments to Minnesota court rules. On January 1, 2020, pursuant to amendments to court rules, a new timing system went into effect for calculating deadlines to file and serve court documents. The new system, which is similar to the timing system used in the federal courts, is designed to simplify the process of calculating deadlines. This CLE covered recent rules amendments, including the new timing system.
  • Video Recording of PresentationPDF of Presentation.  

  • Local Government Law 
  • February 4, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit has been approved (#291135). Credit is available for those who attended this session when it was presented. On-demand credit is not available. 
    Description:  Deborah Dyson, Legislative Analyst with the House Research Department speaks about the types of counties, towns, and cities and their organization. She also talks about special legislation for local government.
  • Video Recording of PresentationPDF of Presentation.  

  • Lexi's Case: Minnesota's First Quad-Parent Adoption
  • January 21, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit has been approved (#289848). This CLE is also available for on-demand credit. Please see our On-Demand CLEs page
    Description:  Increasing use of assisted reproductive technologies and open adoption, coupled with the recognition of same-sex marriage, have redefined the meaning of "family." An issue on the leading edge involves whether a child can have more than two parents under Minnesota law. Attorney Jason Brown, Brown Law Offices, discussed his recent experience in successfully concluding an adoption involving four parents. The family dynamics are as interesting as the legal issues involved in Lexi's case.
  • Video Recording of Presentation. PDF of Presentation. Link to KSTP story on Lexi's Case.

  • Minnesota Legislative History Research
  • January 14, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit has been approved (#282165). Credit is available for those who attended this session when it was presented. On-demand credit is not available. 
    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.
  • Video Recording of Presentation. PDF of Presentation. Handout.
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