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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.

  • 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).
    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).
    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).
    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).
    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).
    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).
    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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