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Minnesota State Law Library 2021 CLE Archive

Please note: this is our archive of past CLE programs from 2021. If you are looking for CLEs for which on-demand credit is available, please visit our On-demand CLE page

  • Mental Health and Well-Being in a Post-COVID Environment
  • November 16, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 
  • CLE Credit: One ethics CLE credit has been approved (#424774). Credit is available for those who attended this session when it was presented. On-demand credit is not currently available.
  • Speaker: Joan Bibelhausen, Executive Director, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers
    Description: Life and work during the COVID pandemic have been challenging for many people, including legal professionals. These challenges are multifaceted and, at times, seemingly unrelenting. While a post-COVID world may seem distant right now, current circumstances give rise to unique stressors. This session discussed the ethical implications of the current state of affairs while also offering perspectives and tools for coping.
  • Recording of PresentationPresentation Slides. Handouts: How Can LCL Help 2021. LCL Resources. LCL Supplemental Resources - Return to Work Post-COVID. LCL Well-Being Materials 2021. Post Traumatic Growth - The Hennepin Lawyer. Well-Being Ethics Rules.   

  • U.S. Supreme Court Review
  • October 5, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 
  • CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit has been approved (#415693). Credit is available for those who attended this session when it was presented. On-demand credit is not currently available.
  • Speakers: Prof. David Schultz, Professor of Political Science, Hamline University and Marshall Tanick, Shareholder, Meyer Njus Tanick
    Description: Prof. David Schultz and Marshall Tanick examine high-profile cases from the 2020-21 high court term and kick off the 2021-22 term.
  • Recording of Presentation. Presentation Slides: Marshall Tanick, Prof. David Shultz.  

  • Moratoriums, Phase-outs, & Zoom: Landlord-Tenant Actions in a COVID World
  • September 22, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 
  • CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit has been approved (#409767). Credit is available for those who attended this session when it was presented. On-demand credit is not currently available. 
  • Speaker: Referee Melissa Houghtaling, Fourth Judicial District
    Description: Tenant and landlord advocates and the courts have had to adapt to an ever changing legal landscape during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Referee Melissa Houghtaling provides an overview of what has changed and what remains the same for landlord-tenant law in Minnesota. Specifically, the session addresses the Eviction Moratorium Phase-out and CDC Orders, new eviction notice periods required in Metro area cities, and summarizes common housing actions initiated in district court.
  • Recording of PresentationPresentation Slides.  

  • United States v. Cooley
  • August 3, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 
  • CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit has been approved (#396305). This CLE is also available for on-demand credit. Please see our On-Demand CLEs page
  • Speaker: Colette Routel, Professor and Co-director, Native American Law and Sovereignty Institute, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
    Description: In United States v. Cooley, the U.S. Supreme Court held that tribal police officers have the authority to interrogate and briefly detain persons suspected of committing crimes within the boundaries of an Indian reservation, even though they are not tribal members. This presentation will discuss the Court's June 2021 decision in depth, and address its implications for Minnesota.
  • Recording of PresentationPresentation Slides.  

  • A New Day for Immigration 
  • July 13, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit has been approved (#382456). Credit is available for those who attended this session when it was presented. On-demand credit is not currently available. 
  • Speaker: Veena Iyer, Executive Director, Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota
    Description:  On its first day, the Biden administration issued a flurry of executive orders rescinding numerous Trump-era policies and announced a legislative proposal to create a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented Americans. During this session, Veena Iyer, the Executive Director of the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, discusses what's changed and what we anticipate changing in immigration law and policy.
  • First Amendment Anniversaries: Near v. Minnesota and Cohen v. Cowles Media
  • June 8, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 
  • CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit has been approved (#371842). Credit is available for those who attended this session when it was presented. On-demand credit is not currently available. 
  • Speaker: Marshall Tanick, Meyer Njus Tannick
    Description: June marks the anniversaries of two major Minnesota First Amendment freedom of press cases that went through the state court system before reaching the U.S. Supreme Court and yielding landmark rulings there. This CLE, presented by Marshall Tanick, covered Near v. Minnesota, 283 US 697 (1931) and Cohen v. Cowles Media, 501 US 663 (1991).
  • Recording of PresentationPresentation Slides.  

  • The Trouble with Eyewitness Testimony
  • May 18, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 
  • CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit has been approved (#361643). Credit is available for those who attended this session when it was presented. On-demand credit is not currently available. 
  • Speakers: Julie Jonas, Great North Innocence Project, David Herr, Maslon LLP, and Jevon Bindman, Maslon LLP
    Description: The presentation discusses the factors that affect a witness's ability to make a reliable identification and make recommendations for reform, including revised jury instructions and guidance on the use of expert witnesses.
  • Recording of PresentationPresentation Slides.  
  • Legal Research Series: Minnesota Legislative History Research
  • April 29, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  
  • CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit has been approved (#355856). Credit is available for those who attended this session when it was presented. On-demand credit is not currently available. 
  • Speaker: Liz Reppe, Minnesota State Law Librarian
    Description: In this CLE, Liz Reppe, State Law Librarian, provided an introduction to Minnesota Legislative History research. The course covered what legislative history is and why you might be interested in researching; 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.
  • Recording of Presentation. Presentation Slides. Handout.
  • Ethics, Mental Health, and Social Media in the Legal Profession
  • April 13, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 
  • CLE Credit: One ethics CLE credit has been approved (#346957). This CLE is also available for on-demand credit. Please see our On-Demand CLEs page
  • Speaker: Bob Schuneman, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers
    Description: Since the start of the pandemic, attorney reliance on technology has increased exponentially, becoming a necessary part of the practice of law today. In this program, Bob Schuneman from Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, explores the concept of over-reliance on, or even addiction to, smartphones and similar devices, along with ethical issues potentially implicated. 
  • Recording of presentation
  • Handouts available in Box

  • Appellate Practice: A Peek Behind the Scenes - A Conversation with Staff Attorneys from the Minnesota Court of Appeals 
  • March 10, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  
  • CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit has been approved (#344025). This CLE is also available for on-demand credit. Please see our On-Demand CLEs page
  • Speakers: Kari Crone, Matt Keating, Mike Kunkel, Cindy Lehr, and Jeff Simard, Staff Attorneys, Minnesota Court of Appeals
    Description: In this CLE, staff attorneys from the Minnesota Court of Appeals  provide insight into their roles at the court and their perspectives on appellate practice. 
  • Handout: Resources for counsel appearing before the Minnesota Court of Appeals 

  • Interrupting Bias while Surviving & Thriving in Challenging Times  
  • February 16, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  
  • CLE Credit: One elimination of bias CLE credit has been approved (#339931). This CLE is also available for on-demand credit. Please see our On-Demand CLEs page
  • Speakers: Bob Schuneman and Joan Bibelhausen, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers.
    Description: In the best of times the legal profession is at risk for high levels of stress and mental health challenges. During challenging times our professional and personal lives may seem out of control and this can affect our work and relationships. This program helped to identify normal feelings, reactions, and behaviors, and recognize when they are cause for concern. It examined the role of stigma and bias in preventing us for asking for and accessing help for mental health issues. The program also identified tools to cope and to thrive while developing and enhancing skills to identify and address individual needs. 

  • Legal Research Series: State Law Library Resources  
  • January 26, 2021, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm  
  • CLE Credit: 0.5 standard CLE credits have been approved (#339935). Credit is available for those who attended this session when it was presented. On-demand credit is not available. 
  • Speaker: Sarah Larsen, Outreach Librarian
    Description: This half-hour CLE provided an introduction to some of the research resources provided by the State Law Library, including the Opinions Archive, the Briefs Archive and the Minnesota Legal Periodical Index (MLPI).
  • Presentation slides. Note: there is no recording of this presentation.

  • Important New Amendments to the Court Rules: What You Need to Know  
  • January 5, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  
  • CLE Credit: 1.5 standard CLE credits have been approved (#333068). Credit is available for those who attended this session when it was presented. On-demand credit is not available. 
  • Speakers: Patrick Busch, Michael Johnson, Deanna Dohrmann, and Paul Regan, Legal Counsel Division, State Court Administrator's Office
    Description: Attorneys from the State Court Administrator's Office, Legal Counsel Division, discussed recent amendments to Minnesota's court rules, most of which will take effect on January 1, 2021. The amended rules expand administrative rejection of documents when filers fail to separate public and non-public information.  The amended rules also create a universal cover sheet for non-public documents.  Finally, the amended rules will accelerate the administrative striking process if court administration see non-public information in a public court filing. The speakers offered information to help attorneys understand the new rules and how to comply with them.
  • There is no recording of this presentation, but recordings of this program delivered on different dates are available:

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          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,   liz.reppe@courts.state.mn.us.  
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