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Minnesota State Law Library 2022 CLE Archive

Please note: this is our archive of past CLE programs from 2022. If you are looking for CLEs for which on-demand credit is available, please visit our On-demand CLE page.

  • Watergate Recalled: The Minnesota Connections
  • September 13, 2022, noon - 1:00 pm
  • CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit has been approved (#470596)
  • Speaker: Marshall Tanick, Meyer Njus Tanick
    Description: Marking the 50th anniversary of the Watergate break-in and ensuing scandal that changed American politics, Twin Cities attorney and historian Marshall Tanick gives a presentation about the connections between Watergate and Minnesota, legal and otherwise, and why the western suburbs here were Ground Zero for Watergate. The course also reviews some of the Watergate-related civil and criminal cases that took place in Minnesota and were shaped by Watergate and surrounding events, including political contribution cases involving individuals and businesses.
  • Recording of PresentationPresentation slides. For a copy of the handout distributed to in-person attendees, please send a request to askalibrarian@courts.state.mn.us.

  • Cell Phones Are the New DNA: The Emerging Role of Mobile Device Forensics in Wrongful Conviction Exonerations 
  • August 16, 2022, noon - 1:00 pm
  • CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit has been approved (#469895)
  • Speaker: John Carney, Chief Technology Officer and lead digital forensic examiner, Carney Forensics
    Description: New evidence produced from testing using new, innovative technology can open the door to judicial action for wrongful conviction review and exonerations. For decades DNA testing was the most popular and effective example of new technology. Now mobile device forensics is emerging as an effective alternative to watch, or even the most promising form of new evidence, because of its speed of technology innovation and adoption, also its support of a diversified number of proof vectors as compared to DNA. This presentation compares and contrasts mobile with DNA evidence, focuses on effectively using mobile device forensics to recover new evidence in wrongful conviction challenges, and highlights opportunities to leverage mobile device forensics during the post-appeal time window to recover new evidence to qualify for reduced standards of proof.
  • Recording of PresentationPresentation slides.

  • The Promise and Perils of Blockchain-Based Transactions 
  • July 27, 2022, noon - 1:00 pm
  • CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit has been approved (#467987). This CLE is also available for on-demand credit. Please see our On-Demand CLEs page.
  • Speaker: Susan Stephan, ETech Law, LLC
    Description: This CLE presentation discusses key opportunities and risks that blockchain technology brings to business transactions. After an overview of blockchain in the context of business clients, it addresses smart contract applications, as well as forensic details of investigations involving blockchain-based transactions and digital chain of custody considerations. Finally, it considers some of the most significant potential consequences of advances in blockchain technology and highlight some recent efforts to regulate cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. 
  • Recording of PresentationPresentation slides.

  • Jurisdiction in Indian Country 101
  • June 21, 2022, noon - 1:00 pm 
  • CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit has been approved (#460226). This CLE is also available for on-demand credit. Please see our On-Demand CLEs page.
  • Speaker: Judge Colette Routel, Fourth Judicial District Court
    Description: Do state and/or federal laws apply with Indian reservations in Minnesota? Do tribal laws apply to the activities of persons who are not tribal members when those activities take place in Indian country? This presentation covered the basics of civil jurisdiction in Indian country and provided participants with suggestions for resources to consult when these issues arise in practice. 
  • Recording of PresentationPresentation slides.

  • Revisiting R.A.V.: 'Hate Crimes' Then and Now
  • May 17, 2022, noon - 1:00 pm 
  • CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit has been approved (#457437). Credit is available for those who attended this session when it was presented. On-demand credit is not currently available.
  • Speakers: Marshall Tanick, Meyer Njus Tanick, and Retired Judge Edward Cleary
    Description: June 2022 marks the 30th anniversary of the landmark First Amendment "hate speech" case from Minnesota, R.A.V. v. City of St. Paul, decided by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 22, 1992. With "hate" speech and conduct prevalent today, the history of the case, an analysis of its ruling, and its implications for freedom of expression will be reviewed by Constitutional law attorney Marshall H. Tanick and retired Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals Edward Cleary, who represented the defendant in the case and subsequently wrote a book about the case, Beyond The Burning Cross: The Landmark Case of Race, Censorship, and the First Amendment.
  • Recording of presentation. Presentation slides.
  • Minnesota Supreme Court Case Update
  • April 19, 2022, noon - 1:15 pm 
  • CLE Credit: 1.25 standard CLE credits have been approved (#453557). Credit is available for those who attended this session when it was presented. On-demand credit is not currently available.
  • Speakers: Liz Kramer, Solicitor General; Assistant Attorneys General Angela Behrens, Pete Farrell, and Ed Stockmeyer; Cicely Miltich, Counsel, Lathrop GPM
    Description: The presenters collectively summarized some of the most important decisions of the Minnesota Supreme Court in 2021.
  • Recording of Presentation. Presentation slides.

  • Government to Government: Tribal State Relations
  • March 15, 2022, noon - 1:00 pm 
  • CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit has been approved (#448182). Credit is available for those who attended this session when it was presented. On-demand credit is not currently available.
  • Speaker: Patina Park, Director of Tribal State Relations and Systems
    Description: Patina Park, Director of Tribal State Relations and Systems, spoke about the role of state government interactions with Tribal government.
  • Recording of Presentation. Presentation slides.

  • Autonomous and Connected Vehicles: Current and near-term legal issues
  • February 15, 2022, noon - 1:00 pm 
  • CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit has been approved (#441195). Credit is available for those who attended this session when it was presented. On-demand credit is not currently available.
  • Speaker: Damien Riehl, VP, Litigation Workflow and Analytics Content, Fastcase
    Description: Damien Riehl, a member of the Minnesota Governor's Council on Connected and Automated Vehicles analyzes the current legal implications for autonomous and connected vehicles. He discusses 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. He also discusses his work as Chair of the Minnesota Council's Committee on Data and Connectivity, including data-privacy and data-security implications.
  • Recording of Presentation

  • Domestic Violence: Four Contemporaneous Proceedings a Child Abuser May Face
  • January 11, 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 
  • CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit has been approved (#437348). This CLE is also available for on-demand credit. Please see our On-Demand CLEs page.
  • Speaker: Jason Brown, Barna, Guzy & Steffen
    Description: Mr. Brown discussed the four avenues that cases go down after a parent is accused of harming a child: (1) protective services; (2) order for protection; (3) criminal charges; and (4) divorce (custody) implications.
  • Recording of PresentationPresentation Slides.
 
 
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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