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Minnesota State Law Library Continuing Legal Education Programs

Everything You Need to Know About Trust Accounts
  • Date & Time: October 31, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Location: Minnesota Judicial Center, room 230.
  • Speaker:  Cassie Hanson, Jennifer Bovitz, & Lynda Nelson from the Lawyers Board of Professional Responsibility  
  • Description: This program will be a comprehensive guide to operating trust accounts and financial record keeping from the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility. This CLE will cover setting up trust accounts and types of trust accounts; maintaining required books and records under Rule 1.15(h), MRPC; frequent recordkeeping mistakes; handling reconciliations; handling trust account transactions, including deposits and disbursements; trust account overdrafts; discipline for trust account misconduct; and trust account scams. Related: Other People's Money: Operating Lawyer Trust Accounts
  • CLE Credit: 1.5 ethics CLE credits have been approved (#263226).
  • Registration: None needed for in-person attendance. To attend via webinar, register online.  
The Law and Legacy of World War I in Minnesota: How the 'Great War' Still Affects Us Today
  • Date & Time: November 13, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Minnesota Judicial Center, room 230
  • Speaker:  Marshall H. Tanick is an attorney with the law firm Meyer Njus Tanick. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and Stanford Law School and is certified as a Senior Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association. In addition to his law practice, he is an avid historian and educator on Constitutional Law and history. 
  • Description: The program will review a number of legal cases in Minnesota that affected World War I, were impacted by the War, and continue to affect our lives today on the centennial of the end of "The War to End All Wars." 
  • CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit will be applied for.
Untangled: Tips to Eliminate the Knots in Legal Writing
  • Date & Time: December 4, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Minnesota Judicial Center, room 230
  • Speakers: Professor Julie Oseid of University of St. Thomas Law School, Randall Tietjen of Robins Kaplan LLP, and moderator Judge Eric L. Lipman of the Office of Administrative Hearings
  • Description: In this CLE, Professor Julie Oseid and Randall Tietjen will outline methods of untangling clunky, hidebound legal writing. The session, moderated by Judge Eric L. Lipman, will also touch upon the professional and ethical duty to write well. The hour will be helpful to judges, court staff and any lawyer who puts pen to paper. 
  • CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit will be applied for.
Recordings of past CLEs are available in our CLE Archive
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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