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Minnesota State Law Library Continuing Legal Education Programs

Autonomous Vehicles: Driving Liability Assessments, Shifting Legal Fault, and Steering Criminal and Privacy Implications
  • Date/Time: Feb. 6, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Minnesota Judicial Center, room 230
  • Speaker: Damien Riehl is a technology lawyer with experience in complex litigation, software design, data privacy, and security. After clerking for the chief judges of the Minnesota Court of Appeals (Chief Judge Edward Toussaint) and U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota (Chief Judge Michael J. Davis), he practiced in complex litigation for a decade at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi. He is currently a Vice President at Stroz Friedberg, managing digital forensics and cybersecurity (both reactive and proactive) to bolster clients' data security. 
  • Description: Self-driving vehicles are coming - and in some respects, they're already here. Our roads already have vehicles with automated-driving technologies, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released guidelines that seek to further accelerate the technology's adoption and deployment. As such, lawyers, judges, lawmakers, and policymakers must decide how they will react to this seismic societal shift: laissez faire, allowing development through common law, or proactively shaped through regulation or legislation? Damien Riehl will discuss the legal implications of what the NHTSA says may be "the greatest personal transportation revolution since the popularization of the personal automobile nearly a century ago." Topics include 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. 
  • CLE Credit: One standard credit will be applied for.
The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change
  • Date/Time: March 14, 12:00 pm – 1:00pm
  • Location: Minnesota Judicial Center, room 230
  • Speaker: Joan Bibelhausen, Director, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers
  • Description: Joan will speak about this groundbreaking and comprehensive report, released in August 2017. It was created by the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being, a coalition of entities from the American Bar Association and throughout the profession.  It contains 44 recommendations for seven groups of stakeholders along with a plan for action.
  • CLE Credit: One elimination of bias credit will be applied for.
Baseball Law
  • Date/Time: April 4, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Location: Minnesota Judicial Center, room 230
  • Speaker:  Marshall Tanick, Helmuth & Johnson, PLLC. For 35 years, Marshall H. Tanick has represented clients in a wide variety of legal matters, with emphasis on employment law; constitutional law, including defamation, privacy, and other communications; education law; animal law; pet law; land law; and business disputes. As much a student of law as a practitioner of it, Marshall stays abreast of legal trends and the latest case law by teaching at area law schools, conducting continuing legal education classes, and writing extensively for law and business publications. He also welcomes the opportunity to take on difficult cases.  
  • Description: Mr. Tanick will present a review of important and interesting cases about baseball law in Minnesota from the early 1900's to today. The cases range from employment law to zoning. 
  • CLE Credit: One standard credit will be applied for.
Law Day Topic: Separation of Powers
  • Date/Time: May 1, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Minnesota Judicial Center, room 230
  • Speakers: Matt Gehring and Ben Weeks, MN House Research Department
  • Description: Description is coming soon. 
  • CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit will be applied for. 
Drug Courts
  • Date & Time: June 19, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Minnesota Judicial Center, room 230
  • Speaker:  Judge Mark Ireland, Second Judicial District 
  • Description:  Description is coming soon. 
  • CLE Credit: One standard 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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