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Minnesota State Law Library Continuing Legal Education Programs

 

Legal Research Series: State Law Library Resources (webinar only)

Interrupting Bias while Surviving & Thriving in Challenging Times (webinar only)
  • Date/Time: February 16, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • 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 will identify normal feelings, reactions, and behaviors, and recognize when they are cause for concern. It will examine the role of stigma and bias in preventing us from asking for and accessing help for mental health issues. The program will also identify tools to cope and to thrive while developing and enhancing skills to identify and address individual needs.
  • CLE Credit: One elimination of bias CLE credit has been applied for (#339931).
  • Registration: Please register using this webinar registration form.

Appellate Practice: Tips from Behind the Scenes - A Conversation with Staff Attorneys from the Minnesota Court of Appeals (webinar only)
  • Date/Time: March 10, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Speakers: Cindy Lehr, Kari Crone, Jeff Simard, and Mike Kunkel, Staff Attorneys, Minnesota Court of Appeals
  • Description: TBD
  • CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit will be applied for.
  • Registration: Please register using this webinar registration form.
 
Ethics, Mental Health, and Social Media in the Legal Profession (webinar only)
  • Date/Time: April 13, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Speakers: Bob Schuneman, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers
  • Description: Even before the COVID-19 Pandemic, lawyers relied heavily on smartphones and related technologies. Since the start of the pandemic, attorney reliance on technology has increased exponentially, becoming a necessary part of the practice of law today. This program explores the concept of over-reliance on, or even addiction to, smartphones and similar devices, along with ethical issues potentially implicated.
  • CLE Credit: One ethics CLE credit will be applied for.
  • Registration: Please register using this webinar registration form.

Legal Research Series: Minnesota Legislative History Research (webinar only)
  • Date/Time: April 29, 2021, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
  • Description: This CLE will provide 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.
  • CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit will be applied for.
  • Registration: Please register using this webinar registration form.

The Trouble with Eyewitness Testimony (webinar only)
  • Date/Time: May 18, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Speakers: Jevon Bindman, Associate, Maslon LLP; David Herr, of Counsel, Maslon LLP; Julie Jonas, Legal Director, Innocence Project of Minnesota
  • Description: The presentation will discuss 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.
  • CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit will be applied for.
  • Registration: Please register using this webinar registration form.
 
First Amendment Anniversaries: Near v. Minnesota and Cohen v. Cowles Media (webinar only)
  • Date/Time: June 8, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Speaker: Marshall Tanick, Meyer Njus Tanick
  • 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 will cover Near v. Minnesota, 283 US 697 (1931) and Cohen v. Cowles Media, 501 US 663 (1991).
  • CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit will be applied for.
  • Registration: Please register using this webinar registration form.

Legal Research Series: Minnesota Court Records Online (webinar only) - Postponed
  • Date/Time: TBD
  • Description: Since the introduction of Minnesota Public Access (MPA), users could only view registers of actions for district court cases online and still had to visit a courthouse to access the case documents. The Judicial Branch will be gradually replacing MPA with Minnesota Court Records Online (MCRO), which will allow for remote access to certain documents in district court cases. This half-hour CLE will provide an overview of the new court records system and the types of records available.
  • CLE Credit: 0.5 standard CLE credits will be applied for.
  • Registration: Registration information will be provided at a later date.
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, liz.reppe@courts.state.mn.us. 
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