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Minnesota State Law Library Continuing Legal Education Programs

Upcoming CLEs:

  • RAV v. St. Paul: Its History and Legacy
    • Date and Time: June 27, 2017, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    • Speaker: Chief Judge Edward Cleary, Minnesota Court of Appeals
    • Date and Time: June 27, 2017, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    • Location: Minnesota Judicial Center, room 230
    • Description: This month is the 25 year anniversary of R.A.V. v. St. Paul. It remains the most cited US Supreme Court case that originated in Minnesota in the State’s history. Chief Judge Cleary was the lead (and arguing) counsel for R.A.V. from his first appearance in Ramsey County District Court in June of 1990 until the US Supreme Court’s opinion was issued in June of 1992. He will give a background of the beginnings of the case and the legal arguments presented at each stage of the case: the District Court in June 1990; the Minnesota Supreme Court in December 1990; the preparation for the US Supreme Court after the Court accepted review in June of 1991; and the argument before the United States Supreme Court in December 1991, as well as discuss the landmark opinion that followed. Suggested reading: Chaplinsky v. the State of New Hampshire, 315 US 568 (1942); Brandenburg v. Ohio, 395 US 444 (1969); Texas v. Johnson, 491 US 397 (1989); R.A.V. v. St. Paul, 505 US 377 (1992).
    • CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit has been applied for (#240664). 
  •  Everything You Wanted to Know about the Administrative Consequences of a DWI
    • Date and Time: September 20, 2017, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    • Speaker: Jody Oscarson, Impaired Driving Program Coordinator, Dept. of Public Safety
    • Location: Minnesota Judicial Center, room 230
    • Description: Jody will talk about how a DWI affects driver’s license and driving record, and what administrative actions are taken by the Department of Public Safety when a person is charged with DWI criminally. 
    • CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit will be applied for.  
  • Understanding Immigration: Where We Are, How We Got Here, and the Impact on Minnesota’s Justice System
    • Date and Time: Oct. 17, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    • Speaker: Michele Garnett McKenzie is deputy director at The Advocates for Human Rights. She leads the organization's research, education, and advocacy team and is responsible for advocacy on The Advocates' domestic priority issues, including migration and human trafficking. She joined the staff of The Advocates in 1999 as an attorney representing asylum seekers and detained immigrants. She later managed the asylum, detention, and walk-in clinic projects in addition to policy advocacy relating to immigration.
    • Location: Minnesota Judicial Center, room 230
    • Description: Minnesota’s immigrant population has tripled since 1990. Today nearly 460,000 Minnesotans were born outside the U.S. – including an estimated 90,000 undocumented Minnesotans – and 1 in 6 Minnesota children have at least one immigrant parent. The CLE will explore the federal law which governs the admission and expulsion of refugees and immigrants and identify how federal immigration policy impacts Minnesota’s justice system.
    • CLE credit: One standard credit will be applied for. 
  • Brewery Law 101
    • Date/Time: Nov. 14, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Location: Minnesota Judicial Center, room 230
    • Speaker:  Jeffrey O’Brien, an attorney with Chestnut Cambronne, has represented dozens of Minnesota breweries.
    • Description: TBA
    • 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, liz.reppe@courts.state.mn.us. 
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