On-Demand CLE Videos
Please note: A registration link is provided for each CLE. After you have registered and have listened to the recording, you may report the on-demand course in the OASIS system. You will need to input the date you watched the CLE to get on-demand credit.
- Suicide Awareness and Prevention
CLE CREDIT: One elimination of bias on-demand credit has been approved, 10/3/2019 - 10/3/2021 (#278801). Registration
- The Ethical Impact of Stress
CLE CREDIT: One ethics on-demand credit has been approved, 8/21/2019 - 8/21/2021 (#277910). Registration
Description: Lawyer stress contributes to mental health and ethical problems. In this CLE, Joan Bibelhausen, Director, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, and Tim Burke, Senior Assistant Director, Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board, discuss the unique stressors in the legal profession and how both mental health and ethical issues can arise as a result. Resources based on the Path to Lawyer Well-Being, Practical Recommendations for Positive Change were also offered. Presentation PDF
. Handouts: LCL Resource List - Stress, Lawyer Fatigue, and Client Issues
; LCL Well-being CLE Materials 2019
; LCL Impaired Client CLE Handout
- Housing Court: More Than Evictions
CLE CREDIT: One standard on-demand credit has been approved, 4/9/2019 - 4/9/2021 (#270343). Registration
Description: In this CLE, Hennepin County District Court Referee Melissa J. Houghtaling provides an overview of the types of cases heard in housing court, describes the services provided by the Courts, the county and volunteers, and explores the role of poverty in the evolving housing crisis in Minnesota. This session also touches upon recent changes in Minnesota law related to residential and commercial actions governed by Minnesota Statutes Chapter 504B and the General Rules of Practice for Housing Court. Presentation PDF
- Everything You Need to Know About Trust Accounts
CLE CREDIT: 1.5 ethics on-demand credits have been approved, 11/9/2018 - 11/9/2020 (#264502). Registration
Description: Cassie Hanson, Jennifer Bovitz, & Lynda Nelson from the Lawyers Board of Professional Responsibility deliver a comprehensive guide to operating trust accounts and financial record keeping. This CLE covers setting up trust accounts and types of trust accounts; maintaining required books and records under Rule 1.15(h), MRPC; frequent record-keeping mistakes; handling reconciliations; handling trust account transactions, including deposits and disbursements; trust account overdrafts; discipline for trust account misconduct; and trust account scams. Presentation PDF
- Treatment Courts: Saving Lives, Saving Money
One standard on-demand credit has been approved, 10/1/2018 - 10/1/2020 (#263046). Registration
Description: In this program held on June 19, 2018, Judge Mark Ireland, primary judge for all treatment courts (Adult Substance Abuse Court a/k/a Drug Court, Veterans Treatment Court, DWI Court, and Mental Health Court) for the Second Judicial District, spoke about treatment courts by answering the questions: What are they? Who do they help? Do they really work? Presentation pdf
- The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change
- CLE Credit: One elimination of bias, on-demand credit has been approved, 3/22/2018 - 3/22/2020 (#254797). Registration
- Description: In this program held March 14, 2018, Joan Bibelhausen, Director, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers presents this groundbreaking and comprehensive report with recommendations focusing on five central themes:
- Identifying stakeholders and the role each can play in reducing the level of toxicity in the profession.
- Eliminating the stigma associated with help-seeking behaviors.
- Emphasizing that well-being is an indispensable part of a lawyer's duty of competence.
- Educating lawyers, judges and law students on lawyer well-being issues.
- Taking small, incremental steps to change how law is practiced and how lawyers are regulated to instill greater well-being in the profession.
- Understanding Immigration: Where We Are, How We Got Here, and the Impact on Minnesota’s Justice System
One standard on-demand credit has been approved, 11/9/2017 - 11/9/2019 (#248995). Registration
Description: In this program held on Oct. 17, 2017, Michele Garnett McKenzie, deputy director of The Advocates for Human Rights, explores federal law governing the admission and expulsion of refugees and immigrants and identifies how federal immigration policy impacts Minnesota’s justice system. Presentation pdf
- Help for Attorneys in Crisis: Dealing with Lawyer Addiction and Impairment
CLE CREDIT: One ethics, on-demand credit has been approved, 4/27/2017 - 4/27/2019 (#238267).
This CLE has also been renewed for one ethics, on-demand credit, 4/27/2019 - 4/27/2021 (#271989). Registration
Description: In this program, held
April 19, 2017, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm, Joan Bibelhausen, Executive Director, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, discusses how to recognize and obtain help when you, a work colleague, or other professional colleagues may have a substance use, mental health or another issue that affects behavior, conduct and performance. Topics include understanding the issues, approaching the lawyer (including interventions), arranging assistance such as treatment, and practice management issues during and following a reduced work schedule or leave of absence. Colleagues can save careers, families, and lives. Presentation (pdf)
and Handouts: Selected Resources
and Chronic Stress, Trauma, Mental Health and Addiction in the Legal Profession
- Working Effectively with Muslims
CLE CREDIT: One elimination of bias, on-demand credit has been approved, 5/2/2017 - 5/2/2019 (#238340). This CLE has also been renewed for one elimination of bias, on-demand credit, 5/2/2019 - 5/2/2021 (#271990). Registration
Description: In this program, held February 21, 2017, Imani Jaafar, Director - Office of Police Conduct Review, City of Minneapolis – Department of Civil Rights discusses basic Islamic beliefs, common misconceptions, local and worldwide demographics, cultural educational challenges, and practical tips for assisting Muslims. PowerPoint Presentation (pdf)
and Handout (pdf)
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.