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  • 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). 
    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 colleague may have a substance use, mental health or other 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.
  • Working Effectively with Muslims
  • CLE CREDIT: One elimination of bias, on-demand credit has been approved, 5/2/2017 - 5/2/2019. (#238340).
  • 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.
  • Best Hearing Practices in Contested Agency Cases 
    CLE CREDIT: One standard, on-demand credit has been approved, 11/17/2016 - 11/17/2018 (#231038).
    PowerPoint Presentation (pdf) and Handout (pdf)  
    Description: This program held October 18, 2016 , featured Judge Eric Lipman, Administrative Law Judge with the Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings. Judge Lipman detailed a series of best practices for those who litigate contested cases before the Office of Administrative Hearings.  His view from the bench could inform how you prepare for your next case, regardless of the forum. 
  • The Prevalence of Substance Use & Other Mental Health Concerns Among American Attorneys - Ethical Perspectives 
    CLE CREDIT: One ethics, on-demand credit has been approved 6/26/2016 - 6/26/2018 (#222441).  
    Powerpoint Presentation, ABA and Hazelden Study Summary; Mental Health and Addiction in the Legal Profession; List of Selected Resources
  • Description: The speaker Joan Bibelhausen, is the Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers. This program is based on the February 2016 article of the same name published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine. Discussion will cover the findings of the ABA/Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation study and what they mean for the legal profession. Now that these findings are recognized nationwide what are the ethical obligations and considerations that arise?
  • Sovereignty Movement in Minnesota  
  • CLE CREDIT: One standard, on-demand credit  has been approved, 5/26/2016 - 5/26/2018 (#221767).
  • Handout  
  • Description: Our speaker will be Mary McComb, Associate Warden Administration, MCF-Stillwater, Department of Corrections. Ms. McComb will focus her presentation on: 1. Theoretical underpinnings of the sovereign theory - 14th amendment interpretation. 2. Theoretical basis for financial fraud aspects - US going off the gold standard.

  • Tribal Sovereignty and Tribal Courts  
    CLE CREDIT: One elimination of bias credit has been approved for on-demand credit, 3/18/2016 - 3/18/2018 (#217334).  
  • Powerpoint Presentation  
  • Description: The speakers will be Joseph F. Halloran and Michael L. Murphy from the Jacobson Law Group. They will talk about tribal sovereignty and tribal governmental authority. In addition, the program will include a discussion of tribal courts in Minnesota. 

  • Minnesota Legislative History Research 
    CLE CREDIT: One law office management CLE credit has been approved for on-demand credit, 12/14/2015 - 12/14/2017 (#213516). 
    Powerpoint Presentation and  Handout
  • Description: The speaker is Liz Reppe, Minnesota State Law Librarian. The speaker will talk about the process of doing Minnesota legislative history research. She will cover the resources available (print, online and audio tape) and where to find them. She will also include a discussion of where else to look for information when legislative documents do not provide the detail you are seeking.

  • Consequences of Criminal Records 
    CLE CREDIT: One elimination of bias CLE credit has been approved for on-demand credit, 10/29/2015 - 10/29/2017 (#212140).
  • Description: The speakers are Emily Baxter and Josh Esmay. Emily is the Director of We Are All Criminals and a Fellow at the University of Minnesota Law School's Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice. Josh Esmay is the Director of Public Policy and Advocacy at the Council on Crime and Justice.  Emily will talk about society's perception of what it means to be a criminal and how much weight a record should be given. She will speak about the differences in the way we treat people with and without criminal records and will present data on the racial and economic disparities these practices create. Josh will speak about the role of expungement as a critical remedy to the collateral consequences of criminal records. 
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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