Preregistraton has closed. Walk-ins are
welcome; we'll see you in Bemidji.
One Profession – Ninth
8:30 Light Breakfast and Networking
Address from MSBA President, Paul Godfrey
8:45 - 9:15 Supreme Court Updates
9:15 - 10:15 Breakout Session ONE
10:45 - 11:30 Special presentation by Appellate Judges Renee Worke and Heidi
KEYNOTE: Sustaining Rural MN Legal Communities featuring Dr. Michele Statz and our panel of professionals, each
of whom has a unique perspective on the challenges associated with encouraging
attorneys to serve in Greater Minnesota
11:30 - 12:15
Keynote presentation from Dr. Michele Statz. Dr.
Statz is an anthropologist of law and Assistant Professor,
Department of Family Medicine and BioBehavioral Health at UMN Medical School,
Duluth. Dr. Statz will share insights from recent research regarding
access to legal services in the Northland.
12:15 - 12:45 Lunch
12:45 - 1:45
the break, Dr. Statz will moderate a spirited discussion about how to
encourage more legal professionals to serve in the Northland. Panelists
Judge Tamara L.
Yon is Assistant Chief Judge for the Ninth Judicial District. Judge
Yon was appointed by Governor Tim Pawlenty in 2006. Judge Yon will
share key district court updates including a review of
recent challenges for recruiting judges in her
Karin Ciano is lawyer, writer, teacher, and
Executive Director of the Collaborative Community Law Initiative, a
St.Paul-based legal incubator. Karin co-authored draft legislation that
forgives student debt for attorneys who promise to serve in
Leanne Fuith is Dean of the Career and
Professional Development and Visiting Professor at Mitchell Hamline
School of Law. Leanne previously practiced business law, employment law, and
commercial and employment litigation at Laurie & Laurie. Leanne
will discuss how hybrid legal education prepares students for practice and
helps rural communities retain their local talent.
Kelly Asche is Researcher for the Center for
Rural Policy and Development. Kelly will help us understand the research
which describes the reasons why families move to rural
2:15 - 3:15
Law with Sam Edmunds
Path to Lawyer Well
Being with Joan Bibelhausen
3:15 Closing Remarks
Video Day: All participants are
invited to sign up for a 15-minute session with our videographer. All
attendees (not just members!) get the 50% MSBA member
discount. Video is a great way to promote your practice, your program, or
your business. For more on Video Day and to schedule your time, see
our Video Day Page.
MSBA Tech Talks: Do
you have questions about practice management software? About law firm
security? What about, document assembly, data analytics or artificial
intelligence...? Stop by the MSBA table to chat with Joe Kaczrowski, MSBA's
Senior Director of Technology.
Ninth District Judges
Meeting, 8 - Noon in the Lakeview Room, Sanford Center
MSBA Council Meeting
will take place the afternoon of 3/21.
Registrants get access to two additional CLE webinars for FREE. Stay
tuned for more.
~5.75 CLE Credits
to be applied for including 1.5 EOB and 1 Ethics
Minnesota State Bar
Lawyers Concered for Lawyers
14th and 15th District Bar Association
and Employment Law Section
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