One Profession 9th Judicial District

When:  Mar 22, 2019 from 08:00 to 16:00 (CT)

Preregistraton has closed.  Walk-ins are welcome; we'll see you in Bemidji.

One Profession – Ninth District

Sandford Center, Bemidji, Minnesota 

8:00 - 8:30 Light Breakfast and Networking

8:30 Welcome Address from MSBA President, Paul Godfrey

8:45 - 9:15 Supreme Court Updates

9:15 - 10:15 Breakout Session ONE

    • Top 10 Employment Law Mistakes with V. John Ella
    • Minnesota Legal Trends - A Look at the Legal Services Landscape and Consumers of Legal Services with Joe Kaczrowski

10:45 - 11:30 Special presentation by Appellate Judges Renee Worke and Heidi Schellhas

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 Break

12:45 - 1:45  After the break, Dr. Statz will moderate a spirited discussion about how to encourage more legal professionals to serve in the Northland. Panelists include:

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 district.

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 Greater Minnesota.

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 communities.

2:15 - 3:15  Breakout Session TWO

Criminal Law with Sam Edmunds

Path to Lawyer Well Being with Joan Bibelhausen

3:15  Closing Remarks

Other Goings-On

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.

BONUS CLEs: 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

Cost:  $25.00

Minnesota State Bar Association

Lawyers Concered for Lawyers
14th and 15th District Bar Association

Labor and Employment Law Section

Questions? Contact:
Mike Carlson | 612-278-6336




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