October practicelaw Conference

When:  Oct 1, 2020 from 08:00 to 17:00 (CT)

October 1 - 31. In the month of October, MSBA hosts the virtual practicelaw Conference. Register here for access to the conference community where you can sign up for dozens of live and on-demand CLEs, social events, and meetings.

The MSBA’s practicelaw library is resources developed by members for members. Contributions from members include sample pleadings, visualizations, forms, and more. practicelaw contributors are helping members meet the challenges of a 21st Century legal practice. So, this year's conference includes three tracks; one for each leg of the Delta Model of legal competency:

  • Legal: Legal Writing and Research tips for delivering on the demands of today’s legal practice. Speakers in this track include Karin Ciano, Faris Rashid, Aaron Knoll, Karen Westwood and more.
  • Business Operations: Fundamentals of project management, data analytics, design thinking, and other core disciplines. Speakers in this track include Manjeet Rege, Damien Riehl, Vlad Eidelman, Leanne Fuith, Terri Krivosha, and more.
  • Personal Effectiveness: Understanding the business case for diversity, emotional intelligence, effective communication and relationship management. Speakers in this track include Sharon Press, Karin Ciano, Joan Bibelhausen and many more.


  • Alyson Carrel is faculty at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, teaching through the nationally-ranked Center on Negotiation and Mediation. For the past two years, she led the law school's legal technology & innovation initiatives as the Assistant Dean of Law & Technology. In these roles, she received a grant to purchase wearable cameras for my negotiation simulation courses, a fellowship to integrate the A2J Author platform in my mediation advocacy clinic, and launched TEaCH LAW, a demonstration series for instructional technology. Today, as part of a small working group of individuals from Thomson Reuters, Michigan State, Suffolk, and Vanderbilt law schools, she is developing a new client-driven lawyering model for the 21st century that recognizes the importance of technology fluency and emotional intelligence in the delivery of legal services—the Delta Model. 

Social Events

  • Minecraft Build Competition
  • Networking and Informational Roundtables
  • Sign up for your LinkedIn Audit with Red Fox Social
  • Form Builder. Help us build a Commercial Lease Agreement Tool or send us your recommendation for a new build.


  • MSBA Members: $99
  • Non-Members: $495
  • Students: $15
  • Developers: $75 - All you need to do to get the 'developer rate' is to sign up for the conference's event, Intro to practicelaw Development. In this session we'll talk about how to use the developers' community to collaborate on the development of resources for the practicelaw library. (It's fun. I promise.)  Use campaign code PLAWDEV when you register. Discount available to members only.