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New Lawyer Essentials CLEs

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2017 New Lawyers Leadership CLE Bundle

5.0 Standard and 1.0 Ethics CLE credits

Whether you're a big law, small firm or solo practitioner, in the public or private sector, leadership and career development is likely on your mind.  In this CLE bundle, you will hear from diverse and thought-provoking speakers, and gain practical and insightful tips for a well-rounded career.

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A Beginner's Guide to Dealing with the DUI

1.0 Standard CLE credit

A step-by-step discussion from getting pulled over, the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, the blood, breath, or urine tests through to the Implied Consent Hearings and Trials.


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  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Criminal Law
Alternative Legal Models

1.0 Standard CLE credit

Panelists will go beyond the “billable hour” to discuss alternative legal models outside the traditional practice of law, including alternative solo and small practices, attorney freelancing, as well as alternative fee arrangements and billing models. 

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  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Practice Management & Marketing
DWI - What You Need to Know and How Document Assembly Can Help You

1.5 Standard CLE credit


This course is geared toward the non-criminal defense practitioner or new lawyer whom is considering entering the criminal defense arena, or wants to be competent enough to help family and friends. The course provides a general overview of the criminal case process and procedures, as well as some important, necessary details that will educate the non-criminal defense and/or new lawyer with satisfactory knowledge to speak intelligently and competently with a prospective client. 

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  • Criminal Law
  • New Lawyer Essentials
Law and Technology - The Ethics of the Practice of Law in the 21st Century

1.0 Ethics CLE credit

In this session, Todd Scott and Joe Kaczrowski cover several topics of concern for lawyers starting or operating a law practice today including the practical applications of the tech competence requirement in the Rules of Professional Conduct.

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  • Practice Management
  • Technology
  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Ethics
Litigating a Malpractice Claim From The New Lawyers’ Perspective

1.0 Standard CLE credit

Liz Fors will discus  her experiences working as a medical malpractice litigation associate on the landmark verdict she secured with her colleagues in Edward Bermingham IV v. Patricia Eid NP el al.

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  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Litigation
Myth of the Digital Native

1.0 Standard CLE credit

Casey will discuss the ‘myth of the digital native’ – a convincing argument for improving attorneys’ depth of knowledge in the applications most commonly used by attorneys. 

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  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Technology
Navigating Practice Transitions

1.0 Standard CLE credit

Our panel will discuss how to successfully navigate a variety of practice transitions, including transitioning laterally, from public to private (or vice versa), or private to in-house. 

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  • Practice Management & Marketing
  • New Lawyer Essentials
On the Path to Lawyer Well-Being

1.0 Standard CLE credit

In collaboration with the MSBA Life and Law Committee and Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, the members of our panel will discuss how newer lawyers – the next generation of legal professionals – can make changes in tomorrow’s legal environment. 

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  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Wellness
Pre-trial Basics, or How to NOT Screw up the Actual Trial and Keep your Partner Happy

1.0 Standard CLE credit


Our seasoned panelists will cover topics like pre-trial strategies, negotiation skills, and settlement talks so you are set up for success. You will hear perspectives from two partners and one associate.


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  • Litigation
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Roberts Rules: Parliamentary Law in Real Life Meetings

1.5 Standard CLE credit

Productive meetings start with a basic understanding of the rules that structure efficient process and decision-making.  Every lawyer should know the basics of parliamentary law and procedure, including Roberts Rules of Order, in order to participate effectively. 

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  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • nonprofit
Smarty-Pants, Smarty-Pants - Expert Testimony in Your Next Contested Case

1.0 Standard CLE credit

This CLE will review key practice tips for discovering, presenting and confronting the testimony of specially-skilled witnesses in your next contested case. This course will be a useful skill builder for any new administrative lawyer as well as a handy refresher for any litigator who is appearing in court on behalf of clients. 

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  • Litigation
  • Public Law
  • New Lawyer Essentials
Solo: A Law Practice Story

1.0 Standard CLE credit

Join an adventure into the solo attorney world and hear from two attorneys who have made the jump to light speed (and, perhaps, escaped the Empire). 

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  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Small Firm Practice
That's Why They Call It Practicing Law

1.0 Standard CLE credit

Attorneys can improve their craft, if they are willing to learn how to apply principles of great customer service. This practical session will encourage lawyers to do the ordinary tasks better. 

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  • Practice Management
  • Small Firm Practice
  • New Lawyer Essentials
Trial Ready Checklist

1.0 Standard credit

Pre-trial is over, the case didn’t settle, your trial date is set - now what? This short course will take you through what you need to think about and do to successfully and effectively prepare for your rapidly approaching trial. We will briefly review pre-trial and trial motions, voir dire, evidentiary and witness considerations, jury charge and verdict form issues, and protecting the record for appeal.

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  • Litigation
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