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$29.95 MSBA MEMBERS
$64.95 NON-MSBA MEMBERS

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Criminal Law CLEs

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A Transformative Vision for Youth Justice

1.0 Standard CLE Credits

Is Minnesota’s current youth justice system meeting its statutory intent? At its core, is it meeting the needs of youth, our community, or broader conceptions of “public safety”? If not, what can be done? Join restorative practitioners for a conversation about transformative justice and the current work happening to reimagine Minnesota’s youth justice system and apply frameworks of transformative justice to interactions with youth.

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  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
Avoiding Burnout as an Ethical Imperative

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

Ethics Narrative: With all we have been through these last two years both in our professional and personal lives, many lawyers are feeling exhausted, discouraged, stressed, and "burned out." We know that burnout, and the chronic workplace stress that leads to it, has a significant impact on our lives and our health but may not realize the impact it has on our ability to be meet the ethical standards of our profession.

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  • Criminal Law
Barriers After Bars | Serving Formerly Incarcerated Clients with Less Bias

1.0 Elimination of Bias Credit

The objective of this program is to educate attorneys in Minnesota to identify and eliminate biases against formerly incarcerated clients, who are disproportionately Native, Black, and poor. We will familiarize attorneys with incarceration and post-release issues in Minnesota, encourage attorneys to actively inspect their own and others’ biases, and provide practical training on how to address and eliminate these biases through a better and deeper understanding of the reentry experience.

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  • CATEGORY
  • Elimination of Bias
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
Cell Phones Are the New DNA | The Emerging Role of Mobile Device Forensics in Wrongful Conviction Exonerations

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

New evidence produced from testing using new, innovative technology can open the door to judicial action for wrongful conviction review and exonerations. For decades DNA testing was the most popular and effective example of new technology. Now mobile device forensics is emerging as an effective alternative to watch, or even the most promising form of new evidence, because of its speed of technology innovation and adoption, also its support of a diversified number of proof vectors as compared to DNA.

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  • Criminal Law
  • Technology
Courthouse Facility Dogs | Now an International Practice for Improving the Justice System

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In 2004, utilizing a facility dog to help people better engage with victim advocates, investigators, attorneys, and judges during the investigation and prosecution of crimes was considered an absurd idea. Since then, case law and scientific research has shown that the utilizations of these dogs are an effective way to reduce emotional trauma and has become a mainstream practice around the world. 

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  • Litigation
  • Criminal Law
Discussing No Knock Warrants | The policy, the law, and alternatives

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Join our panel of experts as they discuss the use of no-knock warrants in Minnesota and what alternatives exist.

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  • Criminal Law
Diversion of Somali and African Youth from the Juvenile Court System in Hennepin County

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In 2004, Abdi Ali met a young Somali woman and an Oromo teenager at a homeless youth shelter in North Minneapolis. Abdi’s realization that there were significant cultural hurdles for many of the youth in these underserved communities led to a Human Rights Fellowship from the Otto Bremmer Foundation in 2006 to better understand the causes of Somali youth and the cultural responsiveness of the organizations that work with them.

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  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
Don’t Expunge Noncitizen Court Files

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In general, expunging noncitizen court files can lead to future immigration difficulties. This CLE will explain why that is the case, and what to do in rare instances when expunging a noncitizen court file is absolutely necessary.
 
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  • Immigration Law
  • Criminal Law
From Juvenile to Youth, Justice and Wellness Divisions | Ramsey County’s Journey to Approach Juvenile Justice from a more restorative perspective

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The Office of the Ramsey County Attorney has been on a journey to re-imagine justice for youth.  To that end the Office has worked in partnership with the community and system stake holders to work towards addressing the disparities in that exist in the Juvenile Justice System. This will be an overview of the process we have undertaken to explore the current practices and develop a restorative approach for working with youth that are referred to our office from law enforcement.

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  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
Fundamentals of Handling DWI Cases

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This CLE will cover the essentials of handling DWIs, including what to tell clients when they are pulled over, how to review the case and legal issues, priorities for both prosecutors and defense attorneys, and approaches to obtaining the best results.

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  • Criminal Law
Is Minnesota Ready to Legalize Adult-Use Marijuana?

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Now that the DFL has seized control of the Minnesota House, Senate and Governor’s mansion, it appears that Minnesota is poised to legalize adult-use marijuana. Learn what that may mean for Minnesota businesses and the economy. Even if Minnesota legalizes marijuana in 2023, it likely would take several years to implement the new program. In the interim, the Legislature likely will place additional guardrails on newly legal hemp-derived THC products. Learn about what those new restrictions might mean for Minnesota businesses and consumers.

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  • Criminal Law
  • Business Law
Recent SCOTUS Decisions on Gun Control and Miranda Rights Explained

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

On the heels of recent SCOTUS decisions regarding Miranda, firearms, and/or other rulings that impact the practice of Criminal law, this CLE hopes to offer clarification on what has actually changed, what has not, and what is yet to be seen. The Criminal Law Section and the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL ) is co-hosting this timely presentation.

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  • Criminal Law
Restorative Justice for Youth in the 3rd District

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit 

The presenters will share the history of Three Rivers Restorative Justice (TRRJ), describe how Victim Offender Conferencing (VOC) is being implemented, and look at where and how it is being used in the 3rd Judicial District.  Plans for the future will also be discussed.

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  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
Suicide Awareness and Prevention

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Lawyer Wellness CLE Series

Presented by Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers and co-sponsored by the Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, and Solo Small Practice Experience Sections

The stress lawyers face is a predictor for depression, and untreated depression is the #1 predictor for suicide. Lawyers must also deal with the fact that clients can be suicidal. This program will help you understand the facts and myths about suicide; recognize signs and indicators for clinical depression, anxiety, and suicide; and provide resources and a protocol for offering and seeking help to prevent suicide.

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  • CATEGORY
  • Elimination of Bias
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Wellness
Three City Perspectives of Restorative Court

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Minneapolis, Brooklyn Park, and as of June 1, 2022, Bloomington have restorative court.  Each city had unique experiences getting their court up and running and each city has unique issues restorative court addresses.  Join Amanda Grossmann, Heidi Johnston and Wendy Murphy as they discuss their city’s restorative court experience, process and goals.

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  • Criminal Law
Toward a More Perfect Union | The Constitution in Times of Change

1.0 Standard CLE Credit


A Celebration of Law Day | The Legacy of Roe v. Wade


The Supreme Court’s 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade holding that a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion is a fundamental constitutional right has been continuously questioned. Subsequent decisions have weakened Roe, including the Court’s 1992 in Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, although the Court did reaffirm Roe’s central holding that a woman has a fundamental right to choose to have an abortion prior to viability. This term, the Court heard arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which directly presents with the issue of whether Roe should be overruled. This program will explore the implications the forthcoming decision in the case.

This program was presented in collaboration with the Ramsey County Law Library and in celebration of Law Day.

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  • CATEGORY
  • Public Law
  • Litigation
  • Criminal Law