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Pricing Per On Demand CLE

$29.95 MSBA MEMBERS
$64.95 NON-MSBA MEMBERS

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Public Law CLEs

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“I Can’t Pay That”| Handling Overpayments

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Many claimants face an overpayment of benefits for one reason or another. This session will review some of the strategies to have SSA waive the overpayment or minimize monthly payments. We will also discuss briefly how to handle delays in processing waivers and mandamus.

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  • Public Law
10 Litigation Tips for Defending Minnesota Public Employers

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Public employers sued in civil litigation face unique challenges and may assert unique defenses. They are exposed to a wider array of claims than private employers. They benefit from an array of immunities, but sorting through which ones apply can be daunting, and securing the benefits of them at the most meaningful time—pre-discovery dismissal of a complaint—can be challenging.

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  • CATEGORY
  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Public Law
A 2022 Preview to Legislative Goals from Across the Energy Regulatory Spectrum

1.5 Standard CLE Credits

Please join us for a 2022 legislative overview and energy policy discussion.  After the presentation, we will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in a dialogue with the panel.  This is a great opportunity for Public Utilities Section members to engage in direct dialogue with the officials most responsible for setting Minnesota energy policy.

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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
  • Public Law
A Series of Unfortunate Events | Planning for and Responding to Natural Disasters in Your Community

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Communities throughout Minnesota must be prepared for natural disasters before they strike. Climate change is increasingly seen as causing extreme weather events for which communities must be prepared. Learn about what communities can do now to plan for disasters and ensure they remain resilient. Communities also need to be ready to respond to disasters. Understand the legal framework under State law for responding to emergencies and disasters.  Learn best practices in drafting agreements for intergovernmental cooperation. Know your client’s potential liability when requesting or providing assistance in disasters.

  • CATEGORY
  • Public Law
  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
Antitrust and Privacy Collide | Understanding Epic v. Apple

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Join us to discuss the controversial Epic v. Apple case, and the new intersection between antitrust law and privacy. In the digital economy, personal data often drives competition between online search, social media and applications services. Are technology giants using their size to protect or erode our online privacy on these services? Could user privacy protection be a defense to anticompetitive conduct?

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  • Technology
  • Public Law
Fun with Property Tax Appeals

2.0 Standard CLE Credits

This 2-hour CLE covers a wide variety of property tax appeal topics. The first hour will be a presentation by the three judges of the Minnesota Tax Court, offering insight and updates from the bench. The second hour will be a panel of practitioners, both petitioners and county representatives, covering the life of a tax court petition.

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  • Public Law
  • Tax Law
  • Real Property
How to be a Successful Attorney in Government Practice

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Hear from a panel of public sector professionals on their backgrounds and how they came into their current positions. Panelists will share advice on how to navigate a career in public law as a new attorney. This is a great opportunity for new lawyers and law students interested in public law to learn about various careers in the public sector as well as tips for building a successful career in this practice area.

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  • CATEGORY
  • New Lawyer Essentials
  • Public Law
New Laws | 2023 Legislative Session Recap

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Join us for an in-depth review of the recently completed Minnesota legislative session. It was a historical session that produced major changes in many areas of civil and criminal law. MSBA lobbyist Bryan Lake will give an overview of the new laws that will transform the state and impact a wide variety of practice areas.

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  • Public Law
  • New Lawyer Essentials
Proposed Changes to the Minnesota Veterans Homes Administrative Rules

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs has issued proposed changes to Minnesota Rules Chapter 9050, pertaining to the administration of the Minnesota Veterans Homes.  A hearing is scheduled for January 31, 2022 at 9:30 AM on the proposed changes.  Many of these changes are significant, including altering wait list criteria, eligibility for admission, and the discharge process.  As proposed, the rules will have a great and adverse impact on veterans and their families who may need to receive long-term care services at the Veterans Homes. 

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  • Military and Veterans Law
  • Public Law
Scope of Judicial Review of Administrative Decisions in Minnesota

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Panelists will review the six bases for judicial review under Minnesota Statutes, Section 14.69: in violation of constitutional provisions; in excess of the statutory authority or jurisdiction of the agency; made upon unlawful procedure; affected by other error of law; unsupported by substantial evidence in view of the entire record as submitted; with special attention paid to “arbitrary or capricious.” Panelists will also discuss common ethical considerations for practitioners to be aware of when petitioning for judicial review, constructing the administrative record, and preserving constitutional issues.

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  • Public Law
Strategies for Working with Clients with Mental Illness

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This presentation will discuss how to help clients tell their stories, how to get clients and providers to cooperate, talk about difficult mental health cases and secondary trauma, as well as share their experiences in presenting mental health cases to Administrative Law Judges (ALJs).

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  • Family Law
  • Public Law
The Basics of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act protects websites and other online platforms from liability for a wide range of user-generated content.  This program provides an overview of the history of the statute, and examines how courts have applied it over the past 26 years.

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  • Technology
  • Public Law
The Informed Practitioner | Academic Freedom and the First Amendment

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

An art history professor at Hamline University ignited intrigue and debate by introducing students to artistic representations of the Prophet Muhammad during class, a move which offended some students, led the university to not renew the professor’s contract, and now serves as the centerpiece for litigation about academic freedom.

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  • Public Law
The New Workplace | Remote Working Policies

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

If you work out of your bedroom, you might spend something like 20 hours a day in the same room. Even if you don’t, working from home during the pandemic, with kids, extended family, and pets, has all but erased the separation we normally expect between our work and our personal lives. Join us to learn what experts and industry leaders have recommended (and adopted in their own lives) to maintain work-life balance and achieve best practices.

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  • CATEGORY
  • Small Firm Practice
  • Public Law
  • Employment and Labor Law
The Online, Off-Campus Speech Rights of Public School Students | The Case of the Cursing Cheerleader

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court for the first time addressed the online, off-campus First Amendment speech rights of public school students in Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L.  Known as the “Case of the Cursing Cheerleader,” the Court in Mahanoy failed to create bright-line rules regarding when schools may permissibly punish students in the digital era for their texts, messages and posts on social media platforms.  Professor Calvert will address the Mahanoy decision and place it within the larger context of the Court’s four prior rulings directly affecting the speech rights of public high school and middle school students.

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  • Public 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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  • Public Law
  • Litigation
  • Criminal Law
West Virginia v. EPA and Judicial Deference to Agencies

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In West Virginia v. EPA, the Supreme Court relied on the Major Questions Doctrine to hold that Congress did not grant the EPA the authority to adopt a generation shifting approach to combat climate change.  This virtual CLE will discuss that opinion and its implications for judicial deference to agency interpretations.  It will also discuss the current doctrine in Minnesota on judicial deference to agency interpretations and conclude by addressing whether the West Virginia v. EPA case could have an impact on administrative law doctrine here.

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  • CATEGORY
  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
  • Public Law