6.0 CLE credits applied for, including 1.0 Ethics CLE credit.
8:15 - 8:45 am: Registration
8:45 - 9:00 am: Welcome and Introduction
9:00 - 10:00 am: Keynote Address: Perception, Reality & Opportunity
HCBA Executive Director Mary-Margaret Zindren will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing new lawyers in the profession today. How are new lawyers generally perceived by seasoned attorneys and the judiciary, and clients as well? We will explore the demands and benefits of various volunteer roles and leadership positions available to new lawyers in the legal community and discuss how to make the prevailing narrative about Millennial lawyers work to your advantage.
10:00 - 11:00 am: Ethics of Collecting Fees
Even the best lawyers cannot succeed unless their clients pay their invoices. This session will focus on the best practices for ethically drafting fee provisions in representation agreements, managing retainers, and using various fee collection tools.
Featuring: Eric Cooperstein, Law Office of Eric T. Cooperstein PLLC
11:00 - 11:15 am: Networking Break
11:15 am - 12:15 pm: Break Out Sessions:
- E-Discovery I: The Impact of Digital Evidence and E-Forensics
Computers have dramatically changed the way companies and their clients do business and how cases are investigated and litigated. In this session, Mark Lanterman discusses what the pervasive use of computers means to attorneys and their clients. Mark covers such topics as an overview of the benefits of and burdens imposed by electronic evidence, how information can be recovered from computers even though it has been "deleted”, and options for protection of corporate trade secrets. He will also cover non-traditional evidence sources, such as the iPhone, iPad and social media.
Featuring: Mark Lanterman, Computer Forensic Services, Inc.
- Making Evidentiary Rulings in a Criminal Case
A fun, interactive, hands on approach to making and responding to objections at trial.
Featuring: Judge Fred Karasov, Fourth Judicial District
12:15 - 1:15 pm: Networking Lunch (Included with Registration)
1:15 - 1:30 pm: Sponsor Introductions
1:30 - 2:30 pm: Building a Book of Clients
As a new attorney generating referrals and retaining satisfied clients can make or break you, whether you are an associate attorney or solo practitioner. Hear tips and strategies for cultivating and keeping happy and returning clients.
Featuring: Roshan Rajkumar, Bowman and Brooke LLP
2:30 - 3:30 pm: Break Out Sessions:
- E-Discovery II: Say Hello to the Elephant in the Room:
Recognizing the E-Discovery Realities in Your Cases Lawyers have tried to ignore e-discovery in the past. But with the new rules of civil procedure, it now plays a role in most cases. The proliferation of technology means that today almost all docs are e-docs.
Featuring: John Degnan, Briggs and Morgan, PA
- Minnesota Appellate Update
Key civil and criminal decisions from the Minnesota Supreme Court, 2014-2015.
Featuring: Robin Wolpert, Washington County Attorney’s Office and Jean Burdorf, Hennepin County Attorney’s Office
3:30 - 3:45 pm: Networking Break
3:45 - 4:45 pm: Building Your Network: From Contact to Connection
You’ve probably heard that a great network is a valuable professional tool. But where do you begin? This session will outline the process of building a great network, from making initial contacts through building solid connections.
Featuring: Lynn Walters, JD Mentor, and Jennifer Konieczny, JD Mentor
5:00 pm: New Lawyers Social to Follow the Program
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