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Law Firm Leadership Program (7-Session Series)
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Law Firm Leadership Program (7-Session Series)

Law Firm Leadership Program (7-Session Series)

When: 7 sessions - Feb 20; Mar 6; Mar 20; Apr 3; Apr 17; May 1 & May 15*
Sessions 1-6: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Session 7: 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Where: HCBA Office
600 Nicollet Mall
Suite 390
Minneapolis 55402
United States
Contact: Sarah Mayer

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Law Firm Leadership Program
A seven-session CLE program

The Hennepin County Bar Association (HCBA) is excited to present this innovative and transformative seven-session training program that will help you achieve the next leadership level in your legal career. 

The Law Firm Leadership Program (LFL) is created to be comprehensive and holistic. Over the course of the seven sessions, we explore self-leadership and awareness, leading others, and leading the law firm organization. Built specifically for lawyers by lawyers, LFL prepares participants from all levels of their firms to lead during a time of great change within the legal profession.

Ideal for attorneys from any size firm, LFL equips participants with the skills, knowledge, and broader context needed to succeed in leading practice groups, heading committees, and serving in other key firm leadership roles.

Through LFL, participants make an invaluable investment in developing their abilities to be effective and visionary law firm leaders today and in the future.

Topics to be covered:

  • Discover the skills, attributes, and abilities necessary for effective law firm leadership
  • Build your own personal, professional, and leadership development plan
  • Navigate the unique challenges and demands of leading lawyers
  • Develop emotional and interpersonal intelligence in yourself and others
  • Incentivize the behaviors and actions your firm wants through compensation and promotion models
  • Attract, cultivate, motivate, and retain talent at every level of your firm
  • Understand employment law essentials every leader should know
  • Appreciate the power of law firm culture and alignment to the bottom line of the business
  • Create an inclusive workplace where everyone’s individual contributions are valued and where everyone thrives
  • Counteract implicit bias and understand the processes and norms that undermine diversity and inclusion efforts
  • Navigate difficult conversations and conflict with others
  • Create meaningful short- and long-term strategies that position your firm for future success
  • Focus and prioritize your many and competing responsibilities
  • Balance your personal law practice with your leadership role (producing vs. managing)
  • Lead your law firm through change, such as reorganizations, evolving technology, and thoughtful succession planning
  • PLUS, all participants will receive individual assessments on their leadership style

19.25 MBCLE credits applied for this program (including 2.50 Elimination of Bias)

Have questions about the program?
We realize that participation in this program is a big commitment and we want to make sure you feel confident in your decision. Kendra Brodin, Chair of the HCBA Law Firm Leadership Steering Committee and Director of Lawyer Talent at Briggs and Morgan, P.A. is happy to chat with you about any questions you might have. Feel free to call Kendra at 612-977-8238 or send her an email at



  • Session 1: February 20, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  
  • Session 2: March 6, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
  • Session 3: March 20, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
  • Session 4: April 3, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
  • Session 5: April 17, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
  • Session 6: May 1, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
  • Session 7: May 15, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.



Jeff Baill
Managing Partner, Yost & Baill LLP

Jeanette Bazis
Partner, Greene Espel PLLP

Stuart Bear
President, Chestnut Cambronne

Tony Branch
Principal Legal Counsel, Medtronic Inc.

Kendra Brodin
Director of Lawyer Talent, Briggs and Morgan, P.A.

Tricia Charnell
Senior Business Development and Marketing Manager, Gray Plant Mooty

Katie Crosby Lehmann
Founding & Managing Partner; Ciresi Conlin

Sybil L. Dunlop
Attorney, Greene Espel PLLP

Ami ElShareif
Associate, Robins Kaplan LLP

Terrence Fleming
Shareholder, Fredrikson & Bryon, P.A.

Bree Johnson
Chief Strategy, Pricing, & LPM Officer, Robins Kaplan
Brad Keil
Minneapolis Office Managing Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP

James Keuning
Director of Practice Support, Briggs and Morgan, P.A.

Kathleen Marron
President - The Marron Alliance, Attorney, Certified Executive Coach

Pete Michaud
Business & Finance Department Chair; Ballard Spahr LLP

Sal Mondelli
CEO Advisor, The Bailey Group

Christopher Pham
Senior Associate, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Ann Rainhart
Executive Director, Briggs and Morgan, P.A.

Brandon Vaughn
Principal, Robins Kaplan LLP

Cost: $995 for HCBA members /  $1195 for non-members
Payment does not need to accompany registration. To be invoiced for the program, please call 612-752-6600 to register.

*Speakers and credits may be subject to change.
*Cancellations must be received 7 days prior to the event in order to be eligible for a refund. The cost of materials will be deducted from total amount of the the refund. Those registering for an event fewer than 7 days prior to the event will be ineligible for a refund.