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When: Friday, April 25
8:45 a.m.
Where: HCBA Office
600 Nicollet Mall
Suite 390
Minneapolis 55402
Contact: Larry Schultz

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5.75 CLE credits applied for, including 1.0 Ethics CLE credit.


8:45 - 9:00 am: Welcome and Introduction

9:00 - 9:30 am: Keynote Address by Hon. Wilhelmina Wright, Minnesota Supreme Court

9:30- 9:45 amVolunteering Opportunities for New Lawyers
                             Featuring:  Representative from Volunteer Lawyers Network

9:45 - 10:00 am: Sponsor Introductions

10:00 - 11:00 am: 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

11:00 - 11:15 am: Networking Break

11:15 - 12:15 pm: Break Out Sessions:

                                 Primer on E-Discovery
                                 Much of today’s evidence is in digital form which creates evidentiary issues that can get important files
                                 excluded. Learn how to avoid this problem and have your evidence safely admitted.
                                 Featuring: Mark Lanterman, Computer Forensic Services, Inc.

                                 Basics of Real Estate Transactions
                                 An overview of the abstract and Torrens systems, the various types of deeds, and a big picture
                                 comparison of residential and commercial transactions.
                                 Featuring: Matthew Foli, Hennepin County Deputy Examiner of Titles.

12:15 - 1:15 pm: Networking Lunch (Included with Registration)

1:15 - 1:30 pm:  Sponsor Introductions

1:30 - 2:30 pm: 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

2:30 - 3:30 pm: Break Out Sessions:

                             Winning Your Non-Compete Case
                             Learn the basics of restrictive covenants, trade secrets, injunctions, and practical tips for winning litigation. 
                             Featuring: Martin Chester, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

                             Litigating in the "Brave New World”
                             Litigation practice has substantially changed over the past decade. While the cost of litigation has
                             skyrocketed, litigants have more options than ever before. We are in the midst of significant shifts in how
                             litigation services are delivered and managed. Learn some tips and tricks to not only survive, but thrive in
                             this "Brave New World.”
                            Featuring: Benjamin Court, Messerli & Kramer PA

3:30 - 3:45 pm: Networking Break

3:45 - 5:00 pm: Legal Employment Panel
                            Practical tips and strategies for advancing your legal career in a tough job market.
                            Featuring: Representative from Robert Half Legal  •  Sarah Rohne, University of Minnesota Law School
                            Career Center
  •  Kendra Brodin, University of St. Thomas Law School Career Center  •  Astrid Eglitis,
                            Director of Recruiting, Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand

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