CLEs and other classes

The Law Library sponsors a Continuing Legal Education series.  We offer both live streaming and on-demand CLEs. All CLEs are free.

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Live-streamed CLEs are held on the third Friday of each month, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.  No registration is required for live-streamed CLEs.


May: Changes to PSLF and COVID Student Loan Forbearance


June:  Watergate at 50

    Presented by Marshall Tanick, Meyer Njus Tanick, PA

    • Friday, June 17. 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
    • Live-streamed only. The live-stream link will be posted here when it is available. It will also be sent out to the Law Library CLE email list. Sign up for emails.

Suicide Awareness & Prevention

Presented by: Joan Bibelhausen, Executive Director, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers; Faith Amdahl, Amdahl Law Office

One Elimination of Bias on-demand credit has been approved, 01/25/2022 - 01/25/2024 (#438379).

TO RECEIVE CLE CREDIT:  After you have registered with the Law Library (register here) and have listened to the recording, you must report this on-demand course in the OASIS system (Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education) to receive credit. You will need to input the date you watched the CLE to get on-demand credit.

Description: Within the legal profession - statistics reveal that attorneys are more than twice as likely to suffer from alcohol abuse or dependency and 3.6 times more likely to be impaired by depression. Powerful stigmas remain attached to both chemical health and mental health related disabilities. Because of those stigmas, lawyers, judges and law students suffering from severe depression may feel there is nowhere to turn and not seek out resources that will give them relief. By educating attorneys about the misconceptions surrounding suicide, they will be better positioned to eliminate from the legal profession and from the practice of law biases against persons impaired by mental and chemical health issues that may lead to suicide. Attendees will be taught to identify the warning signs of suicidal thinking and behavior and learn three basic intervention skills that can help avert the tragedy of suicide.

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Lawyer Registration Updates: New Reporting & Professional Responsibility

Presented by: Katy Drahos, Access to Justice Director, Minnesota State Bar Association; Bridget Gernander, Legal Services Grant Manager, Minnesota Supreme Court; Tom Walsh, Executive Director, Volunteer Lawyer's Network

One ethics on-demand credit has been approved, 03/15/2022 - 03/15/2024 (#444409).

TO RECEIVE CLE CREDIT:  After you have registered with the Law Library (register here) and have listened to the recording, you must report this on-demand course in the OASIS system (Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education) to receive credit. You will need to input the date you watched the CLE to get on-demand credit.

Description: Beginning in 2022, when completing their annual attorney registration statement, attorneys will notice three additional required questions related to the aspirational goals stated in Rule 6.1 of the Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct. Two questions ask about approximate hours spent the prior calendar year on pro bono service and activities for improving the law, the legal system, or the legal profession. An additional question, with a checkbox response, asks whether attorneys provided financial support during the prior calendar year to organizations that provide legal services to persons of limited means. This CLE discusses the details of Rule 6.1 and how it relates to attorneys professional responsibilities to provide and report pro bono hours, as well as why there is an ongoing need for pro bono and financial support of legal services in our communities.

The focus on this particular panel will be on the professional rules and the ethics of supporting pro bono efforts through time or money.

April 2022:  Ethics:  The Year 2021 in Review

YouTube recording is informational only, not for CLE credit.

March 2022: Cell Phones are the New DNA

February 2022:  Lawyer Registration Updates: New Reporting & Professional Responsibility

January 2022:  Suicide Awareness & Prevention

December 2021: U. S. Supreme Court Review

November 2021: New Assisted Living License: Overview of the Formation and Substance of the Law

October 2021:  The Promise and the Perils of Blockchain-Based Transactions

September 2021: Closing the Gaps - A Review of the 2021 Sexual Assault Statutory Reforms

August 2021:  The Legal Rights of Protesters

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