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Golf Sponsorships 2014

Alumni › Golf › Golf Sponsorships 2014   Why sponsor the golf tournament? Proceeds from the event benefit the Student Award of Merit scholarships. It’s a great way to market your products and services to close to 150 lawyers. You get to golf at one of the Twin Cities’ best private courses—designed by Jack Nicklaus. You’ll receive public recognition for your support. Available sponsorships $1,500 Platinum Sponsorship Signage at …

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2014 Alumni Golf Tournament

FEES and Registration Registration includes greens fee, cart, and lunch. New Registrants: $140 per person/$120 for current students, graduates from the classes of 2012–14, and public servants. If you previously registered for the May tournament, simply confirm that you (and others on your team) are playing by emailing Cathy.Englin@wmitchell.edu NOTE! Unless you are registering a foursome we are unable …

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Celebration of Prof. Heidenreich’s 50 Years at Mitchell on Jan. 23 at 4 pm

Join Mitchell alumni, students, faculty, and staff as we recognize Professor Douglas Heidenreich for half a century of service to Mitchell students. 4-5:30 pm in the Auditorium. RSVP here. (But if you find yourself able to stop by to wish Professor Heidenreich well, please join us even if you weren’t able to RSVP.)

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The Alumni CLE Series presents Preventive Detention Schemes in Germany and Minnesota with Dean Eric Janus

The Alumni CLE Series presents Preventive Detention Schemes in Germany and Minnesota: Recent Developments in the Application of the European Convention on Human Rights.  Presented by President and Dean Eric Janus, a nationally-recognized expert on preventive detention. Application will be made for 1.5 Standard CLE credit hours. For more information and to register, click here.

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Mitchell in Ely on July 25

President and Dean Eric S. Janus and his wife Carolyn Chalmers cordially invite you and a guest to   Mitchell in Ely A gathering of fellow graduates and friends of William Mitchell College of Law. Enjoy brats, burgers, and conversation.     Thursday, July 25 | 5–7:30 pm   13736 Luc Road Ely, MN 55731   RSVP by Friday, July 22 to Maureen McGinn at  Maureen.McGinn@wmitchell.edu or 651-290-6417

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“Expungement Law Post MDT and JJP. . . What Practitioners Need to Know” on August 14

On August 14 from 2-4 pm, William Mitchell and the Council on Crime and Justice are proud to sponsor a free CLE: “Expungement Law Post MDT and JJP. . .  What Practitioners Need to Know”.  The CLE will address the ramifications for practitioners of the recent Minnesota Supreme Court decisions regarding expungements of juveniles and adults …

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Volunteers Needed for Bar Preparation Program: Give Students Feedback on Practice Essay Exams

Professor Sally Zusman, who runs Mitchell’s highly regarded Academic Achievement Program, is looking for alumni to provide feedback on practice essay exams to students enrolled in her Bar Preparation course during the fall and spring semesters. As practitioners, your feedback will be invaluable to students who are pushing themselves to improve their exam writing skills. …

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2006-2012 Grads Needed to Become Mitchell Mentors

If you graduated between 2006-2012 and are interested in helping incoming 1Ls learn the ropes, figure things out, and have a great first year of law school, consider signing up to become a Mitchell Mentor. We take 2-3 first-year students, add a second-year peer advisor, and then place them in a team with two alumni …

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Mitchell in Hastings on June 11

Sieben Polk and Mitchell President and Dean Eric S. Janus cordially invite you and a guest to  Mitchell in Hastings  A gathering of fellow graduates and friends of William Mitchell College of Law. Enjoy good food, wine, and conversation.  Dean Janus will give a brief update on Mitchell at 5:30 pm.   NOTE: DATE CHANGE Tuesday, June 11  | 4:30–6:30 pm   Sieben Polk | …

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Ellen Sampson ’84 Honored with Leonard Lindquist Distinguished Service Award

Sampson, a member of Mitchell’s Board of Trustees, was recognized by the MSBA’s Labor and Employment Section for her years of service to clients, the bar and the community.  The award honors those who have demonstrated commitment to maintaining the highest standards of civility, morality, honesty and ethics and to improving the practice of labor …

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Are you interested in mentoring a Mitchell student next year?

If you’ve been practicing for a while and believe you have some tips and insights to share with a Mitchell student in his or her last year of school, we’d love to include you on our list of mentors ready to be matched with a student this fall. We’re looking for mentors to work one-on-one …

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Are you interested in mentoring a Mitchell student next school year?

This past academic year about 60 alumni participated in a one-on-one mentor program for students in their last year of law school.  We anticipate that at least another 60 students will be interested in participating in this program next fall. While we don’t yet know the areas of interest our students will indicate when they …

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Alumni CLE Series presents Ethical Decisionmaking for Criminal Lawyers: Whose Case is it Anyway?

Friday, May 17 from Noon-1:30 pm. Presented by Resident Adjunct Professor and Assistant State Public Defender Bradford Colbert. Application will be made for 1.5 Ethics CLE credits. More information and register.

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Steve Bergerson ’74 recognized as an Alumnus of Notable Achievement by the University of MN’s College of Liberal Arts

Bergerson is an attorney with Fredrikson & Byron. The ANA recognition is given by the College of Liberal Arts to alumni whose individual achievements, leadership and contributions have brought distinction to their professions, their communities and their college, as well as to honor the collective depth and breadth of their interests, talents, career paths and …

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Golf Sponsorship 2013

Why sponsor the golf tournament? Proceeds from the event benefit the Student Award of Merit scholarships. It’s a great way to market your products and services to 150 lawyers. You get to golf at one of the Twin Cities’ best private courses – designed by Jack Nicklaus. You’ll receive public recognition for your support. Available sponsorships $1,500 Platinum Sponsorship Signage at a tee …

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Second Annual Spring Fling Networking Event on March 21 at Briggs

The American Bar Association Law Student Division of William Mitchell and the Hachey Initiative invite you to attend the Second Annual Spring Fling Networking Event on Thursday, March 21 from 4:30-7 pm at Briggs & Morgan (2200 IDS Center) in Minneapolis. To Register for this FREE event, email Hachey@wmitchell.edu.

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Alumni CLE Series presents Bankruptcy Basics: What Every Lawyer Should Know

The Alumni CLE Series presents Bankruptcy Basics: What every lawyer should know.  Presented by Michael Sheridan ’08 of Atlas Law Firm. Whether you’re just starting a bankruptcy practice or just need a basic understanding to help you as you advise your clients, come get a grasp of foundational concepts and principles. Application made for 1.5 …

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Alumni CLE Series present LLC Double Feature with Prof. Kleinberger

The Alumni CLE Series presents a LLC Double Feature with a Principal Drafter of the Minnesota and Uniform LLC Acts – Using Member Control Agreements for: Binding Arbitrations that actually bind the real parties in the deal; AND Modifying or Eliminating Fiduciary Duties. Presented by Professor Daniel Kleinberger, a national expert on LLCs.  Application will be made for …

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2013 Alumni Golf Tournament

Monday, May 20, 2013 Rain or Shine Bearpath Golf & Country Club Eden Prairie, MN 11 am | Registration and lunch 12:30 pm | Shotgun start (scramble format) 5:30 pm | Reception with hors d’oeuvres, tournament awards, and prize drawings (must be present to win) Fees Registration includes greens fee, cart, lunch, and reception. Early Bird Cost (through March 15) is $175* per person / $115 …

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Stop by the Mitchell table at the MSBA Convention’s Law School Reception on June 27

Are you going to Day 9 of the MSBA’s Nine Days in June in Brooklyn Center on June 27? If yes, stop by the William Mitchell table for a free drink ticket and a gift. The Law School Reception runs from 5-6 pm. For more information about the day and to register with the MSBA, …

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Courting Harry performance at the History Theatre on March 1

Lee Blessing, a native Minnesotan and internationally acclaimed playwright, will discuss his new play about Supreme Court Justices Warren Burger ‘31 and Harry Blackmun at a special event for Mitchell students and alumni at the History Theatre. The event will immediately precede the March 1 preview performance of Blessing’s play “Courting Harry,” which explores the lifelong …

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The Honorable John P. Smith ’75 named to Minnesota Court of Appeals

Congratulations to Judge John P. Smith ’75, who was appointed by Governor Dayton to an at-large seat on the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Judge Smith will be replacing The Honorable Wilhelmina M. Wright (former Mitchell Trustee), who was appointed earlier this year to the Minnesota Supreme Court. Read the full press release.

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Nine Mitchell Grads Named 2012 Attorneys of the Year; Justice Meyer honored for Outstanding Service to the Profession

Congratulations to the nine Mitchell grads just named 2012 Attorneys of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer: Paul Cady ’88, Jonathan Schmidt ’03, Tara Reese Duginske ’08, James Behrenbrinker ’87, Carrie Daniel Russell ’02, James Fleming ’87, Robert A. McLeod ’92, Peter M. Reyes, Jr. ’97, and Andrew Sorensen ’89. And former Justice Helen Meyer ’83 …

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Screening of film about Rosale Wahl ’67 – Girl from Birch Creek – on Jan. 29

William Mitchell College of Law and Minnesota Women Lawyers invite you to a free screening of Girl from Birch Creek a feature-length film about Justice Rosalie Wahl ’67 Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 | 4 pm William Mitchell College of Law Auditorium Join us for a screening of the incredible 90-minute documentary about how Rosalie Wahl, the first female justice on …

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The Recent Grad Committee Presents “Successful Networking in the Real World: Advancing your Career One Connection at a Time”

  A free event hosted by Mitchell’s Recent Grad Committee will provide practical advice and face-to-face networking opportunities for  recent graduates (’02-’12). “Successful Networking in the Real World: Advancing your Career One Connection at a Time” will feature a panel of recent grads    focused on real-world tips and useful stories about how to make connections that …

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The Alumni CLE Series presents Failures, Screw-ups, and Unknowns (and why they can be good for you)

The Alumni CLE Series presents Failures, Screw-ups, and Unknowns (and why they can be good for you) on Friday, Dec. 14 from noon-1:30 in Room 319 at Mitchell. In addition to being an immigration attorney at Igbanugo Partners Int’l Law Firm, presenter Dyan Williams ’05 is a certified life coach who speaks and writes frequently …

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Congratulations to the Mitchell grads named Top Women in Finance for 2012!

Congratulations to the four Mitchell graduates who have been named Finance & Commerce’s Top Women in Finance: Nancy Elias Anderson’91; Vicki L. Bailey ‘83; Michelle R. Jester ‘94; and Michele D. Vaillancourt ‘81. Both Jester and Vaillancourt were also named to the Circle of Excellence since this is the second time they have been honored. …

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The Alumni CLE Series presents The Appellate Court’s Standard of Review of Pre-Trial and Trial Court’s Evidentiary Rulings with Judge Toussaint

The Alumni CLE Presents: The Appellate Court’s Standard of Review of Pre-Trial and Trial Court’s Evidentiary Rulings.  Presented by former Minnesota Court of Appeals Chief Judge and Professor Edward Toussaint. Thursday, Jan. 10 from 7:30-9 am in Room 319.  Application will be made for 1.5 Standard CLE credit hours. For more information and to register, …

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The Hachey Initiative Presents Law Practice for Sale with Roy S. Ginsburg on Nov. 7.

If you’re looking to transition out of your practice and sell it to someone who wants to expand theirs, don’t miss the Hachey Initiative presentation: Law Practice for Sale: Strategies for Sellers and Buyers Presented by Roy S. Ginsburg November 7, 2012 | Auditorium 4:30-6:30 pm | Reception begins at 5:30 pm Ginsburg will present strategies for lawyers interested in …

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The Alumni CLE Series Presents: The Why and How of Accelerated Worldwide Patent Filings

The Alumni CLE Series presents The Why and How of Accelerated Worldwide Patent Filings.  Friday, Nov. 16 from 12-1:30 pm. Presented by Mark DiPietro and Lori Sarageno ’06 of Pauly, DeVries Smith & Deffner.  Under USPTO procedures issued in 2006, petitioners may file a petition to make special under an accelerated examination program. If granted, …

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Class of ’92 Celebrates 20th Reunion at Billy’s on October 25!

Join members of the Class of ’92 as they celebrate their 20th Reunion. Thursday, October 25 from 5-9 pm at Billy’s on Grand (private room). 857 Grand Ave. in St. Paul $12 per person, payable at the door. Appetizers provided; cash bar. Guests and friends from other classes welcome! Please encourage others to join us as well. RSVPs …

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Mississippi Riverboat Cruise on Friday, Sept. 14

The William Mitchell Student Bar Association and Business Law Society are pleased to invite you to the First Annual Riverboat Cruise aboard the Betsey Northrup on Friday, Sept. 14.  You are invited to meet current William Mitchell students, reconnect with your favorite faculty members, and take in the beautiful autumn scenery along the St. Paul …

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Congratulations to all 506 Mitchell Super Lawyers and Rising Stars!

Hats off to the 329 Mitchell grads named as Super Lawyers and the 177 named as Rising Stars for 2012!  There are too many to list, so check out all the Mitchell grads who received this honor online here.  Most are right here in Minnesota, but we can boast of a few each in AZ, …

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Alumni CLE Series – Social Media in the Workplace: What Employers and Employees Need to Know

Social Media in the Workplace: What Employers and Employees Need to Know Friday, October 19, 2012 12:00 PM–1:30 PM, (room) 319 Presenter: Teresa Thompson ’94 For more information and to register, click here.

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The Hachey Initiative Presents Law Practice for Sale

The Hachey Initiative presents Law Practice for Sale: Strategies for Sellers and Buyers, co-sponsored by the MSBA Outstate Practice section. Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 4:30–6:30 pm in the Auditorium. Reception follows presentation by Roy Ginsburg More information and registration for this FREE event

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Loretta Frederick ’78 selected to receive national award in recognition of her career working with battered women

The American Bar Association Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence selected Loretta Frederick ’78 as the recipient of the 2012 Sharon L. Corbitt Award. Created in 2008, the award recognizes service by lawyers who demonstrate exemplary service to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and/or stalking, in the spirit of Sharon L. Corbitt, who made …

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Thank you to the 2011-2012 Mitchell Mentors! Now recruiting mentors for the 2012-2013 program.

It’s already time to sign up to be a mentor to our incoming 1Ls.  But first we’d like to take a moment to thank all our alumni who served as mentors last year.  Here’s what some of the 1Ls said about the program: “It was an awesome experience. My mentors were so cool. I feel like …

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Kathy Kimmel ’96 is new president of the alumni board; board welcomes four new members

Kathy Kimmel ’96 is the new president of the Alumni Association Board of Directors.  Rounding out the executive committee is Judge Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks ’85 as vice president, and Nicole James Gilchrist ’03 as secretary/treasurer.  Joining the board are four new members: David Bland ’79, Elizabeth Cowan Wright ’06, Fred Dawe ’92, and Jewelie Grape …

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Congratulations to Mitchell alumni named Up & Coming Attorneys by Minnesota Lawyer!

Minnesota Lawyer has announced the honorees for this year’s Up & Coming Attorneys, and the list includes the following Mitchell grads: Michael R. Carey ’07, an associate with Bowman and Brooke; Nancy A. Haas ’03, attorney with Messerli & Kramer; Jane Holzer ’08, supervising attorney at the Foreclosure Relief Law Project/Housing Preservation Project; and Bryan …

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Alumni CLE Series presents Social Media and the Workplace

The Alumni CLE Series presents “Social Media in the Workplace: What Employers and Employees Need to Know” on Friday, October 19 from noon- 1:30 pm in Room 319. Presenter Teresa Thompson ’94 is a shareholder at Fredrikson & Byron. She speaks and writes frequently on the intersection of social media and the workplace, including as …

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Hats off to Holly Iverson ’07 for being a 2012 Leader in Public Policy

Politics in Minnesota and the Capitol Report announced that Holly Iverson ’07  has been named one of the 2012 Leaders in Public Policy in the Top Legislative Staffer category. Iverson is the Committee Administrator for the House Health and Human Services Reform Committee. Congratulations!

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Spotlight: Michelle Hatcher ’98

Michelle Hatcher has been an assistant Hennepin County attorney since 2001. Working in the child protection division, she finds her cases emotionally challenging but also rewarding, as she works to ensure that children are safe. An active Mitchell alum, she served as an alumni board member and president, volunteers with the Women in Law Tea, …

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Mitchell alumni remain at the helm of both the HCBA and RCBA

The two largest bar associations in Minnesota are welcoming new presidents, and for the second year in a row, both organizations are led by Mitchell grads.  At the Hennepin County Bar Association, outgoing president Jewelie Grape ’99 transferred leadership duties to Thomas Jensen ’78.  Across the river, Shawn Bartsch ’82 is handing the presidency of …

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Congratulations to Erin Sullivan Sutton ’86 on receiving national recognition for improving child welfare practices in Minnesota and across the country

The American Public Human Services Association has selected Minnesota Department of Human Services Assistant Commissioner Erin Sullivan Sutton ’86 as the 2012 Outstanding Member Award winner for contributing to the transformation of human services and advancing the mission of the association.  Sullivan Sutton was selected for her work to improve child welfare practice in Minnesota …

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2012-2013 Alumni CLE Series to Feature IP, Family Law, Social Media & the Workplace and more

We’re already working hard to put together a great CLE program for next year.  Already confirmed:  Theresa Thompson’ 94 on “Social Media and the Workplace: What Every Employer and Employee Needs to Know”; Dyan Williams ’05 on “Failures, Screw-ups, and Unknowns (and why they can be good for you)”; Mark DiPietro and Lori Saragano ’06 …

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Advocacy for Children and Parents in Minnesota (live teleconference option available)

Tuesday, June 12 from noon to 1 pm Co-sponsored by The Child Protection Clinic at William Mitchell, the Children’s Law Center and Ramsey County Bar Association This CLE will discuss issues related to representing children and parents in child protection cases in Ramsey County, including the importance of having an advocate for the child and the …

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Spotlight: Mark Hodkinson ’84

Mark Hodkinson has been a trial lawyer at Bassford Remele for more than 25 years, defending products, construction, professional, liquor, and general liability lawsuits, as well as representing parties in business and commercial disputes. He also represents persons injured in accidents and municipalities, and serves as a mediator and arbitrator. He has co-chaired Mitchell’s Alumni …

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Carol Hooten ’78 appointed to the Minnesota Court of Appeals

Congratulations to Judge Carol Hooten ’78, who was appointed by Governor Dayton on Friday to the Minnesota Court of Appeals.  Judge Hooten has been serving on the First Judicial District bench since 2002, and joins fellow Mitchell alumni Matthew Johnson ’92 (Chief Judge), Heidi Schellhas ’80, Renee Worke ’83, Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks ’85, and Michelle …

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Alumni CLE Series: LLC vs. S Corporation, Tax and Business Law: An Introduction

Professor Dan Kleinberger – a nationally known expert on business law, entity formation, and uniform laws,  presents an introduction to the battle of the business entities:  LLCs v. S Corps. Thursday, May 10, 2012 7:30 AM–9:00 AM, Room 319 Just $20 to attend in person; $30 for webinar.  Register here.  

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Mitchell team wins regional mock trial competition, aims for national title

It’s on to the finals for the William Mitchell team after winning its region in the American Association for Justice’s student trial advocacy competition. The team of Matti Adam, John Monnens, Kurt Sorensen, and Elliot Wyse finished first among 16 teams in Milwaukee, earning a trip to the finals in Las Vegas March 22–25. “Our…

Mitchell students argue their way to the finals at national moot court competition

Beating out schools from across the country, a William Mitchell team scored a second place finish at the recent William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition. The 27th annual competition drew 36 teams from across the country to the University of Minnesota. Two Mitchell teams, one with Ed Bremberger, Briana Perry, and Paul…
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Get a candid insider perspective on the America Invents Act

Join us at the Third Annual Patterson Thuente IP Lecture to hear from a panel of experts who were there, in the trenches, at various points in the journey that gave us the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. Monday, April 9 | 4:30 – 6 pm.  William Mitchell Auditorium. More information and to register.

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Event to explore life and the practice of law in Greater Minnesota

If you’ve ever thought about practicing law in Greater Minnesota, you won’t want to miss this event sponsored by the MSBA Outstate Practice Section, the William Mitchell Office of Career and Professional Development, and the Hachey Initiative: “My advice is to look beyond the metropolitan areas. There’s so much more opportunity in Greater Minnesota.” —Barbara…
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Law Review Symposium: Topics in Cyber Law and Recent Minnesota Supreme Court Cases

Cyber law, the privacy of social networking websites, and working with forensic analysts. These are a few of the issues that will be explored at the annual Law Review Symposium Friday, March 30 from 1 to 3:30 pm.  The cost for the symposium is $20. Application has been made for 2.25 CLE credits. More about this …

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Planning Your Career Re-Entry: Strategies for J.D. Holders Returning to the Workforce

Planning Your Career Re-Entry – Strategies for J.D. Holders Returning to the Workforce After Stepping Off The Professional Career Track Thursday, May 3, 2012 | 9 am – 2:30 pm | William Mitchell Auditorium This CLE is tailored to assist JDs who plan on re-entering the professional work force. Program’s feature speaker is Ellen Ostrow, founder of …

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Alumni CLE Series: The Intersection of Estate Planning and Family Law

The Intersection of Estate Planning and Family Law: Legal and Financial Implications of Major Life Changes. Presented by Chris Tymchuck ’08, Chad Snyder, and Michael Block. Chris practices estate planning at her firm, Unique Estate Law. Chad handles family law matters as a partner at Synder, Gislason & Frasier. Michael is a financial advisor with …

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CLE: Revising the Rules: Finding Solutions for Gender Equity and Diversity in the Legal Work

Wednesday, April 25 | 2012 3–5 pm |William Mitchell  Auditorium | Reception to follow from 5-6:30 pm Sponsored and presented by William Mitchell College of Law, Twin Cities Diversity in Practice, Minnesota State Bar Association and Minnesota Women Lawyers. The purpose of this CLE is to provide a safe place for discussion about diversity and gender equity …

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Join us in celebrating the life and accomplishments of Cesar Chavez

William Mitchell College of Law invites the public to join students, faculty, and staff at the Fifth Annual Cesar Chavez Dinner from 5 to 9 pm Friday, March 30 in the William Mitchell Auditorium. The free event celebrates the life of influential labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez, who died in 1993 after…
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Alumni CLE Series presents Ethical Issues for Transactional Lawyers on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7:30 am

Back by popular demand! Professor Greg Duhl and Adjunct Professor Jaclyn Millner ’09 will cover the most pressing ethical issues faced by transactional lawyers. 1.5 Ethics CLE credits will be sought. For more information and to register, click here.

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1963 MN Criminal Code: Looking Back-Looking Forward

In 1963, Minnesota completely overhauled its criminal code.  Fifty years have passed.  What has been the impact of the criminal code?  What changes should be considered in lookng ot the next fifty years? Half day symposium – includes lunch (registration and lunch begin at 12:00).  Symposium also available via webcast.  Program begins at 1:00 pm.  3.0 …

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Chief Judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals is Winter Commencement speaker

Matthew Johnson ’92, chief judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals and former editor-in-chief of the William Mitchell Law Review (1991–92), will deliver this winter’s commencement address at 2 pm Saturday, Jan. 14. Johnson was appointed to the Court of Appeals by Gov. Tim Pawlenty in 2008. Two years later he became the chief judge.…
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Next Alumni CLE is Thursday, Nov. 10 from 7:30-9am featuring Mark Hallberg on Medical Malpractice

Hear from one of Minnesota’s most experienced and highly regarded medical malpractice trial lawyers about critical procedural statutes:  Statutes of Limitation and the Expert Review Statute.  Learn what the statutes require, how to avoid missteps that could result in dismissal with prejudice, and the most recent and relevant case law interpeting the statutes.  FREE for …

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Judge Flaskamp Halbrooks joins board of trustees

Judge Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks ’85 has joined the William Mitchell College of Law board of trustees. Halbrooks has been a judge with the Minnesota Court of Appeals since 1998. Previously, she was a partner and attorney with Rider, Bennett, Egan and Arundel, Minneapolis, focused on civil trial work in the areas of railroad, insurance, products…

Not LinkedIn? What are you waiting for? Learn what it’s all about on November 2 at noon at Mitchell.

If you’re not LinkedIn, you’re missing out on a great tool to use in building professional connections and expanding your network. Join us to learn the basics – how it works, how to get started, and how to use LinkedIn to help you to locate and research job opportunities. Presented by Alison Morris, Alumni Relations …

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Don’t miss former Court of Appeals Chief Judge Edward Toussaint present a CLE on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 am

Professor Toussaint will provide his thoughts on differences in practice between the MN district court and the court of appeals. Walk-ins welcome. Attend in person or via webcast. For more information and to register, click here.

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William Mitchell receives leadership gift to increase scholarships and innovation in legal education

Students, faculty, alumni, and the community will benefit from a $2 million gift to William Mitchell College of Law William Mitchell College of Law received a gift of $2 million, one of the largest to the college, from Stephen B. ’72 and Lisa S. Bonner. The gift will help the law school recruit outstanding students…
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Next Alumni CLE (Developments in Auto Insurance Law) is Thurs. Sept. 22

Here from two alumni experts (Paula Vraa ’91 and Karent Cote ’91) on the latest in No-Fault, Liability, and UM/UIM coverage from the perspective of insurers and policyholders; from trial through appeal.  FREE for ’10 and ’11 grads.  Also available via webcast.  1.5 CLE credits approved.  12-1:30 pm in room 319.  For more information and to …

› Open post: Next Alumni CLE (Developments in Auto Insurance Law) is Thurs. Sept. 22

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The 2011-12 Alumni CLE season is here!

We’ve got a great line-up of CLEs this year, starting with Professors Mike Steenson and Mehmet Konar-Steenberg presenting the annual “U.S. Supreme Court Review” on Sept. 15 at 7:30 am.  From auto insurance law to immigration in the workplace, from Indian law to IOLTA, we’ve got a wide range of programs for you.  FREE for …

› Open post: The 2011-12 Alumni CLE season is here!

If you graduated between 2004-2010, we need you to be a Mitchell Mentor

About 70 alumni have already signed up to help incoming ILs make a successful transition to law school, but we still need about 50 more recent grads to join us.  We’re looking for alumni who can commit to spending a few hours each month to meet and share advice and experiences with 3 ILs, along …

› Open post: If you graduated between 2004-2010, we need you to be a Mitchell Mentor

Congratulations to Judith Payne ’97 and Marna Anderson ’94- 2011 Judicial District Pro Bono Award Winners

Thanks to Judith Payne’97 (First Judicial District) and Marna Anderson ’94 (Tenth Judicial District) for being named winners of the 2011 Judicial District Pro Bono Awards for their many hours of pro bono service to their communities.  The awards are administered by the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Legal Assistance to the Disadvantaged Committee, and the …

› Open post: Congratulations to Judith Payne ’97 and Marna Anderson ’94- 2011 Judicial District Pro Bono Award Winners

Students and alumni invited to learn how to connect to the careers they crave

According to ABC News, more than 80 percent of jobs are found through professional contacts. Not online. Not through the classified ads. And not by chance. On Thursday, Oct. 13, William Mitchell students and alumni are invited to learn how they can start building professional contacts at: Get Connected to the Career You Crave Thursday,…

Social media and insurance fraud—Professor Gregory Duhl and attorney Jaclyn Millner explain

Insurance companies are searching social media sites to discover insurance fraud. Some attorneys have argued that scouring social networking sites in search of a reason not to hire someone, or evidence of insurance fraud, is an invasion of privacy. But insurance companies and their attorneys argue that internet searches for public social networking profiles are…

Sending good wishes to the Mitchell alumni sitting for the bar exam today and tomorrow

What can I say?  I’m glad it’s over.  But the Mitchell alumni community is pulling for you.  And before you know it, you’ll be back for the swearing-in brunch and ceremony.  So we’ll see you in October! Oh, and don’t forget to breathe…

› Open post: Sending good wishes to the Mitchell alumni sitting for the bar exam today and tomorrow

Schwegman doubles its participation rate to become the 2011 Mitchell@Work Challenge Champion!

Under the leadership of Team Captain Tim Bianchi ’95, the Mitchell alumni at Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner staged a come-from-behind victory to take the 2011 Mitchell@Work Challenge Championship! To take the top spot in alumni participation, Schwegman alumni doubled their giving to Mitchell from 42% in 2010 to 84% in 2011. More than nine firms …

› Open post: Schwegman doubles its participation rate to become the 2011 Mitchell@Work Challenge Champion!

Congratulations to Jewelie Grape ’99, incoming HCBA president

Jewelie Grape ’99 assumes the presidency of the Hennepin County Bar Assocation on July 1, the latest Mitchell grad to take the helm of the largest county bar association in Minnesota. Outgoing president Courtney Ward-Reichard is also a Mitchell alum from ’92, and Thomas Jensen ’78 will become president-elect.

› Open post: Congratulations to Jewelie Grape ’99, incoming HCBA president

Congratulations to Ross Kramer ’74, a 2011 Leaders in Public Policy award winner as an Unsung Hero

Capitol Report and Politics in Minnesota recognized Mitchell grad Ross Kremer ’74, founder and shareholder of the Saint Paul law firm Messerli and Kramer, for the key role he has played in several projects, ranging from the Twins ballpark efforts, the Mall of America development, the Hiawatha Corridor LRT line and the expansion of the …

› Open post: Congratulations to Ross Kramer ’74, a 2011 Leaders in Public Policy award winner as an Unsung Hero

Last Alumni CLE of the year Thursday, May 26 on Web Design for Attorneys

7:30 – 9 am in the Mitchell Auditorium. Only $20 in person; $30 via webcast. Walk-ins welcome. To register, go here.  This is a great chance to learn how to make your existing website better or what to consider as you begin designing your website.  

› Open post: Last Alumni CLE of the year Thursday, May 26 on Web Design for Attorneys

Looking forward to the 38th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament on Monday 23!

Once again we have a full roster of 144 Mitchell alumni, students, and friends who are gearing up for an afternoon of fun in the sun at North Oaks Golf Club.  This year the Golf Committee will present the Mark D. Wisser Award Honoring Alumni Collegiality to Tom Conlin ’58.  Congratulations Tom!

› Open post: Looking forward to the 38th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament on Monday 23!

Congratulations to Women in Business Award honoree Anh Le Kremer ’01

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal recently honored Anh Le Kremer ’01 as one of 25 Women to Watch because of her professional and community leadership.  The Women in Business Awards recognize women business leaders and entrepreneurs in the Twin Cities.  You can read more about Kremer’s accomplishments and community involvement here.

› Open post: Congratulations to Women in Business Award honoree Anh Le Kremer ’01

Does ESI make you %$@? Does metadata give you a mega headache?

If e-discovery has got you down, come here from our experienced panel next Friday, May 13 from 12-1:30 and learn hot tips, best practices, and traps to avoid in the complicated but here-to-stay world of e-discovery.  Panelists:  Magistrate Judge Steven Rau ’83, John Degnan ’76, and Heidi Fessler of Merrill Corp. Live and …

› Open post: Does ESI make you %$@? Does metadata give you a mega headache?

Summer alumni auditing applications being accepted through May 8

Once again, Mitchell is pleased to make a variety of courses available for our alumni to audit at the reduced rate of $100/credit hour.  This summer, alumni may apply to audit one of eight courses, but the application period is only open through May 8.  For all the details on the courses open for auditing, …

› Open post: Summer alumni auditing applications being accepted through May 8

Are you being sworn in Friday, May 6? Then join us for brunch!

You and a guest are cordially invited to attend a complimentary brunch reception to celebrate the swearing in of William Mitchell College of Law alumni before the Minnesota Supreme Court on Friday, May 6 from 9:30 – 10:45 am at 317 on Rice Park.  $12 per additional guest; children under 5 may attend free of …

› Open post: Are you being sworn in Friday, May 6? Then join us for brunch!

Now’s your chance to teach a WRAP class – apply to become an adjunct professor today!

William Mitchell is looking for some part-time adjunct professors to teach writing and representations to ILs and appellate advocacy to 2Ls and 3Ls starting next fall for the 2011-2012 academic year.  Application deadline is May 2, so don’t delay!  More details here.

› Open post: Now’s your chance to teach a WRAP class – apply to become an adjunct professor today!

Next Hachey Initiative Event is April 7 on Life and Practice Beyond the Metro

Join us on Thursday, Apr. 7 to hear from a panel of attorneys who live and work in Greater Minnesota. Co-sponsored by the MSBA’s Outstate Practice Section and the Hachey Initiative. For more information and to register for this FREE event for students and alumni, click here.

› Open post: Next Hachey Initiative Event is April 7 on Life and Practice Beyond the Metro

Attend the Annual William Mitchell Law Review Symposium: Seven Cases You Need to Know

This year’s Annual William Mitchell Law Review Symposium features an impressive line-up of guest speakers, including William Mitchell Law Review staff members and William Mitchell faculty. The event, “Seven Cases You Need to Know: Criminal Law Policy Proposals to Meet Today’s Needs of Public Defense Funding, Competency in the Use of Forensic Evidence, and Data Harvesting,”…

Judicial clerkships: a rich Mitchell tradition

William Mitchell College of Law has a rich tradition of helping its students secure judicial clerkships, which are among the most prestigious and competitive employment opportunities available to recent law school graduates. In recent years, several Mitchell alumni have received clerkships, including Leah Boomsma ’09, who received a U.S. Court of Appeals clerkship, and Shubha…

LinkedIn 101: Wed., March 9 from 12-1 at Mitchell

Have a profile on LinkedIn but don’t know what to do next?  Not even sure what LinkedIn does or how it works?  Come learn the basics of how to use LinkedIn to expand your network and leverage your existing connections.   Free for students, alumni, faculty and staff.   Register here.

› Open post: LinkedIn 101: Wed., March 9 from 12-1 at Mitchell

What does U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones do for fun? Find out on Feb. 17!

Join Professors Michael Jordan and John Radsan for “Another Side to the Chase” – an information conversation with B. Todd Jones.  The conversation will focus on excellence outside the legal field where commitment, creativity, and passion are also displayed.  Thursday, Feb. 17 in the Kelley Boardroom.  Reception at 5:30 pm; conversation begins at 6 pm.  Seating is limited …

› Open post: What does U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones do for fun? Find out on Feb. 17!

Learn skills every lawyer needs and earn 6 CLE credits for only $125

The Center for Negotiation and Justice at William Mitchell College of Law will host Transactions and Settlements: A Negotiation and Drafting Workshop for Lawyers from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm Friday, Feb. 11. During the hands-on, interactive workshop, participants will learn the fundamental drafting and negotiating skills used by transactional lawyers, litigators, and other attorneys. The …

› Open post: Learn skills every lawyer needs and earn 6 CLE credits for only $125

Harvard Director of Human Rights to speak at Mitchell on Jan. 30

Dr. Charlie Clements, Executive Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights at Harvard University, will speak at a symposium titled “Food, Fuel, and Water: Resource Scarcity and Genocide,” Sunday, January 30, 1:00-4:00 pm at William Mitchell. He will examine current laws and policies of water use at municipal, state, national, and …

› Open post: Harvard Director of Human Rights to speak at Mitchell on Jan. 30

Talking Tennis with Dorsey & Whitney partner Steve Champlin – Thursday, Jan. 20

The National Security Society is happy to announce its fourth excellence series conversation.  Join us on January 20 in the Kelley Boardroom as Steven Champlin, partner at Dorsey & Whitney and United States Tennis Association board member, discusses his passions: the game of tennis, skiing, and fishing. Food and refreshments provided. FREE.  Reception: 5:30pm Conversation: …

› Open post: Talking Tennis with Dorsey & Whitney partner Steve Champlin – Thursday, Jan. 20

Congratulations to the eight Mitchell grads named Attorney of the Year for 2010!

Minnesota Lawyer just announced the winners of the Attorney of the Year award, made each year to honorees chosen for their leadership in the profession, involvement in major cases or other newsworthy events, excellence in corporate or transactional services, and public service. The following Mitchell grads were among those honored: Jim Behrenbrinker ’87; Allan Caplan …

› Open post: Congratulations to the eight Mitchell grads named Attorney of the Year for 2010!

Alumni Board will match your Annual Fund gift (up to $5K) now through Dec. 31

Haven’t made your gift to Mitchell yet this year? Your proscrastination pays off again! The alumni association board has just announced a $5,000 match for new gifts to the Annual Fund through Dec. 31. Make your gift today at www.wmitchell.edu/giving.

› Open post: Alumni Board will match your Annual Fund gift (up to $5K) now through Dec. 31

Apply to audit a class next spring through Sunday, Dec. 12

Alumni may audit one course per semester at a reduced rate of $100/credit hour – 44 courses are available to choose from for Spring 2011.  For more information about how to apply and to review the course list, go to http://www.wmitchell.edu/alumni/auditing.html.  Remember, you can apply for CLE credit for every hour of classroom instruction you …

› Open post: Apply to audit a class next spring through Sunday, Dec. 12

Next Alumni CLE: Patent Law with Prof. Moy on Thursday, Dec. 16 at noon

Professor Moy will be discussing  Implications of Global-Tech Appliances Inc. and Pentalpha Enterprises Ltd. v. SEB S.A.  Join us in person or via webcast.  12-1:30 pm in the Auditorium.  Grads from ’08-’10 attend for free!  To register:  http://www.wmitchell.edu/lectures/.  This is our final Alumni CLE of the calendar year.

› Open post: Next Alumni CLE: Patent Law with Prof. Moy on Thursday, Dec. 16 at noon

Event Codes for reporting your Mitchell CLE credits

Here are the event codes for four Mitchell Alumni CLEs from this fall: Truthful Practices in Legal Negotiations: 150487 U.S. Supreme Court Review:149650 Growing Your Firm in Changing Times: 150048 A Primer for Raising Capital (formerly Doing Deals): 150050 To report your credits, go to: http://www.mbcle.state.mn.us/mbcle/pages/home.asp

› Open post: Event Codes for reporting your Mitchell CLE credits

Next Alumni CLE: A Primer on Raising Capital – Friday, Dec. 3 at noon

From reading financial statements to understanding covenants to the relative benefits of debt v. equity, learn what it takes to get a deal done (of any size) in the current economic climate. Presented by Zachary Robins ’08, Angie Snavely ’08, and Matthew Kuhn ’06.  Zach Robins is an associate with Aethlon Capital, a private investment …

› Open post: Next Alumni CLE: A Primer on Raising Capital – Friday, Dec. 3 at noon

Happy 110th Birthday William Mitchell!

One hundred and ten years ago today, five practicing attorneys from St. Paul founded the St. Paul College of Law (one of the predecessor schools to William Mitchell) to provide access to a law school education to those who needed to work full time to provide for themselves and their families.  Fast forward 110 years, and …

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Watch for info on alumni auditing opportunities in December eNewsletter

Interested in auditing a class at Mitchell this spring? We’ll have information about the registration period, costs, and courses available in the December eNewsletter. If you don’t receive it, sign up from the alumni page under the Stay Connected section on the right.

› Open post: Watch for info on alumni auditing opportunities in December eNewsletter

Getting a Job, Getting a Client or Just Getting Noticed – Tuesday, Nov. 16

Join us on Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 4:30 in the auditorium for the second in a 3-part series on Networking in the New Economy. If you are looking for work, trying to build your practice, or are looking for more authentic ways of creating connections, this event is for you.  For more information about the alumni panel …

› Open post: Getting a Job, Getting a Client or Just Getting Noticed – Tuesday, Nov. 16

Don’t miss Jamie Forman ’85 on Time (and Crisis) Management on Thursday, Nov. 11 at noon

Please join us for the next Solo/Small Firm Lunch Discussion on Thursday, Nov. 11 from 12-1 pm in room 229.  Jamie Forman ’85 of  Oberman, Thompson & Siegal will address strategies for managing your time wisely, including tips on  handling a crisis.   Feel free to bring your own lunch – drinks and dessert provided.  See you there.

› Open post: Don’t miss Jamie Forman ’85 on Time (and Crisis) Management on Thursday, Nov. 11 at noon

John Echohawk of the Native American Rights Fund speaking on Monday, Nov. 8 at 5:30 pm

John Echohawk, one of the most influential lawyers in the United States, will present “The Native American Rights Fund: A 40-Year Retrospective” Monday, Nov. 8 from 5:30 to 7 pm at William Mitchell College of Law. The event is free and open to the public.   For more information and to register:  http://web.wmitchell.edu/indian-law/2010/09/john-echohawk The event will also …

› Open post: John Echohawk of the Native American Rights Fund speaking on Monday, Nov. 8 at 5:30 pm

Want to sit on the bench with Judge Toussaint?

The Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy project, in its second year at Mitchell, is looking for one-two alumni to serve as judges for a moot court competition on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 1pm. The project places students in four St. Paul high schools five days week where they teach a class on students’ constitutional rights, and …

› Open post: Want to sit on the bench with Judge Toussaint?

2009-2010 grads invited to small to mid-sized law firm forum at Mitchell on Tues., Nov. 9 from 5:30-7:30 pm

Wonder what it would be like to practice with a small or mid-sized firm – either in the Cities or outstate? The Forum will feature 15 small to mid-size law firms, ranging in size, location and practice. Law firms from Willmar, New Ulm, Duluth and the Twin Cities will be present.  Panel at 5:30; reception …

› Open post: 2009-2010 grads invited to small to mid-sized law firm forum at Mitchell on Tues., Nov. 9 from 5:30-7:30 pm

Steenson and Jordan return Thursday, Oct. 14 with their annual U.S. Supreme Court Review CLE

Don’t miss the next presentation in our Alumni CLE Series.  Join Professors Steenson and Jordan as they present their popular annual review of last year’s U.S. Supreme Court decisions.  In the Auditorium from 7:30 – 9am on Oct. 14.  Register here.

› Open post: Steenson and Jordan return Thursday, Oct. 14 with their annual U.S. Supreme Court Review CLE

Ari Kaplan will teach you to Stand Out in a Stagnant Economy next Wed., Oct. 13

Alumni are encouraged to attend this event, the first in a 3-part series of events on Networking in the New Economy.  The free program begins in the Auditorium at 4 pm and is followed by a reception at 5 pm.  Kaplan is a former practicing lawyer who now speaks across the country to attorneys on …

› Open post: Ari Kaplan will teach you to Stand Out in a Stagnant Economy next Wed., Oct. 13

Bar Results are in! Join us for a Swearing-in Brunch before the Ceremony on Oct. 29

We’d like to help you celebrate. Please join us for a brunch at 317 on Rice from 9-10:15 on Friday, Oct. 29. The brunch is free for Mitchell grads being sworn in and 1 guest; $12 for all others. Call 651-290-6370 to RSVP by Oct. 22.

› Open post: Bar Results are in! Join us for a Swearing-in Brunch before the Ceremony on Oct. 29

Five of eight 2010 Judicial District Pro Bono Award Winners are Mitchell Alumni!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2010 Judicial District Pro Bono Awards, including the following Mitchell grads: 3rd Judicial District: Melanie J. Leth ’01 – Weber & Leth 5th Judicial District: Daniel L. Giles ’79 – Stoneberg Giles & Stroup 7th  Judicial District: Thomas J. Reif ’73 – Thornton Reif Dolan Dowen & Klecker 8th Judicial District: Sarah L. Klaassen – …

› Open post: Five of eight 2010 Judicial District Pro Bono Award Winners are Mitchell Alumni!

Next Alumni CLE this Friday, Oct. 8 at noon: “Growing Your Business in Changing Times”

Learn the business principles necessary to be successful at running any business –including a law firm– from alum Bill Gschwind ’10, an associate at Alden Pearson and president of InPursuit Consulting. Bill has an MBA from the University of St. Thomas and is an adjunct faculty member at the Minnesota School of Business.  Grads from …

› Open post: Next Alumni CLE this Friday, Oct. 8 at noon: “Growing Your Business in Changing Times”

Join us this Sunday, Oct. 3 for the Party on the Lawn for the Marathon!

The weather promises to be perfect for our first-ever Party on the Lawn for the Marathon. We’re welcoming students, alumni, faculty, staff, and families to help cheer on our Mitchell Marathoners (and the rest of the runners) who will be at mile 24 as they pass by Mitchell. You can cheer them on with your …

› Open post: Join us this Sunday, Oct. 3 for the Party on the Lawn for the Marathon!

Wow – this year’s Mitchell Mentors program is the largest ever!

More than 200 first-year students, 65 upper class student mentors, and 128 alumni mentors are participating in Mitchell Mentors this year, a program designed to help first-years make a successful transition to law school.  We  especially want to thank our alumni mentors (graduates from ’05-’09) for taking the time to help our students in such …

› Open post: Wow – this year’s Mitchell Mentors program is the largest ever!

First Alumni CLE of the year is Friday, Sept. 17: “Truthful Practices in Legal Negotiations”

This year’s Alumni CLE Series gets underway next Friday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 am with an ethics CLE presented by Professor Deborah Schmedemann on “Truthful Practices in Legal Negotiations”.  Due to increased demand, all CLEs will take place in the Auditorium this year, or via webcast.  As always, CLEs are free for alumni for the first two …

› Open post: First Alumni CLE of the year is Friday, Sept. 17: “Truthful Practices in Legal Negotiations”

Alumni Email Accounts Moving Sept. 20 to Windows Live

Beginning at 10am CST on Monday, September 20th, all alumni email accounts will be moved to Windows Live. Your email address will continue to be firstname.lastname@alumni.wmitchell.edu, but you will now access your email by going to www.outlook.com. You should login using your email address as the username and a password of wmxxxxxx where xxxxxx is …

› Open post: Alumni Email Accounts Moving Sept. 20 to Windows Live

Next Solo/Small Firm Lunch Discussion Group is Thursday, Sept. 9

Join us from 12 – 1 pm in room 225 to discuss strategies for determining your fee rate and structure (including alternative billing).  Our alumni host is Allison Burke ’09 of Buchholz & Burke.  Drinks and dessert provided; bring your own lunch, your business cards to share, and your experiences.   Drop-ins welcome.   School is back …

› Open post: Next Solo/Small Firm Lunch Discussion Group is Thursday, Sept. 9

Mitchell’s Saturday Self-Help Legal Clinic Needs Volunteer Family Law and Criminal Expungement Attorneys

The William Mitchell Self-Help Clinic is currently seeking attorneys to volunteer a few hours each month helping litigants in the areas of criminal expungement and family law. The clinic is open on Saturdays from 2-4 PM (beginning on Sept. 11), and is run by Mitchell students and staffed by volunteer attorneys. (For more information on …

› Open post: Mitchell’s Saturday Self-Help Legal Clinic Needs Volunteer Family Law and Criminal Expungement Attorneys

Solo/Small Firm Lunch Discussion Series Continues Thursday, Aug. 12

Up for discussion this month:  websites and increasing your web presence.  Join us from noon to 1pm here at Mitchell.  Bring your own lunch -we’ll provide drinks and dessert.  Feel free to stop by, but if you let me know you’re coming we’ll make sure to have enough cookies!

› Open post: Solo/Small Firm Lunch Discussion Series Continues Thursday, Aug. 12

Five Mitchell alumni now blogging for new Minnesota Lawyer blog

Britt Ackerman ’04, Heather Diersen ’08, Jason Brown ’00, Francis Rojas ’08, & Leah Weaver ’05 are among the recent grads recruited by Minnesota Lawyer to contribute to its new blog: JDs Rising. Brown and Diersen’s first posts are up – read them here.

› Open post: Five Mitchell alumni now blogging for new Minnesota Lawyer blog

Sending good wishes to all those sitting for the bar exam tomorrow and Wednesday.

Finish your studying this afternoon, then go have a nice, relaxing evening. Get a massage, walk around a lake, work out, whatever – just don’t keep at it all night! We’ll see you at the Swearing In Brunch in October . . .

› Open post: Sending good wishes to all those sitting for the bar exam tomorrow and Wednesday.

2004-09 Grads: We need you to be a Mitchell Mentor!

Pair up with another alumni mentor to help a group of three 1Ls learn the ropes about surviving and thriving in their first year of law school.  Each mentoring group will also include a student or peer mentor (2Ls and above).  We need about 120 alumni to volunteer just a few hours a month from Sept. …

› Open post: 2004-09 Grads: We need you to be a Mitchell Mentor!

Congratulations also to Mitchell grads assuming presidencies of the HCBA and RCBA

Courtney Ward-Reichard ’92 (of Nilan Johnson Lewis) recently stepped up to become president of the Hennepin County Bar Association, and Paul Godfrey ’84 (Votel, McEachron & Godfrey), just took over the presidency of the Ramsey County Bar Association from another Mitchell alum – Juan Hoyos ’92.

› Open post: Congratulations also to Mitchell grads assuming presidencies of the HCBA and RCBA

Congratulations to Terry Votel ’68, new president of the Minnesota State Bar Assocation

Terry Votel ’68, of Votel, McEachron & Godfrey, assumed the presidency of the MSBA on July 1.   Votel is a Division Attorney for the Midwest Division of the Claims Litigation Department of Los Angeles based Farmers Insurance Group of Companies.   As president, Votel will work closely with another Mitchell alum – Tim Groshens’ 80 –  who …

› Open post: Congratulations to Terry Votel ’68, new president of the Minnesota State Bar Assocation

Photos from the Alumni Golf Tournament now available

Recordbreaking heat didn’t stop almost 140 alumni, students, and friends from enjoying themselves at the golf tournament on Monday.  Check out which teams placed, who won the contest holes, and watch a slideshow of photos from the day at http://www.wmitchell.edu/alumni/golf.   Many thanks to our sponsors, prize donors, and players. Go ahead and save the date …

› Open post: Photos from the Alumni Golf Tournament now available

Report by Department of Interior Acting Inspector General Mary Kendall ’83 details cozy relationships between offshore drilling agency employees and industry staff

Mary Kendall ’83, the DOI Acting Inspector General, told Interior Secretary Ken Salazar that, given the oil spill in the Gulf, she felt “compelled” to release a report that details disturbing relationships between staff at the minerals agency that regulates the offshore drilling industry, including apparently illegal and unethical actions.  Read the full AP story …

› Open post: Report by Department of Interior Acting Inspector General Mary Kendall ’83 details cozy relationships between offshore drilling agency employees and industry staff

The Mitchell alumni community welcomes 245 new grads!

At the Commencement ceremony at RiverCentre this afternoon, 245 happy and relieved former 3Ls and 4Ls made the transition from Mitchell students to Mitchell graduates.  An impressive 62% had completed 50 or more hours of pro bono service either through the Minnesota Justice Foundation or through one of Mitchell’s many clinics, where they gained practical legal skills and …

› Open post: The Mitchell alumni community welcomes 245 new grads!

Looking forward to seeing 140 alumni, students, and friends at the golf tournament on Monday

For the first time in recent memory – possibly ever? –  the alumni golf tournament had to close registration due to reaching capacity!  It promises to be a hot & humid day, but we look forward to seeing alumni from every decade from the 50s (such as Tom Conlin ’58) through the ’00s (such as Andrew …

› Open post: Looking forward to seeing 140 alumni, students, and friends at the golf tournament on Monday

Congratulations to new alumni board members and thank you to outgoing board members

Congratulations to Alison Drichta ’09, Bernard Dusich ’80, Alex Kim ’06, and Chris Tymchuck ’08, who were unanimously confirmed as the newest board members at last night’s alumni board meeting.  And a huge thank you to Michelle Hatcher ’98, Mark Metz ’97, Bill Orth ’80, and Sylvia Zinn ’84, each of whom is leaving the board after nine …

› Open post: Congratulations to new alumni board members and thank you to outgoing board members

Thanks to the nine alumni who volunteered at Mitchell’s Self-Help Clinic this Spring

After a promising 10-week pilot in the fall, Mitchell’s new walk-in pro se clinic–staffed by volunteer alumni, students via the Minnesota Justice Foundation, and the Mitchell library staff–became a permanent clinic this spring. Over the course of the year the Saturday afternoon clinic served 90 patrons. Many thanks to Rachael Bendtsen ’08, Nina Carranco ’08, …

› Open post: Thanks to the nine alumni who volunteered at Mitchell’s Self-Help Clinic this Spring

Congratulations to all the Mitchell grads who were sworn in this morning!

Despite the rain, the mood was sunny at our swearing in brunch this morning as graduates, friends, and family celebrated the accomplishment of those who just passed the bar. We wish them great success with their legal careers and urge them to stay in touch!

› Open post: Congratulations to all the Mitchell grads who were sworn in this morning!

Interested in teaching a WRAP class? Applications being accepted through Friday, April 30.

Mitchell is currently seeking part-time adjunct professors for three courses for the 2010-11 academic year: (1) Writing Professors teach first-year students about office memos, advice and demand letters, and motion practice memoranda in a year-long course; (2) Representation Professors critique first-year students in interviewing, counseling, negotiating, and oral argument exercises in a year-long course; (3) …

› Open post: Interested in teaching a WRAP class? Applications being accepted through Friday, April 30.

Kevin Goodno ’99 and Ahn Le Kremer ’02 Named Minnesotans on the Move by Finance and Commerce

Two Mitchell alumni were among the 38 honorees named by Finance and Commerce as Minnesotans on the Move. Goodno ’99, is a shareholder with Fredrikson & Byron; Kremer ’02, is a shareholder with Leonard Street & Deinard. From a quick scan of the list, it appears only three attorneys were included among the honorees, which …

› Open post: Kevin Goodno ’99 and Ahn Le Kremer ’02 Named Minnesotans on the Move by Finance and Commerce

Congratulations to Tammera Diehm ’03 on Being Named a 40 Under Forty Winner!

One of only a few lawyers honored by the Mpls/St. Paul Business Journal as having become successful and established leaders in the Twin Cities before turning 40, Tammera Diehm ’03, a Shareholder at Winthrop & Weinstine, was recognized for her service on the Columbia Heights City Council, her law degree (from Mitchell, summa cum laude, …

› Open post: Congratulations to Tammera Diehm ’03 on Being Named a 40 Under Forty Winner!

Almost Half of 25 Up & Coming Attorney Honorees are Mitchell Grads

Congratulations to the 11 Mitchell alumni named as 2010 Up & Coming Attorneys by Minnesota Lawyer for their achievements in the legal profession within 10 years of passing the bar: Elizabeth Sorenson Brotten ’06 (Foley & Mansfield); Charlie Delbridge ’06 (Christensen & Laue); Samuel Edmunds ’07 (Campbell Knutson); Matthew Gollinger ’03 (Zelle Hofmann); Anh Le …

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Jay Klaphake ’95 writes in Japan Times about the country’s need to embrace international students and faculty

Jay Klaphake ’95, an associate professor at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan, writes about the country’s less-than-successful attempts to “internationalize” its law schools and universities. As Klaphake writes: “To put it simply, the fundamental barrier to world-class status for Japanese universities is that many faculty members just aren’t that enthusiastic about welcoming large numbers of …

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Jeff Anderson ’75 in the midst of latest priest abuse scandal

Jeff Anderson’ 75, longtime crusader for victims of sexual abuse by priests, is back in the news.  A New York Times article titled “Vatican Declined to Defrock U.S. Priest Who Abused Boys” reported that it made use of interal church documents provided by Anderson.   Another story appears in the Star Tribune:  “Priest abuse scandal spreads“.

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Emily Skidmore Nesse ’09 takes on Deb Hilstrom ’10 about funding for Minnesota’s prisons

Emily Skidmore Nesse ’09, research director for the Taxpayers’ League of Minnesota, argues against legislation carried by Rep. Deb Hilstrom ’10 (DFL-Brooklyn Center), that would require prisoners to be held only in publicly-owned and operated jails and prisons, in an opinion piece in the Pilot-Independent.

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Welcome Home to Lt. Col. Fred Karasov ’83 and Capt. Jennifer Beck-Brown ’03!

Mitchell grads Hennepin County Judge Fred Karasov ’83 and Assistant Hennepin County Attorney (and alumni board member) Jennifer Beck-Brown ’03 are thankfully back home safely from their service as JAG officers in Iraq. Read more here (password protected) or in Monday’s edition of Minnesota Lawyer.

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Renee Maher ’97, lobbies Washington legislature on behalf of local law enforcement families

Read about how Renee Maher ’97 uses her legal training and experience as a prosecutor in the Hawaii Attorney General’s office to lobby for legislative reform in her role as executive director of the Coalition for Metropolitan Police and Sheriffs in Olympia, Washington.

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Nominations Sought by Feb. 21 for Four Alumni Board of Directors Positions

Are you interested in getting more involved with William Mitchell? We’re looking for four engaged and enthusiastic alumni to join the 21-member alumni board for terms beginning in July. The alumni board provides guidance to the school on building alumni engagement and helps foster meaningful connections between students and alumni and among the alumni community. Board …

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Russ Doty ’74 writes opinion piece on why malpractice suits aren’t behind high health care costs

Russ Doty ’74, now the CEO/General Counsel of New World WindPower LLC in Billings, Montana, writes in the Billings Gazette about his experience with medical malpractice litigation and argues that such lawsuits have little to do with the cost of health care.

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Stacey Thunder ’98 honored as a Native American 40 Under 40

Lawyer, business owner, volunteer, actress, and mother of three Stacey Thunder ’98 was honored by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development, with a Native American 40 Under 40 Award for her role in helping to shape the future of Indian country.  Read about her accomplishments here.

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Can you spare an hour to help ILs learn critical interviewing skills?

The Office of Career and Professional Development needs your help! Alumni are needed to conduct mock interviews and give feedback to ILs during their WRAP classes at the following times: Section 4: Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 8:30pm-9:20pm Section 3: Friday, February 5, 2010 at 10am-10:50am Section 2: Friday, February 5, 2010, at 11-11:50am Section 1: Friday, February 5, …

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Interested in Employment Law? Three panelists will discuss their practices at a free CLE on Thur, Jan. 28

4:30-6:20 at William Mitchell. No charge. Application has been made for CLE credit. Presenters: Frances E. Baillon ’98, Halunen & Associates; M. William O’Brien, Miller O’Brien Cummins; and Sally A. Scoggin ’80, Briggs and Morgan. To register, call Melissa Richard at 651-290-6319 or email melissa.richard@wmitchell.edu.

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Rozanne Andersen ’83 interviewed about new role as CEO of ACA International

After 14 years with the trade group representing the debt collection industry – ACA International – Rozanne Andersen ’83 was recently appointed its CEO.  Read her interview about the state of the industry and challenges faced by likely increased regulation and a down economy in the Star Tribune here.

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Brad Colbert ’85 discusses his recent Supreme Court victory and the loss of civility in the corrections field

Alum and adjunct professor Brad Colbert ’85 was profiled in the Southwest Journal about the changes (for the worse) he’s seen in the Minnesota prison system and our perception of criminals and inmates since he started practicing 25 years ago and why he felt compelled to fight for his clients’ right not to be charged for …

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Ever wonder what it’s like to practice immigration law? How about bankruptcy, energy, or health law?

Now’s your chance to quench your curiosity about what’s involved in practicing  in seven areas of law that look like they’ll be keeping lawyers busy in the years to come.  Check out our new alumni CLE series starting on Jan. 14 that can help you retool for the new economy.  Each late-afternoon CLE offers multiple practioners’ perspectives on …

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Alumni volunteers help make pro se clinic pilot a success

Ten alumni volunteered almost 100 hours of their time this past fall at the self-help pro se clinic established by the Minnesota Justice Foundation student chapter and the staff of the Warren E. Burger Library.  The clinic was staffed each Saturday, on average, with ten student volunteers and three alumni volunteers, and assisted 45 patrons over the 10-week …

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End of year shout out to our amazing alumni adjuncts!

As another semester and year come to a close, I’d like to take just a minute to say a huge “thank you” to the 120 or so alumni who give back to the school by sharing their expertise with students as adjunct professors.  Alumni make up about one-half of Mitchell’s amazing adjunct faculty, and the school …

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Poem by Tim Nolan ’89 featured in “American Life in Poetry” column

A poem by Minneapolis attorney Tim Nolan ’89 entitled “At the Choral Concert” was featured in the American Life in Poetry column written by Ted Kooser, U.S. Poet Laureate from 2004-2006.  The poem is from Nolan’s most recent book, The Sound of It, New Rivers Press, 2008.  Read the poem.

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Barbara Golden ’80 honored with an Outstanding Service to the Profession Award

Barbara Golden ’80, retired state law librarian, will be presented with an Outstanding Service to the Profession Award by Minnesota Lawyer “in recognition of her more than 25 years of service to lawyers and judges.”   Only one of five to receive this award, you can read more about this prestigious honor here.

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Congrats to the seven Mitchell grads named Attorneys of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer

Minnesota Lawyer has announced the winners of its Attorney of the Year awards, and the group includes the following Mitchell alumni: Kenneth J. Abdo ’82, Alan G. Carlson ’71, John M. Degnan ’76, Michael K. Johnston ’95, Jan Symchych ’77, Lynne Torgerson ’90, and Kay Tuveson ’87. The awards are presented based on leadership in …

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Mike Koval ’85, profiled for work training and diversifying Madison’s police force

Considering a career with the FBI, Mike Koval ’85 came to William Mitchell for a law degree, but has since found his place recruiting and training new officers for the Madison, WI police department. Read the full article in the Isthmus.

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Companies run by Leon Steinberg ’80 (National Wind) and Susan Haigh ’77 (Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity) featured in Star Tribune

Organizations run by Leon Steinberg ’80 and Susan Haigh ’77 were both featured in the Star Tribune on Sunday. Steinberg is CEO of National Wind, a Minneapolis-based wind developer that just joined forces with a Montana wind company for a wind project in Montana that will provide power all the way to Las Vegas. Haigh …

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Project Homeless Connect once again a success thanks to Mitchell alumni and students

An impressive contingent of Mitchell alumni and students volunteered yesterday at the 9th Minneapolis Project Homeless Connect. This event, based on a nationally implemented best practice, is a one-stop-shop of support services, medical & dental care, and legal help to address the numerous and complex barriers that prevent homeless (and near homeless) individuals and families …

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Congratulations to Mitchell’s 395 “Rising Stars”

Almost 400 Mitchell grads were recognized as “Rising Stars” in the Dec/Jan edition of Minnesota Law & Politics, a distinction reserved for Minnesota lawyers 40 years old or younger or who have been licensed to practice for 10 years or less.  A full listing along with a description of the selection process can be found here.  A …

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Bridget Hayden ’03: Dorsey associate and Dagger Dolls skater

Read about Bridget Hayden’s alter-ego “Patently Offensive,” her rink name as a member of the MN RollerGirls’ flat track roller derby league team the Dagger Dolls.  Check it out here in the Dec. issue of The Hennepin Lawyer.   If you’ve got an unusual stress-busting activity, let us know by posting a comment.

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Mitchell Alums Robert Milavetz ’63 and Alan Milavetz ’84 headed to U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 1

Read about how Mitchell alumni Robert Milavetz ’63 and Alan Milavetz ’84 and their Edina, MN law firm of Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz are challenging the constitutionality of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act in a case to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 1 in this National Law Journal article …

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William Mitchell is 109 and doing fine!

On Nov. 23, 1900, five working attorneys signed the incorporation papers for the St. Paul College of Law, which later became William Mitchell College of Law. Their vision was to make  a legal education accessible to those who needed to keep working at full-time jobs to support themselves and their families.  Up until 1978, when a full-time program …

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Peer recognition of alumni talent is source for new law school ranking

The release yesterday of new law school rankings by Super Lawyers provides another way to compare law schools, based at least to some extent on the accomplishments and reputation of its alumni. William Mitchell is ranked 52nd out of 180 law schools on the list. The rankings are based on the number of graduates who were …

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Worried about the rising cost of being a lawyer? Mitchell CLEs are one of the best deals in town

With the recent MN Supreme Court decision to raise attorney licensing fees by $100 (temporarily), there’s been some buzz about the rising cost of being a lawyer. Paying for those CLE credits can get pricey (especially if you’re paying for it yourself), but that’s where Mitchell’s CLE program comes in. Our recent grads (those two …

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On the importance of lending a hand (or, it’s tough out there)

Last Friday, a number of proud Mitchell grads were sworn in as newly minted lawyers.  I had the pleasure of talking to many of them at the brunch we host before the ceremony for those planning to take the oath and their friends and families.  Happily, most of those I met were employed.  But then …

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Watch for the Fall edition of Mitchell on Law and the November eNewsletter

Arriving in your mailbox and inbox soon are the Fall edition of Mitchell on Law and the November eNewsletter, filled with the latest information about what’s going on at school, great articles about alumni whose practices have an international component or who are making it as solo practitioners, and other news you can use.  If you aren’t receiving …

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Wish you were here: what a week for CLEs at Mitchell

About 100 alumni and other attorneys came by campus this week to attend CLEs covering three very distinct topics – productive ways to talk about race; the best in internet-based legal research; and whether Justice Department lawyers violated the rules of ethics when they wrote various counterterrorism memos.  Another 40 or so viewed the CLEs via webcast.   …

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Congratulations to all our Mitchell grads who just passed the bar!

Time to celebrate!  For 2009 grads, watch the mail for your invitation to the Swearing In Brunch before the ceremony . . .we hope you can join us.  And for everyone who took the bar in other states and is still waiting for results, keep the faith!

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