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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, lunch, and reception. $190 per person/$135 for current students, graduates from the classes of 2012–14, and public servants. Register today!   Sponsor the Tournament and Support Mitchell Students Sponsor the Alumni Association Golf Tournament. Proceeds support the Student Award of Merit, which is given at each commencement to a graduating student who demonstrates …

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2014 Justice Esther M. Tomljanovich Tea for Women in Law

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 5–7 pm All about the hats! In the tradition of the teas hosted by the former lawyers’ legal fraternity Phi delta Delta, hats and gloves are admired but not required. Back by popular demand: the Hat Rental. RSVP and RegisterA limited number of Justice Tomljanovich’s hats will be available for a $10 donation to the …

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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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2013 golf tournament recap

Mixed Teams Winners Place Score Team 1st 59 John Barragry, Erin Barragry, Micheal Johnson, Ellie Johnson 2nd 59 Tim Ridley, Shane Barns, Christopher Drake, Kristine Boylan 3rd 63 Susan Bullard, Randy Field, Ron London, Tom Hofstad Platinum Sponsors On-Course Event Winners Men Women Long Drive Josh Bobich Erin Barragry Long Putt David Bursie 27’6″ Mary Pat Byrn 38′ Closest to Pin Mike Herring 10’4″ Erin Barragry 33’11″ Titanium Sponsors Men’s Teams Winners Place Score Team 1st 57 Johathan Lundeen, Barry Lundeen, Brad Lundeen, John Heiderscheidt 2nd 60 Marcus Ploeger, Joe Conzemius, …

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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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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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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 Justice Esther M. Tomljanovich Tea for Women in Law

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 5-7 pm CLE 3:30-5 pm: Leadership Effectiveness and Executive Presence Moderator: Becky Thorsen ’95, Partner and Chair of Hiring Committee – Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi Panelists Confirmed to Date: Peg Birk ’83, Transitional General Secretary at National Council of Churches, and President & CEO of Interim Solutions Sara Grewing ’03, St. Paul City Attorney Kim Mageau ’85, …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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2012 golf tournament recap

Mixed Division Winners Place Score Team 1st 60 Rory Duggan Kate DeCourcy Peter Johnson Stephen Norton 2nd 61 Thomas Jamison Ben Webster Art Boylan Molly Borg Thornton 3rd 63 John Barragry Ellie Johnson Michael Johnson Adam Sienkowski 4th 63 Timothy Ridley Shane Barnes Catherine McEnroe Lenae Pederson Platinum Sponsors Field Event Winners Men Women Long Drive Hole #1 Court Anderson Hole #7 Kristen Larson Long Putt Hole #18 Dan Thue Hole #9 Barbara Klas Closest to Pin Hole #11 Shane Barnes Hole #13 Ellie Johnson Titanium Sponsors Men’s Division Winners Place Score Team 1st 59 Barry Lundeen Brad Lundeen Jonathon Lundeen John Heiderscheidt 2nd 60 Matt Shea Aaron Barber Brent Anderson Henry Wang 3rd 60 Paul Hemming Marcus Ploeger Kevin Decker Patrick Thornton 4th 60 Ben Wagner Mike …

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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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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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39th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament

Monday, May 21, 2012 Rain or Shine North Oaks Golf Club 11 am Registration and lunch 12:30 pm Shotgun start (scramble format) 5:30 pm Reception with buffet, tournament awards, and prize drawings (must be present to win) Fees Registration includes greens fee, cart, lunch, and reception. Cost is $180 per person / $130 for current students, graduates from the classes of 2010 to 2012, and public …

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2012 Justice Esther M. Tomljanovich Tea for Women in Law

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 5–7 pm Registration closed Questions? Please contact Lauren Schrank at 651-290-6370. All about the hats! In the tradition of the teas hosted by the former lawyers’ legal fraternity Phi Delta Delta, hats and gloves are admired, but not required. Back by popular demand: the Hat Rental.  A limited number of hats will be available for a …

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Learn the Latest in the World of International Patents at the next Alumni CLE on March 8

Professor Jay Erstling will share developments in international patenting and the Patent Cooperation Treaty on Thursday, March 8 from 7:30 – 9 am in Room 319 at Mitchell. Live and via webcast. FREE for ’10/’11 grads! Register here (but walk-ins are always welcome).

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Learn how to avoid the most common IOLTA traps at Feb. 24 CLE

Next up in the Alumni CLE Series:  IOLTA Tips and Traps for Solo and Small Firm Lawyers: Real-World Examples and Advice. 12-1:30 pm in the Mitchell Auditorium or via webcast. Co-presenter Tarell Friedley ’85 has been in solo practice in Apple Valley, Minnesota since 1997. The law firm of Tarell A. Friedley, P.A. primarily focuses in …

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Learn about GIS and the Law on Wed. March 7 from 4-5:30 pm

Learn how Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can help reveal violations of existing laws, serve as an exploratory tool to understand new avenues of legal action and help capture, manage, analyze and display geographically – referenced and statistical data. Wednesday, March 7, 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 331. CLE credit applied for. No RSVP necessary.

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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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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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Beyond the Metro: Life and the Practice of Law in Greater Minnesota

Tuesday, April 3, 4:30-5:30 pm (reception follows) 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: William Mitchell Auditorium A panel of attorneys who live and practice in communities large and …

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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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Immigration in the Workplace

Friday, March 23, 2012 12:00 PM–1:30 PM, (room) 319 Alumni CLE Series: Immigration in the Workplace In today’s worksite enforcement climate, employers have two equally important objectives: (1) abide by immigration laws that prohibit the hiring and retention of unauthorized workers and (2) follow provisions that forbid employment discrimination based on citizenship status or national origin. Under the Obama …

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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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Was the killing of bin Laden legal under international law? Find out on Jan. 12.

Professor Anthony Winer will present the first CLE of 2012 on Jan. 12 at 7:30am, examining what is permitted and prohibited under Public International Law, and focusing on potentially applicable legal conventions, such as the United Nations Charter, the 1949 Geneva Conventions and their 1977 Protocol, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. …

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Join us for the First Annual MLK Week of Service–the Alumni Service Project is Jan. 19 from 6-8 pm!!

Mitchell alumni, students, faculty, and staff are invited to lend a hand getting donated items ready for re-sale at Arc’s Value Village in Richfield. Mark your calendar now.  This will be a great way to get to know others in the Mitchell community in a fun, relaxed setting.  For more information and to register to …

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What the tweet? Our next alumni CLE will answer that question, and more!

Join Associate Dean for Information Resoures Simon Canick and Reference Librarian Janelle Beitz to learn how lawyers can use Twitter by attending “An Introduction to Twitter for Lawyers” on Thursday, Dec. 8 from 7:30-9 am. WEBINAR ONLY (of course). FREE for ’10 and ’11 grads. To register, click here.

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Employee, Subcontractor, or Independent Contractor–which did your client just hire?

You can find out at the next Alumni CLE on Friday, Dec. 2 from noon–1:30 pm at Mitchell.  Attend in person or via webcast.  As always, recent grads (’10-’11) attend for FREE.  Presented by Patrick McGuiness’06 and Tim Selander ’06. Patrick McGuiness assists “green” businesses with a variety of legal matters at the firm Zlimen …

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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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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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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 …

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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 …

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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.  

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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!

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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 …

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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

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!

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The Justice Esther M. Tomljanovich Tea for Women in Law 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 from 5-7 pm RSVP and register by Wednesday, April 6. Questions? Please contact Lauren Schrank at 651-290-6370. In the tradition of the teas hosted by the former lawyers’ legal fraternity Phi Delta Delta, hats and gloves are admired, but not required. A limited number of hats will be available for loan for a small …

› Open post: The Justice Esther M. Tomljanovich Tea for Women in Law 2011

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

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

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

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!

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”

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

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

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

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.

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

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, …

› Open post: Can you spare an hour to help ILs learn critical interviewing skills?

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.

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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.   …

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