Topic: Minnesota Legal Paraprofessional Pilot Project
Ms. Schroeder will discuss the Legal Paraprofessional Pilot launched March 1, 2021, which is intended to increase access to civil legal representation in tenant-landlord and family law cases where one or both parties typically appear without legal representation. The Pilot Project permits legal paraprofessionals, under the supervision of a Minnesota attorney, to provide legal advice and, in some cases, represent a client in court in these areas.
Speaker: Maren Schroeder, RP®, MnCP
Maren Schroeder, RP®, MnCP is a PACE Registered and Minnesota Certified paralegal. She has an undergraduate degree in Paralegal Studies and an MBA with an emphasis in legal administration. Schroeder has experience in intellectual property, civil litigation, family law, criminal defense, non-profit organization, and complex bankruptcy matters. She provides virtual freelance paralegal services for attorneys throughout the United States, and is the Policy Director of Sensible Change Minnesota, working on medical cannabis access and opioid overdose prevention measures at the Minnesota legislature.
She currently serves as the Director of Positions and Issues for the National Federation of Paralegal Associations. Previously she served seven years on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Paralegal Association (MPA) serving as the Director of Greater Minnesota, Director of Professional Development, Director of Marketing, and most recently, Director of Positions and Issues. Passionate about access to justice, which drove her to become a paralegal, she previously served on the Minnesota State Bar Association Task Force on Alternative Legal
Models from 2015-2017 and the Minnesota Supreme Court Implementation Committee for the Legal Paraprofessional Practice Pilot Project from 2019-2020; and was appointed to the Minnesota Standing Committee for the Legal Paraprofessional Pilot Project in December 2020. Ms. Schroeder is the recipient of severalawards including the 2020 NFPA Justice Champion Award, the inaugural Minnesota Cannabis Culture Award for Medical Cannabis Advocacy, and the 2016 Outstanding Paralegal of the Year Award from the Minnesota Paralegal Association.
This event is available for remote attendance only.
CLE credit has been applied for this session.
Please RSVP by April 8, 2021.
Cost: Members - Free
Non-Members - $15
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