Upcoming MPA Events

Upcoming events

    • April 14, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Gray Plant Mooty, 80 S 8th St, Ste 500, Minneapolis, MN 55005 - Remote Attendance Available
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    Topic: Applying the Newest Guidelines for Legal Descriptions and Survey Matters

    These guidelines are not title standards, but rather a set of tools available to resolve issues that may arise when reviewing a legal description or survey. They seek to summarize key elements of both law and scholarly works pertaining to specific issues which may arise. In some instances, they are based upon generally accepted survey practices. The guidelines are intended as a starting point for analyzing a legal description or survey.

    Speaker: Nancy Landmark

    Nancy Landmark is Commercial Underwriting and Closing Counsel at Commercial Partners Title, LLC, where she works directly with customers and their representatives to resolve complex title issues.

    After earning her J.D. degree from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1989, Ms. Landmark returned to Minnesota and went into private practice in Stearns County. Her private practice included a wide variety of matters, including active litigation in personal injury, commercial disputes, family law, real estate and probate matters, providing her a unique understanding of the complex relationship between real estate and other legal areas.

    In 2000, Ms. Landmark joined the title industry in St. Cloud where she performed examining and underwriting duties and served as production manager. In 2005, she joined Commercial Partners Title, LLC, as a member of the Underwriting Department.

    Ms. Landmark was admitted to the Minnesota State Bar in 1989 and to the North Dakota State Bar in 2005. She is a member of the Hennepin County Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, North Dakota State Bar Association, Minnesota Land Title Association (MLTA), Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Women Organization (MNCREW) and the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL). Ms. Landmark is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association's Real Property Section and currently serves on the Real Property Section's Legislative and Title Standards Committees. Ms. Landmark serves as Co-Chair of MLTA's Legislative Committee and is a member of the MLTA Board of Directors. Ms. Landmark is also active with American Land Title Association (ALTA) where she serves on the Education Committee and the Government Affairs Committee. She also serves as a regular Continuing Legal Education presenter in the area of real estate and title insurance.

    CLE credit has been requested.

    Remote attendance is available.

    Member Cost: Free 
    Non-Member Cost: $15

    Please register no later than April 10, 2020.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lesa Eastman at lesaeastman@siegelbrill.com or Jennifer Anderson at jennifer.anderson@lathropgpm.com.

    • April 17, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Heimerl & Lammers LLC - 11100 Wayzata Boulevard, Suite 211, Minnetonka, MN 55305 - Remote Attendance Available
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    Topic: Things to Consider when Navigating the Terms of a Qualified Domestic Relations Order ("QDRO")

    As paralegals, we may be tasked with obtaining information from plan administrators and drafting a Qualified Domestic Relations Order for attorney review. Does the process confuse you? Are you unsure about what to include when you draft? Do not miss the April 17, 2020, Family Law Sectional with presenter Lisa Meier of Meier Schack, LLC. Lisa is known for her knowledge and proficiency in the complicated area of preparation and implementation of Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs) – the division of retirement assets in connection with a divorce.  Lisa will provide invaluable practice tips regarding things to consider when drafting QDROs, things to avoid when drafting a QDRO, and will take questions regarding any problems you have encountered when drafting QDROs. 

    Speaker: Lisa Meier, Esq.

    Lisa has been repeatedly voted a Minnesota Rising Star since 2004 and was voted a Minnesota Super Lawyer in 2018. Prior to co-founding Meier | Schack, LLC, Lisa worked as an attorney with Honsa & Associates, P.A. and Honsa & Michales, P.A. practicing exclusively in the area of family law. She has specific expertise in post-decree matters including modification of child support, spousal maintenance, parenting time, and custody.   Lisa is especially known for her knowledge and proficiency in the complicated area of preparation and implementation of Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs) – the division of retirement assets in connection with a divorce.

    Remote attendance is available.

    • Member Cost: Free
    • Non-Member Cost: $15

    CLE credit has been applied for this session.

    Please RSVP by April 14, 2020.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Amanda Bean or Jennessa Carlson at amandab@hllawfirm.com or mpa.jennessa@gmail.com.

    • May 12, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Lathrop GPM, 80 S 8th St, Ste 500, Minneapolis, MN 55401 - Remote Attendance Available
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    Topic: Land Surveying 101:​ Metes and Bounds Descriptions

    An overview of legal descriptions. Presenter will review metes and bounds descriptions. What makes a good description. How to understand the legal descriptions, distant measurement, units of measurement, and tools of measurement.

    Speaker: Nate Carlson

    Nate provides leadership and guidance to survey teams within Westwood’s land division. In addition, he works closely with market leaders on strategic growth opportunities for surveying services in the residential and commercial markets, both within the Twin Cities metro area and across the country.

    As a licensed land surveyor, Nate has more than 17 years of experience working in residential and commercial development, wind and solar energy, and power delivery. Nate is a company shareholder.

    Education:

    • College of St. Scholastica, MBA
    • St. Cloud State University, BS Land Surveying and Mapping Sciences
    • St. Cloud Technical College, AAS Civil Engineering/Land Surveying Technology

    Registrations:

    • Professional Land Surveyor: Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio, Maine, South Carolina, and Utah
    • Certified Federal Surveyor (CFedS): Bureau of Land Management

    Associations:

    • Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors
    • MSPS, Chapter 5 Member, past secretary, vice president, and president
    • National Society of Professional Surveyors

    CLE credit has been requested.

    Remote attendance is available.

    Member Cost: Free 
    Non-Member Cost: $15

    Please register no later than May 12, 2020.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lesa Eastman at lesaeastman@siegelbrill.com or Jennifer Anderson at jennifer.anderson@lathropgpm.com.

    • May 12, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Heimerl & Lammers LLC - 11100 Wayzata Boulevard, Suite 211, Minnetonka, MN 55305 - Remote Attendance Available
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    Topic: MN Rules of General Practice - Rule 11, Submission of Confidential Information (Restricted Identifiers vs. Confidential Information)

    During this presentation, Mr. Lane will discuss the difference between restricted identifiers and confidential information, and how these documents should be filed with the Court along with what happens when they are improperly filed.

    Speaker: Sean Lane, Court Operations Supervisor - Ramsey County Court Filing & Child Support

    Sean Lane has been in his current position for five years and counting.  He oversees the day to day operation of both electronic and paper filings as well as oversight of the Expedited Process filings and calendars.  He is also tasked with performance management as a supervisor. 

    Prior to his work as the Court Operations Supervisor, he was a family court paralegal (2008 - 2014) working within the Ramsey County Family Court Self Help Service Center assisting self-represented litigants.  He began working within the Judicial Branch in 2006 as a Senior Court Clerk within the Ramsey County Traffic Violations Bureau. 

    Mr. Lane began his professional career working for the Department of Corrections as a correctional officer at MCF-Stillwater in 2000, and has been a State employee for approximately 20 years.

    Remote attendance is available.

    • Member Cost: Free
    • Non-Member Cost: $15

    CLE credit has been applied for this session.

    Please RSVP by May 8, 2020.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Amanda Bean or Jennessa Carlson at amandab@hllawfirm.com or mpa.jennessa@gmail.com.

Past events

March 24, 2020 MPA March Litigation Sectional
March 13, 2020 MPA Employment Law Sectional March Meeting
March 12, 2020 MPA Family Law Sectional March Meeting
March 11, 2020 Happy Hour with Cicayda and MPA!
March 11, 2020 MPA March Probate & Tax Sectional
March 10, 2020 MPA March Real Estate Sectional
March 04, 2020 MPA Rochester Chapter March Meeting
February 27, 2020 MPA February Mankato Chapter Meeting
February 25, 2020 MPA February Litigation Sectional
February 25, 2020 MPA Family Law Sectional February Meeting
February 12, 2020 MPA February Probate & Tax Sectional
February 11, 2020 MPA February Real Estate Sectional
February 05, 2020 MPA Rochester Chapter February Meeting
February 02, 2020 MPA PACE & PCCE Session 8 for Fall 2019 Study Group
January 19, 2020 MPA PACE & PCCE Session 7 for Fall 2019 Study Group
January 14, 2020 MPA January Real Estate Sectional
January 14, 2020 MPA Family Law Sectional January Meeting
January 08, 2020 MPA January Probate & Tax Sectional - Informal Probate 101
January 05, 2020 PACE & PCCE Fall 2019 Study Session 6
December 22, 2019 PACE & PCCE Fall 2019 Study Session 5
December 17, 2019 2019 MPA Mankato Holiday Get-Together
December 11, 2019 MPA Probate and Tax Sectional Annual Planning Meeting for 2020
December 09, 2019 MPA Board Meeting
December 08, 2019 PACE & PCCE Fall 2019 Study Session 4
December 05, 2019 MPA 2019 Networking Event at Atlas Grill - Sponsored by Cicayda
December 04, 2019 2019 MPA Rochester Chapter Holiday Party
December 04, 2019 MPA December Joint Litigation and Intellectual Property Sectional - Risk Mitigation Strategies
November 25, 2019 MPA 2019 November Mankato Chapter Meeting - Working with Forensic Experts
November 24, 2019 PACE & PCCE Fall 2019 Study Session 3
November 22, 2019 MPA 2020 Family Law Sectional Kick-Off Meeting
November 17, 2019 PACE & PCCE Fall 2019 Study Session 2
November 13, 2019 MPA November Probate and Tax Sectional
November 12, 2019 MPA November Joint Litigation and Intellectual Property Sectional
November 12, 2019 MPA Rochester Chapter November Meeting
November 11, 2019 MPA Board Meeting
November 03, 2019 PACE & PCCE Fall 2019 Study Session 1
October 28, 2019 2019 MPA Fall Membership Gathering
October 23, 2019 MPA Mankato Chapter Fall Gathering
October 22, 2019 MPA October Litigation Sectional
October 20, 2019 MPA PACE PCCE Fall Study Group Intro
October 16, 2019 MPA October Mankato Chapter Meeting
October 14, 2019 MPA Board Meeting
October 09, 2019 MPA October Probate and Tax Sectional
October 08, 2019 MPA Rochester Chapter October Meeting
October 08, 2019 MPA October Real Estate Sectional
October 08, 2019 MPA October IP Sectional
September 30, 2019 MPA Mankato Chapter September Meeting
September 25, 2019 MPA Number 12 Cider Networking Event
September 19, 2019 MPA Board Meeting
September 17, 2019 MPA September Litigation Sectional - Topic Changed!
September 11, 2019 MPA September Probate and Tax Sectional
September 10, 2019 MPA Rochester Chapter September Meeting
September 10, 2019 MPA September Real Estate Sectional
August 22, 2019 MPA August IP Sectional
August 18, 2019 PACE and PCCE Study Session 8 - Final Study Group
August 14, 2019 MPA Upstairs Circus Networking Event
August 13, 2019 MPA August Real Estate Sectional
August 12, 2019 MPA Board Meeting
August 04, 2019 PACE and PCCE Study Session 7
July 23, 2019 MPA July Litigation Sectional
July 21, 2019 PACE and PCCE Study Session 6
July 10, 2019 MPA July Probate and Tax Sectional
July 08, 2019 MPA Board Meeting
July 07, 2019 PACE and PCCE Study Session 5
June 23, 2019 PACE and PCCE Study Session 4
June 20, 2019 MPA June IP Sectional
June 12, 2019 MPA June Probate and Tax Sectional
June 09, 2019 PACE and PCCE Study Session 3
June 02, 2019 PACE and PCCE Study Session 2
May 23, 2019 2019 MPA Annual Convention
May 22, 2019 MPA 2019 Paralegal Week: Happy Hour - Wine Wednesday
May 22, 2019 Mankato May 2019 MPA Meeting
May 19, 2019 MPA St. Paul Saints Game
May 19, 2019 PACE and PCCE Study Session 1
May 14, 2019 MPA Rochester Chapter May Meeting and Paralegal Week Event
May 14, 2019 MPA May Real Estate Sectional
May 08, 2019 MPA May Probate and Tax Sectional
May 05, 2019 MPA PACE PCCE Study Group Session 1
April 30, 2019 MPA April Litigation Sectional
April 12, 2019 MPA Mankato Chapter April Meeting
April 09, 2019 MPA Rochester Chapter April Meeting
April 09, 2019 MPA April Real Estate Sectional
March 26, 2019 MPA March Litigation Sectional
March 15, 2019 MPA Mankato Chapter March Meeting
March 13, 2019 MPA March Probate and Tax Sectional
March 12, 2019 MPA Rochester Chapter March Meeting
March 12, 2019 MPA March Real Estate Sectional
February 24, 2019 MPA PACE® & PCCE™ Study Session 7
February 19, 2019 Rescheduled! MPA Rochester Chapter February Meeting
February 13, 2019 MPA February Probate and Tax Sectional
February 12, 2019 Canceled: MPA Rochester Chapter February Meeting
February 12, 2019 Canceled: MPA February Real Estate Sectional
February 10, 2019 MPA PACE® & PCCE™ Study Session 6
February 06, 2019 MPA February Litigation Sectional
January 27, 2019 MPA PACE® & PCCE™ Study Session 5
January 25, 2019 MPA Mankato Chapter January Meeting
January 13, 2019 MPA PACE® & PCCE™ Study Session 4
January 08, 2019 MPA January Real Estate Sectional
December 30, 2018 MPA PACE® & PCCE™ Study Session 3
December 18, 2018 MPA Mankato Holiday Get-Together
December 16, 2018 MPA PACE® & PCCE™ Rescheduled Study Session 2
December 12, 2018 MPA December Probate and Tax Sectional
December 11, 2018 MPA Rochester Chapter December Meeting
December 10, 2018 MPA PACE® & PCCE™ Study Session 2
December 04, 2018 MPA December Litigation Sectional
December 03, 2018 MPA PACE® & PCCE™ Study Session 1
November 29, 2018 MPA Mankato Chapter November Meeting
November 27, 2018 MPA Networking Happy Hour
November 14, 2018 MPA November Probate and Tax Sectional
November 13, 2018 MPA Rochester Chapter November Meeting
November 07, 2018 MPA Webinar: What is NFPA?
November 04, 2018 MPA PACE® and PCCE™ 2018 Fall Study Group
October 25, 2018 MPA Member Event: Mission Manor Escape Room
October 25, 2018 MPA October Litigation Sectional
October 24, 2018 MPA Mankato Chapter October Meeting
October 24, 2018 MPA October Employment Law Sectional
October 10, 2018 MPA Probate and Tax Sectional - Dementia Friends Training
October 09, 2018 2018 MPA Fall Membership Gathering
October 09, 2018 MPA Rochester Chapter October Meeting
October 09, 2018 MPA October Real Estate Sectional
September 27, 2018 MPA Mankato Chapter September Meeting
September 25, 2018 MPA September Joint Litigation/Employment Law Sectional
September 12, 2018 MPA September Probate and Tax Sectional
September 11, 2018 MPA Rochester Chapter September Meeting
September 11, 2018 MPA September Real Estate Sectional
September 07, 2018 Meet the MPA Board
August 30, 2018 MPA August Litigation Sectional
August 29, 2018 MPA Sectional Leader Training
August 14, 2018 MPA August Real Estate Sectional
August 12, 2018 MPA St. Paul Saints Game
August 08, 2018 MPA August Employment Law Sectional
August 02, 2018 MPA Mankato Chpt Pottery Painting and Networking
July 28, 2018 MPA 2018 Leadership Training
July 26, 2018 MPA July Litigation Sectional
July 11, 2018 MPA July Probate and Tax Sectional
June 28, 2018 MPA June Litigation Sectional
June 20, 2018 MPA June Employment Law Sectional
June 13, 2018 MPA June Probate and Tax Sectional
June 12, 2018 MPA Happy Hour
June 05, 2018 MPA Rochester Chapter Meeting - Membership Information Gathering
May 24, 2018 2018 MPA Annual Convention
May 23, 2018 MPA 2018 Paralegal Week: Happy Hour
May 21, 2018 Paralegal Week Community Service Event
May 20, 2018 Come and “Catch” the Twins
May 09, 2018 Mankato Chapter May Meeting - Sexual Exploitation: A Review of Minnesota's Safe Harbor Program
May 09, 2018 May Probate and Tax Sectional: Tax Law Update and 2018 Legislative Session Update
May 08, 2018 Rochester Chapter May Meeting - Ethics in an Hour
May 08, 2018 Real Estate Sectional - Estate Planning and TODDs: Good Idea or Not? Beyond TODD Basics to Explore Some Unintended Consequences
April 20, 2018 Mankato Chapter April Meeting - The Most Significant Trial on Race: Michigan v. Ossian Sweet
April 17, 2018 MPA Member Make & Take Outing
April 10, 2018 Rochester Chapter April Meeting - Sexual Exploitation: Can you Spot the Signs? A Review of Minnesota's Safe Harbor Program
April 10, 2018 The Cyberterrorist in the Next Office
March 29, 2018 Reimagining the Paralegal Role to Maximize Firm and Client Value
March 14, 2018 What's New at the Probate Court and What Needs to be Revisited
March 13, 2018 Rochester Chapter Meeting - Community Mediation: Process and Opportunities
March 13, 2018 Fundamentals of Title in MN
February 27, 2018 A Review of 2017 Significant Cases and Rulings and What to Expect in 2018
February 25, 2018 PACE® and PCCE™ Study Group
February 22, 2018 MPA Networking Happy Hour
February 14, 2018 Probate & Tax Law Sectional Round-Table Discussion
February 13, 2018 Rochester February Chapter Meeting - Affordable Housing Gap in Rochester
February 13, 2018 The Most Important Changes to the AIA Construction Documents – Focus on the New Insurance Provisions
January 30, 2018 Navigating the Information Age - Protecting Your Information and Maintaining Security Awareness
January 30, 2018 Easiest Catch: Don’t Be Another Fish in the Dark ‘Net
January 25, 2018 Family Law Software - Vendor Presentation
January 10, 2018 Residency Wars: Return of the Legislature
January 09, 2018 The New ALTA Commitment Form and Case Law on Title Commitments
December 27, 2017 Family Law Sectional's Year-End Wrap Up
December 13, 2017 Probate and Tax Sectional Annual Planning Meeting for 2018 and Roundtable Discussion/Question and Answer Session
November 15, 2017 Financial Early Neutral Evaluations – How to Help Your Attorney/Clients Organize and Prepare for FENE
November 08, 2017 What is Basis and Why Must it be Consistent
October 26, 2017 People…the Social Engineer’s Dream
October 25, 2017 MPA Fall Membership Gathering
October 11, 2017 Trust Administration of Your Dreams: Utilizing Key Provisions of the Minnesota Trust Code
October 10, 2017 What the FIRPTA? A look at the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act
October 03, 2017 Fall Networking Happy Hour
September 13, 2017 MPA Meet 'n' Paint Event
September 13, 2017 2017 Minnesota Estate Tax Updates
September 12, 2017 Easements, Boundaries and Encroachments in the Title Insurance Context
August 09, 2017 Everyday Ethics Challenges For Paralegals in the Modern Legal World (Employment Law Sectional Meeting)
August 08, 2017 Behind the Scenes of a DEC Investigation
July 27, 2017 AutoSums, Cell References and PivotTables, Oh My!
July 12, 2017 Overview and Recent Updates to Mandatory eFiling and eService with the Minnesota District Courts
June 30, 2017 PACE® and PCCE™ Study Group Launch
June 29, 2017 The Paralegal’s Toolbox for Handling Medicare and Medicaid Claims, Interests and Liens in Personal Injury Litigation
June 14, 2017 Probate and Tax Sectional
June 02, 2017 Discrimination, Retaliation, Harassment and More! Employment Law Sectional
May 24, 2017 Things to Consider when Navigating the Terms of a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (“QDRO”)
May 11, 2017 MPA Annual Convention
May 10, 2017 Paralegal Week: Happy Hour
May 10, 2017 IRAs in Estate Planning, Estates and Trusts
May 09, 2017 Paralegal Week: Community Service at Second Harvest Heartland
May 09, 2017 Has it Been Notarized Correctly - Real Estate Sectional
May 07, 2017 Paralegal Week: “Catch” the Twins vs. the Boston Red Sox
April 26, 2017 Understanding and Navigating the Expedited Child Support Process
April 12, 2017 Rochester Chapter Meeting
April 11, 2017 Resolving Boundary Line Problems Through Transactions and Litigation
March 30, 2017 Litigation in the Age of Social Media: Mining Publicly-Available Information to Enhance Discovery
March 28, 2017 Networking Happy Hour
March 22, 2017 How to Eliminate Workplace Drama and Negativity (Family Law Sectional)
March 22, 2017 How to Eliminate Workplace Drama and Negativity (Family Law Sectional)
March 14, 2017 Medical Assistance Update - Significant Changes for Married Couples (Real Estate Sectional)

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