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Topic: Cyber Security - Part 2
You've read the headlines. Unfortunately, the question now is not if your information is going to be accessed or stolen, but when.
To inform the attendees of current developments in the digital underground as well as provide realistic advice for cyber protection, Mark Lanterman will be discussing recent high-profile cyber crime events, including website breaches impacting a variety of organizations and sectors. Mark will discuss particularly dangerous types of threats that might affect individuals involving the Dark Web, the Internet of Things, phishing, and Wi-Fi attacks; additionally, Mark will demonstrate the value of leveraging digital evidence and ESI in the courtroom.
This presentation is a follow-up to Mark's presentation at the annual conference in May.
Speaker: Mark Lanterman
Mark Lanterman is the Chief Technology Officer of Computer Forensic Services. Before entering the private sector, Mark was a sworn member of the U.S. Secret Service Electronic Crimes Taskforce. Mark has 28 years of security and forensic experience and has testified in over 2000 cases. He is faculty at the University of Minnesota, the University of St. Thomas School of Law, Mitchell Hamline Law School, the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada and the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, DC. Mark has provided training for the 8th Circuit Federal Judicial Conference and the 11th Circuit Federal Judicial Conference. Mark provides regular commentary on cyber security issues for national print and broadcast media, including NBC, ABC, Bloomberg, and the Wall Street Journal.
CLE credit has been requested.
Remote attendance is available.
Member Cost: Free
Non-Member Cost: $10
Please register no later than September 21, 2018.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact DeAnne Brooks at email@example.com.
Topic: Paralegals' Role in the Appellate Process and Summary Judgment
Ken White will be presenting on the Paralegal’s role in the appellate process and summary judgment process. He routinely puts his 30 years of experience to work for attorneys all over Minnesota to write legal briefs, work on appeals and litigation cases, and appear in court on their behalf. With a keen eye for detail and a gift for writing, Mr. White can provide valuable insight to the role paralegals can play in assisting attorneys during these processes.
Speaker: Ken White
Ken has been practicing since 1982. He is a solo practicing attorney at Law Office of Kenneth R. White. He focuses on litigation emphasizing appellate practice, insurance coverage, personal injury, employment law and other litigation matters. Most of his work comes from referrals from other attorneys. Just this year, he has worked on 3 high-profile cases, including securing a 2.6 million verdict in a motorcycle vs. semi-truck accident, serving as co-counsel with a case involving sudden acceleration of a Toyota Camry, and representation of Isaac Kolstad and his family with claims from the injuries he suffered. From 2005-2010, he also worked as the assistant Nicollet county attorney.
CLE Credit is being applied for this session.
This event is available for in-person attendance or remotely via Go To Meeting. Go To Meeting information will be sent via registration confirmation email.
Please RSVP by September 26, 2018.
Member Cost: Free
Non-Member Cost: $10
Please contact Amanda Kremer at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Topic: 20 Odd and Unique Things About MN Real Estate Law - Answers to your Title Insurance Questions
Presenter will review various MN Real Estate Laws including:
The speakers will open up the sectional to any questions the attendees may have regarding real estate title insurance.
Speakers: Katrina Knutson, Jodi Tagessen and Matthew Foli
Katrina Knutson is Counsel/Commercial Closer at Guaranty Commercial Title. Her previous experience includes work as a closing attorney at First American Title, and counsel and paralegal work at The Opus Group in the areas of corporate and trademark law, litigation, contracts, and real estate. She graduated from Hamline University School of Law, and holds an English degree from the University of Minnesota – Morris. Katrina currently serves as the Treasurer of MNCREW (Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Women). If you are not yet a MNCREW member, email Katrina to talk about attending a lunch at email@example.com.
Jodi Tagessen is Counsel/Commercial Closer at Guaranty Commercial Title. Her previous experience includes work as an escrow officer and construction disbursing officer at First American Title, formation and sales of Delaware Statutory Trusts, and conducting TIC dispositions for AEI Capital Corporation. Jodi worked at CBRE filling numerous roles including project management, global corporate services brokerage, and retail brokerage. She graduated from William Mitchell College of Law, and holds an English degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Jodi is a former journalism teacher, a long time Women Run the Cities committee member for MNCREW, and an avid traveler.
Matthew Foli is Counsel/Examiner/Chief Wellness Officer at Guaranty Commercial Title. Past experience includes private practice (1997-2004 at Campbell Knutson in Eagan, MN) and public service (2004-2017 as Deputy Examiner of Titles at Hennepin County). He is an MSBA Board Certified Specialist in Real Property Law. He was the chair of the MSBA Real Property Law Section and Council, in 2016-2017. He has extensive speaking experience on real property law, including over 30 presentations for Minnesota CLE. Matthew is a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200) with Yoga Alliance. Find out more at www.matthewfoli.com.
Please register no later than October 5, 2018.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lesa Eastman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Topic: How to Make the Court's Job Easier
Attorney Jennifer Shabel will be speaking from the perspective of a former law clerk as to the ways law offices, and specifically paralegals, can make the Court's job easier, as it relates to various areas of law (criminal, civil, family, etc.).
Speaker: Jennifer Shabel
Ms. Shabel is an attorney at Ryan and Grinde, Ltd. Her interest in practicing law comes from a desire to make a positive impact in people’s lives. She brings a unique perspective as she spent two years clerking for the Honorable Kathy M. Wallace in Olmsted County. Her experience as a law clerk gives her valuable insight into the legal process.
Prior to joining Ryan & Grinde, Ltd., Ms. Shabel attended the University of St. Thomas School of Law where she graduated cum laude. She attended college at Jacksonville State University in the state of Alabama where she graduated summa cum laude and was invited to join the Phi Beta Kappa honors society and Alpha Kappa Delta sociology honor society. She may be a transplant to Minnesota, but she is happy to call the city of Rochester home.
Lunch: Box lunches available from Jimmy Johns for $13.00. If you would like lunch ordered for you, please e-mail email@example.com with your sandwich, chip and cookie request by 10/05/18. Checks are payable to Brenda Nash-Eickhoff. See website for menu info: http://www/jimmyjohns.com/menu/.
This event is available for in-person attendance only.
Please RSVP by October 05, 2018.
The Minnesota Paralegal Association invites you to join us for an evening of mingling, our Annual Meeting and Election of 2019 Officers and Board of Directors at:
DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis-Park Place
1500 Park Place Boulevard
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Tuesday, October 9
from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
This event includes heavy hor d’oeuvres and dessert provided by MPA.
A cash bar will be available.
Parking: There is free parking in the DoubleTree parking lot.
This event is FREE to all MPA members, potential members and non-members.
RSVPs must be received by Tuesday, October 2, 2018.
Renewal applications will open on October 1st – please sign-up or renew your 2019 MPA Membership!
Any student, associate, or voting member applications received by 12:00 PM on October 8, 2018, will be eligible for the Grand Prize drawing. You must be present to win.
Please email Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
We’ll see all of you there!
Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be received no later than October 2, 2018. If you RSVP and do not attend the event or cancel after October 2, 2018, you will be invoiced a $30.00 cancellation fee.
Topic: Dementia Friends Training
Dementia Friends is a global movement that is striving to create more dementia friendly communities by changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. Developed by the Alzheimer’s Society in the United Kingdom, Dementia Friends is underway in Minnesota and across the United States. By helping everyone in a community understand what dementia is and how it affects people, each of us can make a difference for someone living with dementia.
As paralegals in the estate planning, estate administration, conservatorship or guardianship fields, this friendly and interactive session will increase our understanding of dementia and will help to identify signs or symptoms to look for as we work with the aging population. The session will also discuss the small things that you can do to make a difference for people affected by dementia.
ALTHOUGH YOU ARE MORE THEN WELCOME TO ATTEND REMOTELY, THIS SESSION IS MOST EFFECTIVE WHEN ATTENDED IN PERSON.
Speakers: Dementia Friends Champions Amy Lieberman and Annette Sandler
Amy Lieberman is the President/Owner of Estate Matters, which is an estate administration business. She also served on the St. Louis Park Alzheimer’s Action team, and currently serves on the Twin Cities Jewish Community Alzheimer’s Task Force and is a Board member of Jewish Family and Children's Service of Minneapolis.
Annette Sandler is the director of Aging Services at Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis (JFCS). Annette served on the State leadership group for Dementia Friendly Communities, and is the co-chair of the St. Louis Park Alzheimer’s Action team and co-chair of the Twin Cities Jewish Community Alzheimer’s Task Force. Annette and her team were awarded the Center of Excellence Award from the Department of Human Services in August of 2018 for their work in dementia care and community awareness.
CLE credit has been requested pending approval.
Member Cost: Free (Remote Attendance Available)
Non-Member Cost: $10 (Remote Attendance Available)
Questions or concerns? Contact Shelly Doerr, Sectional Chair, at email@example.com.
Topic: Creating and Enforcing Restrictive Covenants: A Deep Dive for Multi-State Employers
Multi-state employers must protect their investments in information and people, while at the same time hiring new employees without getting swept into a lawsuit by an individual’s former employer. They must do so in an environment where laws vary dramatically among the states in which they operate, and in the midst of a changing legal landscape. This presentation goes beyond the non-compete basics to offer in-depth advice on creating a multi-state restrictive covenant program. We offer best practices for implementing new or revised agreements on a national scale, drafting to maximize the chance of enforcement by injunction, avoiding litigation when hiring, and enforcing restrictive covenants against employees even in states that forbid non-competes.
Speaker: Katie Connolly & Joel O’Malley
Katie Connolly is a Shareholder at Nilan Johnson Lewis PA where she represents publicly traded and Fortune 500 companies across the nation in post-employment covenants and trade secret litigation. She also serves as national counsel in an advisory capacity accounting for each state’s unique requirements when auditing post-employment covenants and maintaining her clients’ compliance with each state’s non-compete laws. While she has settled matters in the early stages of a case, Katie has successfully litigated cases in both state and federal courts throughout the country, including through trial.
Joel O’Malley is a Shareholder at Nilan Johnson Lewis PA where he defends his clients nationwide in all types of employment and wage-and-hour litigation, and helps clients enforce restrictive covenants against former employees and defend against restrictive covenant claims. He handles both individual and class litigation throughout the country, with extensive experience litigating in California. He also counsels clients in complying with discipline and discharge, wage-and-hour, workplace leave, and employment and severance agreement issues.
CLE credit has been requested. Remote attendance is available.
Please register no later than October 23, 2018.
Please contact John Overby at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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