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Topic: 2021 New Alta Standards
An overview of the new 2021 Alta Standards Effective February 23, 2021.
Speakers: Nancy Landmark and Max Stanislowski
Nancy has been known for her depth of knowledge, experience and dedication in the transfer of real property. Recently named an elite designee and Minnesota’s First National Title Professional (NTP), this distinction award recognizes Nancy for her achievements and commitment to the land title industry. Her broad skills have been gained from working her way from associate to partner tosole practitioner in private practice and then as examiner and production manager within the title industry.
Nancy joined Commercial Partners Title in 2005, bringing her expertise in examining and underwriting. Added to this is her experience gained from active litigation in personal injury, commercial disputes, and family law and probate matters. Nancy’s years of service and knowledge have enriched the culture of Commercial Partners Title and exemplifies her level of talent in providing title insurancesolutions to clients. Her unique understanding of the complex relationship between real estate and other legal areas is second to none.
Nancy is a member of the Hennepin County Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, North Dakota Bar Association, and Minnesota Land Title Association. In her personal life, Nancy enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and their sheltie as well as reading and creating intricate designs in stained glass, fused glass and needlepoint. Whether she’s focused on complex land title needs for a specific client, involved with industry events, or creating beautiful craft work, Nancy can put togetherdetails to execute exceptional solutions.
Since 1996, Max Stanislowski has researched, drafted, reviewed, approved, certified, and managed dozens of surveying projects for a wide range of corporate,industrial, office, healthcare, public, and multifamily clients.
Specific areas of expertise include Boundary & Topographic Surveys, ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys, Subdivision Plats, C.I.C. Plats, writing legal descriptions, construction staking and as-built surveys.
CLE credit has been requested.
Remote attendance only.
Member Cost: Free
Non-Member Cost: $15
Please register no later than March 8th, 2021.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lesa Eastman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Topic: How to Prepare Clients for Custody Evaluations: 10 Tips Your Client Needs to Know
A custody and parenting time evaluation is a significant event in a marriage dissolution or custody proceeding. In this presentation, an experienced family law attorney will share her tips for preparing clients to effectively present the client's perspective in the evaluation process.
Speaker: Melissa Chawla
Melissa J. Chawla is a founding partner and attorney at DeWalt, Chawla + Saksena, LLC, with a practice focused on family law as well as juvenile matters involving child protection, adoption and Assisted Reproductive Technology Services. Melissa serves on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and is Chair of the AFCC-MN Public Relations Committee. She is an active volunteer with Volunteer Lawyers Network and a former adjunct professor at Mitchell Hamline College of Law, where she taught Family Law.
Remote attendance is available.
CLE credit has been applied for this session.
Please RSVP by March 8 , 2021.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Amanda Bean or Jennessa Carlson at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MPA Board of Directors Meeting
Topic: Ethics for Paralegals
There will be discussion regarding the Code of Ethics and various ethical scenarios for paralegals to consider when working on cases.
Speaker: Kathryn Lammers
Kathryn Lammers heads H&L’s family law department. She is a skilled advocate with years of experience representing clients in all aspects of family law including trials, mediations, ENEs, moderated settlement conferences, and appeals. Ms. Lammers believes that being a good lawyer requires more than just an understanding of the legal issues. She believes agood lawyer has good instincts and empathy and can analyze the symptoms of larger issues and address both the symptoms and the issues intelligently and effectively.
She is a rule 114 qualified neutral and a qualified family law mediator. She is certified as a SENE and FENE mediator. She also serves as a Ramsey County and Hennepin County volunteer mediator. She is also a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Hennepin County Bar Association, Minnesota Bar Association, Douglas K Amdahl Inn of Court and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is a former member of the Minnesota Association for Justice. She serves as a mentor attorney for the University of St. Thomas mentor program. She has presented various CLEs at the Hennepin County Bar Association on the topics of bankruptcy and divorce and discovery issues. She recently presented at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law on the intersection of family law matters and tax issues. She has authored articles on School Choice in Minnesota and Third-Party Custody matters. Katie is on the bench and bar committee at the Hennepin County Bar Association working to bring the members of the bench in contact with members of the bar through education. She also serves as a volunteer investigator on the 4th Judicial District Ethics Committee.
Katie lives in Bloomington with her husband Mike and their two children. She enjoys running, working out, cooking, and reading mystery novels.
Please RSVP by April 15th, 2021.
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