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Note: Due to inclement weather, the Rochester MPA Chapter Meeting set for Tuesday, February 12th has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 19th. Attendees will need to re-register.
Topic: Electronic Court Reporting in Minnesota Courts
In courtroom proceedings, most attorneys and litigants presume the record is being captured, but they are not aware of how it is being done. For a variety of reasons, digital court reporting is being used in more and more courtrooms. In 2019 it will be a requirement that a digital recording be made of every proceeding in every courtroom in the state. This presentation will describe how the digital record is captured, the role of an official court reporter who is assigned to work for a district court judge, and to educate the paralegal community that these are jobs they are qualified to do.
Speaker: Margaret Ann Morgan, AAERT CER CET
Margaret Morgan is an official electronic court reporter in Rochester. She was hired by Judge Gerard Ring in 1992. Since then she worked for Judge Jodi Williamson, Judge Joseph Chase, and Judge Pamela King. She has served on the board of the American Association of Electronic Reporters and transcribers as director, vice president, and president. Before working for the Minnesota Judicial Branch, Margaret worked as a legal assistant for civil litigation and insurance defense law firms in Minneapolis.
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This event is available for in-person attendance only.
CLE credit has been applied for this session.
Please RSVP by February 15, 2019.
Topic: UNDERSTANDING TORRENS AND HOW IT WORKS – WITH SPECIAL FOCUS ON CERTIFICATIONS, EXAMINER’S DIRECTIVES
This Sectional deals with matters involving Torrens or registered land, specifically transactions and actions subsequent to initial registration, or land that has already been registered. Topics that will be discussed include:
Statutes that will be reviewed: MN Stats 508 and 508A, 518.191, Subd. 3
Speaker: WAYNE D. ANDERSON and KIMBERLY E. BRZEZINSKI
Wayne D. Anderson has been the Examiner of Titles for Ramsey County since being appointed by the Judges of the Second Judicial District in December 2005. Wayne is a 1990 graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School and was engaged in the private practice of law in Stillwater, Minnesota until accepting the position of Acting Examiner of Titles in February 2005. Wayne had been serving as a part-time Deputy Examiner of Titles since his appointment in August 2000. He is a Board Certified Real Property Specialist, a member of the Real Property Council, a member and past chair of the Minnesota Examiner of Titles Association, a member of the 2nd District Ethics Committee, past president of the Washington County and 19th District Bar Associations, and has lectured throughout the state on real estate title and conveyancing matters.
Kimberly E. Brzezinski has served as the Examiner of Titles for St. Louis County since July of 2016. Prior to that, Ms. Brzezinski was in private practice in Duluth and Crosslake, representing clients in connection with transactional and litigation real estate matters. Ms. Brzezinski is an MSBA Certified Real Property Specialist, and serves on the MSBA Real Property Section Legislative Committee. Ms. Brzezinski also is also a member of the Northeast Chapter of Minnesota Women Lawyers, chairs the 11th District Bar Association’s Real Property Section, and is a former member of the Board of Directors for the 11th District Bar Association. Additionally, Ms. Brzezinski also taught real property law at the University of Wisconsin-Superior as an adjunct professor.
CLE credit has been requested.
Remote attendance is available.
Member Cost: Free
Non-Member Cost: $10
Please register no later than March 8, 2019.
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Topic: Minnesota Income Tax Return for Estates and Trusts Update 2018
Join us for an overview of Minnesota Fiduciary Income Tax Returns. Learn top tips, common mistakes and what's new for 2018 returns from Revenue Tax Specialists.
Speaker: April Begordis, CPA and Nicole LaChance, Revenue Tax Specialists
April Begordis, CPA, is a Revenue Tax Specialist Principal and has been with the Minnesota Department of Revenue for 8 1/2 years. April is a policy lead for the Corporate Franchise Tax Division. As a part of this position she acts as the technical advisor, contributes to the legislative process, coordinates forms updates, monitors tax court cases, and establishes policy positions for the division. Previously, April was the lead auditor for estate tax, fiduciary income tax, and corporate nexus for 7 years.
April received her BA in Public Accounting from Gustavus Adolphus College. April obtained her CPA in spring of 2011. April is a member of the Minnesota Society of CPAs and the AICPA.
Nicole LaChance is a Revenue Tax Specialist Senior and has been with the Minnesota Department of Revenue for 6 years. Nicole has been in the fiduciary and estate tax unit for 1 year. She reviews and audits estate and fiduciary income tax returns, trains new auditors, educates internal and external clients in interpreting tax code and updates fiduciary tax forms & instructions. Prior to her employment with the Department of Revenue, she worked for Anoka Technical College for 5 years in the accounting and financial aid departments.
Nicole received her BS in Business Administration from Metropolitan State University in 2008.
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Member Cost: Free (Remote Attendance Available)
Non-Member Cost: $10 (Remote Attendance Available)
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