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Topic: Remedies for Copyright and Trademark Infringement
Mr. Murphy will provide an in-depth review of the equitable and legal remedies available to litigants under the Copyright and Lanham Acts.
Matt Murphy is an experienced litigator at Nilan Johnson Lewis PA. His practice includes copyright, trademark, and advertising litigation. He routinely handles breach of contract cases - including non-compete cases - and defends companies against allegations of consumer fraud. Matt also works with clients to ensure their marketing materials and advertising campaigns could not be construed as misleading or deceptive, and, in particular, that their environmental marketing claims are FTC Green Guide compliant.
Matt’s practice also includes a variety of products liability and personal injury defense. He represents many of the local and regional ski areas against personal injury claims; a Class I railroad in personal injury and catastrophic loss cases; and several manufacturers of consumer and industrial products against design defect, manufacturing defect, and failure to warn claims.
When Matt is not working, he can be found at home with his wife and two young children. He enjoys canoe and camping trips, long-distance running, reading, and watching historical-action series.
CLE Credit is being applied for this session.
Please RSVP by July 23, 2020.
Member Cost: Free
Non-Member Cost: $15
Remote attendance is available.
Please contact Brenda Myrfield at Brenda.firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Topic: The Legal History of the LGBT Movement
Join us for a journey which is nearly a century in the making in America where civil rights for all men and women were not always guaranteed. We will examine the legal history of the movement including discussing laws which criminalized LGBT behaviors; discussing landmark cases which involved discriminatory practices against the LGBT community; and discuss current cases which may affect our communities. The goal of this discussion is to create a neutral and well rounded understanding of the LGBT movement without bias as we celebrate PRIDE in America and the 51st Anniversary of the event which started it all, or was it?
Please RSVP by August 5th
CLE credit has been applied for this session.
Topic: Probate Litigation Lessons for Real Estate Lawyers/Paralegals
Real estate transactions may be subject to challenge in probate court both before and after the (former) owner’s death by the owner’s spouse, children, conservator, devisees, beneficiaries, creditors, or other interested parties. This session will discuss real estate pitfalls, procedures, and available remedies in probate, trust, guardianship/conservatorship, and related proceedings.
Emily Valentine-Grimm practices in the areas of probate and trust disputes, fiduciary litigation, contested guardianships/conservatorships, and financial exploitation of vulnerable adults at the office of Mason & Helmers.
Ms.Valentine-Grimm earned her B.A. degree in Sociology with a focus on law from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and her J.D. from Mitchell Hamline School of Law. She clerked for the Honorable Thomas M. Neuville in Rice County District Court. She is admitted to practice in Minnesota. Ms. Valentine-Grimm is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Ramsey County Bar Association. She is also currently serving as a board member for 826 MSP.
CLE credit has been requested.
Remote attendance only
Member Cost: Free
Non-Member Cost: $15
Please register no later than August 7, 2020.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lesa Eastman at email@example.com or Jennifer Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MPA Board of Directors Meeting
Topic: Helpful tips and pitfalls for working with ADR professionals
This presentation is intended to assist paralegals in preparing their clients for ADR processes. The discussion will include how paralegals can work effectively with ADR providers as well as how paralegals can facilitate their client’s successful participation in the ADR process. We will focus on useful strategies for navigating the PC, PTE, Mediation, and Child Inclusive Mediation processes.
Speaker: Kristin Woulfe, MA
Please RSVP by August 24, 2020.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Amanda Bean or Jennessa Carlson at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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