Upcoming MPA Events

Upcoming events

    • September 25, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Nilan Johnson Lewis, 120 So. 6th St., Suite 400, Minneapolis, MN 55402 - Remote Attendance Available
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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 deanne@depointernational.com.

    • September 27, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Jones Law Office - 212 Madison Ave, Ste 100, Mankato, MN 56001 - Remote Attendance Available
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    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 amanda@joneslawmn.com with any questions. 

    • October 09, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Gray Plant Mooty, 80 South 8th Street, 500 IDS Center, Minneapolis, MN 55402 - Remote Attendance Available
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    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: 

    1. avoiding the CRV Minn. Stat. § 272.115, Subd. 7; 
    2. Joint Tenancy; 
    3. Planned Community Common Elements Minn. Stat. § 515B.2-101(a)(3) and (a)(4); 
    4. Registered Land Survey Minn. Stat. § 508.47, Subd. 5; 
    5. Distributing Probate Property Minn. Stat. § 524.3-801(d)(2); 
    6. TODD Minn. Stat. § 507.071, Subd. 26

    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 kknutson@guarantytitle.net.

    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.

    CLE credit has been requested.

    Remote attendance is available.

    Member Cost: Free 
    Non-Member Cost: $10

    Please register no later than October 5, 2018.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lesa Eastman at lesaeastman@siegelbrill.com.

    • October 09, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Rochester Public Library - Meeting Room B - 101 2nd St SE, Rochester, MN 55904
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    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 brenda@suklawfirm.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/.

    CLE Credit is being applied for this session.

    This event is available for in-person attendance only.

    Please RSVP by October 05, 2018.

    Member Cost: Free

    Non-Member Cost: $10

    • October 09, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • DoubleTree - 1500 Park Place Blvd, Minneapolis MN 55416
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    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.

    • 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. – Vote for your 2019 MPA Board of Directors, cash bar, and mingling/marketing
    • 6:15 p.m. – Dessert, 2018 Annual Business Meeting & election results
    • 7:00 p.m. – Door Prizes (you must be present to win)

    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 amandab@hllawfirm.com 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.


    • October 10, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Gray Plant Mooty, 80 South 8th St, Ste 500, Minneapolis, MN 55402; Remote Attendance Available
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    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)

    Please register no later than October 5, 2018.

    Questions or concerns? Contact Shelly Doerr, Sectional Chair, at shelly.doerr@lawmoss.com.

    • October 24, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Thrivent Financial, Conference Room 290 - 625 Fourth Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415 - Remote attendance available.
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    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.

    Member Cost: Free 
    Non-Member Cost: $10

    Please register no later than October 23, 2018.

    Please contact John Overby at john.overby@thrivent.com if you have any questions.

Past events

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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