Upcoming MPA Events

Upcoming events

    • June 20, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Thrivent Financial, Conf. Room 290 - 625 Fourth Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415

    Topic: Gone Viral: Social Media In E-Discovery

    Social media is currently an influential, indispensable part of American life. Unfortunately, the nature, diversity, and volume of social media data present a variety of challenges – both technical and legal – for discovery practitioners. In this program, we explore those challenges and the ways they can be met, including: what sources there are, what data they actually have, how it can be preserved and collected, how it can be authenticated for admission as evidence, and what other issues it raises. The program includes discussion of applicable Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Evidence as well as a range of cases addressing social media acquisition, authentication, and spoliation.

    Speaker: Matthew Verga, Director - Xact Data Discovery

    Matthew Verga is an electronic discovery expert proficient at leveraging his legal experience as an attorney, his technical knowledge as a practitioner, and his skills as a communicator to make complex eDiscovery topics accessible to diverse audiences. An eleven-year industry veteran, Matthew has worked across every phase of the EDRM and at every level from the project trenches to enterprise program design. He leverages this background to produce engaging educational content to empower practitioners at all levels with knowledge they can use to improve their projects, their careers, and their organizations.

    CLE credit has been requested.

    Member Cost: Free 
    Non-Member Cost: $10

    Please register no later than June 19, 2018.


    • June 28, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Nilan Johnson Lewis, 120 S 6th St, Suite 400, Minneapolis, MN 55402 - Remote Attendance Available

    Topic: Understanding Generational Differences in Jurors’ Attitudes and How Today’s Media is influencing Trial Graphics

    • A brief introduction into the rationale behind the generational perspective
    • Description of the general tendencies of jurors of the three most prevalent generational cohorts: Baby boomers, Generation X and Millennials
    • Tips for tailoring your case for the seated jury
    • Discussion on the types of visuals that will resonate with jurors

    Speaker: Adam Bloomberg, Managing Director of Visual Communications for Litigation Insights

    With more than 24 years of experience, Adam has consulted with hundreds of trial teams and corporate clients to develop communication strategies and presentations that educate, inform and persuade. He has “hot seated” over 750 trials, arbitrations, mock trials and focus groups. Adam has led trial and war room technology for a plethora of cases, such as toxic tort, product liability, financial and commercial cases. Over the years, he has published articles on trial technology in various professional periodicals including the National Law Journal.

    CLE credit has been requested.

    Remote attendance via phone is available for this sectional.

    Member Cost: Free 
    Non-Member Cost: $10

    Please register no later than June 27, 2018.

    • July 11, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Winthrop & Weinstine, 225 S 6th St, Ste 3500, Minneapolis, MN 55402; Remote Attendance Available

    Topic: What You Cannot See Can Hurt You: Advising Clients on Digital Assets

    Digital assets are now a “thing” that clients need to include in their estate plan. The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (Ajemian v. Yahoo!) recently ruled that personal representatives may provide lawful consent on behalf of a decedent to release the contents of online user accounts. Recently, Yahoo! petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court for a Writ of Certiorari, appealing this decision. Until the dust settles, what can practitioners do? This one-hour presentation will walk practitioners through RevUFADAA and provide tips on how to assist clients with digital assets in their planning documents and in probate.

    Speaker: Richard Baum, Partner, Hawke Law Group

    Richard has practiced law in both the public and private sectors, and he has business experience building, managing and marketing products. He enjoys technology but his ideal time away from the office is spent outdoors with as few battery-powered gadgets as possible. In his spare time he enjoys camping, cycling, and playing in a brass band. He welcomes opportunities where he can help clients understand their options and guide them to a solution that fits their needs in estate planning, wills, trusts, probate, and tax. He has a BA from the University of Iowa, a JD from William Mitchell, and a MBA from the University of St. Thomas.

    CLE credit has been requested.

    Member Cost: Free 
    Non-Member Cost: $10

    Please register no later than July 6, 2018.

    • August 12, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • CHS Field, 360 N Broadway St, St. Paul MN 55101

    Take MPA out to a Ball Game!

    Summer time is in full swing! Come enjoy some of the sunshine and nice weather at a St. Paul Saints baseball game on Sunday, August 12th, at 5:05 p.m. Individuals are responsible to pay $18.00 per ticket. Members are welcome to purchase tickets to bring a guest/family member to this outing. If you are a member of MPA, you will receive a members-only perk of $10.00 in “Saints Bucks” for a pop and a hot dog on us! 

    Please RSVP by July 11th.

    *Tickets are non-refundable and you will be responsible for filling your ticket if you are unable to attend after purchase.

Past events

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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