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TOPIC: MPA Rochester Chapter September Meeting
Paul Dahlberg will be speaking about the practice area of personal injury. He will talk about his practice, the role played by paralegals and examples of different types of matters he has handled.
Speaker: Paul Dahlberg
Paul R. Dahlberg is a partner with the firm of Patterson Dahlberg, Injury Lawyers. His practice is focused strictly on plaintiff’s personal injury claims. He has represented hundreds of those injured or killed by the negligence of others. His experience includes extensive practice in car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death, premises liability, dog bites, and products liability.
Mr. Dahlberg is licensed in Minnesota and Wisconsin and is active in Federal practice in Minnesota as well. He has spoken in Minnesota and Wisconsin at seminars and continuing legal education on topics relating to serious injuries and wrongful death cases in state and federal court.
This event is available for remote attendance only.
CLE credit has been applied for this session.
Please RSVP by September 22, 2020.
Cost: Members - Free
Non-Members - $15
Topic: Best Practices for Board Governance, Meeting Logistics, and Drafting Corporate Documents
Mr. Moore will be discussing and answering questions related to everyday governance issues from meeting logistics to drafting corporate governance documents (minutes, resolutions, appointments), proxy statements, and laws and regulations affecting the financial industry. Attendees are invited and highly encouraged to bring questions for Mr. Moore. This is an educational sectional meeting to address questions/issues in minutes and resolutions, and other drafted documents.
Speaker: Tom Moore, Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Chief Governance Officer
Tom Moore, Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Chief Governance Officer, Ameriprise Financial, Inc. has 43 years of experience as an in-house counsel at Fortune 500 financial services companies. He began his career at what is now The PNC Financial Services Group in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as Trust Counsel and became Vice President and Corporate Secretary. He joined Ameriprise Financial, Inc. in January 2006, shortly after its spin-off from American Express as a new public company. He specializes in the areas of: corporate governance; proxy statement disclosure; executive compensation; laws and regulations affecting the financial services industry; and corporate political activity, including political action committees and the SEC’s pay to play rule for investment advisers. Mr. Moore is active in several financial services trade associations and is a member of the Minnesota bar.
Remote attendance only.
Please RSVP by September 23, 2020.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tracy Salwei at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Topic: 2020 Wellness Tips
To say that 2020 has brought many challenges to us busy professionals, is an understatement! Now that summer is over and we are faced with the prospect of shortened days, continued social distancing and many more months of working from home, we need an emotional break to get recharged and re-energized for fall! Our speaker, Monica Staley will give us information and practical tips to help us get through this “new normal.” Topics of discussion include:
Speakers: Monica (Bordonaro) Staley
Monica (Bordonaro) Staley is a former paralegal turned empowering wellness coach & yoga instructor. She retired from her 10-year legal career in early 2018, at the age of 33, after three years of part-time wellness coaching with Isagenix. Since 2015, Monica has coached 100’s of people & families around the globe in achieving various health & fitness goals. While many of her wellness clients have weight loss goals, Monica also specializes in supporting women who are in their 40s & 50s (i.e. menopause years), along with busy, stressed out professionals like she was. Shortly after she started wellness coaching, Monica started practicing and then teaching vinyasa/flow yoga through CorePower Yoga. Currently, most of her yoga teaching is done via virtual private or group classes.
Monica has been a volunteer Guardian ad Litem with Hennepin County Child Protection for 10 years. While she didn't work in family or juvenile court as a paralegal, she's always had a heart for kids and those less fortunate than her.
A little fun fact about Monica is that being Italian, she's the wellness coach that loves to eat!
Remote attendance is available.
Member Cost: Free
Non-Member Cost: $15
Please register no later than September 29, 2020.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact DeAnne Brooks at email@example.com.
Topic: Trafficking, Sexual Exploitation and Safe Harbor - What you need to know
Andrea White, Regional Navigator for Southeastern Minnesota, will discuss Minnesota's Safe Harbor program. Participants will gain awareness of the prevalence of sexual exploitation in Minnesota and will be provided with a risk assessment tool to learn how to identify people at-risk for exploitation or trafficking. Andrea will also discuss Minnesota's Safe Harbor law and understand that its purpose is to protect and support victims and survivors of trafficking and exploitation, and the resources available under Minnesota's Safe Harbor law.
Andrea White is the Regional Navigator for Southeastern MN and is housed within the Southeastern Safe Harbor Regional Office located within Victim Services in Dodge, Fillmore and Olmsted Counties. Previously, Andrea has worked in Social Services both in Children’s Mental Health case management and Child Welfare. Additionally, Andrea has worked as an advocate in various sexual assault agencies across Minnesota. In Andrea’s previous position as Safe Harbor Specialist she served clients that experienced or were at risk of exploitation and sex trafficking. Andrea has experience facilitating training across Southeastern Minnesota for providers and community members on Safe Harbor, sex trafficking, and exploitation and is delighted to continue this work within her position as Regional Navigator.
Please RSVP by September 30.
Topic: Anticounterfeiting Strategies and Trends
Counterfeiting costs businesses billions of dollars each year and the number is rising. Knockoff products can steal sales, create downward pressure on prices, erode profit margins and damage your reputation and goodwill. Courtney and Grant will discuss prevention and enforcement strategies to help protect your brand against counterfeiters and intellectual property pirates.
Grant Fairbairn is an experienced litigator and Chair of Fredrikson & Byron’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group. He specializes in patent, licensing and trade secret litigation, using his experience to advise clients on ways to maximize the value of their intellectual property assets or defend against attacks from other companies.
Courtney Thompson is an attorney at Fredrikson & Byron. She provides great value, efficiency and service to her clients, focusing her practice at the intersection of business transactions and intellectual property protection. She regularly provides strategic advice and brand management services to her clients while protecting and enforcing intellectual property assets domestically and internationally. She has particular expertise with trademark, copyright, anti-counterfeiting, licensing, advertising, marketing and commercial agreements.
CLE Credit is being applied for this session.
Please RSVP by October 5th, 2020
Member Cost: Free
Non-Member Cost: $15
Please contact Brenda Myrfield at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Topic: Encumbrances Coverages
Encumbrance coverages as to encumbrances found in the real estate records, based on statute and based on matters of fact.
Speaker: Scott E. Helgerson and Danielle “Dani” Haag
Scott E. Helgerson is a Senior Underwriting Counsel with First American Title Insurance Company, National Commercial Services, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he practices in the areas of title insurance and real estate law. Mr. Helgerson earned his B.A degree from Saint Cloud State University and his J.D. degree from Hamline University School of Law. He is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Hennepin County Bar Association. Mr. Helgerson is licensed to practice law in the State of Minnesota and was admitted to the bar in 1992.
Danielle “Dani” Haag is Vice President and Senior Underwriting Counsel for First American Title. She manages the underwriting team for the Minneapolis Office of First American Title, National Commercial Services. Dani started in the title industry in 2010 and joined First American in 2011. She is a graduate of Truman State University and the University of St. Thomas School of Law. Dani is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Hennepin County Bar Association and is licensed to practice law in the State of Minnesota.
CLE credit has been requested.
Remote attendance only
Please register no later than October 12, 2020.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lesa Eastman at email@example.com
MPA Board of Directors Meeting
Topic: How do I charge thee, let me count the days: a primer on the parenting time expense adjustment
Victoria Elsmore and Amy Krupinski from Collins, Buckley, Sauntry & Haugh will share a bit of history and a whole lot of practical information on how to calculate child support after the recent law change, how to draft better stipulations, and how to avoid taking out your calendar and counting.
Speakers: Victoria Elsmore & Amy Krupinski
Victoria Elsmore, through her primary practice of family law, is committed to empowering families through the difficult divorce and custody process. Issues involving your family and children are very personal. Victoria is a strong advocate who can assist you to achieve your goals. She handles divorce, custody, parenting time, child support, orders for protection and harassment restraining orders, spousal maintenance, as well as issues that occur post-divorce.
Before she began working at Collins, Buckley, Sauntry & Haugh, Victoria worked for a small family law firm on the east side of Saint Paul, eventually working her way to partnership. She has presented continuing legal education courses to other family law attorneys on the issues of children’s extracurricular activities in custody disputes and representing low-income clients through divorce.
Victoria enjoys reading local authors and trying new restaurants. Victoria has also been active in the MSBA mock trial competition. After judging for a few years, she became an attorney coach with Eastview High School.
Amy Krupinski practices in the area of family law at Collins, Buckley, Sauntry & Haugh. Prior to joining CBS&H, Amy was a law clerk at the Hennepin County Family Justice Center where she learned the skills to handle a wide variety of complex financial and social issues for families experience a divorce. Amy handles custody, parenting time, child support, orders for protection, alimony, post-divorce cases in a wide range of income levels. Amy is an active member of the AFCC-MN Chapter, whose mission is to minimize the negative impact of divorce and separation on parties and their children. Amy volunteers her time with this organization because she believes in its mission. Amy serves as co-chair of the Education and Professional Development Committee for AFCC-MN. She volunteers in many pursuits including the Safety Project for Tubman.
While in law school, Amy was active in leadership roles, volunteered for Minnesota Justice Foundation, was a judicial extern at the FJC, co-drafted a winning brief in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals for the Indian Law Clinic, and won Second Place in the Sarah Weddington National Writing Competition. She was also a member of Vol. 40 of the William Mitchell Law Review, an assistant editor of the William Mitchell Journal of Law & Practice, and was a semi-finalist in the Rosalie Wahl Moot Court (2012). She worked as a law clerk for the Law Offices of Charles H. Johnson and the Public Health Law Center.
Following law school, Amy served as law clerk to the Honorable Conrad I. Freeberg in Morrison County, where she was also a member of the Drug Court Team and then worked as a law clerk to the Honorable Philip C. Carruthers in Hennepin County Family Justice Center.
Remote attendance is required at this time.
· Member Cost: Free
· Non-Member Cost: $15
Please RSVP by October 12, 2020
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Amanda Bean or Jennessa Carlson at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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