Upcoming MPA Events

Upcoming events

    • February 19, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Rochester Public Library - Meeting Room B - 101 2nd St SE, Rochester, MN 55904
    Registration is closed

    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.

    Lunch: Box lunches available from Jimmy Johns for $13. If you would like lunch ordered for you, please e-mail brenda@suklawfirm.com with your sandwich, chip and cookie request by Friday, 02/08/19. Checks payable to Brenda Nash-Eickhoff. See website for menu: https://www.jimmyjohns.com/menu/#/

    This event is available for in-person attendance only.

    CLE credit has been applied for this session.

    Please RSVP by February 15, 2019.

    • March 12, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Gray Plant Mooty - 80 South 8th Street, 500 IDS Center, Ste 1300, Minneapolis, MN 55402 - Remote Attendance Available


    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:

    • Examiner Certifications
    • Examiner Directives
    • Proceeding Subsequent to Initial Registration
    • Action to Determine Boundary Lines
    • Jurisdiction of Torrens Court

    Statutes that will be reviewed: MN Stats 508 and 508A, 518.191, Subd. 3


    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.

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

    • March 13, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Moss & Barnett - 150 S 5th St, Ste 1200, Minneapolis, MN 55402; Remote Attendance Available

    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.

    CLE credit has been applied for this session.

    RSVP by March 8, 2019.

    Please contact Shelly Doerr at shelly.doerr@lawmoss.com with any questions.

    Member Cost: Free (Remote Attendance Available)
    Non-Member Cost: $10 (Remote Attendance Available)

Past events

February 13, 2019 MPA February Probate and Tax Sectional
February 12, 2019 Canceled: MPA Rochester Chapter February Meeting
February 12, 2019 Canceled: MPA February Real Estate Sectional
February 10, 2019 MPA PACE® & PCCE™ Study Session 6
February 06, 2019 MPA February Litigation Sectional
January 27, 2019 MPA PACE® & PCCE™ Study Session 5
January 25, 2019 MPA Mankato Chapter January Meeting
January 13, 2019 MPA PACE® & PCCE™ Study Session 4
January 08, 2019 MPA January Real Estate Sectional
December 30, 2018 MPA PACE® & PCCE™ Study Session 3
December 18, 2018 MPA Mankato Holiday Get-Together
December 16, 2018 MPA PACE® & PCCE™ Rescheduled Study Session 2
December 12, 2018 MPA December Probate and Tax Sectional
December 11, 2018 MPA Rochester Chapter December Meeting
December 10, 2018 MPA PACE® & PCCE™ Study Session 2
December 04, 2018 MPA December Litigation Sectional
December 03, 2018 MPA PACE® & PCCE™ Study Session 1
November 29, 2018 MPA Mankato Chapter November Meeting
November 27, 2018 MPA Networking Happy Hour
November 14, 2018 MPA November Probate and Tax Sectional
November 13, 2018 MPA Rochester Chapter November Meeting
November 07, 2018 MPA Webinar: What is NFPA?
November 04, 2018 MPA PACE® and PCCE™ 2018 Fall Study Group
October 25, 2018 MPA Member Event: Mission Manor Escape Room
October 25, 2018 MPA October Litigation Sectional
October 24, 2018 MPA Mankato Chapter October Meeting
October 24, 2018 MPA October Employment Law Sectional
October 10, 2018 MPA Probate and Tax Sectional - Dementia Friends Training
October 09, 2018 2018 MPA Fall Membership Gathering
October 09, 2018 MPA Rochester Chapter October Meeting
October 09, 2018 MPA October Real Estate Sectional
September 27, 2018 MPA Mankato Chapter September Meeting
September 25, 2018 MPA September Joint Litigation/Employment Law Sectional
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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