The Dakota County Law Library and the 1st Judicial District Bar Association offer monthly Continuing Legal Education sessions in two locations. The sessions are free.
You do not have to be a FDBA member to attend. For all sessions, CLE credit will be applied for.
Professional Responsibility: The Complaint and Investigation Process (one Ethics CLE credit will be applied for)
May 12, 8-9 a.m., Apple Valley
Presented by Patrick R. Burns First Assistant Director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility (St. Paul)
Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue and Self-Care in the Legal Profession (one standard CLE credit will be applied for)
May 21, noon-1 p.m., Hastings
Lawyers are in the only profession where members regularly deal with traumatized clients but do not talk about the effect that trauma can have on them. This program will discuss types of trauma, the impact of others’ trauma, our risks and what to watch for. Participants will learn self-care techniques that will lessen the impact of our exposure and help us to develop resilience. Information on resources available to all Minnesota lawyers will be provided.
Presented by Joan Bibelhausen.
Dealing with Debtor Issues (one standard CLE credit will be applied for)
June 9, 8-9 a.m., Apple Valley
Presented by Mark Vavrack, Attorney at Law Martineau, Gonko & Vavreck, PLLC (Minneapolis)
The Right to Civil Counsel: The Importance of Pro Bono in the Law (Event code 201700 standard credit)
June 18, noon–1 p.m., Hastings
Presented by the Honorable Colleen King, First Judicial District Judge, Sharon Jones Executive Director Legal Aid of Dakota County (LADC), and Karissa Richardson Esq. Access to Justice Committee
Apple Valley sessions: Sessions will be held at the Dakota County Western Service Center. The address is 14955 Galaxie Avenue. CLE sessions are now being held primarily in meeting room 106. This room is right around the corner from L139. They are scheduled on the second Tuesday of the month. All sessions are 8–9 a.m.
Hastings sessions: Sessions will be held in the Jury Assembly Room in the Lower Level of the Judicial Center (unless otherwise noted). The sessions will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Check the session description for the date.