Litigation Strategies for Reducing Exposure to Insurers and Insureds

John Crawford presented a webinar to approximately 52 claims professionals at a major insurance company on February 10th. The webinar was titled “Litigation Strategies for Reducing Exposure to Insurers and Insureds” and covered the following topics: Strategies for reducing or eliminating plaintiff’s pre-judgment interest under Minn. Stat. § 549.09. Strategies for shifting costs and disbursements …

When CAN You Speak to a Represented Party?

Barry O’Neil and Michelle Kuhl presented a webinar on June 12, 2020 through the Hennepin County Bar Association’s Professionalism and Ethics Section on “When CAN You Speak to a Represented Party?”   Overview: Rule 4.2 of the Minnesota Professional Rules of Conduct is often overlooked because it seems straightforward: Do not communicate directly with represented …

Post-Trial Motion Procedures – What You Need to Consider Before the Appeal Process

Kay Hunt presented on December 12, 2019 at How to Litigate a Civil Case in Minnesota by Minnesota CLE.  She presented on the topic “Post-Trial Motion Procedures – What You Need to Consider Before the Appeal Process.”   Overview: Post-decision motions and the need to preserve error Motions after trial Motions for reconsideration Stay and …

Estate Planning for Peace of Mind

Cameron Kelly spoke at the Friday Memorial Library in New Richmond, Wisconsin, on March 5, 2020 at 6 pm.  Cameron presented “Estate Planning for Peace of Mind,” which included a discussion of estate planning documents for both death and disability.  He also discussed probate and what clients can do to make sure their estate is …

Financial, Legal & Insurance Planning for Caregivers

Cameron Kelly spoke at Caring for Dementia: A Six-Week Education Series for Caregivers at The Lodge at the Lakes in Stillwater and offered by The Lakes at Stillwater and Bluestone Physician Services.  Cameron presented for one hour on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 on “Financial Legal & Insurance Planning for Caregivers.”   Topics: Power of Attorney …

The Importance of Business Succession Planning

Cameron Kelly presented “The Importance of Business Succession Planning” on October 24, 2019 at Hegarty Consulting Group.   Description: Business succession planning is the process of deciding the best way to transfer your business. What that plan looks like will depend on the needs of the business owner and the nature of the business. Cameron …

Trusts 101

Cameron Kelly spoke at an NBI seminar, Trusts 101, on December 17, 2019 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.   Program Description Provide your clients with the full spectrum of wealth preservation options. When assessing complex information, it often helps to break items into basic building blocks. The same approach can be successful when dealing with asset …

Types of Real Estate Ownership

Cameron Kelly spoke at a Minnesota CLE seminar on September 24, 2019, Real Estate Strategies for Estate Planning & Medical Assistance Practitioners.  He gave an overview of the types of real estate ownership.     Types of Real Estate Ownership: An Overview Trusts Limited Liability Corporations Joint Real Estate Ownership General Ownership

Insurance Law Essentials: Misrepresentation or Omission in Applications for Insurance

Lauren Nuffort and Jenneane Jansen spoke on October 15, 2019 as a part of Minnesota CLE’s Insurance Law Essentials webcast series. They presented on “Misrepresentation or Omission in Applications for Insurance.”   Program description: Join Minnesota Insurance Law Deskbook editor and author Lauren Nuffort and author Jenneane Jansen for a review of the essential concepts …

Insurance Law Essentials: Reservation of Rights & Duty to Defend

John Crawford spoke on October 2, 2019 as a part of Minnesota CLE’s Insurance Law Essentials webcast series. He presented on “Reservation of Rights and Duty to Defend.”   Program description: Find out what’s new about reservation of rights and duty to defend issues in Minnesota insurance law. Minnesota Insurance Law Deskbook editor and author …

Legal Malpractice Actions and Ethics Issues Related to Bankruptcy Matters

Kay Hunt and Barry O’Neil spoke at the 2019 Bankruptcy Institute by Minnesota CLE on Friday, October 4, 2019.  They presented the final session, “Legal Malpractice Actions and Ethics Issues Related to Bankruptcy Matters.”  Also speaking was Todd Scott from Minnesota Lawyers Mutual.   Overview: Our panel of experienced attorneys will discuss potential malpractice claims …

Estate Planning for Peace of Mind

Cameron Kelly presented on May 2nd to employees at Hutchinson Technology, Inc., a TDK Company, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, during their Financial Wellness Week.  He provided information on death and incapacity planning, probate, and basic estate planning documents such as wills, power of attorney, health care directive, and revocable living trusts.

Estate Planning From A to Z

Cameron Kelly spoke on February 6, 2019 at an NBI webcast, Estate Planning from A to Z. Cameron presented on “Trusts 101.”     Overview Are you ready to grow your own successful estate planning practice or looking for a practical refresher? This guide will become your go-to guide. From client intake through will, trust …

Legal Roles in Construction Law

Mike Moline spoke at a seminar, Legal Roles in Construction Law, on January 10, 2019 which was presented by the Construction Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association.   Overview: It is fascinating to watch a building go up, but the physical piece is only the tip of the iceberg. Lawyers fill a myriad of roles in …

Managing Partners Panel: Leading and Succeeding

Lauren Nuffort moderated an MDLA Women in the Law Committee CLE on September 18, 2018, titled “Managing Partners Panel: Leading & Succeeding.   Overview: The panel members will discuss how they navigated law firm life to get where they are today, leadership styles that have helped them achieve success, and strategies to help other women …

Legal Malpractice Issues: Plaintiff and Defendant Perspectives

Barry O’Neil presented on January 18, 2019 at “Legal Malpractice Issues: Plaintiff & Defendant Perspectives” by The Knowledge Group.   Overview: Legal malpractice claims typically occurs when attorneys fail to perform according to prescribed standards and codes of ethical and professional conduct. Due to the challenges it brings, it remains to be a topic of perennial interest. …

Attention Zealous Advocates: Don’t Forget Your Shield – Protecting Your Practice and Avoiding Traps in Legal Ethics and Malpractice Claims

Lauren Nuffort presented at the 2018 Trial Techniques Seminar in Duluth from August 16 to 18, 2018.  She spoke with Danielle Parry from Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance on the topic, “Attention Zealous Advocates: Don’t Forget Your Shield – Protecting Your Practice and Avoiding Traps in Legal Ethics and Malpractice Claims.”   Overview: Claims can, and do, arise …

Preserving the Record for Appeal

Kay Hunt was on a panel on April 17, 2018, addressing “Preserving the Record for Appeal,” as a part of a series before the Hennepin County Bar Association’s Bench & Bar Committee, Candid Conversations.

Construction Litigation: Lessons from the Trenches Part II

Keith Broady, Lauren Nuffort and Mike Moline participated in a seminar on June 13, 2018 which was presented by the Minnesota Construction Association, “Construction Litigation: Lessons from the Trenches Part II.” Keith Broady, Lauren Nuffort and Karl Yeager of Meagher & Geer were panelists and the panel was moderated by Mike Moline.   Legal updates and …

Trusts 101

Cameron Kelly and Jesse Beier spoke with Steve Sorenson at an NBI seminar, Trusts 101, on June 18, 2018 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.   Program Description Provide your clients with the full spectrum of wealth preservation options. When assessing complex information, it often helps to break items into basic building blocks. The same approach can …

Estate Planning From A to Z

Cameron Kelly spoke on February 13, 2018 at an NBI webcast, Estate Planning from A to Z. Cameron presented on two topics, “Basic Tax Planning” and “Trusts 101.”   Grow a Successful Estate Planning Practice Are you ready to grow your own successful estate planning practice or looking for a practical refresher? This program will …

No-Fault Here and Now and What Is on the Horizon

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Kelly Sofio was a panelist in a session titled “No-Fault Here and Now and What Is on the Horizon” at the 2017 Twin Cities Claims Association Annual Winter Seminar.  The no-fault panel discussed pertinent no-fault issues and ways to deal with the creative and crafty claims advanced by claimant attorneys. The panel also discussed what …

No-Fault Trends

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Attorney Kelly Sofio provided first-hand experience on current trends in no-fault arbitration claims at the Twin Cities Claims Association Annual Meeting in 2017.

Divorce A to Z: How to Appeal Decisions in Family Court Matters

Kay Hunt spoke on November 1, 2017 at a Minnesota CLE seminar, “Divorce A to Z: How to Appeal Decisions in Family Court Matters.”   Program description: Appellate practice is highly specialized, with its own set of rules, deadlines and procedures. Failure to follow these rules can result in loss of the right to appeal. …

Negligence and Evidence: From a Recovery and Liability Perspective

On June 28, 2017, Reid Lindquist and Lauren Nuffort presented to a group of 75 subrogation and liability claims representatives at Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. in Independence, Ohio. The audience was comprised of claim representatives and claim managers who handle and oversee Sedgwick’s rental car division. Their presentation, “Negligence and Evidence: From a Recovery and …

Tax Reduction with Trusts, Main Trust Principles and Simple Testamentary Trusts/Revocable Living Trusts

Cameron Kelly presented “Tax Reduction with Trusts,” “Main Trust Principles” and “Simple Testamentary Trusts/Revocable Living Trusts” at the National Business Institute webcast Trusts from A to Z on June 9, 2017, a Wisconsin continuing education course provided to attorneys, financial planners, trust officers, accountants and CPA’s to learn or review the basic concepts relating to trusts.   …

Civil Litigation A to Z: The End Game – Making Post-Trial Motions & Initiating Appeals

Kay Nord Hunt and Bryan Feldhaus presented a live webcast on June 8, 2017 by Minnesota CLE, “Civil Litigation A to Z: The End Game – Making Post-Trial Motions & Initiating Appeals.”  They discussed the ins and outs of post-trial motions and initiating appeals in both federal and Minnesota state court. Topics included: Post-decision motions and …

Bad-Faith Claims and Its Impact on Insurance Companies

Mike Moline spoke at a webinar, Bad-Faith Claims and Its Impact on Insurance Companies, on October 19, 2017 presented by the Knowledge Group.  Mike spoke with Aaron French and Nelson Bellido on topics such as “Bad Faith Set-Up – A Legal Primer,” “Mechanics of Set-Up Allegations” and “Implications to Insurers and Insurance Companies.”

Basic Tax Planning and Trusts 101

Cameron Kelly presented “Basic Tax Planning and Trusts 101” at the National Business Institute national webinar, Estate Planning from A to Z, on May 17, 2017.  A nationally broadcast continuing education course provided to attorneys, financial planners, trust officers, accountants and CPA’s to learn or review the basic concepts relating to the transfer of assets …

The Ins and Outs of Legal Malpractice Claims

Phil Cole and Richard Thomas, Burke & Thomas, presented a webcast series on the ins and outs of legal malpractice claims. The series took place at noon on three Fridays throughout May 2017 and presented by Minnesota CLE. Friday, May 12, 2017 Legal Malpractice: What Is It and How Is It Proved? This installment will …

Current No-Fault Issues for Adjusters

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Kelly Sofio presented a brief discussion on the latest trends in Minnesota no-fault filings, billing by medical providers, and the status of defenses at the 2016 Twin Cities Claims Association Annual Meeting.

Where to Begin, An Overview of Trusts and Revocable Living Trusts

Cameron Kelly presented “Where to Begin, An Overview of Trusts and Revocable Living Trusts,”  at the National Business Institute, Trusts 101, on November 14, 2016. A continuing education course provided to attorneys, financial planners, trust officers, accountants and CPA’s to learn or review the basic concepts relating to the formation of a trust in Minnesota, including …

IRA Trust Taxation and IRA Trusts at Administration

Cameron Kelly presented “IRA Trust Taxation and IRA Trusts at Administration” at the National Business Institute, on October 5, 2016.  A continuing education course provided to attorneys, financial planners, trust officers, accountants and CPA’s to relating to holding inherited IRAs in trust for beneficiaries. Topics will include income tax treatment, qualifications standards for IRA trusts, the …

The marriage is ending. Now what? Who gets what? What do I need to know?

Aging But DANGEROUS and Lommen Abdo Law Firm presented a seminar at Urban Growler Brewing on August 4, 2016. Attorneys Marc Johannsen and Kay Nord Hunt addressed these topics: What issues arise when a long-term marriage ends? Trends in Minnesota with regard to spousal maintenance. How do I protect myself and my assets in a …

Asset Purchases: Techniques and Best Practices to Avoid Successor Liability

Keith Broady participated in a webinar by The Knowledge Group on June 9, 2016 on Asset Purchases: Techniques and Best Practices to Avoid Successor Liability.  Keith spoke on the four theories of successor liability and application of those theories to various claims, and defenses and statutes of limitations.   Program description: As a general rule, …

How to Capture your Family Stories and Preserve your Family Legacy

Cameron Kelly presented “How to Capture your Family Stories and Preserve your Family Legacy” on Voices in the Valley, Sharing Experiences Collecting and Writing Family History, on May 28, 2016. Voices in the Valley airs every Saturday morning at 10:00 on KLBB 1220 AM. During the show, youth writers and professional authors share tips, offer inspiration, and …

Basic Tax Planning

Cameron Kelly presented “Basic Tax Planning” at the National Business Institute webinar, Estate Planning from A to Z, on May 24 and May 25, 2016. A nationally broadcast continuing education course provided to attorneys, financial planners, trust officers, accountants and CPA’s to learn or review the basic concepts relating to the transfer of assets during life, or …

Appellate Case Preparation Start to Finish

Kay Hunt spoke at a six hour NBI webcast on April 1, 2016, Appellate Case Preparation Start to Finish. Kay spoke on “Making an Ethical Appeal” and “Oral Argument Techniques that Get Results.” Eric Magnuson and Stephen Buterin were co-presenters.   Program description: Navigating through the appellate process can be complex and challenging. What information …

Personal Injury From Start to Finish for Paralegals

Jamie Johnson presented on November 3, 2015 at an NBI webcast, “Personal Injury From Start to Finish for Paralegals.” Program description: The stakes are high when handling a personal injury case. This paralegal-focused program will provide you with trial checklists, medical record advice and helpful tips on how you can use your talents to assist …

Handling Appeals (and Building an Appellate Practice in the Process)

Kay Hunt spoke on October 16, 2015 at the Minnesota CLE webcast, “Handling Appeals (and Building an Appellate Practice in the Process).” David Herr of Maslon, LLP and Eric J. Magnuson, former Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court and now with Robins Kaplan, LLP, co-presented.  They discussed how to handle an appeal in a way that enhances …

Avoidance Claims 101: Common Chapter 5 Claims and The Uniform Voidable Transactions Act

Deb Swenson spoke at the 2015 Minnesota Bankruptcy Institute on October 9, 2015 and presented by Minnesota CLE. Deb spoke with a panel on “Avoidance Claims 101: Common Chapter 5 Claims and The Uniform Voidable Transactions Act.” Panel description: This panel of experienced attorneys and industry experts will discuss the elements and defenses of avoidance …

Pfeiffer: How Does it Impact Expert Review Practice?

Kay Hunt spoke on October 1, 2015 at the 2015 Medical Malpractice Conference presented by the Minnesota Association for Justice, Hennepin County Bar Association and Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association.  The topic was “Pfeiffer: How Does it Impact Expert Review Practice?”

The U.S. Supreme Court’s Big New Decisions

Kay Hunt spoke on August 19, 2015 at a Minnesota CLE seminar entitled “The U.S. Supreme Court’s Big New Decisions.” Kay presented on four cases concerning the First Amendment. Program description: The new, headline-grabbing U.S. Supreme Court decisions – even if they don’t fall within your specific areas of practice, what attorney doesn’t want to be …

Conflicts of Interest and Malpractice Issues for Business Lawyers

Phil Cole presented at the 2015 Business Law Institute by Minnesota CLE on May 4, 2015. He spoke on “Conflicts of Interest and Malpractice Issues for Business Lawyers.” Session description: Professional liability and ethics issues where business lawyers are commonly exposed.

Does your company or trade organization need a virtual speaker?

Lommen Abdo’s attorneys are available to speak to your company or association on topics involving a number of legal issues. We are happy to work with you on virtual presentations. Suggested topics include issues such as: COVID-19 business-related issues Tips to improve your commercial collections What should I do if I think I’m a victim …

IOU an EUO?!

Mike Moline spoke on February 21, 2015 at the Minnesota Association for Justice’s Midwinter Seminar.  Mike discussed “IOU an EUO?!” with fellow panelists Jeffrey Jones and Christopher Vilione.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s Big New Decisions

Kay Hunt spoke on August 13, 2013 at The U.S. Supreme Court’s Big New Decisions seminar presented by Minnesota CLE.   Program description: Part I U.S. Supreme Court Update: The Big Cases This Term and Those on Deck for Next Not all Supreme Court cases are created equal. Appellate litigator and former U.S. Supreme Court …

Minnesota Civil Practice Deskbook: Post-Trial Motion Procedures and Appeals

Kay Nord Hunt and Bryan Feldhaus presented a webcast on June 10, 2014 by Minnesota CLE, “Post-Trial Motion Procedures and Appeals.” They discussed the essentials for preserving your case for appeal and initiating the appeal. Topics included: Motions after trial Relief from judgment or order Motions for reconsideration Stay of enforcement pending decision on motions Appellate …

Lawyers in Trouble: Defending Legal Malpractice & Understanding Professional Liability

Phil Cole, Richard Thomas, and Timothy Gephart presented “Lawyers in Trouble: Defending Legal Malpractice & Understanding Professional Liability” as a live webcast for Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance on April 24, 2014. Program description: Legal malpractice matters are often complex and difficult, but if the lawyer who is the subject of the complaint has systems or …

Collecting and Preserving Evidence Following a Truck Accident and Avoiding Spoliation Claims

John Crawford spoke at the 2014 Claims and Litigation Management Alliance’s Annual Conference on “Collecting and Preserving Evidence Following a Truck Accident and Avoiding Spoliation Claims.   Program description: Rapid Response Team Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine Collecting Evidence (Not in possession of the Motor Carrier) Preserving Evidence of the Motor Carrier and Driver …

Dickhoff – What now?

Phil Cole spoke on March 6, 2014 at the 2014 Medical Malpractice Conference presented by the Minnesota Association for Justice, the Hennepin County Bar Association and the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association. Phil presented with Steven Schwegman on the topic “Dickhoff – What now?”

Child Relocation: How to Create an Effective Record to Succeed at the Trial Court

Kay Hunt spoke on February 12, 2014 at a family law CLE presented by the Hennepin County Bar Association with fellow presenters Michael Dittberner and John Jerabek on the topic, “Child Relocation: How to Create an Effective Record to Succeed at the Trial Court.”   Program description: Learn the varying legal standards that are applied …

Women in the Law

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Kelly Sofio presented at the 2013 Hamline Women’s Legal Caucus as a part of a panel discussing the current practice of law for women lawyers, where they have come from and where they need to go.

Duty to Defend & Priorities of Coverage

John Crawford presented a webcast on August 16, 2013, Insurance Law Deskbook: Duty to Defend and Priorities of Coverage.  The webcast was presented by Minnesota CLE and John’s co-presenter was Benjamin Johnson of Johnson & Lindberg, P.A.   Program description: In this presentation, Minnesota Insurance Law Deskbook authors John Crawford and Ben Johnson will provide an …

The U.S. Supreme Court’s Big New Decisions

Kay Hunt spoke on August 13, 2013 at The U.S. Supreme Court’s Big New Decisions seminar presented by Minnesota CLE.   Program description: Part I U.S. Supreme Court Update: The Big Cases This Term and Those on Deck for Next Not all Supreme Court cases are created equal. Appellate litigator and former U.S. Supreme Court …

Top Ten Tips for Family Law Appellate Practice

Kay Hunt spoke on June 19, 2013 at a family law CLE presented jointly by the Hennepin County Bar Association and Ramsey County Bar Association with the Honorable Francis Connolly, Minnesota Court of Appeals; the Honorable John Rodenberg, Minnesota Court of Appeals; and Matt Keating, Minnesota Court of Appeals Staff Attorney on the topic, “Top …

Rapid Response Strategies for Catastrophic Accidents: Collecting and Preserving Evidence, and Avoiding Spoilation Claims

John Crawford spoke at the 2013 Minnesota Trucking Association’s Annual Law Conference on the topic, “Rapid Response Strategies for Catastrophic Accidents: Collecting and Preserving Evidence, and Avoiding Spoliation Claims.”   Program description: Rapid Response Team Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine Collecting Evidence (Not in possession of the Motor Carrier) Preserving Evidence of the Motor …

Ethical Considerations

Marc Johannsen presented at the June 29, 2012 video webcast by the National Business Institute, “Civil Trial Case Presentation: From Start to Finish.”  Marc’s presentation on Ethical Considerations covered the following topics: Rules of professional conduct you must follow Handling highly prejudicial evidence Talking to witnesses before they testify Identifying and avoiding conflicts of interest …

Advanced Preference Defenses

Deb Swenson spoke at the Bankruptcy/Debtor-Creditor Webcast Series on January 11, 2012 and presented by Minnesota CLE.  Deb spoke with a panel on “Advanced Preference Defenses.” Panel description: In this seminar, our experienced panel will focus on several lesser-used preference defenses and will also discuss the changing case law on the more common defenses. In …

Preference Prosecution and Defense Boot Camp

Deb Swenson presented a six hour seminar to Freeborn & Peters in Chicago, Illinois, on Preference Prosecution and Defense Boot Camp on September 23, 2011. Her topics included Statutory Defenses and Advance Preference Defenses.

Advanced Preference Defenses

Deb Swenson spoke at the 2011 Bankruptcy Institute on September 13, 2011 and presented by Minnesota CLE.  Deb spoke with a panel on “Advanced Preference Defenses.” Panel description: This session will focus on several lesser used preference defenses and also discuss the changing case law on the more common defenses. In addition, the panelists will …

Duty to Defend

John Crawford spoke at the Minnesota Insurance Law Deskbook & Seminar on July 18, 2011 for Minnesota CLE.   Session description: Duty to Defend: An interactive presentation discussing duty to defend, when attorney’s fees are recoverable in coverage disputes, settlement strategies, and the respective rights of the insurer and insured when coverage is denied.

Preserving Issues for Appeal: Post-Trial Motions

Kay Hunt moderated a panel during the Fifth Annual Appellate Practice Institute by Minnesota CLE on March 4, 2011, “Preserving Issues for Appeal: Post-Trial Motions.”   Panel description: The appellate process actually starts well before the notice of appeal is filed. Properly preserving issues for appeal starts in the district court. This panel of experts …

Watch and Learn: A Unique Approach to Learning About Effective Motion Practice

Kay Hunt spoke on February 25, 2011 at a seminar presented by the Hennepin County Bar Association on the topic, “Watch and Learn: A Unique Approach to Learning About Effective Motion Practice.”   Program description: One of the best ways to learn how to argue motions effectively is to watch the best lawyers do it. …

Insurance for Litigators Webcast

John Crawford spoke on August 30, 2010 at the “Insurance for Litigators” webcast presented by Minnesota CLE.  John’s co-presenter was Mike Rothman.

Governing Green: The Use of “Green Policies” in Corporate Strategy

Bob Abdo spoke on December 8, 2009 at a Minnesota CLE seminar, Energy Synergy: Melding the Green Economy and the Law.  Bob spoke with Brad Lehrman on “Governing Green: The Use of ‘Green Policies’ in Corporate Strategy (Or…Did Your Client Make the Newsweek 100 Green Rankings?!)” Session description: Companies both large and small are engaging …

Family Law; How Far Have We Really Come?

Kay Hunt spoke on October 27, 2009 at Gender Fairness in the Courts: A 20 Year Retrospective, held in conjunction with the Minnesota Women Lawyers. Kay presented with Susan Rhode on “Family Law: How Far Have We Really Come?”

Verdicts, JMOL, Post-Trial Procedures & Motions

Kay Hunt spoke at a Minnesota CLE seminar, How to Litigate the Civil Case in Minnesota on October 22, 2009. Kay presented on “Verdicts, JMOL, Post-Trial Procedures & Motions (including preserving the right to appeal).”

Legal Malpractice Actions and Ethics Issues Related to Bankruptcy Matters

Kay Hunt and Margie Bodas spoke on October 13, 2009 at the Ethics and Elimination of Bias seminar presented by Minnesota CLE on the topic, “Legal Malpractice Actions and Ethics Issues Related to Bankruptcy Matters.”   Program description: Representing debtors and creditors in bankruptcy cases and proceedings, and even serving as a trustee, can give …

Recent Developments in Duty to Defend

John Crawford spoke on June 17, 2009 at the Minnesota Insurance Law Today seminar presented by Minnesota CLE.  John’s topic was “Recent Developments in Duty to Defend.”   Program description: An interactive presentation discussing duty to defend, when attorney’s fees are recoverable in coverage disputes, settlement strategies, and the respective rights of the insurer and …

Probate Practice: The Essential Basics

Keith Broady spoke on June 23, 2008 at the Probate Practice: The Essential Basics seminar presented by the National Business Institute.  Keith’s topics were Closing the Estate and Ethics in Probate Practice.   Program description: Closing the Estate Timing of Distributions Transfer of Probate and Non-probate Assets Distributions to Minors and Trusts Preparing the Final …

Statute of Limitations: A New Idea

Kay Hunt spoke on April 17, 2008 at the 2008 Medial Malpractice Conference sponsored by the Hennepin County Bar Association, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association and Minnesota Association for Justice.  Kay’s topic was “Statute of Limitations: A New Idea.”  

Ethics on Appeal: Taking the High Road to the High Court

Kay Hunt spoke on April 2, 2008 at Minnesota CLE’s Ethics in Everyday Litigation Practice seminar on the topic, “Ethics on Appeal – Taking the High Road to the High Court.   Program description: When an appeal is filed, there are new rules to follow and a new audience.  But what about the rules of …

Environmental Issues in Real Estate Transactions

Keith Broady spoke on December 3, 2007 at the Real Estate Law: Advanced Issues and Answers seminar presented by the National Business Institute.  Keith’s topic was “Environmental Issues in Real Estate Transactions.”   Program description: Potential Environmental Liabilities Overview of State and Federal Programs Understanding Selected Superfund Issues State Authority to Remediate Contaminated Property Common …

Verdicts, Post Trial Procedures and Motions

Kay Hunt spoke on November 7, 2007 at the Minnesota CLE seminar, Trial Practice and Procedure in the Minnesota State Court: How to Litigate the Civil Case. She discussed “Verdicts, Post Trial Procedures and Motions, including preserving the right to appeal.”

Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step is Important

Keith Broady spoke on June 25, 2007 at Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step is Important, presented by the National Business Institute.  Keith’s topics were “Being Thorough to Close the Estate Without a Hitch” and “Common Issues to be Prepared for in Litigation and Probate.”   Program description: Being Thorough to Close the Estate Without …

Engagement and Withdrawal: The Rules, the Practice and Common Sense

Phil Cole spoke on February 5, 2007 at Minnesota CLE’s Ethics in Everyday Practice. Phil’s topic was “Engagement and Withdrawal: The Rules, the Practice and Common Sense.”   Program description: What particular perils should a lawyer avoid when starting and ending representation?  This presentation will focus on two of the most common areas of confusion …

Appeals of Family Law Matters

Kay Hunt spoke on January 26, 2007 at the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Institute on “Appeals of Family Law Matters.”

Daubert/Frye-Mack from the Plaintiff’s Perspective

Phil Cole spoke on April 20, 2006 at the 2006 Medical Malpractice Conference sponsored jointly by the Hennepin County Bar Association, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association and the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association.  Phil presented the topic, “Daubert/Frye-Mack from the Plaintiff’s Perspective.”

Skip Tracing in Minnesota

Margie Bodas spoke on August 29, 2000 at a full day seminar on Skip Tracing in Minnesota, presented by the National Business Institute.  Co-presenters were Scott Gray, Metro Legal Services, and Attorney Jon Hawks.   Agenda: Skip Tracing Basics What is skip tracing? Using skip tracing to help collect money for you or your clients …

Ethical Issues in Motion Practice

Kay Hunt spoke on August 15, 2000 at The Complete Civil Litigation Motion Practice Seminar presented by the Minnesota Institute of Legal Education.  Kay’s topic was titled “Ethical Issues in Motion Practice.”   Program description: A timely, humorous and practical presentation from one of Minnesota’s premier appellate and motion practitioners.

Sorting Through Liability Coverage Issues for Rental Cars

Kay Hunt spoke at Minnesota CLE’s Motor Vehicle Accident Cases 2000 seminar on June 9, 2000 on the topic, “Sorting Through Liability Coverage Issues for Rental Cars.”   Program description: What are the liability caps and priorities created by Minn. Stat. Section 65B.49, subd. 5a(i) with regard to the rental car company?  When an uninsured …

Are You Prepared for the Changes in UCC Article 9?

Margie Bodas spoke at Collecting Debts in Minnesota: From Documentation, to Levies, to Bankruptcy in the Year 2000 on February 15, 2000 and presented by Lorman Education Services.  Margie’s topic was “Are you Prepared for the Changes in UCC Article 9?”