7:30am - 4:45pm
Anderson Center, The Forum
774 Snelling Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104
|7:30 a.m. - 7:50 a.m.||Registration & Exhibitor Hall Open|
|7:50 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.||Welcome & Announcements|
|8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.||Morning Keynote|
|9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.||Break & Vendor Connections|
|9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.||Concurrent CLE Sessions 1|
|10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.||Break & Vendor Connections|
|10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||Concurrent CLE Sessions 2|
|11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.||Break and Grab Lunch|
|11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.||Lunch Keynote|
|12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.||Break & Vendor Connections|
|1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.||Concurrent CLE Sessions 3|
|2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.||Break & Vendor Connections|
|2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.||Afternoon Keynote|
|3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.||Break & Vendor Connections|
|3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.||Concurrent Workshops|
|4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.||Closing Remarks & Door Prizes|
Morning Keynote: Judge Michael Mayer
Topic: A View From the Bench…What the heck is going on with our kids?
The Juvenile Court System was not designed to deal with social media. Judge Mayer will talk about the history of juvenile courts, how Congress has been cutting funds for kids programming and the impact that he sees from social media. Judge Mayer has served on the Mn bench since being appointed by Governor Pawlenty in 2004. He presides over all types of cases but has a passion for juvenile law. He has been on the Governor's Juvenile Advisory Board since 1995 and serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the Coalition for Juvenile Justice in Washington, DC. He practiced law for 20 years before being appointed to the bench. His practice focused on criminal, family and small business law. He is married to Martha Sullivan Mayer, an attorney in Eagan.
Lunch Keynote: Amran Farah & Sybil Dunlop
Topic: DEIB: The Legal Landscape
This keynote session will cover the current legal landscape around DEIB and how it could impact the legal profession. Amran Farah & Sybil Dunlop are both attorneys with the law firm Greene Espel.
Afternoon Keynote: Jon Geffen
Topic: Incarcerated Paralegals Internships - A Revolutionary Case Study
This presentation focuses on how to utilize trained paralegals who are currently incarcerated. We will discuss the communication, technological, confidentially, and other challenges inherent in working with incarcerated paralegals. The presentation is designed to illuminate the current state of teaching/practicing within Minnesota's prison system as a basis for seeking change. Mr. Geffen is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Legal Revolution Law Firm and the Director of the Reentry Clinic at Mitchell Hamline School of Law.
CONCURRENT CLE SESSIONS
REGISTRATION OPTIONS AND PRICING
We have a variety of registration options this year! Choose half-day or full-day in-person attendance. Can't make it to St. Paul? We now have a virtual attendance option*. Not available on May 19th? You can register to pre-order the full set of recorded sessions to view post-event**! Members receive a discount on registration (Not a member? Join here!).
REGISTERATION IS CLOSED
MPA will be applying for CLE credits through NFPA® for each keynote and breakout session that qualifies. This includes one (1) pending Ethics credit (the Concurrent CLE 2 session presented by Mark Lanterman) and one (1) pending DE&I credit (the Lunch Keynote session). CLE certificates will be emailed to each person requesting a CLE certificate. To request a CLE certificate, you will need to note down the code words given at the start and end of each presentation, and then submit those code words via the online CLE Request Form after the event. We expect a full-day attendee may receive up to 6 CLE credits (three keynotes and three breakout sessions).
All speakers, topics, and times are subject to change without prior notice.
*Virtual attendance (via Zoom) includes three keynote speakers and three breakout sessions, for a total of 6 CLE. Workshops are not included.
**Digital Package includes the three keynote speakers and seven of the concurrent CLE sessions - not all CLE sessions are being recorded. No workshops are included.
***As defined by justice.gov, “Legal aid is free legal assistance to low- and middle-income people who have legal problems.” If you are attending in-person for the full day and provide legal aid services, please select the “Member Legal Aid” or “Non-Member Legal Aid” registration option to receive a discount on your registration. You must be employed by Legal Aid to qualify for this discount.
Registration and payment must be received by end-of-day on Tuesday, May 9, 2023.
Written notice must be emailed, mailed, or faxed by May 8 to receive a full refund. Cancellations received after May 8 will be refunded minus a $50 late cancellation fee.
2023 CONVENTION CHARITY
In conjunction with the 2023 Annual Convention, Minnesota Paralegal Association has chosen the Dress for Success as this year's charity fundraiser. Clothes and monetary donation details here!
CONVENTION WEEK EVENT
MPA is also organizing a community service event during convention week!
Join us on Wednesday, May 17, at 7:00pm to volunteer with Feed My Starving Children.
Choose one of three locations in the Twin Cities Metro area: Chanhassen, Coon Rapids, or Eagan! Space is limited, so register today!
Not sure if the Annual Convention is for you? Check out the speakers, topics, and keynotes from past conventions!
2022 Convention Program Booklet
2019 Annual Convention Program Booklet