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January 14, 2013

SAVE THE DATE: Upcoming CLE opportunities for law students and recent Alumni

Real Estate Basics
January 16
Comprehensive overview of key real estate topics: representing lenders or borrowers in commercial and residential financing; basic tips on terms, mortgage foreclosure and contract cancellation; curative statutes; commercial purchases and leases from buyers/tenants perspective; common recording errors and how to avoid them.

Presenters: Nathan A. Bissonnette, Deputy Examiner of Titles, Ramsey County; Fred A. Kueppers, Jr., Kueppers, Kronschnabel & Daly; George A. LeTendre, George A. LeTendre Attorney at Law

Time: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Registration: 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: First National Bank Bldg Training Room, 332 Minnesota Street, St. Paul
Credit: 2 Standard Credits approved
Cost: FREE for law students; $40 RCBA members; $60 non-members

Teleconference Cost: $60 RCBA members (& law students); $80 non-members
Register online at www.ramseybar.org or send an email to info@ramseybar.org


Advising Small Businesses about Implementing the Affordable Care Act
January 18

Advising small businesses about implementing the Affordable Care Act provisions. What are the implementation issues? What are the tax implications? How are penalties calculated? What do small businesses need to know about the ACA?
Presenters: Mrduhl L. Sharma, CPA, Manager, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP; Careen H.Martin, Nilan Johnson Lewis PA

Time: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Registration (& lunch): 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: First National Bank Building Training Room, 332 Minnesota Street, St. Paul
Credit: 2 Standard Credits approved
Cost (includes lunch): FREE for law students ($10 for lunch); $50 RCBA members; $70 non-members

Teleconference Cost: $60 RCBA members (& law students); $80 non-members
Register online at www.ramseybar.org or send an email to info@ramseybar.org

SAVE THE DATE: The Minnesota Chapter of the FBA presents Law Student Reception

Seventh annual winter get-together to introduce law students to the work of the Federal Bar Association.

Thursday, February 7
5:30 - 7 PM

Join law students, faculty, and members of the federal bench and bar for complimentary appetizers, drinks, and good conversation about what it's like to practice in federal court in Minnesota. The event is sponsored by the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (FBA), one of the nation's most active FBA chapters, with 800 members (making it the second largest FBA chapter).

Did you know each law school has started a student FBA chapter? Did you know students can volunteer through MJF to help federal practitioners on federal pro bono cases?

Come to find out more about your school chapter and about the opportunities available through the FBA.

If you can join us, please RSVP to Carmel Funk at cfunk@lindquist.com, or (612) 371-3556.

Location: Lindquist & Vennum LLP at 4200 IDS Center, 80 South Eighth Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402.

Limited complimentary parking will be available to students and faculty; please RSVP to receive details.

Join the FBA at a discounted student rate today!

To learn more about federal practice in Minnesota, join the FBA-Minnesota group on LinkedIn, and check out your school's student chapter of the FBA:

University of Minnesota: uofmfba@gmail.com
Contact: Adam Thorngate-Gottlund, Dustin Jones, Peter Doely, Jason Reed,
John Frost, Margaret Qalliaj.

Upcoming 3L Government Honors Deadlines

The following government programs have 3L deadlines coming up in the next few weeks. Details of these programs are provided in the 2012-13 Government Honors & Internship Handbook, located at https://www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm.

· Department of Commerce Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 01/15/13)

· Government of the District of Columbia - Office of Police Complaints Law Clerk Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/22/13)

January 9, 2013

Great mentoring resource for Veterans

American Corporate Partners (ACP) is a nonprofit organization offering free, yearlong corporate mentorships to post 9/11 service members. ACP pairs veterans with a seasoned professional at 40 top companies (such as Accenture, Cargill, Boeing, IBM, Deloitte, General Mills, Johnson & Johnson, Wells Fargo) to help with their career development. These mentorships can help veterans translate their military experience to civilian terms and offer an array of opportunities for networking. To hear what ACP's Veteran Protégés are saying about the Mentoring Program, please watch "With ACP I found... " on ACP's Mission & History. There are currently limited openings for new Protégés available in the Twin Cities. To apply, please visit www.acp-usa.org for the Protege Application .

January 2, 2013

MSBA Arts & Entertainment CLE -- Open to Law Students

SAVE THE DATE: Expert Witnesses in Music Copyright Infringement Cases: An Insider's View

1 hour of Standard CLE credit applied for. The event code is 174948.

Music copyright expert witness Dr. E. Michael Harrington is visiting Minneapolis to share advice and "war stories" from his work in connection with copyright infringement disputes. From his most recent work on behalf of artist Wiz Khalifa concerning an infringement dispute over the song "Black and Yellow" to music disputes such as Michael Cotrill vs. Britney Spears, Dr. Harrington's discussion will be both entertaining and engaging. Topics of discussion will include:

• The type of evidence that is convincing in a copyright infringement dispute - including audio examples compiled by Dr. Harrington for real cases.

• How to choose an expert witness - including what credentials and background to look for, potential red flags, and personality and psychological considerations.

• What goes right and wrong at depositions.

• Insights into working with attorneys from the expert's point of view.

Why attend?
Meet industry insider Dr. Harrington and discuss your questions about expert witnesses in copyright infringement litigation.

Who may attend?
Members of the MSBA, law students, the public.

For more information, click here.

Summer Public Interest Job Search Webinars on 1/15 & 1/22 (Registration Open)

Want insight from nonprofit and government employers about what they look for in cover letters, resumes, and interviews? We're thrilled to partner with our friends at Equal Justice Works to present two webinars offering tips and best practices on the public-interest summer job hunt.

Attorneys with years of application review experience will highlight do's and don'ts; explain how and why public interest application materials may substantively differ from law firm materials; and explore the dynamics of personal interactions in interviews and networking situations. While the webinars will focus on the summerpublic interest job search, the information is applicable to postgraduate positions.

Webinar One: Cover Letters and Resumes on Tuesday, January 15, noon Eastern. Register here. Presenters:
Paul Chavez, Senior Attorney, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights on the San Francisco Bay Area
Steve Grumm, Director of Public Service Initiatives, NALP
Ashley Matthews, PSJD Fellow, NALP
Jennifer Thomas, Legal Recruiting Director, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia

Webinar Two: Interviewing and Networking on Tuesday, January 22, noon Eastern. Register here. Presenters:
Nita Mazumder, Equal Justice Works
Kate Devlin Joyce, Associate Director of Public Interest Programs, Boston College Law School
Daniel Goldman - Assistant Capital Defender, Northern Virginia Capital Defender's Office

We'll be taking Q&A during the webinars. So while we'll record and archive them, we encourage you to join us for the live webcasts. Contact me at sgrumm@nalp.org if you have questions.