NOVEMBER 19, 2019 LUNCH AND LEARN

Tuesday, November 19, 2019,
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Please join NALS Twin Cities for a lunch time presentation by Tom Pack and Erica Holzer of Maslon LLP regarding Gender-Inclusive Legal Writing.

Erica Holzer, attorney in Maslon's Litigation Group, represents clients in complex commercial disputes primarily in the areas of tort and product liability, consumer fraud, business torts, and breach of contract actions. Erica's product liability defense work spans many industries, with particular experience in FDA-approved medical devices, representing a major medical device manufacturer in federal and state courts throughout the country. 

Tom Pack, attorney in Maslon's Litigation Group, represents businesses in product liability matters, intellectual property disputes, internal investigations, and in other complex business litigation. He helps clients navigate all stages of the litigation process throughout many forums, including federal and state courts, mediation, and arbitration. Tom has extensive experience with discovery, including complicated eDiscovery, and has prepared successful dispositive motions in several matters.

1.0 hours of NALS approved CLE credit is available to be applied towards Accredited Legal Professional (ALP), Professional Paralegal (PP), Certified Legal Professional (CLP), or Professional Legal Secretary (PLS) credentialing. 

Lunch and beverages will be served and are being provided by Maslon LLP

Cost: Free for current NALS Twin Cities' Chapter Members and a $10 fee for Non-Members. 

Fee payable to:  NALS Twin Cities Carla Stevenson, PP / Treasurer

c/o Meagher & Geer, PLLP 33 South Sixth Street, Suite 4400 Minneapolis, MN 55402

RSVP: Please respond by November 16, 2019 at 4:00 P.M. Please be respectful and kindly revise your RSVP if your plans should change so we can plan accordingly and minimize food waste. 

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you,

NALS Twin Cities' Board of Directors

OCTOBER 15, 2019 LUNCH & LEARN

Tuesday, October 15, 2019; 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Please join us as we host our next educational lunch and learn series at Gray Plant Mooty.

DeAnne Brooks, Director of Recruiting at DI Recruiting, LLC, will present our annual State of the Twin Cities' Legal Market Update. DeAnne will discuss hiring trends, qualities of a desireable candidate and a Twin Cities' legal professional's salary expectations. DeAnne is a Partner and Director of Recruiting with DI Recruiting, LLC, which specializes in direct hire placement in all types of positions from receptionists and legal administrative assistants to paralegals, office managers and attorneys at law firms and corporate legal departments throughout the Metro area. DeAnne is also a long-standing member of our NALS Twin Cities' Chapter.

1.0 hours of NALS approved CLE credit is available to be applied towards Accredited Legal Professional (ALP), Professional Paralegal (PP), Certified Legal Professional (CLP), or Professional Legal Secretary (PLS) credentialing.

Lunch and beverages will be served. Lunch is being sponsored by DI Recruiting, LLC.

Cost: Free for current NALS Twin Cities' Chapter Members and a $10 fee for Non-Members.

Fee payable to:  NALS Twin Cities Carla Stevenson, PP / Treasurer c/o Meagher & Geer, PLLP, 33 South Sixth Street, Suite 4400, Minneapolis, MN 55402.

RSVP: Please respond by Friday, October 11, 2019 at 4:00 P.M. Please be respectful and kindly revise your RSVP if your plans should change so we can plan accordingly and minimize food waste.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you,


NALS Twin Cities' Board of Directors

612-632-3086

SEPTEMBER 17, 2019 LUNCH & LEARN

Tuesday, September 17, 2019; 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Please join NALS Twin Cities for a lunch time presentation on Understanding and Working with Features in Microsoft Office Excel presented by Chris Baker of Maslon, LLP, where Mr. Baker is an Application Support Specialist. Chris has worked as a lead Software Trainer as well as a Litigation Support Specialist at another large Minneapolis law firm. Please plan to join us for another enriching educational session as we kick off our 2019-2020 Chapter year. You can expect to take away some great tips for working in Excel!

 

1.0 hours of NALS approved CLE credit is available to be applied towards Accredited Legal Professional (ALP), Professional Paralegal (PP), Certified Legal Professional (CLP), or Professional Legal Secretary (PLS) credentialing. 

 

Lunch and beverages will be served. Lunch is being generously sponsored by the law firm of Meagher & Geer, PLLP.

 

Cost: The Kick-Off Meeting is free to all members and non-members alike. Please consider inviting your co-workers that would be interested in this informative lunch session.

 

RSVP: Please RSVP not later than Friday, September 13 at noon. Please be respectful and kindly revise your RSVP if your plans should change so we can plan accordingly and minimize food waste. We look forward to seeing all of you as we kick-off another educationally enriching year!

 

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you,

NALS Twin Cities' Board of Directors

 

Hosted by NALS TC Board of Directors

612-632-3086

NALS Twin Cities' 2019-2020 Chapter Planning

Please join us for our annual happy hour planning session! Bring your great ideas for possible topics and speaker presentations for the upcoming Chapter year for both our educational Lunch and Learn series and our annual Spring Educational Seminar.

 

Social hour will begin at 4:30 P.M. and the business portion will begin at 5:15 P.M. Limited appetizers and beverages will be provided by the Chapter. $5 parking is offered after 4PM in the LaSalle Court Parking Ramp.

 

We look forward to seeing you!

 

2019-2020 NALS Twin Cities' Board of Directors

Patricia Walters, DeAnne Brooks, Carla Stevenson, Kimberly Raba and Sarah Bagwell

 

NALS Twin Cities' Annual Banquet and 2019-2020 Officer Installation

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

5:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.

Please join us as we celebrate another successful year of your NALS Twin Cities' Chapter at our Annual Member Banquet and Officer Installation. Your newly elected Board for 2019-2020 is:  Patricia Walters - President; DeAnne Brooks - Vice President; Kimberly Raba - Secretary; and Carla Stevenson - Treasurer. Sarah Bagwell will serve on the Board as Immediate Past President and Sharin Stewart will serve as the Chapter Parliamentarian.

The Chapter will provide sharing plates and limited beverages during the social hour which will begin at 5:00 P.M.  

 

Schedule: 5:00 P.M. - Social Hour | 5:45 P.M. - Officer Installation.  Optional dinner service to follow Installation (No Host. Visit www.kierans.com for menu and pricing.) Attendees/members will be responsible for the cost of their dinner entrees. Please RSVP by Friday, May 17. Also, please be respectful and change your RSVP should your plans change.

 

We are looking forward to seeing you!

 

Carla, DeAnne, Pat, Sarah and Sharin
2018-2019 NALS Twin Cities' Board of Directors

Hosted by NALS Twin Cities' Board of Directors
612-632-3086

NALS Twin Cities' Spring Seminar

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. 

Join NALS Twin Cities for an exciting lineup of speakers and topics at the 16th Annual Spring Educational Seminar generously hosted by Gray Plant Mooty! 

Wellness Presentation - Fitness at Your Desk |  8:15 - 9:15 | Omaur Bliss |

Omaur Bliss is a group fitness expert/trainer who created the wellness company, Bliss Full Fit LLC. Omaur’s original mission was to change the health and wellness behaviors of clients and to improve their lives. Due to his client needs and personal loss of family members, that mission morphed into a calling to advocate for populations who don’t have access to proper preventative health measures. Omaur is a certified instructor in the following: Core Power and Hot yoga, Real Ryder spin, NASM personal trainer.

 

Family  Law:   Adoption,  Surrogacy  and  Assisted  Reproductive  Technology  |  9:30  –  10:15  | 

Jody  Ollyver  DeSmidt  | DeSmidt Rabuse PLLC Jody DeSmidt is a partner in the Minneapolis law firm of DeSmidt Rabuse PLLC. Jody earned her JD degree from William Mitchell College of  Law in  1982. Jody devotes her practice to family  law, adoption, juvenile law, assisted reproductive technology law (ARTs) and appeals in those areas. Jody has been a fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys since 1992 and the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys since 2009. She has been repeatedly designated as a Super Lawyer.

 

Technology Presentation: Styles | 10:15 - 11:15 | Chris Baker | Maslon LLP

Chris Baker is a Legal Administrative Assistant at Maslon LLP. Chris has previously worked for both Integreon and Lindquist & Vennum.  Chris has been in the legal arena for over 13 years. While with Integreon, Chris was the lead trainer for Adobe. Chris also traveled to Mumbai, India, where he trained a team of associates on new account procedures and processes, focusing to improve their Word, PowerPoint, and Excel skills  Chris is a current member of the NALS Twin Cities Chapter and a former Chapter Historian.

 

Ethics Presentation:   Non-attorney Staff’s Professional Ethical Considerations in a Law Firm Setting | 12:00 - 1:00 | Michael C.  Flom | Principal and General Counsel

Mike Flom is a principal at Gray Plant Mooty, where he practices in the areas of real estate and commercial litigation, ethics and professional responsibility. Mike serves as Gray Plant Mooty’s internal compliance officer and as the firm’s general counsel. This session will cover ethical standards and procedures to ensure all non-attorney staff employees are knowledgeable and capable of handling the ethical challenges we face daily in the law firm environment. Topics such as policies and procedures, dealing with confidentiality, conflicts, and professional liability will be addressed.

Seminar Questions:

Sarah Bagwell, Chapter President

Email: Sarah.Bagwell@gpmlaw.com

Phone: 612.632.3086

 

3 and Free Promotion:

If you have three people attending from your company, the fourth person may attend for free. All persons must be registered at the same time to participate in this promotion.

 

Cancellation / No Show Policy:

Paid registrants who cancel at least five business days before the seminar will result in a full refund less a $15.00 administrative fee. With fewer than two business days’ notice, the full registration amount will be forfeited. Registration is transferable to a substitute participant should a scheduling conflict arise.

• NALS Member            $50.00 (Post-marked by 4/5/19)     $60.00 (Onsite After 4/5/19)

• Non-NALS Member   $65.00 (Post-marked by 4/5/19)     $75.00 (Onsite After 4/5/19)

• Student                       $25.00 (Post-marked by 4/5/19)     $25.00 (Onsite After 4/5/19)

Method of Payment:

Pay online: nalstwincities.com

 

Mail check (payable to NALS Twin Cities) and registration to:

Carla Stevenson, PP

Treasurer of NALS Twin Cities

c/o Meagher & Geer, PLLP

33 South Sixth Street, Suite 4400

Minneapolis, MN 55402

MARCH 19, 2019 LUNCH AND LEARN

Tuesday, March 19, 2019,
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

Please join NALS Twin Cities for a lunch time presentation on Wills & Estate Planning with Attorney Susan Link of Maslon, LLP. Ms. Link practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, and trust administration. Susan was recognized as a 2018 Attorney of the Year for Outstanding Service to the Profession related to her work as Program Director for the Minnesota Wills for Heroes program. Please plan to join us for another enriching educational session.

 

1.0 hours of NALS approved CLE credit is available to be applied towards Accredited Legal Professional (ALP), Professional Paralegal (PP), Certified Legal Professional (CLP), or Professional Legal Secretary (PLS) credentialing.  

 

Lunch and beverages will be served. Lunch is being sponsored by Maslon, LLP. 

 

Cost: Free for current NALS Twin Cities' Chapter Members and a $10 fee for Non-Members.   
Fee payable to:  NALS Twin Cities Carla Stevenson, PP / Treasurer 
c/o Meagher & Geer, PLLP 33 South Sixth Street, Suite 4400 Minneapolis, MN 55402

 

RSVP: Please respond by Friday, March 15, 2019 at 4:00 P.M. Please be respectful and kindly revise your RSVP if your plans should change so we can plan accordingly and minimize food waste.   

 

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you, 
 

NALS Twin Cities' Board of Directors

Hosted by NALS TC Board of Directors 
612-632-3086

FEBRUARY 19, 2019 LUNCH AND LEARN

Tuesday, Febuary 19, 2019,
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Please join NALS Twin Cities for a lunch time presention by Mandy Dietz and Ryan Baker of Capitol Lien Records & Research, Inc. Mandy and Ryan are Research Directors who will present an informative presentation on True Due Diligence. Learn more about Due Diligence from Captiol Lien as they share insights from decades of research and war stories from the trenches. Topics covered will include everything from Corporate and property related issues to the elusive UCC. 

1.0 hours of NALS approved CLE credit is available to be applied towards Accredited Legal Professional (ALP), Professional Paralegal (PP), Certified Legal Professional (CLP), or Professional Legal Secretary (PLS) credentialing. 

Lunch and beverages will be served. Lunch is being sponsored by Capitol Lien Records & Research, Inc., and beverages are being provided by our host law firm location, Hinshaw & Culbertson, L.P. 

 

Cost: Free for current NALS Twin Cities' Chapter Members and a $10 fee for Non-Members.  

Fee payable to:  NALS Twin Cities Carla Stevenson, PP / Treasurer 
c/o Meagher & Geer, PLLP 
33 South Sixth Street, Suite 4400 
Minneapolis, MN 55402 

 

RSVP: Please respond by February 15, 2019 at 4:00 P.M. Please be respectful and kindly revise your RSVP if your plans should change so we can plan accordingly and minimize food waste.  

 

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you, NALS Twin Cities' Board of Directors

JANUARY 15, 2019 LUNCH AND LEARN

Tuesday, January 15, 2019,
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Please join NALS Twin Cities for a round-table discussion facilitated by Chapter Board Members. We will be exploring numerous job-focused topics, such as: | "Ratios" | "Changing Roles of Non-Attorney Staff" | "Training Opportunities" | "Salaries and Bonuses" | "Benefits" | and more. Please bring your ideas for topics and talking points to discuss with others in our profession.

1.0 hours of NALS approved CLE credit is available to be applied towards Accredited Legal Professional (ALP), Professional Paralegal (PP), Certified Legal Professional (CLP), and Professional Legal Secretary (PLS) credentialing.

Lunch and beverages will be provided and are being sponsored by Messerli Kramer.

Cost:  Members: Free / Non-Members: $10

Please send non-member prepayment to our Chapter Treasurer: 

Carla Stevenson, PP c/o Meagher & Geer, P.L.L.P., 33 South Sixth Street, Suite 4400 Minneapolis, MN  55402

Please consider inviting a co-worker that would be interested in this informative lunch session and who may be interested in learning more about joining our professional organization.

RSVP:  Please respond by Friday, January 11, 2019 at 4:00 P.M. Please be respectful and kindly revise your RSVP if your plans should change so we can plan accordingly and minimize food waste.

We look forward to seeing all of you as we kick off 2019!

Sarah Bagwell, DeAnne Brooks, Carla Stevenson, Pat Walters and Sharin Stewart 

2018-2019 NALS Twin Cities' Board of Directors 

DECEMBER 11, 2018 HOLIDAY LUNCH AND ORNAMENT/GIFT EXCHANGE

Tuesday, December 11, 2018; 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 

You are cordially invited to the NALS Twin Cities Members' annual holiday lunch and ornament/gift exchange!


Members will make selections from the standard menu with each guest responsible for their own lunch expense. http://www.henhouseeatery.com

 

Please bring a wrapped ornament or holiday gift ($10 price range is suggested) if you would like to participate in the ornament exchange. 

 

Kindly R.S.V.P. by Friday, December 7 and please remember to change your response should your plans change!  
 

Happy holidays!                

Sarah, DeAnne, Carla, and Pat
NALS Twin Cities' Chapter 2018-2019 Board of Directors

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612-632-3086

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