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08 Nov 2018 2018 Fall Meeting
26 Oct 2018 MCCLL Fall Legal Workshop
18 May 2018 2018 Mall Spring Meeting
27 Apr 2018 MCCLL Spring Legal Workshop
27 Mar 2018 Thomson Reuters Tour and Reception
03 Nov 2017 MCCLL Fall Educational Workshop
24 Oct 2017 2017 Fall Meeting
19 May 2017 2017 Mall Spring Meeting
21 Apr 2017 MCCLL 2017 Spring Legal Education Workshop
14 Mar 2017 MALL Winter Meeting 2017
15 Nov 2016 Fall Meeting 2016
21 Oct 2016 MCCLL Fall Legal Education Workshop
27 May 2016 MALL Spring Meeting 2016
22 Apr 2016 MCCLL Spring Legal Education Workshop
23 Feb 2016 2016 Winter Meeting
07 Dec 2015 SLA-MN & MALL Chapter Holiday Party
10 Nov 2015 Confidentiality, Security, and Privacy in the Age of Cloud Computing and Social Networking (Intermediate) - Ethics CLE Credit Requested
03 Nov 2015 Business Research & Tax Law (Intermediate) - CLE Credit Requested
27 Oct 2015 What's the difference between a patent, a trademark and a copyright? (Intermediate) - CLE Credit Requested
27 Oct 2015 Fall Meeting
20 Oct 2015 Federal Indian Law & Tribal Legal Research - Separate Sovereigns (Advanced) - Elimination of Bias CLE Credit Requested
13 Oct 2015 Administrative Law & Disaster Law (Intermediate) - CLE Credit Requested
06 Oct 2015 Transactional-based research and document drafting (Intermediate) - CLE Credit Requested
29 Sep 2015 Litigation-based research and the "life of a case" (Introductory)
22 Sep 2015 Introduction to Minnesota Law (LRI Kickoff Event)
18 Jul 2015 AALL Annual Meeting 2015: The Power of Connection
14 Jun 2015 SLA Annual Meeting 2015
20 May 2015 MALL Spring Meeting 2015
25 Mar 2015 MALL 2015 Winter Business Meeting
23 Mar 2015 Professional Associations Fair
08 Dec 2014 Holiday Party
03 Dec 2014 Winter newsletter deadline
02 Dec 2014 Downtowners - Hennepin County Law Library's future alignment
28 Oct 2014 MALL Fall Meeting
08 Oct 2014 Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference 2014
12 Jul 2014 AALL Annual Meeting 2014: Beyond Boundaries
08 Jun 2014 SLA Annual Meeting 2014: Beyond Borders
16 May 2014 MALL Spring Meeting 2014
07 Apr 2014 Spring newsletter deadline
04 Mar 2014 MALL March Meeting
06 Jan 2014 Winter newsletter deadline
11 Dec 2013 MALL Holiday Party
16 Oct 2013 MALL Fall Meeting
10 Oct 2013 Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference 2013
09 Sep 2013 Fall newsletter deadline
24 Aug 2013 3rd Annual MALL Summer Picnic
13 Jul 2013 AALL Annual Meeting: Rethink Your Value
01 Jul 2013 MALL 2013-2014 dues deadline
09 Jun 2013 SLA Annual Conference
03 Jun 2013 Summer newsletter deadline
16 May 2013 Making a Record
14 May 2013 What Can You Do When You Believe Assets are Being Hidden in a Divorce?
03 May 2013 MALL Spring Meeting
18 Apr 2013 Working with Low-Income and Homeless Veterans with Civil Legal Issues
09 Apr 2013 Seven Key Foreclosure Cases Every Minnesota Lawyer Should Know
01 Apr 2013 New Features and Services at HCLL
27 Mar 2013 Ethical Issues in Real Estate Practice
21 Mar 2013 Practical, Legal and Ethical Considerations in Representing Juveniles and Young Adults
12 Mar 2013 MALL Winter Meeting
16 Jan 2012 MALL Executive Board Meeting

The Legal Research Institute in MALL's opportunity to share its love of research with others. 

We offer professional and continuing legal education courses typically every other year.

The Legal Research Institute is regularly offered by the Minnesota Association of Law Libraries, serving the Minnesota Legal Community for over 60 years.

All sessions will be hosted live and webcast from the campus of William Mitchell College of Law, 875 Summit Avenue, Room 223, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105. 

Sessions are intended for multiple audiences. Introductory sessions are intended for new law firm associates, librarians and paralegals.

Intermediate sessions are intended for attorneys, law librarians, paralegals and other research professionals.

Advanced sessions are intended for attorneys, law librarians and other research professionals.


Session #1 - Tues., Sept. 22, 2015 at 6:30 P.M.

Introduction to Minnesota Law (Introductory) 

Presented by Sara Galligan - Ramsey County Law Library

Anglo-American law has evolved from the Magna Carta into today's codified statutes, regulations and case law. Learn about primary law in Minnesota and legal secondary sources generally. The session will discuss using forms to create documents and legal research for paralegals. Assisting pro se litigants in the context of the court system or a library setting.

Session #2 - Tues., Sept. 29,  2015 at 6:30 P.M.

Litigation-based research and the "life of a case" (Introductory)

Presented by Sarah Mulligan - Faegre Baker Daniels

Learn about litigation from to initial complaint through the discovery process, settlement discussions, and pre-trial motion practice, summary judgment through trial as well as post-judgment practice and appeals.

Session # 3 - Tues., Oct. 6,  2015 at 6:30 P.M.

Transactional-based research and document drafting (Intermediate)

Presented by Charles Wilson - Lindquist & Vennum

While far less dramatized than litigation, transactional work is the basis of much of law practice. Some common examples of transactional law include common tasks such as contract drafting, client counseling and regulatory compliance. Many areas of law primarily involve transactional work including employment law, real estate law, zoning law, and business law. 

Session #4 - Tues., Oct. 13,  2015 at 6:30 P.M.

Administrative Law & Disaster Law (Intermediate)

Presented by Neal R. Axton - William Mitchell College of Law

The executive branch of government is charged with enforcing the laws and responding to changing situations. In a disaster, the executive branch has extraordinary powers. This session will compare emergency powers with the everyday administration of government through codified regulations, agency guidance, and rulemaking. 

Session #5 - Tues., Oct. 20,  2015 at 6:30 P.M.

Federal Indian Law & Tribal Legal Research - Separate Sovereigns (Advanced)

Elimination of Bias CLE Credit Requested

Presented by Sarah Deer - William Mitchell College of Law

Federal Indian Law defines the relationship between the federal government and tribal nations. Tribal law is the internal law of a tribal nation, e.g. the Navajo Nation.  Learn about the jurisdictional implications of Indian relations and Tribal law from Professor Sarah Deer, a member of the Mvskoke nation of Oklahoma and an appellate judge for the White Earth Nation and Prairie Island Indian Community.

Session #6 - Tues., Oct. 27,  2015 at 6:30 P.M.

What's the difference between a patent, a trademark and a copyright?  (Introductory)

Presented by Emily Wessels and Michael Erbele - Merchant & Gould

Intellectual property is increasingly important to business and the practice of law. Come learn about this exciting area of law and impress your friends and family with your newfound understanding of the differences between the use of copyright and trademarks.

Session #7 - Tues., Nov. 3,  2015 at 6:30 P.M.

Business Research & Tax Law (Intermediate)

Presented by Kurt Meyer - University of Minnesota Law School

The business affairs of the United States is the focus of this session, which will introduce the audience to research tools and resources related to business law and tax law. 

Session #8 -  Nov. 10,  2015 at 6:30 P.M.

Confidentiality, Security, and Privacy in the Age of Cloud Computing and Social Networking(Intermediate)

Ethics CLE credit requested

Presented by Neal R. Axton - William Mitchell College of Law

Recent high-profile security breaches at Ashley Madison, Target, and the Office of Personnel Management have highlighted the dangers of electronically stored information. Many attorneys are already using cloud computing (perhaps without knowing it). Bar Associations are taking note. Wisconsin recently adopted a Formal Ethics Opinion EF-15-01, Ethical Obligations of Attorneys Using Cloud Computing. Come learn about the ethics of cloud computing and emerging privacy concerns. 

Session #9 - Nov. 17,  2015 at 6:30 P.M.

The Patent Prosecutor - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Advanced)

Presented by Chris Holt - ReedTech

The presentation focuses on The Patent Prosecutor, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.  An emerging issue, as of late, is how the USPTO "big data" changes attorneys approaches to prosecuting patents.  This CLE offers insight into the big data phenomenon and also spurs discussion about whether the existence of the USPTO big data creates any kind of duty on prosecuting attorneys to incorporate it into their prosecution analysis. 

Chris Holt graduated from the University of Kansas, School of Law, in 2000 and, since that time, has prepared and prosecuted U.S. and foreign patents in the electrical and mechanical fields, as well as for computer hardware and software inventions.  Currently, Chris is a shareholder at Kelly, Holt & Christenson, as well as Vice President of Patent Analytics for Reed Technology


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