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The MSBA's Criminal Law Certification Program


"Criminal Law Certification Exam Review Course"

Andrew Birrell and Katherian Roe, members of the MSBA Criminal Law Certification Board, will walk you through the essential elements of the new Criminal Law Certification Exam. This review course will prepare you to take the exam the following week. Join us to ensure you are prepped and ready to go!

The review course will cover selected topics in the practice of criminal law in the federal and Minnesota state courts. The topics will include: constitutional, statutory and procedural aspects of the practice. There will be particular discussion of Fourth, Fifth and Sixth amendment issues together with some discussion of the ethical responsibilities involved in the prosecution and defense functions.

For more information on the new Criminal Law Certification or to apply to become a certified specialist, visit Please note: the regular registration deadline for the 2013 exam is January 28, 2013. Individuals who are pre-registered can attend the review course for free.


Katherian Roe , Federal Public Defenders Office

Andrew Birrell , Gaskins Bennett Birrell Schupp LLP

2 hours of Standard CLE credits applied for
(Event Code 174961)



Date:   Saturday, January 26, 2013
Time:   10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location:   MSBA Offices 

The exam prep course is free for those individuals registered for the exam by 1/24/13
$25 for those not taking the exam or not registered by 1/24/13.

Teleconferencing is available.  Please indicate this option in the "Notes" field when registering or contact Jessica Thomas. Instructions will be emailed the day before the event.

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.

Requests for an exception to this policy should be directed to Nicole Battles, Section Services Director, by e-mail or at (612) 278-6336