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The MSBA's New Lawyers Section Presents


"Parliamentary Law in Real-Life Meetings"

Have you ever felt at a disadvantage in a meeting because you didn't know parliamentary procedure? Ever chaired a meeting where you wished that you were more comfortable with the skills, tricks, and traps of presiding? Ever gotten frustrated by a "rules geek" who singlehandedly tied a meeting in knots, regardless of what the majority wanted? This seminar is a continuing-legal-education seminar, but is geared toward lawyers and non-lawyers who are interested in running and participating in effective real-life meetings. You probably already know more parliamentary procedure than you realize and, by mastering a few common-sense fundamentals, you can be comfortable in almost any real-life meeting.

This free CLE will precede the first New Lawyers Section meeting of the year and is geared towards those interested in becoming involved with the section. All those considering participating in New Lawyers activities this year should try to attend.


Brian Melendez , Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Brian has been elected as president of four national, five statewide, and 12 other organizations, including the Minnesota State Bar Association; the ABA Young Lawyers Division, the world’s second-largest voluntary professional organization; and the Harvard Divinity School Alumni/ae Association. Brian is a member of the American Institute of Parliamentarians and the National Association of Parliamentarians.

1 hour of Standard CLE credit approved
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Date:   Thursday, September 13, 2012
Time:   4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Location:   MSBA Offices
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380 Minneapolis, MN 55402 [Directions/Map]


Section Members:  Free
Law Students:  Free
Others:  $5.00

Teleconferencing is available. Teleconferencing will be available for the CLE. Please indicate that you will attend by teleconference when registering. Teleconferencing instructions will be e-mailed on Wednesday, September 12.

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.