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The MSBA Practice Management & Marketing Section Presents


"Lawyer Trust Accounts and Real Life Discipline"

The mishandling of money and mismanagement of client trust accounts continue to get lawyers into trouble with the Board of Professional Responsibility. Eric Cooperstein will speak about how the Board's discipline system operates and the type of trust account errors that tend to get lawyers into trouble the most. Calandra Harris will share her personal experiences of discipline with the Board after she was suspended in 2009 for client trust account mismanagement.


Calandra Harris, Volunteers of America of Minnesota
Calandra Harris is a 2001 William Mitchell graduate who was practicing private criminal defense when an ethics complaint was filed against her in September 2008. She was suspended from the practice of law in May 2009 and has recently been reinstated. She is currently working at the Volunteers of America of Minnesota as the Senior Manager of Contract Compliance.

Eric Cooperstein , The Law Office of Eric T. Cooperstein
Eric Cooperstein started his private practice, The Law Office of Eric T. Cooperstein, in the fall of 2006. He is the former Senior Assistant Director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility, where he worked from 1995 to 2001, and a former member of the 4th District Ethics Committee, on which he served from 2003 through April 2007. He is a frequent lecturer and speaker on topics of legal ethics.

1 hour of Ethics CLE credit applied for



Date:   Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Time:   11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:   MSBA Offices
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380
Minneapolis, MN 55402 


Section Members:  $10.00
MSBA Members (But Not Practice Management & Marketing Section Members):  $15.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $20.00

Teleconferencing is available. Please contact Ashley Hacker at 612-278-6305 or for teleconferencing information

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 Elyse Farnsworth, Section Services Director, by e-mail or at (612) 278-6336