2016 Annual Award Dinner

Posted by on Dec 29, 2015 in News | 0 comments

awards-man2You may now begin signing up for the MACDL Annual Award Dinner and Auction!

(Download Information and Registration Flyer – PDF)

This year we will honor Jon M. Hopeman, Felhaber•Larson, with the Distinguished Service Award.

Also, Kate Menendez & Doug Olson, Federal Defender’s Office, will be honored with the Special Achievement Award for U.S. v. Johnson.
Save the Date and Register Early!

March 12, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.

Town and Country Club,
300 North Mississippi River Blvd
Saint Paul, MN 55104

For all group tickets, table sponsor registrants, those purchasing more than one ticket, or if you wish to pay by check, please Download and Mail our Registration Form (PDF).

If you would like to purchase single tickets, you may purchase them online through the payment buttons below!  You will be taken to a form after payment to register your information and meal option – meat or vegetarian.

Annual Dinner - Private Defender or Guest
Annual Dinner - Private Defender or Guest
March 12, 2016 5:30pm Town and Country Club, 300 North Mississippi River Blvd Saint Paul, MN 55104
Price: $100.00
Annual Dinner - Public Defender or Guest
Annual Dinner - Public Defender or Guest
March 12, 2016 5:30pm Town and Country Club, 300 North Mississippi River Blvd Saint Paul, MN 55104
Price: $85.00



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January CLE and Farewell to Paula Brummel

Posted by on Dec 28, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Download and Share a PDF flyer here!

January 21, 2016
Lake Monster Brewing Company
550 Vandalia St #160, St Paul, MN 55114

3:00 pm – New lawyer CLE: Speaker:  Casey Thompson Rundquist
Rundquist is in his sixth year of exclusive criminal defense practice. He has personally handled hundreds of criminal cases from initial intake through final resolution. He will discuss his experiences and provide practice pointers focused on new lawyers and law students, in state misdemeanor and non-prison commitment felony practice.

4:00 pm – All member CLE: Speaker:  Jeff  Sheridan
The Fourth Amendment is still alive in Minnesota DWI law! MACDL is pleased to offer the insight and perspective of our very own Jeff Sheridan to update us on the progress of the Bernard case pending before the United States Supreme Court. Come learn about restoring the Fourth Amendment in Minnesota DWI law.

5:00 pm – Farewell Happy Hour for Paula Brummel.
Come and show your appreciation to Paula for her hard work and dedication as MACDL Executive Director over the past 12 years!

CLE is free but you must be a current paid MACDL member to attend. First beer is on us. You may register to be a MACDL member at the door or at www.macdl.us/join-us

Directions: From 94 go north on Cretin Avenue. Take your first right on Wabash Ave. Go past brick building one block where there is a large off street and free parking lot. Lake Monster Brewing Company is located in the Southwest corner near the water tower.

Please contact MACDL President, Carolyn Agin Schmidt at caslaw@comcast.net or 612-840-8469 to register for the CLE or if you have any questions.

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What the Briefbank can do for your practice

Posted by on Dec 6, 2015 in News | 0 comments

by Karin Ciano, Briefbank Administrator

web_ready_02-2 (2)Need to write a motion in a hurry? Not sure where to find a good example? MACDL’s got you covered. The MACDL Briefbank, available only to MACDL members, includes hundreds of memoranda and appellate briefs in electronic, text-searchable form. If you can do a Google™ search, you can find everything from suppression motions to post-conviction appellate briefs. Imagine 20 years of your colleagues’ collective wisdom at your fingertips: that’s the Briefbank. One of the benefits of MACDL membership.

Members of MACDL may log in to their account then access the Briefbank here.

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Some Photos of Our Members

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 in News | 0 comments

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2015 Softball!

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in News | 0 comments

New!! – View Game 2 writeup by Brianna Perry!

game1_MACDLDo you like being around awesome people? Do you enjoy having a cold one outside on a nice summer evening (surreptitiously of course)? Are you a former college athlete? Do you have hilarious jokes?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, we want you on our MACDL softball team.

As many of you know, MACDL sponsors a softball team in the Hennepin County Bar Association League. There’s still room on our roster. We are looking for guys and especially ladies to join our team.

This is a co-ed D team–meaning this is a “beer league” or a league for fun. Our competition is other law firms from around the Twin Cities. We play on Tuesday nights in Northeast Minneapolis–game times are 6:15, 7:15, or 8:15. If you are interested in joining the team, contact us, and we’ll get your information to our team captain!

If you’re not convinced, yet, check out the photos from previous seasons:

You can also follow our Softball Updates blog, with game reviews written by our players.

We love our fans too!
Click here for a full schedule of our games!

We hope you and yours are enjoying Spring and Summer!

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MACDL’s Day on the Hill

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Many thanks to all who participated in MACDL’s Day on the Hill, our Lobby Day at the Minnesota Legislature. Enjoy the photos below! In the photos are Catherine Turner, Charlie Clippert, and John Kaschins. The solo photo is of Max Keller.

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New MN Expungement Law Passed

Posted by on May 19, 2014 in News | 0 comments

keegandayton2MACDL’s Legislative Lion, Kelly Keegan, was instrumental in getting a new Minnesota Expungement Bill signed into law last week!

Governor Mark Dayton [on May 14, 2014] signed a bill that will give a second chance to thousands of Minnesotans who are taking honest steps to support themselves and their families. The new law (Chapter 246, HF2576) creates a more thorough expungement mechanism that allows judges to permanently seal the criminal records of reformed offenders – making it easier for these Minnesotans to secure good jobs, access quality housing, and provide for their families.

Governor Dayton Signs Second Chance Expungement Bill

Criminal records expungement bill to become law

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