Register for our Fall CLE – October 23, 2015

Posted by on Sep 26, 2015 in News | 0 comments

the-dpo0t-minneapolisMACDL FALL CLE: Tried and True Trial Tips
Friday October 23, 2015
The Depot Renaissance Hotel
225 3rd Avenue S., Mpls 55401


8:30 – 9:00 a.m 
Check In with Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. 
Theory of The Case – Andrea George, Executive Director of the Federal Defenders of Eastern WA and ID
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Crafting a Closing – Alan Ross, Miami Criminal Attorney: Robbins, Tunkey, Ross, Amsel, Raben & Waxman
11:00 – 12:00 p.m.
On Winning Motions – Paul Engh, Esq.

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. LUNCH
The New Briefbank is Unveiled and a Primer ensues

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
Slaying the Voir Dire Dragon – Paula Brummel, Hennepin County Assistant Public Defender
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Cross-Examination – Michael Monico of Monico Spevak, Chicago, Illinois
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
“All that Jazz” Using the Evidence to Build a Persuasive Case – Professor Michele LaVigne, University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, WI.
4:30 p.m.
Complimentary Happy Hour thanks to our sponsors!

6 Standard Credits will be applied for your continuing education.

Register Online or by Mail

Private Defender Member – $145

Public Defender Member – $100


Non-Member Defender – $175


Note:  If registering online, please print and bring your registration PayPal receipt to the event for proof of registration.

You may register by check by downloading, completing and mailing our 2015 MACDL Fall CLE Registration Form (PDF).

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Some Photos of Our Members

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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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Renew Your Membership!

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

The month of April is membership and renewal drive month for the MACDL!  Many of you have already renewed your memberships and access to members-only content on our website at our annual banquet, and we thank you!  In case you missed our banquet, you can renew your membership now either online or by check.

If you are new and just joining!  Welcome!  Click the Join Us/Join Today link on our website!

Renewal for Current Members:

  1. First log into your account.
  2. Check your account expiration date (listed on the right sidebar after you log in).  If your account is set to expire in May of 2016 or later, you have already renewed!  There is no need to do anything.  Your account is current, or we’ve received your renewal.
  3. If your account expiration date is May of 2015, you should renew your membership.
  4. To renew, simply click on the Join Today Button or the Join Us Link (You must be logged in first!).
  5. Select your level of membership, and click the associated Buy Now button.
  6. Upon payment, your username will be automatically upgraded to the new membership level for 2015-2016.

New!! All registrations and renewals are now 365 day memberships – regardless of when you join or renew!

Student memberships are now FREE with a .edu email address.

Or you may Download our New Member/Renewal Application Here (PDF – Requires Adobe Reader) to pay by check and we will upgrade your membership manually.


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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

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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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