Ramsey County Law Library CLE Series


Starting in August the Ramsey County Law Library will be hosting virtual CLEs once a month. Our first CLE is a follow-up to the presentation from our 2022 Law Day CLE. The same two speakers, Christy Hall, Senior Staff Attorney at Gender Justice and Michael Steenson, Bell Distinguished Professor of Law at Mitchell Hamline Law School will continue their conversation and analysis of Dobbs v. Jackson. They will also discuss the local Ramsey County order that struck down some of the state abortion restrictions.

Sign up for this CLE (one standard CLE credit pending) using the link below.

CLE Details:

Ramsey County Law Library CLE: Revisiting the Legacy of Roe v. Wade, Dobbs v. Jackson, and recent MN district court decision dealing with issues around the abortion debate

8/10/2022, 12:00 PM – 8/10/2022, 1:00 PM
Time zone: (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)

Register for Ramsey County CLE: August 10, 2022 12-1 pm

Speaker biographies:

Christy Hall Senior Staff Attorney at Gender Justice
Christy represents clients dealing with gender discrimination and practices in both state and federal courts. She has argued before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals as well as the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Christy litigates cases involving discrimination in employment, housing, health care and education. She is proud of her ground-breaking work on transgender rights in the Affordable Care Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act.

Michael Steenson Bell Distinguished Professor of Law at Mitchell Hamline Law School
Professor Steenson currently teaches at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in the areas of Torts, Constitutional Law and American Legal History. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin as well as the University of Iowa School of Law. Also, a member of the American Law Institute and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Along with Professor Peter Knapp, he is the co-reporter for the Minnesota Civil Instruction Guides.

If you have questions about the session, please contact the law library at 651-266-8391.

See you there!


Upcoming CLE Programs

Greetings readers of the Ramsey County Law Library Blog.  Today we’d like to call your attention to two upcoming CLE programs you might want to attend. 

On Tuesday March 22, the Minnesota TriBar Association is presenting “Bartenders Wanted | Women Need Not Apply.”  The speaker is the Honorable Ramsey County District Court Judge John Guthman.  Judge Guthman will present on the life and legal case of Clara Anderson, a woman bartender in 1940’s St. Paul.  After the St. Paul City Council enacted an ordinance that prevented women from lucrative bartending positions, she went to court.  Her legal battle lasted three long years.  To find out if she prevailed in her case, consider attending this CLE.  Registration is open until March 20.

Judge Guthman also authored an article about Clara Anderson’s life and legal battle.  This article was published in the Spring 2020 issue of Ramsey County History.

On March 30, the Ramsey County Bar Association and the Law Library are co-sponsoring a CLE to help attorneys increase their research skills with the LexisNexis Digital Library.  The presenter, Kaitlyn Forsyth of LexisNexis, will show users that the library is more than just a book-lending platform.  The digital library can be a new research tool to aid legal research and information organization.  Registration for this program is open now and is free to Ramsey County Bar Association members. 

Bartenders Wanted | Women Need Not Apply
Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Cost: MSBA/HCBA/RCBA Members: $15; Non-Members: $50

CLE Credits:
1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credits | Event Code: 445931

Deadline to register: March 20, 2022. To register after that time, email the program manager.

This presentation will be presented remotely.  Connection information will be mailed to the registrant the day before the program.

LexisNexis Digital Library Training

Date:  Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Time:  12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Cost: RCBA Member: Free; Non-RCBA Member:  $25

CLE Credits:
1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Deadline to register: March 28, 2022. 

This presentation will be presented remotely.  Connection information will be mailed to the registrant the day before the program.