RCLL March 2024 CLE

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The Ramsey County Law Library currently hosts one virtual continuing legal education (CLE) course on the second Wednesday of each month. For March 2024, our presenters will be Jon Tynjala & Judith Rush from Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers. They will present on the topic: Ethical Dangers of Isolation in the Legal Profession. Please note that this month’s CLE will be hosted via Zoom.

CLE Details & Registration info:

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

Register for Ramsey County CLE: March 13, 2024

03/13/2024, 12:00 PM – 03/13/2024, 1:00 PM
Time zone: (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)

Please register and join this event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Presentation title: “Ethical Dangers of Isolation in the Legal Profession”

Presentation description: Loneliness and isolation present an urgent public health challenge, prompting the U.S. Surgeon General to issue a public health advisory to urge the nation’s immediate awareness and action.  As lawyers, we have been identified as the loneliest workers in America, and our isolation presents a significant risk to our mental and physical health and our ability to conform to our professional obligations.  This program explores some of the causes and effects of isolation, the impact on our professional responsibilities, and ways we can address both causes and effects of isolation by building a culture of connection and mutual care in the legal profession.

Speaker biographies:

Jon Tynjala, Esq., joined Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL) as a Case Manager in 2022. Jon received his B.A. in Business Administration from the College of St. Thomas in 1989, and his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1995. Prior to his affiliation with LCL, Jon was engaged in private practice serving businesses and their owners at larger and medium sized law firms in Minnesota, and, most recently, at a two-person firm in Maple Grove.

Judith (Judie) Rush joined LCL as Outreach Manager in 2022 following a legal career practicing law, teaching, and serving the legal and broader community doing volunteer work focused on ethics and professional responsibility, legal education, and helping lawyers and law students enjoy happy, healthy & ethical lives. Prior to joining LCL, Judie served as the Director of Mentor Externship at University of St. Thomas School of Law, where she continues to build relationships with mentors and mentor students. She has enjoyed a successful solo practice and teaching as an adjunct at Hamline University School of Law and William Mitchell College of Law, teaching professional responsibility and legal advocacy. Judith served as a volunteer in Minnesota’s discipline process for 18 years, including six years as Chair of the Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board. She has also served as Co-Chair of the ABA Co-LAP’s Law Student Services Committee, Chair of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers and the MSBA Life & the Law Committee and served on the Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee to Review the Discipline System. Judie earned her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude from Hamline University and her J.D. magna cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law.

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

See you there!


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