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2016 Trial Techniques Seminar


August 18-20, 2016
Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802

Topics include:

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  • This is new! What do I do?
  • Winning an Appeal Starts Early: Preserving and Protecting Appellate Issues During Trial
  • Defending Professionals in front of Licensure Boards
  • Cocktail conversations: Employment Law
  • The Asbestos Ship Has Not Sailed
  • Defending Assisted Living Facility and Nursing Home Cases
  • Statistics In The Courtroom
  • Building the Defense of a Product: Taking a Technical Approach
  • Dramshop 101: Handling a Liquor Liability claim from beginning to last call
  • Evaluation and Testing in Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Evidence and Expert Witness Refresher

CE Credits

8 credits have been applied for.

Registration Rates

Registration fee include access to all sessions, welcome reception, continental breakfasts, lunch at the Annual Meeting, refreshment breaks, course materials, and certification credits (8 credits have been applied for).

MDLA Member




Judges, Retired Attorneys


Annual Meeting Lunch Only


Additional Options

Thursday Welcome Reception

The Welcome Reception is free. (please select in registration for head count)

Friday Event at Spirit Mountain

Adults (13+) at $40 each
Children (4-12) at $20 each
Children (0-3) are Free

Hotel Options

Inn on Lake Superior (website)
Rate: $157 (Standard) $177 (2-Bedroom Suite) – Limited Availability
Contact: 888-668-4352, Ask for the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Room Block

Canal Park Lodge (website)
Rate: $189 – Limited Availability
Contact: 800-777-8560, Ask for the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Room Block

Comfort Suites Canal Park (website)
Rate: $189 - $209 (depending on room type selected) – Limited Availability
Contact: 218-727-1378, Ask for the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Room Block

Sheraton Duluth (website)
Room Rate: $339 – Limited Availability Thursday and Friday Night only
Contact 218-733-5660 ask for the MN Defense Lawyers Association Room block

Holiday Inn & Suites Downtown Duluth (website)
Room Rate: $289.99/ night – Limited Availability Thursday and Friday Night only
Contact: 218-722-1202 and ask for the MN Defense Lawyers Association Block

Thank You, Sponsors

Diversity Sponsor
Stich Angell Kreidler Unke & Scattergood

Opening Reception Sponsor
Decision Quest

Law Firm Sponsors
Arthur Chapman Kettering Smetak & Pikala
Bassford Remele PA
Lind Jensen Sullivan & Peterson PA
OMeara, Leer, Wagner & Kohl, P.A.
Pfefferle Kane LLP
Reding & Pilney PLLP

Lanyard Sponsor

Continental Breakfast Sponsors
Fisher Bren & Sheridan LLP
SEA Limited

Break Sponsors
Blethen Gage & Krause PLLP
Jardine Logan & O'Brien PLLP
Nilan, Johnson & Lewis
Tomsche Sonnesyn & Tomsche PA

Wireless Internet Sponsor
Rajkowski Hansmeier Ltd

Thank You to our Exhibitors!
Crane Engineering
MN Dept of Labor & Industry
Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company
SEA Limited

Cancellation Policy

Registrations must be made no later than August 4, 2016. With written cancellation notice, received by July 19, 2016, you will receive a full refund less a $50 processing fee. Cancellations after July 19, 2016 are nonrefundable. Notices of cancellation must be faxed to the MDLA office at 651-290-2266. No-shows will not receive a refund.

Admission to all MDLA events requires advance registration either by mail, online, or in person. Individuals will not be admitted to an event without payment. Failure to attend an event does not constitute a cancellation of event registration and you will be charged for registering.

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