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New to prosecution and unsure where to go for training or what questions to ask? MCAA has designed a class just for you. The New Prosecutor course features veteran faculty who cover the highlights of life as a prosecutor. Class size is limited to 30 students and application will be made for 14.25 hours of standard, 2 hours of ethics and 1 hour of bias credits.

10/10/2018 to 10/12/2018
When: October 10 - 12, 2018
8:30 AM on Wednesday
Where: Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust Building
100 Empire Drive
Saint Paul, Minnesota  55103
United States
Contact: Stacy Albrecht
651-289-8452


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REGISTRATION FEE - $195 Members/$250 Non-members
Registration is open to all government attorneys. Fee Includes: All training sessions, handouts, and meals for the registrant.

CANCELLATION
Paid registrations will be refunded in full if cancellation is received at least 72 hours before the program; if less than 72 hours, a $45 administration fee will be deducted. Paid registrants who fail to attend will  receive the written materials.

ACCOMMODATIONS
Participants are responsible for obtaining and paying for their own lodging. Below are hotels located in close proximity to the meeting space. Government rates are offered at all hotels based on availability. 
DoubleTree by Hilton - St. Paul Downtown, 411 Minnesota St., St. Paul, 651-291-8800
Embassy Suites - St. Paul, 175 East 10th St. St. Paul, 651-224-5400
Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown St. Paul, 00 West 7th St., St Paul, 651-224-7400
Hyatt Place St. Paul/Downtown, 180 Kellogg Blvd. East, St. Paul, 651-647-5000
Holiday Inn - RiverCentre, 175 West 7th St., St. Paul, 651-225-1515
InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront, 11 E. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, 651-292-1900

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION
Application will be made for 14.25 Standard CLE, 2.00 Ethics CLE and 1.00 Elimination of Bias CLE Credits.

AGENDA
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Wednesday, October 10, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. The Role of the Prosecutor: Ministers of Justice
Phillip Prokopowicz, Chief Deputy Dakota County Attorney
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Ten Things You Need to Know About Prosecution That You Did Not Learn in Law School
Phillip Prokopowicz, Chief Deputy Dakota County Attorney
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Do Unto Others...Identifying, Navigating and Nurturing the Relationships that will make you Successful
Paul L. Young, Chief of the Criminal Division, Anoka County Attorney’s Office
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch provided by MCAA
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Pre-Trial Hearings, Discovery, Common Defense Motions and Making the Record
Daniel Vlieger, Assistant Ramsey County Attorney
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Public Service Load Forgiveness
Heather Rastorfer Vlieger, Executive Director, Loan Repayment Assistance Program of Minnesota
Thursday, October 11, 2018
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Charging Issues, Plea Negotiations and Guilty Pleas
Thomas Lockhart, Compliance Counsel, Boston Scientific
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Elimination of Bias: The Importance of Being a Trauma-Informed Criminal Practitioner
Jennifer Bovitz, Office of the Lawyers Board of Professional Responsibility
Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch provided by MCAA
12:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Working with the Sentencing Guidelines
Lynda McBrayer, Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Ethics Discussion Working: Ethical Issues for Prosecutors 
Kali Gardner, Assistant Mille Lacs County Attorney
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sentencing Nuances, Probation Violations and Austin Factors 
Scott Hersey, MCAA Appellate Services
Friday, October 12, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Jury Selection
Cheri Townsend, Assistant Hennepin County Attorney
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Openings
Charles Gerlach, Assistant Hennepin County Attorney
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Trial Objections
Cheri Townsend, Assistant Hennepin County Attorney
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Cross Exam
Charles Gerlach, Assistant Hennepin County Attorney
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Closings
Charles Gerlach, Assistant Hennepin County Attorney
Cheri Townsend, Assistant Hennepin County Attorney

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