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42nd Annual MCAA Meeting
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We are shaking things up for the 42nd Annual Meeting! Beginning Wednesday, 12/4 enjoy lunch with friends & colleagues you haven't seen in a year. Arrive any time between 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, when our 1st session will begin. Conclude the day, by celebrating with this year’s Award winners & offer your congratulations at the reception. Or catch up with an Emeritus Member. Thursday features an outstanding line up of speakers & a short reception that evening. See the agenda for full details.

12/4/2019 to 12/6/2019
When: December 4 - 6, 2019
Wednesday 11:30 am - Friday noon
Where: Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport—Mall of America
3800 American Boulevard East
Bloomington, Minnesota  55425
United States
Contact: Stacy Albrecht

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Fee Includes: All training sessions, handouts, and meals for the registrant.

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.

Special Hotel Rate Information: Participants are responsible for obtaining and paying for their own lodging. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport—Mall of America at the special rate of $135.00 per night. Call the hotel directly at 952-854-2100 or 800-445-8667. Be sure to request the MN County Attorneys rate. Reservations must be made by November 12, 2019, to ensure the special $135 rate.

If you wish to register by web, click here to be taken to the MCAA registration page.

Application will be made for 10.50 Standard CLE 1.00 Ethics and 4.25 Elimination of Bias CLE Credits. This year, one of the breakout tracks will feature Elimination of Bias Credits. Attorneys who attend the entire conference will earn a total of 12.50 credits. The type of CLE credits will depend upon the breakout sessions you attend.

To download a copy of the agenda, click here.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Executive Committee Meeting
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Board of Directors Meeting
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Urban Board Chief Deputy Meeting
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Urban Board Meeting and 3rd District Meeting
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Registration, Lunch, Networking and Committee Meetings:
          Indian Law
12:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Body Camera Video – What the Eye Sees
Lt. Robert Shene, Duluth Police Department
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Eyewitness Id, Supreme Court and Recent Case Law Review
Jean Burdorf, Senior Assistant Hennepin County Attorney
4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Break
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. MCAA Awards Ceremony
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Award Winner and Emeritus Reception
Thursday, December 5, 2019
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
MnCCC County Attorney Executive Committee Meeting
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Bias: Collateral Consequences of Criminal Offenses: Examining the Prosecutor’s Role
Jorge Saavedra Fiqueroa, Assistant Ramsey County Attorney
9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Break
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Dosage Probation
Holly Busby, United States Department of Justice
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Ethics: “When ‘Ought’ and ‘Must’ Conflict: Dealing with Moral Distress”
Christopher Michaelson, University of St. Thomas
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch and Membership Meeting
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Track 1: Civil – CBD: Legal Considerations
Cody Wiberg, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Pharmacy
Track 2: Criminal – Investigating and Prosecuting Financial Exploitation Cases
Sarah Stennes, Assistant Hennepin County Attorney
Tracy Allen, Investigator, Hennepin County Attorney's Office
Track 3: Bias – Changing the World One Girl at a Time
Lisa Weber, Justice and Opportunity for Youth (JOY)
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Track 4: Civil – SCOTUS Knicks Decision
John Baker, Greene Espel
Track 5: Criminal – 3-D Crime Scene Diagramming
Steven Swenson, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
Track 6: Bias - PREA/Transgender in the ADC
Captain Macey Tesmer, Olmsted County Adult Detention Center
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Track 7: Civil – Public Drainage and Public Waters
John Kolb, Rinke Noonan
Track 8: Criminal - Current Trends in DWI Prosecution
Bill Lemons, Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor
Track 9: Bias– Understanding the ADA
Steven Schmidt, Staff Attorney, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, Minnesota Disability Law Center
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Child Support Committee Meeting and Sponsor Reception
Friday, December 6, 2019
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
MCAA Education Foundation Board Meeting
8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Challenges in the Investigation and Certification of Pediatric Head Injuries
Dr. Ross Reichard
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Challenges in the Investigation and Certification of Drug-Related Fatalities
Dr. Andrew Baker
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Q & A: Ask Your Medical Examiner Anything
Dr. Andrew Baker and Dr. Ross Reichard

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