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Annual conference for all non-attorney staff. Agenda is now available for viewing.

When: Thursday, October 5, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: Dakota Lodge - Located in Thompson Park
1200 Stassen Lane
West St Paul, Minnesota  55118
United States
Contact: Stacy Albrecht

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REGISTRATION FEE - $50 members
Registration is open to all non-attorney staff. 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. Paid registrants who fail to attend will  receive the written materials.

Participants are responsible for obtaining and paying for their own lodging. Below are hotels located in close proximity to to the meeting space. Government rates may be offered based on availability.

Embassy Suites - St. Paul, 175 East 10th St. St. Paul, 651-224-5400
Holiday Inn - RiverCentre, 175 West 7th St., St. Paul, 651-225-1515
Crowne Plaza Riverfront Hotel, 11 E. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, 651-292-1900
DoubleTree by Hilton - St. Paul Downtown, 411 Minnesota St., St. Paul, 651-291-8800

To download a copy of the agenda, click here.

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. Welcome
James Backstrom, Dakota County Attorney
9:10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Bring Life to Your Work: Build a Living Legacy
Building a legacy is not reserved for the last stages of your career. It is meant to bring life to your work no matter what your age or experience. Whether you intend to or not, you leave an imprint on an organization and the people you work with. People will remember you: how you made them feel, positive change you initiated or the role you took in helping and developing others. Building a living legacy is being intentional every day about choosing the behaviors that will make the most difference to you, to the people you work with and the organization you work for.
Pat Brinton, Leaderview

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Working with Victims of Crimes
Be it the majority or a minority part of your job, many of us assist victims of crime through the legal process. Suzanne will review advanced topics such as how to deal with difficult victims, what to do when a victim is both a defendant and a victim at the same time, working with represented victims, and the importance of tracking contact with victims.
Suzanne Elwell, Director, Crime Victim Justice Unit, Office of Justice Programs, Minnesota Department of Public Safety

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch provided by MCAA
12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Elder Abuse – How Can You Help Protect Those at Risk?
Nationally, research estimates that about 1 in 10 older adults is a victim of abuse, neglect and/or financial exploitation. Most of this happens in homes. The majority of perpetrators are family members and other trusted individuals. Learn how to mobilize your community to prevent and alleviate abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of elders and vulnerable adults.
Minnesota Elder Justice Center

2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Best Office Practices and Procedures
Large or small, civil or criminal, career sunrise or sunset each and every one has something they can share or has a struggle they need assistance with. Who better to help you than someone who can relate to your success or disappointment? Join us in an rousing peer to peer discussion.

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