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40th Annual MCAA Meeting
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Mark your calendar so you can attend and network with your fellow County Attorneys. Go to the event to see the entire agenda.

12/6/2017 to 12/8/2017
When: December 6 - 8, 2017
Wednesday noon - 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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REGISTRATION FEE - $325 Members/$375 Non-members
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 $129.00 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 7, 2017, to ensure the special $129 rate.

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

Application will be made for 11.50 Standard CLE and 1.75 Ethics CLE Credits.

To download a copy of the agenda, click here.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Registration and Networking
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. NFL Domestic Violence and Personal Conduct Initiatives: Working High Profile Cases in the Public Eye
B. Todd Jones, Senior Vice President, NFL, Special Counsel for Conduct
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Break
2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Title Nine Case Study
Cheri Townsend, Assistant Hennepin County Attorney
Phyllis Karasov, Larkin Hoffman
Joe Tamburino, Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A

3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Everyone’s a Reporter Now – Life in the Never-Ending News Cycle
Kevin Smith, Media Relations Executive, Minnesota Super Bowl Communications Committee and
Former Director of Communications, Minnesota Department of Public Safety
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Emeritus Reception
Thursday, December 7, 2017
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
MnCCC County Attorney Executive Committee Meeting
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Brain Development, the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, and How the Accumulation of Stress Changes Our Future
Karina Forrest-Perkins, Executive Director, Wayside House, Inc.
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Supreme Court and Recent Case Law Review
Jean Burdorf, Senior Assistant Hennepin County Attorney
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch and Membership Meeting
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Track 1: Trauma Informed Practice in Action
Kelly Knutson, MSW, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Track 2: Hometown Event Security Is a Frontline Concern
Sgt. Mark Klukow, Minneapolis Police Department
Track 3: DWI Courts in Review
Judge Marta Chou, 4th Judicial District DWI Court
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Track 4: Providing Effective Services to Sexually Exploited Youth
Sarah Ladd, Human Trafficking Child Protection Program Coordinator, Child Safety and Prevention Unit, MN DHS
Track 5: BCA Officer Involved Shooting Investigations
Drew Evans, Superintendent, MN BCA
Track 6: Drug Impaired Driving
Lt. Don Marose, MN State Patrol
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Track 7: Child Support Through the Eyes of the People: Helpful Information from the Child Support Guidelines Task Force Process
Lisa Kontz, Assistant Dakota County Attorney
Melissa Rossow, Director Human Services Division, Ramsey County Attorney’s Office
Track 8: Addressing Opioids, Prescription Drugs, Fentanyl and Current Drug Trends
Gregory G. Brooker, Acting US Attorney
Brian Marquart, Statewide Gang and Drug Coordinator, Office of Justice Programs
Tracy Perzel, Criminal Division Chief, Assistant US Attorney
Track 9: Advanced Criminal Prosecution: Prosecution of Crimes Using Large Vehicles
Deborah Blees, State Court Administrator Office, Legal Counsel Division
Matthew Marrin, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Romana Lavalas, NDAA National Traffic Law Center
Liam Powell, Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Committee Meeting
Appellate, Child Support, Civil Law, Community Outreach, Ethics and Indian Law
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Reception and Awards Banquet
Friday, December 8, 2017
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
MCAA Foundation Meeting
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Prosecution in the Age of Social Media
Jim Camp, Dynamic Messages, LLC
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Ethics: Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility Year in Review
Susan Humiston, Director, Office of Lawyers Professional Resposibility

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