Continuing Legal Education

This page lists various Continuing Legal Education (CLE) options in Washington County and some of the other surrounding counties.  Please feel free to contact the law library at 651.430.6330 for questions.

Washington County 

The Washington County Law Library is pleased to present the following Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs free of charge. These programs are presented in coordination with the Washington County Bar Association, but membership in the Association is not required for attendance.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs are presented in Conference Room 14 (lower level), Washington County Government Center. All programs begin at noon and last for one hour.

Suggestions for programs are always welcome and should be directed to the County Law Librarian, who may be reached at 651-430-6330 or at

Complete list of CLEs offered with course number.

Why You Should Think Twice About Board Service: Tips and Traps for the Unwary, Good-Hearted Attorney
January 18, 2017
Noon to 1:00
Washington County Government Center LL14
14949 62nd ST. N
Stillwater MN 55082
One Ethics CLE credit pending:  233414

Presented by:
Jessica Birken, MA, Nonprofit Management, 
Esq., Birken Law Office PLLC

Continuing Legal Education Opportunities elsewhere

Continuing Legal Education at Dakota County Law Library
The Dakota County Law Library and the 1st Judicial District Bar Association offer monthly Continuing Legal Education sessions in two locations, in Apple Valley and in Hastings.  

Apple Valley sessions: Sessions will be held at the Dakota County Western Service Center. The address is 14955 Galaxie Avenue. CLE sessions are held in conference room L139 or 1920. They are generally scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month. All sessions are 8–9 a.m.

Hastings sessions: Sessions will be held in the Jury Assembly Room in the Lower Level of the Judicial Center (unless otherwise noted). The sessions will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Check the session description for the date.

Continuing Legal Education at Hennepin County Law Library

Somali Americans and the Minnesota Justice System
January 26, 2017
12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
Hennepin County Government Center, Room C2350
1 Elimination of Bias CLE credit approved: 232040

Presented by Amiin Harun. Mr. Harun is in private practice and practices in Immigration and Business Law.  He received his BS from Metropolitan State University in 2009, and his JD from William Mitchell in 2015. Mr. Harun is a board member on CAIR-MN, 360 Communities and Universal Academy Charter School.  

For more information contact Becky Breyen at 612-348-7960 or

Revised January 10, 2017:psa