HOME Line will host a legal education webinar – a 5 CLE-credit seminar, rebroadcast live over the web on Thursday, November 13, 2014. The seminar has been approved for 3.0 hours of Ethics and 2.0 hours of Elimination of Bias CLE credits. Those who register attend by internet and submit written questions via the webinar Q&A chat system.  The webinar will include live video, audio lecture from attorney presenters, and on-screen presentations. Written electronic materials will be provided to registrants in advance. A system test for ensuring your computer has the capability to join the webinar is available here.

The seminars and times will be as follows with five-minute scheduled breaks between each session, all on Thursday, November 13, 2014Fourth Annual Full Ethics and Elimination of Bias Training – Not Just for Public Interest Attorneys

  • 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. — “Working with Limited English Proficiency Clients and Clients with Disabilities”  by Lael Robertson, Supervising Attorney of the Housing Discrimination Law Project, Legal Aid Society. (1.0 hour CLE Elimination of Bias credit approved).
  • 11:05 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. — “The Elusive Search for Justice in Pro Se Litigation” by Judge Jay Quam. Judge Quam is the former Presiding Judge of Probate / Mental Health Court in Hennepin County, now assigned to hearing major felony cases.  (1.0 hour CLE Elimination of Bias credit approved).
  • 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. — “The Ethical View from (Adjacent to) the Bench” by Matthew Clementson, long-time Hennepin County District Court law clerk (1.0 hour CLE Ethics credit approved).
  • 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. — “Top Ten Ethical Issues Family Law Attorneys Need to Know” by James Vedder, an attorney specializing in family law at Moss & Barnett (1.0 hour CLE Ethics credit approved).
  • 2:20 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. — “Ethical Concerns in Representing and Advising Landlord and Tenants” by Lawrence McDonough, Pro Bono Litigation Counsel with Dorsey and Whitney and former Managing Attorney of Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid’s Housing Unit. (1.0 hour CLE Ethics credit approved).

Prices are set at very affordable rates, depending on which credits you wish to obtain:

  • $100 for the entire 5-hour seminar,
  • $50 for 2 hours of Elimination of Bias seminars,
  • $60 for 3 hours of Ethics seminars,
  • or $25/hour for each individual hour.
We offer a 10% discount on any of these prices for former volunteers of HOME Line. Please contact Deb (612-728-5770 x109) to inquire about the volunteer discount.
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The speeches, “What Every Landlord Should Know: Avoiding Honest (and costly) Mistakes” focuses on key issues that cause problems between landlords and tenants.  Additionally, learn about new laws that took effect in the last few years.

All trainings take place at HOME Line’s office (3455 Bloomington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407):

  • Monday, September 15th, from 2:00 – 4:30 at HOME Line
  • Monday, October 6th, from 2:00 – 4:30 at HOME Line
  • Monday, November 10th, from 2:00 – 4:30 at HOME Line
  • Monday, December 8th, from 2:00 – 4:30 at HOME Line

Please note: This course is recognized by the City of Minneapolis as covering the Fundamentals of Property Management.  This can be up to a $250 savings for “point of conversion” fees (going from a non-rental to a rental unit). Learn more about this discount here.

Along with the new laws, topics to be covered will include:

  • Fair Housing Complaints- What Starts Them?
  • The Application Process
  • Leases
  • Caretakers/On-site Staff
  • Bedbugs
  • Evictions
  • Security Deposits
  • When Can a Landlord Enter an Apartment?
  • Rent Increases
  • How to Give a Notice to Vacate

HOME Line attorneys have given speeches to landlord groups throughout Minnesota, covering a wide variety of landlord/tenant law topics. HOME Line is now offering a two-hour training conducted by Managing Attorney, Michael Vraa. Mike has personally spoken over 50 different groups of landlords in his 14 years of experience as an attorney working exclusively on landlord/tenant law.

“I was very skeptical that this wasn’t going to be much more than a very basic landlord class.  Boy was I wrong!  This class was informative and interesting…I recommend that every landlord take this class. It was invaluable.”
-Scott Ficek, Real Estate Agent

“In my practice, I frequently represent residential Landlords and receive phone calls from prospective clients asking, ‘What do I need to know about being a Landlord?’  My answer these days: Read HOME Line’s How to be the Smartest Renter on Your Block.”
-Jason T. Hutchinson, Attorney at Law

The cost to register online is $45 per attendee. 

Our book on Minnesota tenant landlord/law, How to be the Smartest Renter on Your Block will available for at a reduced rate of $15 if purchased in advance, and can be picked up at the training. To purchase in advance, you will have an option during registration/check-out via the form below.

Please fill out the registration form below and when you submit it, it will bring you to an option to pay online.  If registering multiple attendees, please chose the appropriate number of attendees. If you choose to pay online for multiple attendees, you must choose that each person pays $45 training fee or each pays $60 for the training & a copy of our book.

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If a management company or other agency would like to hire a HOME Line attorney to give a speech at your office, contact Deb Riebel at 612-728-5770 (x109) or at debr@homelinemn.org

On-Demand CLE Webinars

August 1, 2014

HOME Line offers the following CLE-credit webinars that are available to view on-demand. To register for and view a CLE webinar, choose an option below: 2014 Full Ethics and Elimination of Bias Training – Not Just for Public Interest Attorneys A total of 5.0 CLE credits are available: 3.0 of Ethics and 2.0 of Elimination […]

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Meet HOME Line’s New Somali and Spanish Speaking Tenant Advocates

July 15, 2014

HOME Line would like to introduce Zeynab and Claire, our new Tenant Advocates working on addressing the needs of Somali and Spanish speaking renters. Both staff have been trained in tenant landlord law and are now providing advocacy in Somali and Spanish on our tenant hotline. In addition, they are beginning community outreach to organizations that […]

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Be Careful Before Using Certified Mail to Send a Legal Notice

May 13, 2014

Tenants often want to or are required to give a notice required by a statute. For example, a tenant might want to give a repair notice because if repairs are not done within 14 days after the notice is received, the tenant may file a Rent Escrow case. See Minnesota Statute section 504B.385. For another example, a tenant […]

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Free tenant hotline now open to renters in Minneapolis

April 1, 2014

Beginning April 1, 2014, Minneapolis renters (and all renters in Minnesota) can now contact HOME Line to receive free legal advice about their tenant rights! Tenant Hotline: 612-728-5767 (metro area) …or toll-free from Greater Minnesota: 1-866-866-3546 or email an attorney directly from our website. HOME Line’s expansion to begin serving Minneapolis is provided through generous support […]

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Minneapolis expansion countdown: 1 day — #1 most often asked advice: Repairs

March 31, 2014

With expansion of our free tenant hotline service to all Minneapolis renters only 1 day away, we’re sharing information and advice on the top 5 issues renters call us about. Minneapolis renters will soon have access to this wealth of legal knowledge and practical advice stemming from 22 years of providing legal advocacy services to renters across […]

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Minneapolis expansion countdown: 2 days — 2nd-most often asked advice: Evictions

March 30, 2014

With expansion of our free tenant hotline service to all Minneapolis renters only 2 days away, we’re sharing information and advice on the top 5 issues renters call us about. Minneapolis renters will soon have access to this wealth of legal knowledge and practical advice stemming from 22 years of providing legal advocacy services to renters across […]

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Minneapolis expansion countdown: 3 days — 3rd-most often asked advice: Security Deposits

March 29, 2014

With expansion of our free tenant hotline service to all Minneapolis renters only 3 days away, we’re sharing information and advice on the top 5 issues renters call us about. Minneapolis renters will soon have access to this wealth of legal knowledge and practical advice stemming from 22 years of providing legal advocacy services to renters across […]

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Minneapolis expansion countdown: 4 days — 4th-most often asked advice: Getting out of a lease

March 28, 2014

With expansion of our free tenant hotline service to all Minneapolis renters only 4 days away, we’re sharing information and advice on the top 5 issues renters call us about. Minneapolis renters will soon have access to this wealth of legal knowledge and practical advice stemming from 22 years of providing legal advocacy services to renters across […]

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