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When: June 4, 2018
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Where: MREA
11640 73rd Ave N
Maple Grove, Minnesota  55369
United States

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MREA Legal Seminar

June 4, 2018
MREA, Maple Grove

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This one-day seminar will bring you up-to-date on issues affecting electric cooperatives in Minnesota and nationwide. It is an exclusive opportunity for electric cooperative attorneys or co-op staff to share information and get an in-depth overview of hot topics and current challenges in the utility industry.

Key Topics

  • The Role of the Cooperative Board in Preventing Sexual Harassment
  • Elimination of Bias – Disconnects and Low Income Programs
  • Territorial Annexation and Service Territory Complaints
  • Cooperative Board Governance
  • Arbitration
  • Capital Credits and Bankruptcy
  • Cooperative Dispute Resolution


Dan Carlisle, Pemberton Law

Jeff Dobberpuhl, Jeffery A Dobberpuhl Law Office

Sara McGrane, Felhaber Larson

Paul Johnson, Pemberton Law

Rick Salmen, Felhaber Larson

Ty Thompson, NRECA

Randi Winter, Felhaber Larson

Who Should Attend

This seminar is primarily for electric cooperative attorneys and will earn CLE credits. Electric co-op CEOs and staff are also welcome to attend.

(see detailed agenda below, including CLEs)

9:00          session begins

12:00        group working lunch

12:30        course in session

4:00          adjourn


Detailed Agenda & Continuing Legal Education Credits (CLEs)

8:30             Arrive and get coffee (registration)

9-9:45          The Role of the Cooperative Board in Preventing Sexual Harassment (.75 CLE Credit) – Randi Winter

9:45-10:45   Elimination of Bias – Disconnects and Low Income Programs (1 CLE Credit) – Jeff Dobberpuhl

10:45-11      Break

11-12           Territorial Annexation and Service Territory Complaints (1 CLE Credit) – Sarah McGrane

12-12:30      Break to grab lunch for lunch panel

12:30-1:30   Cooperative Board Governance (1 CLE Credit) – Ty Thompson

1:30-2          Arbitration (.5 CLE Credit) – Dan Carlisle

2-2:15          Break

2:15-3:15     Capital Credits and Bankruptcy (1 CLE) – Rick Salmen

3:15-4:00     Cooperative Dispute Resolution (.75 CLE) – Paul Johnson


$269 (same for both education and non-education members)

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites – Arbor Lakes, 11801 Fountains Way N, Maple Grove, MN (763) 425-3800, 
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all for reservations and mention MREA to receive the discounted room rate of $133.

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