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Alaska Bar members may claim credit for attending CLE programs that have been accredited by other mandatory CLE jurisdictions. This self study program may qualify for up to 6.0 hours of self-study credit, which includes 5.0 hours of VCLE self-study credit under the voluntary CLE Rule of the Alaska Bar Association and 1.0 hours of MECLE ethics self-study under the mandatory ethics continuing legal education CLE Rule.
RICHARD D. HODSDON is an assistant Washington County attorney with the Washington County Attorney's Office. He represents Washington County in all aspects of civil law practice. Mr. Hodsdon also represents the county sheriff and the elected county attorney, with particular emphasis with the sheriff's office. He also is a consultant and legal educator, providing consulting services to public criminal justice and corrections administrators, particularly sheriff's offices, on policy development and operations. Mr. Hodsdon is an instructor in a wide range of civil and criminal topics, including data practices and personnel, employment and labor law, discrimination and civil rights law, corrections law, liability, and civil commitments. He also is an instructor for the National Institute of Corrections and the Minnesota Community College System. Mr. Hodsdon is an adjunct faculty member for the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety. He is counsel to the Minnesota Sheriff's Association, which provides legal advice and representation to the association and its members. Issues include: emergency operations, patrol, jail personnel and employment law, and all other matters relating to the operation of the sheriff's office, as well as management of a non-profit organization. In this position, Mr. Hodsdon serves as corporate counsel to the association, as well as assisting individual members. He earned his B.A. degree from Concordia College, his J.D. degree from the University of Minnesota Law School, and his master's degree from Hamline University. Mr. Hodsdon is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, American Jail Administration, National District Attorneys Association, Midwest Gang Investigators Association, Minnesota Sheriffs Association, and the National Sheriffs Association (Legal Advisors Committee). He also chairs the Minnesota Board of Private Detectives and Protective Agents.
CHRISTOPHER KUHLMAN is the founder and principal attorney of Kuhlman Law, PLLC. Prior to opening his firm, Mr. Kuhlman worked as a U.S. District Court extern for Judge Lesley Brooks Wells; advocated on behalf of personal injury clients in London, England; and worked for several years as a litigation associate at one of the nation's largest law firms. Representing ordinary Minnesota men and women who have been wrongfully terminated, injured, or have had their civil rights violated routinely pits him against some of the largest insurance companies, businesses, law firms, and government agencies in America. As private counsel to many different local businesses, Mr. Kuhlman has handled a variety of litigation matters, including breach of contract claims, trademark disputes, antitrust liability matters, and patent infringement. He also counseled businesses on acquisitions, employment matters, and issues regarding formation and appropriate use of the corporate structure. He is a member of the Minnesota National Employee Labor Association, Minnesota Criminal Association for Justice, and the Criminal Defense Services, Inc. (CDSI), as well as the Minnesota State and Hennepin County bar associations. Mr. Kuhlman earned his B.A. degree from Colby College and his J.D. degree from the University of Chicago Law School.
JOSHUA A. NEWVILLE is a civil trial attorney with Madia Law LLC, where he focuses on employment law and civil rights litigation. He is a passionate advocate for victims of discrimination and unfair treatment. Mr. Newville is presently the lead attorney, representing thirteen same-sex couples in historic challenges to North and South Dakota's bans on same-sex marriage. Mr. Newville earned both his B.A. degree and J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota. Prior to law school, he investigated asset loss resulting from fraud, theft, and organized crime. Mr. Newville serves on the Board of Directors for Minnesota National Employment Lawyers Association and on the Advisory Board for Orrery Consulting.