Legal Mentoring, Marketing and Branding Services

Speaking + Presenting

“David Bateson is the Johnny Appleseed of mentoring in the legal profession.”
– John Montgomery, Director, Nelson Mullins Center on Professionalism at the University Of South Carolina School Of Law

 

Speaking Credits:

  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Legal Placement Professionals
  • The National Consortium for Mentoring
  • Nelson Mullins Center on Professionalism at the University Of South Carolina School Of Law
  • University of St. Thomas Law School

 

Speaking Topics:

  • Legal Mentoring
  • Professional Development
  • Professionalism and Ethics 

 

CLEs and Presentations 

  • The Three L’s of Mentoring: From Law Student…to Lawyer…to Leadership, (with Lori Keating and Jayne Reardon), at National Association of Bar Executives Midyear Meeting, Dallas, Texas, February 2013
  • Bringing the Profession to Legal Education: How the Local Bench and Bar Can Help Prepare the Next Generation of Lawyers Through Mentoring (with Mark Korf and Amy Timmer), at NALP 2012 Annual Education Conference & Resource Center Exhibition, Austin, Texas, April 2012. 
  • Bringing the Profession to Legal Education: How the Local Bench and Bar Can Help Prepare the Next Generation of Lawyers Through Mentoring, The Supreme Court of Ohio Student to Lawyer Symposium, Columbus, Ohio, December 2010
  • Marketing for the New or Junior Associate, Minnesota Women Lawyers, May 2010. 
  • Administering Formal Mentor Programs, Mentoring II: Best Practices in Building Sustainable Mentoring Programs, hosted by the University of South Carolina School of Law, April 2010.
  • Mentoring and Professionalism, Norman A. Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University, First-Year Law Students Professionalism Series, February, 2010.
  • Mentoring and the Legal Profession, University of St. Thomas, September 2009.
  • Mentoring and the Legal Profession, University of St. Thomas, September 2008.
  • Using Mentoring and Coaching to Win the War for Talent (with Stephan Gallagher & Nan Josten), at the American Bar Association Annual Meeting, New York, August 2008.
  • Can/Should Effective Mentoring Begin in Law School? (with Prof. Neil Hamilton), at Mentoring: The Future of the Legal Profession, hosted by The University of South Carolina School of Law, March 2008.
  • Mentoring and the Legal Profession (with Lisa Montpetit Brabbit), University of St. Thomas, September 2007.
  • Mentoring and the Legal Profession, University of St. Thomas, September 2006.
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Release Deskbook Seminar, (with Richard Scattergood), August 2006. 
  • Mentoring and the Legal Profession (with Lisa Montpetit Brabbit), University of St. Thomas, September 2005.
  • Council on Education in Management Minnesota Workers Comp Update  May 2005.
  • Dealing with Threats to Defense Counsel (with Mark Kleinschmidt and Kirk Thompson) at MDLA 40th Annual Mid-Winter Conference Super Seminar, February 2005.
  • Something’s Gotta Give: Understanding Gillette (Cumulative Trauma) Claims and How to Prevent Them, 2004 Rider Bennett Annual Labor and Employment and Workers’ Compensation Seminar.
  • Council on Education in Management Minnesota Workers Comp Update, October 2004.
  • An Update on Workers’ Compensation and ADA Issues, Back-To-School Legal Seminar, 2004.
  • Please Release Me (Back to Work): Rehabilitation for Injured Workers – A Legal and Practical Perspective, 2003 Rider Bennett Annual Labor and Employment and Workers’ Compensation Seminar.
  • Council on Education in Management Minnesota Workers Comp Update, November 2003.
  • How to Get Value Out of Rehabilitation: Managing the Rehabilitation Plan to Get the Employee Back to Work, 2002 Rider Bennett Annual Labor and Employment and Workers’ Compensation Seminar.
  • The Ins and Outs of Intervention Claims, ADA, FMLA and Workers’ Compensation In Minnesota, Lorman Education Services, 2002.
  • Intervention Issues, Getting a Grip on a Slippery Slope: The Ins and Outs of Workers’ Compensation Claims, 2001. (Rider Bennett Seminar)
  • Case Law Update, Workers’ Compensation in Minnesota, 2001.

 

David BatesonDavid Bateson’s approach to presenting and public speaking: “I really view it as my responsibility to make the material engaging and to make it the type of learning environment where people want to pay attention and want to be engaged. I try to bring that same approach when I’m doing public speaking – that I really view it as my responsibility to provide good learning content to the audience that I’m presenting to, but also to provide it in a way that’s engaging and enjoyable. I think that’s my responsibility as a speaker and presenter. 

“The other piece of it is that one of my friends once described me as a ‘collector of people.’ I love people. I really enjoy getting to know new people, building new relationships. One of the things that my speaking work has allowed me to do is travel the country, going to different places, meeting different people that probably wouldn’t get to meet if I were just in Minneapolis all the time, and building new relationships and building new friendships with people that I’ve stayed in touch with.”