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Date(s) - 06/05/2023
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Remote via Webinar


CLE: 3 CLE Credit to be applied for

VLN is co-sponsoring a free 3 hour CLE on the basics of your first divorce on Monday, June 5th from 9-12 with Legal Services State Support. Come learn everything you need to know about handling your first divorce. We will cover the applicable rules and statutes, examine the procedure of a case from start to finish, and give you practical pointers for maximizing your clients’ chances at success.


  • Traci Capistrant, Partner, Capistrant Van Loh, P.A. Graduating from William Mitchell College of Law in 1988, Traci has been practicing exclusively in family law for over 30 years in small and solo practices. When representing clients, Traci uses several different methods to get to a resolution for her clients, including early neutral evaluations, mediation, and if needed, litigation.  More recently, she is working more frequently as a Rule 114 Qualified Neutral, an Early Neutral Evaluator, and as a parenting time consultant or expeditor, along with her litigation practice.

  • Amy Burroughs, Staff Attorney, Central Minnesota Legal Services.  After working in college student affairs for eight years, Amy attended Mitchell Hamline School of Law and graduated in 2018.  After which she was a law clerk for Referee Elizabeth Clysdale in Ramsey County.  Amy has been practicing exclusively in family law since 2019, working as staff attorney at Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services and currently at Central Minnesota Legal Services.

  • Karissa Richardson, Child Support Magistrate, Fourth Judicial District.  After graduating from Concordia College (GO COBBERS!), Karissa attended William Mitchell College of law, graduating in 1997.  Karissa was law clerk to the Honorable Spencer Sokolowski in Anoka County from October, 1997 to April, 2000, after which she became the staff attorney at Legal Assistance of Dakota County, practicing exclusively in family law.  Starting in 2005, Karissa went into private practice, primarily as a solo practitioner, where she worked as a court appointed attorney in the areas of paternity, contempt, CHIPS, guardianship and commitment.  In February, 2023, Karissa became a Child Support Magistrate, assigned to the Fourth Judicial District.

This training is free. Register here.

For questions, email Kara Rieke at [email protected].