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Date(s) - 07/25/2018
8:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Volunteer Lawyers Network


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Co-Presented by Legal Services State Support and Volunteer Lawyers Network


  • Mark Carter, Carter Legal Services
  • Erin Osborne, Central Minnesota Legal Services
  • Theresa Bofferding, Ortner & Bofferding, LLC

This three-hour session is an introduction to family law practice. Attending this training will help prepare volunteers to take on a case through the Volunteer Lawyers Network or help orient a lawyer to key family law concepts. This session will address the following:

  • Family court policies & procedures
  • Child custody procedures
  • Custody evaluations, Social Early Neutral Evaluations (SENE), Guardian Ad Litems
  • Best interest of the Child factors
  • Child support determinations
  • Overview of division of assets & debts in a dissolution

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Sign-in (in person attendees only)
8:45 – 9:45 a.m. Introduction to laws, policies, and court procedures in Minnesota family law cases
5 minute break
9:50 – 10:50 a.m. Custody determinations, factors, and procedure
10 minute break
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Child support and division of assets and debts

CLE:  3.0 hours of Standard MN CLE credit will be applied for.

Registration Closes: Wednesday, July 18th. Cancellations must be received by this date, or you will be charged.

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Law Students: $20
VLN Volunteer Lawyers: $35 (enter promo code “july25” at checkout for FREE admission)
Legal Services Staff: $35 (enter promo code “july25” at checkout to be billed)
LSAC Grantees: $35
Other Volunteer Attorneys, Non-Profits, Government Employees: $50
All Others: $65

Attorneys Seeking Emeritus Status and Minnesota Volunteer Law Students: FREE
(to register email Ann at [email protected])

Don’t forget: Legal Services Staff must enter the promo code “july25” in the promo code field at checkout in order to have their program billed for the cost of this training. After the code is entered, just skip the fields asking for credit card information.

Questions? Contact Ann at [email protected]