CLEs and Trainings on Housing Issues
Please check out these training materials on a variety of legal issues. If you have a suggestion for a topic that you’d like to see a training about, please contact Muria.


  • Current Issues in Housing: “Pay to Defend” Fritz Defenses and Rent Stabilization (October 2021)
  • Navigating the RentHelpMN Application Process (August 2021)
    • Video Presentation
    • This one-hour CLE is presented by the Housing Justice Center (HJC), HOME Line, Legal Services State Support, and Volunteer Lawyers Network. Max Tsai, HJC’s Housing Stability Attorney, covers the RentHelpMN system from the initial application all the way through any potential appeals. The CLE is designed for attorneys and advocates who are assisting clients with applications & required documents, eligibility questions, appeals, and other related questions.
  • Eviction Defense During the Off-Ramp: The Beginning of the End (July 2021)
    • Video Presentation
    • Slides
    • This is a 1 hour, on-demand training about representing tenants in eviction hearings during the eviction moratorium phase-out (July 2021). CLE event code 396187 (1 Standard CLE credit). After you have watched the on-demand CLE, please register with VLN (we need to maintain these records for the MN Board of Continuing Legal Education) and then report your attendance (using the event code) to the MN Board of Continuing Legal Education.
  • An Overview of Minnesota’s Eviction Moratorium Phaseout (July 2021)
    • Video Presentation
    • Slides, slides
    • This is a 90 minute, on-demand training about the eviction moratorium phase-out (July 2021). CLE event code 396183 (1.5 Standard CLE credits). After you have watched the on-demand CLE, please register with VLN (we need to maintain these records for the MN Board of Continuing Legal Education) and then report your attendance (using the event code) to the MN Board of Continuing Legal Education.
  • Annual Housing Law Seminar: Referee Panel and Housing Volunteer Awards (April 2021) 
  • Annual Housing Law Seminar: Ethical Considerations in Housing Court by Nick Ryan (April 2021) 
  • Annual Housing Law Seminar: Bias and Its Effect on the Legal Profession by Sybil Dunlop (April 2021) 
  • Annual Housing Law Seminar: Kick-off with Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and Eviction Defense Training for Lawyers by Larry McDonough (April 2021) 
  • On Demand CLE: Eviction Defense During the Pandemic (1.0 Standard Credit) (February 2021) 
    • Video Presentation
    • Slides
    • This is a 1 hour, on-demand training about representing tenants in eviction hearings during the pandemic (February 2021). CLE event code 343945. After you have watched the on-demand CLE, please register with VLN (we need to maintain these records for the MN Board of Continuing Legal Education) and then report your attendance (using the event code) to the MN Board of Continuing Legal Education.
  • On Demand CLE: Volunteering During the Pandemic (1.0 Standard Credit) (December 2020) 
    • Video Presentation
    • Slides
    • This is a 1 hour, on-demand training about VLN’s Housing Volunteer Opportunities (December 2020). CLE event code 337986. After you have watched the on-demand CLE, please register with VLN (we need to maintain these records for the MN Board of Continuing Legal Education) and then report your attendance (using the event code) to the MN Board of Continuing Legal Education.
  • Eviction Expungement Training (1.0 Standard Credit) (September 2020)

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