2023 FAMILY LAW INSTITUTE
Institute
ITEM #:  1042512301   |   EVENT CODE:  480828
MEMBER PRICE
$495.00
STANDARD PRICE
$595.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

ONLINE REPLAY NOTE
Online replay includes all main plenary sessions and selected breakout sessions.

SAINT PAUL

Monday, March 20, 2023 - Tuesday, March 21, 2023

8:45 AM - 5:00 PM   |   Check-In:  8:00 AM

St Paul RiverCentre

175 W Kellogg Blvd

Saint Paul, MN 55102

2023 Family Law Institute

Minnesota’s Biggest and Best Family Law Event!

The 2023 Family Law Institute welcomes 2 special guest speakers:

Myrna McCallum
Ms. McCallum is the founding lawyer of Miyo Pimatisiwin Legal Services in North Vancouver, British Columbia. She is from Treaty Six territory in northern Saskatchewan. Her mission is to help the legal profession and judiciary understand, accommodate and respect trauma – in themselves and in those they serve. She is the host of "The Trauma-Informed Lawyer" podcast.

Doug Cash
Doug Cash is certified as a fraud examiner, forensic interviewer, and financial crimes investigator. He will explain how lawyers can assess credibility and detect indicators of deception in family law matters.


The 2023 Family Law Institute will also feature:

  • The Annual Case Law and Legislative Update
  • Dozens of New and Updated Sessions
  • Valuable Practice Tips from Experienced Professionals


Plus these bonus benefits:

  • Watch Again Access for 1 Year (all plenary sessions and selected breakout sessions)
  • 5 Post-Institute Webcasts
  • And Much More!


Can’t Attend the Live Event?
View the Limited Online Replay on April 27-28, 2023

  • Includes All Main Plenary Sessions and Selected Breakout Sessions
  • A Live Moderator Will Be Available to Answer Questions by Email
  • Includes 5 Post-Institute Webcasts

ONLINE REPLAY NOTE:
Online replay includes all main plenary sessions and the selected breakout sessions highlighted in yellow below.



Day 1 – Monday, March 20, 2023


8:00 – 8:45 a.m.
CHECK-IN & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST


8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS


9:00 – 11:10 a.m.
MAIN PLENARY

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Understanding Trauma in the Practice of Family Law – Becoming a Trauma-Informed Lawyer
Myrna McCallum grew up in the Treaty Six territory in northern Saskatchewan and attended an Indian Residential School. As a teen Myrna knew that she would become a lawyer and work with Indigenous people and victims of violence, but she did not know exactly how she would do that work in a safe and empowering way. A decade and a half later, she became a prosecutor and eventually an adjudicator (in the Indian Residential School Independent Assessment Process). Myrna’s repeated exposure to the traumas of others in courtrooms and hearing rooms stopped her in her tracks and forced the realization that she was missing a critical competency: trauma-informed lawyering. Her commitment to finding a safe and empowering way forward coupled with the stories of resilience and trauma she heard from hundreds of survivors of crime, especially survivors of sexual violence, inspired her to begin the important work of transforming the legal profession and judiciary into understanding, accommodating and respecting trauma – in themselves and those they serve. In this keynote presentation, she will explain the impact trauma has on family law clients and how vicarious trauma affects family lawyers. She will also provide strategies for helping clients cope with trauma and ways for lawyers to take care of themselves.
– Myrna McCallum


10:00 – 10:10 a.m.
BREAK


10:10 – 11:10 a.m.
2023 Family Law Update
Gary Debele presents a broad overview of significant developments in Minnesota family law and an update on national trends.
– Gary A. Debele


9:00 – 11:10 a.m.
ALTERNATE PLENARY

Overview of Your First Divorce
The first two sessions in the Your First Divorce track provide an overview of the divorce process in Minnesota, including preparing, drafting and filing the decree and enforcing and modifying family law orders and decrees.
– Laurie A. Mack-Wagner & Lymari J. Santana


11:10 – 11:30 a.m.
BREAK


11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION A

101
Custody, Parenting Time and Screening for DV Issues

– Bethany A. Assell & Joy Nissen Beitzel

102
2023 Social Science Update: What the Latest Research Tells Us About Kids and Parenting

– Jordan Hart & Mindy F. Mitnick

103
Ordinary and Necessary: How to Calculate Self-Employment Income

– Karen T. Kugler & Shila A. Walek-Hooper

104
Trauma, Triggers and the Brain: How to Work with Traumatized People

– Myrna McCallum

105
Collaborative Divorce on Trial

1.0 ADR credit applied for
– Brian Burns, David J. Dustrud, Kimberly G. Miller, Chad D. Olson, Christine B. Schmidt & Megan Yates
– Ron Ousky (moderator)

106
Zombie Divorces? Omitted Assets, Newly Discovered Evidence, and Fraud, Oh My!

– Michael P. Boulette, Seungwon R. Chung & Abby N. Sunberg


12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
LUNCH (provided)


1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION B

201
Property Division

– Katherine E. Merkel & Michelle L. Travers

202
Important Differences Between the Expedited Child Support Process and District Court

– Rebecca S. Morrisette, Benjamin Olson & Karissa D. Richardson
– Lisa D. Kontz (moderator)

203
How to Calculate Farm Income for Child Support or Spousal Maintenance Purposes

– Charles M. Good & Matthew S. Van Bruggen

204
Special Considerations in Third-Party Custody Cases

– Sarah J. Hewitt & Referee Jason T. Hutchison

205
Parenting Consultants and Parenting Time Expeditors: What’s the Difference?

1.0 ADR credit applied for
– Jennifer E. Joseph & Kent M. Kodalen

206
Can Marijuana Use Affect Child Custody? THC Issues in Custody Cases

– Matthew Shore & Tifanne E.E. Wolter


2:30 – 2:45 p.m.
BREAK


2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION C

301
Spousal Maintenance

– Victoria J. Brenner & Anne R. Haaland

302
The New Child Support Guideline Updates: How Are They Working?

– Amy A. Anderson & Melissa A. Rossow

303
Mortgages in a Higher Interest Rate Environment: Strategies to Assist Your Clients with Purchasing and Refinancing

– Mitchell R. Irwin

304
Leveraging Technology to Create Financially and Geographically Accessible Resources for Family Law Clients

– Deb Link

305
Family Law Arbitration: Answers to 10 Commonly Asked Questions

1.0 ADR credit applied for
– Michael C. Black, Tanja K. Manrique & Steven B. Schmidt
– Thomas W. Tuft (moderator)

306
International Family Law: How to Approach 5 Common Issues

– Ruta Johnsen & Micaela A. Wattenbarger


3:45 – 4:00 p.m.
BREAK


4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION D

401
Determining Child Support

– Erin O’Toole-Tomczik & James R. Todd 

402
The Expedited Child Support Process: What Magistrates Want You to Know About Writing Enforceable Orders, Deviations, Discovery, Nonjoint Children and More

– Jennifer R. Knutson, Maureen F. Koranda & Valisa L. McKinney
– Jill L. Prohofsky (moderator)

403
Top Tips for Establishing the Marital Standard of Living for Spousal Maintenance

– Barbara J. Seibel & Amy Jensen Wolff

404
OFPs, HROs and DANCOs: Key Differences and Consequences

– Rana S. Alexander & Wendy L. Murphy

405
The Top 5 Sticking Points in Divorce Mediation and Creative Ways to Resolve Them
1.0 ADR credit applied for
– Jason C. Brown & Lisa J. Kallemeyn 

406
Interviewing Children About Preference: Whose Voice Are We Hearing?

– Mindy F. Mitnick & James J. Street


5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
RECEPTION



Day 2 – Tuesday, March 21, 2023


7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST


8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
The 10 Tell-Tale Signs of Deception
Doug Cash is a fraud examiner, forensic interviewer and financial crimes investigator. He has more than 27 years of experience in law enforcement and over 13 years of experience in forensic accounting examinations. He will explain how lawyers can assess credibility and detect indicators of deception in family law matters.
– Doug Cash 


9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
BREAK


9:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
(includes a 15-minute break)
The Eugene L. Kubes Annual Case Law and Legislative Update
A comprehensive and indispensable review of the most important cases, issues and trends in family law and legislation.
– Shanika S. Alston
– Ryan D. Anderson
– Michael P. Boulette
– Kelsey B. Daniels
– Michael D. Dittberner
– Lisa D. Kontz
– Zachary A. Kretchmer
– Mary C. Lauhead
– Dana K. McKenzie
– Victoria M.B. Taylor





5 FREE Post-Institute Webcasts

All attendees may view the following 5 webcasts for free and receive 5 additional CLE credits. Instructions for how to register for free will be distributed at the Institute. 


Tuesday, May 2, 2023
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Elimination of Bias: Ongoing Challenges for Same-Sex Couples in Minnesota
1.0 elimination of bias credit applied for
– Jerry A. Burg, Senator D. Scott Dibble, Libby Due & Referee Victoria A. Elsmore
– R. Leigh Frost (moderator)


Thursday, May 4, 2023
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
2023 Attorney Discipline Case Review: Lessons for Family Lawyers
1.0 ethics credit applied for
– Susan M. Humiston


Friday, May 5, 2023
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Rogues Gallery: Ethics Issues in Dealing with Pro Se Opposing Parties
1.0 ethics applied for
– Eric T. Cooperstein


Friday, May 5, 2023
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
ADR: The New Contours of Rule 114
1.0 ethics credit applied for / 1.0 ADR credit applied for
– Leslie Sinner McEvoy


Wednesday, May 10, 2023
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Elimination of Bias: Keeping It Real – The Trauma-Informed Legal Professional
1.0 elimination of bias credit applied for
– Joan M. Bibelhausen

LIVE IN-PERSON
Monday & Tuesday, March 20-21, 2023
Saint Paul RiverCentre
175 West Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, Minnesota

LIMITED ONLINE REPLAY
Thursday & Friday, April 27-28, 2023
Attend online
Limited online replay includes all main plenary and selected breakout sessions. A moderator will be available to answer questions by email.

For Attendees of the In-Person Institute:
Minnesota CLE has established room rates with the hotel(s) listed below. Be sure to identify yourself with the Minnesota CLE Family Law Institute to get the best rate, and make your reservations early to ensure room/rate availability. 

The Saint Paul Hotel
$144 per night (plus tax)

350 Market Street
651-292-9292
Reservations must be made by February 20, 2023

Holiday Inn St. Paul Downtown
$139 per night (plus tax)

175 Seventh Street West
651-225-1515
Reservations must be made by February 21, 2023

Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown St. Paul
$129 per night (plus tax)
200 Seventh Street West
651-224-7400
Make Reservations at the Hampton Inn
Reservations must be made by February 27, 2023

$495 MSBA members / $495 paralegals / $595 standard rate

Other discounts that may apply:

Scholarships available!
Need-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or customerservice@minncle.org.

Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 10.0 CLE credits. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 10.0 credits.

In addition to CLE credit, sessions 105, 205, 305 and 405 also qualify for ADR credit. 

SPONSORED BY:
MEMBER PRICE
$495.00
STANDARD PRICE
$595.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

ONLINE REPLAY NOTE
Online replay includes all main plenary sessions and selected breakout sessions.

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