2024 FAMILY LAW INSTITUTE
Institute
ITEM #:  1045522401   |   EVENT CODE:  499303
MEMBER PRICE
$545.00
STANDARD PRICE
$645.00
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 25, 2024 - Tuesday, March 26, 2024

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

St Paul RiverCentre

175 W Kellogg Blvd

Saint Paul, MN 55102

WATCH: Preview

2024 Family Law Institute

Minnesota’s Biggest and Best Family Law Event!

Watch the preview video to see what’s in store for you this year!


The 2024 Family Law Institute welcomes special guest speaker Dr. Cindra Kamphoff!

Cindra Kamphoff, Ph.D. will present the keynote address on Beyond Grit: Powerful Practices to Avoid Burnout in Your Family Law Practice. She is an award-winning keynote speaker and certified professional coach for business leaders, professional athletes and championship teams. She has provided mental performance training for the Minnesota Vikings for the last four years, working one-on-one with the players, and also has worked with the United States Olympic Track and Field team in Tokyo. She is the author of an Amazon bestseller, Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge.

The 2024 Institute will also feature:

  • The 2024 Case Law and Legislative Update – Insights on the Latest Cases
  • Dozens of New Breakout Sessions – New Developments, Important Updates and More
  • Valuable Practice Tips from Experienced Professionals
  • Seeing Your Family Law Colleagues in a Fun Conference Setting


Plus these bonus benefits:

  • Watch Again Access for One Year (main plenary sessions and selected breakout sessions)
  • Free Post-Institute Webcasts
  • 40% Off Minnesota CLE Publications
  • And More!

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



Day 1 – Monday, March 25, 2024


8:00 – 8:45 a.m.
CHECK-IN & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
Breakfast sponsored by Jeffrey A. Drayton Financial Group, Inc.


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


9:00 – 11:10 a.m.
MAIN PLENARY

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
Beyond Grit: Powerful Practices to Avoid Burnout in Your Family Law Practice 

Based on almost 20 years of research and consulting with the world’s best, Dr. Cindra Kamphoff will share the 10 practices of high performance that will help you combat burnout, embrace purpose and rediscover passion in your work. Expect a high-energy, inspiring keynote where you will gain strategies to take your practice to the next level and live your life more fully.
– Dr. Cindra Kamphoff


10:00 – 10:10 a.m.
BREAK


10:10 – 11:10 a.m.
2024 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
Legislative Advocacy, Domestic Violence, and Child Custody: Next Steps for Minnesota

– Debra M. Bulluck, Joel Carlson, Loretta M. Frederick & Deb Link
– Rana S. Alexander (moderator)

103
Financial Fluency for Family Lawyers: Retirement Projections, Tax Planning, Cybersecurity Concerns and More

– Chad D. Olson & Amy J. Wolff

104
Minnesota’s New Cannabis Laws Explained

– Rachel S. Kurth & Jared M. Reams

105
That Sinking Feeling: Working with Clients Who Just Might Have Traits of a Personality Disorder

– Angela V. Lallemont & Kalli Matsuhashi


12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
INSTITUTE LUNCHEON
Sponsored by Family Law Software


1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION B

201
Property Division

– Katherine E. Merkel & Michelle L. Travers

202
2024 Social Science Update: What the Latest Research Tells Us About Kids and Parenting

– Jordan Hart & Mindy F. Mitnick

203
9 Financial Mistakes That Trip Up Family Lawyers: Pre-Tax vs. Post-Tax Property Issues and Equalizers, Non-Marital Claims, Income vs. Support, Child Tax Credits/Exemptions and More

– Richard A. Stebbins & Dax V. Stoner

204
Divorce and Conveying Real Property: 11 Essential Tips for Family Lawyers

– Marty G. Helle

205
Has Zoom Ruined Mediation? The Case For and Against Online Mediation

1.0 ADR credit applied for
– Carl J. Arnold & John R. "Rob" Hill

– Suzanne M. Remington (moderator)

206
Key Insights on ICWA, MIFPA and the New Family Court Rule

– Jody M. Alholinna & Sadie Hart

207
Elimination of Bias: An Interactive Approach to Confronting Bias and Conflict in Family Law Matters

1.0 elimination of bias credit applied for
– Debra M. Bulluck, Zak Chesson, Lambers Fisher, Erin Guyette & Mary A. Madden
– Carol L. Hornbeck (moderator)


2:30 – 2:45 p.m.
BREAK
Sponsored by Lake Harriet Law Office


2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION C

301
Spousal Maintenance

– Victoria J. Brenner & Anne R. Haaland

302
Answers to Tricky Child Support Questions We’re Asked Most Often

– Lisa D. Kontz & Sandra Torgerson

303
Strategies for Addressing Challenges in Retirement Benefit Equalization

– Thomas M. Hughes

304
Minnesota’s New Red Flag Law: How to File for Extreme Risk Protection Orders

– Rana S. Alexander

305
ADR and the Emotions of Divorce

1.0 ADR credit applied for
– Susan J. Mundahl

306
Family Transformation – Surveying the National Landscape on Trans Custody Issues

– M.P. Boulette

307
Top Strategies for Enforcing Your Judgment

– Benjamin J. Court


3:45 – 4:00 p.m.
BREAK
Sponsored by Soberlink


4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION D

401
Determining Child Support

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

402
The Magic of the Expedited Process: How to Get Enforceable and Modifiable Orders

– Sara J. Lauthen, Timothy L. Tingelstad & Karen Wangler
– Jill L. Prohofsky (moderator)

403
How to Determine Income for Child Support and Spousal Maintenance Purposes

– Karen T. Kugler, Laurie A. Mack-Wagner & Lymari J. Santana

404
How to Use Contempt Actions to Enforce Family Court Orders

– Jason C. Brown, Judge Richelle M. Wahi & Savannah I. Welch
– Tifanne E.E. Wolter (moderator)

405
To Grandmother’s House We Go!? ADR and Litigation Tactics for Your Next Grandparent Visitation Case

1.0 ADR credit applied for
– Victoria J. Brenner & Azure Schermerhorn-Snyder

406
Understanding Partition Actions

– B. Steven Messick

407
How to Fine Tune Your Office Procedures to Stay Organized and Make More Money

– Heather D. Olson & Lindsey Thoreson


5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
RECEPTION
Join us for refreshments, snacks, and conversation with faculty, colleagues and friends!



Day 2 – Tuesday, March 26, 2024


8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
Sponsored by RizeUp Media


8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Ethics and ChatGPT: Your New BFF or the End of Lawyering?
1.0 ethics credit applied for
New tech tools bring new challenges for lawyers. This session will explore the buzz around ChatGPT, lawyer competency, the unauthorized practice of law, and the future of lawyering.
– Eric T. Cooperstein


9:30 – 9:45 a.m.
BREAK
Sponsored by DeWitt LLP


9:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
(includes a 15-minutes 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.
– Ryan D. Anderson
– Kelsey B. Daniels
– Susan A. Daudelin
– Michael D. Dittberner
– Lisa D. Kontz
– Zachary A. Kretchmer
– Mary C. Lauhead
– Dana K. McKenzie
– Autumn L. Nelson
– 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, April 16, 2024
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Networking Professionally and Ethically
1.0 ethics credit applied for
– Roy S. Ginsburg


Tuesday, April 23, 2024
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Elimination of Bias: Surviving and Thriving in Challenging Times – Bias and Trauma
1.0 elimination of bias credit applied for
– Joan M. Bibelhausen


Tuesday, April 23, 2024
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Elimination of Bias: Just Deeds
1.0 elimination of bias credit applied for
– Maria T. Cisneros & Jared D. Shepherd


Wednesday, April 24, 2024
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
When Bad Things Happen to Good Lawyers: The Ethical Obligations of Preventing, Discovering, and Responding to Theft and Embezzlement
1.0 ethics credit applied for
– Edward F. Kautzer & Dana K. McKenzie


Wednesday, April 24, 2024
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
The New Minnesota Rule 114: 14 Questions and Answers About the New Rule
1.0 ethics credit applied for
– Leslie Sinner McEvoy

LIVE IN-PERSON
Monday & Tuesday, March 25-26, 2024
Saint Paul RiverCentre
175 West Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, Minnesota

LIMITED ONLINE REPLAYS
Thursday & Friday, April 11-12, 2024
Thursday & Friday, April 18-19, 2024
Attend online
Limited online replays include all main plenary sessions and selected breakout sessions as indicated in the schedule. 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. 


Saint Paul Hotel
$144.00 (plus tax)
350 Market Street
St. Paul, MN 55102
651-292-9292
To make reservations:
Visit the Saint Paul Hotel website at www.saintpaulhotel.com. Click on Reservations and enter the following information:

  • Arrival & Departure Dates
  • Rate Type – select “I HAVE A CODE” & then select “GROUP”
  • Code – 2394490
  • Click Search

Reserve by: Monday, February 26, 2024


Holiday Inn St. Paul Downtown
$109.00 (plus tax)
175 Seventh Street West
St. Paul, MN 55102
651-556-1411
Make reservations at the Holiday Inn
Reserve by: Sunday, February 25, 2024


Hampton Inn Downtown St. Paul
$119.00 (plus tax)
200 Seventh Street West
St. Paul, MN 55102
651-224-7400
Make reservations at the Hampton Inn
Reserve by: Saturday, February 24, 2024

$545 MSBA members / $545 paralegals / $645 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 9.75 CLE credits, including 1.0 ethics credit for the first plenary session on Day 2. In addition, session 207 qualifies for 1.0 elimination of bias credit and sessions 205, 305 and 405 each qualify for 1.0 ADR credit. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 9.75 credits.

SPONSORED BY:
MEMBER PRICE
$545.00
STANDARD PRICE
$645.00
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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