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Confronting Sexual Assault and the Military Justice System with Annual Meeting Social

Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Presidents Room / Minnesota State Bar Association  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $30.00

Deadline to Register: May 22, 2017

Pending 2.0 Elimination of Bias (EOB) Credits and 1.0 Standard CLE Credit!

CLE programs from 1:00 pm to 4:15 pm; Annual Elections and Social from 4:15 pm to 5 pm (detailed schedule below)  

Servicemembers and Veterans face challenges in the legal system.  Join us for this half-day seminar to learn about some of these issues to advocate on behalf of Servicemember and Veteran clients.

The Military & Veterans Affairs Section Annual Meeting & Elections will be held during the Social.  All section members are invited to attend.  There will be cocktails and complimentary hors d'oeuvres!

CLE Schedule:

12:45 pm: Registration

1:00 pm: Annual Case Law and Legislative Update (1.0 Standard CLE Credit)

A comprehensive and indispensable review of the most important cases and the latest legislation, issues and trends in the past year affecting servicemembers and their families.


Benjamin Johnson, Legislative Director | Minnesota Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Shawn Schloesser, Veterans and Military Affairs Field Representative | U.S. House of Representatives for Congressmen Tim Walz;

Brigadier General Johanna Clyborne, Shareholder | Brekke Clyborne & Ribich, LLC.

Victoria M.B. Taylor, Shareholder | Crossroads Legal Services LLC;

2:00 pm: Break

2:15 pm to 4:15 pm: Confronting Sexual Assault and the Military Justice System (2.0 EOB CLE Credits applied for)

The presentation focuses on the handling of sexual assault and harassment within the military justice system.  In recent years, the military justice system has been criticized for not properly handling sexual assault and harassment cases.  It has also been criticized for bias against sexual assault and harassment victims in the military justice system, investigatory process and command channels.  The presentation will examine recent reforms to the military justice system and investigatory process to address sexual assaults and harassment. 

This program will provide a unique opportunity to hear from the perspective of Major General (retired) Robert Shadley who served as the Commanding General at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland. He is the author of the book, “The GAMe: Unraveling a Military Sex Scandal,” discussing his experiences helping victims and holding offenders accountable.  In retirement, he continues to advocate for sexual assault victims and consults with military organizations on the elimination of sexual assault. 

Finally, the presentation provides attendees an opportunity to discuss the effectiveness of current reforms, whether additional reforms are needed or whether current reforms have unfairly affected the due process rights of the accused. 


Major General (retired) Robert Shadley | United States Army

Ryan Zipf, Attorney

4:15 pm to 5:00 pm: Social and Annual Elections Meeting

Please join us for a reception for all attendees after the event.  There will be cocktails and complimentary hors d'oeuvres.

CLE Credits:

2.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credits applied for and 1.0 Standard CLE Credit | Event Code: 239142 


Military & Veterans Affairs Section Member:  $20.00
Member not in the Military & Veterans Affairs Section:  $25.00
Non-MSBA Member:  $30.00
Law Student:  $0.00

Remote Participation: 

Remote participation is available for the CLE portion (1 pm to 4:15 pm). Please indicate that you will attend remotely when registering.  Instructions will be sent the day prior via e-mail on Tuesday, May 23.

Want more information about the Military & Veterans Affairs Section?

To register with a check, please mail in this registration form.

Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.

Questions? Contact Geen Mui | 612-278-6346 

If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify Geen Mui via phone or email: gmui@mnbar.org.  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations at this event. Thank you.

No sessions have been associated with this event.