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The MSBA's Public Law Section CLE Program, Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon


"Veterans and The Legal System: Addressing the Realities of Military to Civilian Life"

ECHOES OF WAR:  The Combat Veteran Comes Home

More than 2 million Americans have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Most return home stronger from their experience, but a significant percentage bring their war home with them in the form of invisible injuries.  Hundreds of thousands have been diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury.  History tells us that significant numbers of these troubled returning veterans will land in the criminal justice system.  Minnesota is currently leading the nation in how we are dealing with this newest generation of veterans when they return home and find themselves in trouble. 


Brockton Hunter
Brock Hunter is an attorney and former Army Scout who has represented Veterans in many high-profile cases.  Brock drafted and led passage of Minnesota’s Veterans Sentencing Legislation and has since helped pass similar legislation in other states.  He has been recognized, nationally, for his work on behalf of veterans in the criminal courts, being called on to help to brief the Obama Presidential Transition Team, and leadership of the Department of Defense, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Brock has also spoken before thousands of defense lawyers, judges, and prosecutors across the country on the special issues surrounding veterans in the criminal courts.  Recently, he helped establish the Hennepin County Veterans Court and currently is working to establish similar courts across Minnesota.

Hector Matascastillo
Hector Matascastillo is a former Army Ranger and Special Operations soldier with 13 combat deployments over an 18-year career.  Hector's PTSD led to an armed standoff with police in 2004.  He was given a second chance in his case and has made the most of it.  He is now a social worker and clinical therapist working with veterans and other survivors of trauma.  Hector's story shows what is possible when a veteran is given the opportunity to get treatment and become an asset, rather than liability, to his community.

3 hours of Elimination of Bias CLE credits approved
Event Code: 167131



Friday, May 18, 2012

Registration | 8:00 a.m. -8:30 a.m.
CLE Program | 8:30 a.m. - noon
Luncheon | 12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Hamline University, Klas Center
1536 Hewitt Avenue St. Paul, MN 55104 


Public Law Section Members:
CLE and Lunch:  $40.00
CLE ONLY:  $15.00
Lunch ONLY:  $25.00

Law Students:
CLE and Lunch:  $20.00

Non-Section Members:

CLE and Lunch:  $45.00
CLE ONLY:  $25.00
Lunch ONLY:  $25.00

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.

Requests for an exception to this policy should be directed to Elyse Farnsworth, Section Services Director, by e-mail or at (612) 278-6336