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The MSBA's Children and the Law Section Presents


"2012 Annual State of the Child Summit: Who is Advocating for Children in Minnesota?"

Please join us for Third Annual State of the Child Summit. Justice Helen Meyer will open the Summit by speaking about advocacy for children and parents in the child protection system, the importance of legal representation for parents and children in the child protection cases around the State, a pilot program of the Minnesota Supreme Court and a child protection clinic at William Mitchell.

Following Justice Meyer, Karmit Bulman will discuss how child protection mediation and youth restorative justice mediation are utilized in Minnesota to provide effective, nurturing and strength-based alternatives to addressing child abuse/neglect and youth crime. After Ms. Bulman, a panel presentation will take place with Mary Ann Wren and Linda Miller speaking about federal resources for child human trafficking victims in Minnesota and anti-trafficking efforts in MN using the principles of child welfare response to trafficking. To conclude the Summit, Shannon Smith will speak about why the Indian Child Welfare Act was needed beginning in 1978 and why it is still is needed and important today.

2 hours of Standard CLE and 1.0 of Elimination of Bias credits applied for
Event Code: 172569

Keynote Speaker:

Justice Helen Meyer, Distinguished Jurist in Residence at William Mitchell College of Law


Karmit Bulman, Executive Director of the Conflict Resolution Center

Shannon Smith, Executive Director of the Indian Child Welfare Act Law Center


Mary Ann Wren, Program Analyst for the US Department of Health and Human Services

Linda Miller, Executive Director of Civil Society

Carla Tourin will moderate the panel discussion.

Click here for the detailed schedule of events.



Date:   Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Time:    8:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Location:   Leonard Street & Deinard
150 South Fifth Street, Floor 16
Minneapolis, MN 55402 


Section Members:  $20.00
MSBA Members (But Not Children and the Law Section Members):  $25.00
Join the Section and attend for FREE:  $22.00
Non-MSBA Members:  
Public/Non-Profit Lawyers: $20.00
Law Students:  

Teleconferencing will be available. Please indicate when registering online that you will be participating by teleconference or contact Tamara Patton at 612-278-6305 or on or before October 4th. Instructions will be sent via email on October 8th.


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 Nicole Battles, Section Services Director, by e-mail or at (612) 278-6336