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The MSBA's Administrative Law Section, Criminal Law Section and Military Law Committee Present


"Military Veterans and Service Members in the Minnesota Criminal Justice System"

Are you representing a veteran or service member in the Minnesota criminal justice system? If you are what are the unique challenges they face? What tools are available for you in helping your client?

Attorney John Baker, who is retired from the U.S. Marine Corps and is Chair of the MSBA Military Law Committee, and attorney Sharon Clark-Williams will be discussing what those unique challenges are and will give you the tools to help your client. This 2 hour seminar will help you understand what combat stress issues are including: post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury. It will also help you properly identify your client as a veteran and understand military documents and lingo. There will also be a discussion about the impact of collateral consequences of certain criminal charges on active duty and reserve service members.

Judge Charles Porter, retired Navy Captain and the presiding judge for the first Veterans Court in Minnesota, will share a review of the Veterans Court one year after its creation.

This program is particularly timely with the draw down of troops expected in Iraq at the end of 2011.


Honorable Charles A. Porter, Jr., Hennepin County Veterans Court

Sharon Clark-Williams, Baker Williams LLP

John Baker, Baker Williams LLP

2 hours of Elimination of Bias CLE credits applied for
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Date:   Friday, December 9, 2011

Lunch and Registration | 11:30 a.m.
Seminar | Noon to 2:00 p.m.

Location:   Dorsey & Whitney, LLP
50 South Sixth Street, Suite 1500
Minneapolis, MN 55402 

Please join us for lunch and an opportunity to network with members of the Criminal and Administrative Law Sections and Military Law Committee at 11:30 a.m., followed by the seminar from noon - 2:00 p.m.


Criminal and/or Administrative Law Section Members:  $15.00
Military Law Committee Members:  $15.00
Public and Legal Services Employees:  $15.00
All Other Registrants:  $30.00

Teleconferencing and webcasting are available. Request instructions when registering or contact Elyse Farnsworth on or before December 7, 2011. Instructions will be distributed via email on or before December 8, 2011.

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