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The MSBA Family Law Section Presents

Saturday, November 13, 2010
Meeting: 9:30 am - 11:00 am
CLE Program: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

The Domestic Abuse Committee meets directly after the CLE program at 12:15 p.m.


1. Welcome and Introductions

2. Approval of minutes

3. Report of the Chair

4. Treasurer's Report: Ryan Anderson

5. Committee Reports:

A.  Amicus
B.  Domestic Abuse
C.  Strategic Planning
D.  Publications
E.  Legislation

6. New Business



"Identifying Domestic Abuse, Lethality Factors and Dangerousness:  Having the Difficult Conversations with Clients"

Your client may have been routinely raped, injured or terrorized by her/his intimate partner. Your client may be the perpetrator of such violence. How would you know? What should you do about it? Is it malpractice if you cannot answer these questions? We know that domestic violence often occurs in family law cases and can affect many types of legal matters beyond family law. Lawyers and other practitioners can more effectively screen their cases for the presence of this critical factor; to assess the risk of future serious harm; to make appropriate referrals; and to more effectively represent their clients. This workshop will improve attorneys' ability to screen, identify risks to clients and handle cases involving domestic violence.


Rana Fuller, Battered Womens Legal Advocacy Project
Stephen Arnott, Arnott Law Firm PA
Loretta Frederick, Battered Women's Justice Project

1 hour of Standard CLE credit applied for



Date:   Saturday, November 13, 2010
Time:   11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Location:   MSBA Office
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380 Minneapolis, MN 55402 

Teleconferencing is available. Teleconferencing is available. Please contact Ashley Hacker at or 612-278-6305