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The MSBA's Family Law Section Presents:


"Linking the Particular Features of Domestic Violence in a Custody Case to Parenting and to the Child's Needs and the Family Law Section's Annual Meeting"

The presence of domestic violence in a family law case can have varying implications for child custody - ranging from none to extremely serious - depending on the features of the violence. Recent research, including a project based in Minnesota, explores the difficulties faced by many legal and custody practitioners who need to do determine how, if at all, the abuse should factor into custody arrangements. Participants in this session will be better able to determine how to link the features of the abuse (especially coercive control) to the parenting of both parents.


Loretta M. Frederick, J.D. , Senior Legal and Policy Advisor for the Battered Women's Justice Project

Ms. Loretta Frederick serves as Senior Legal and Policy Advisor for the Battered Women's Justice Project, a national resource center on domestic violence legal issues. She is currently engaged in a national project on child custody and domestic violence funded by the U.S. Department of Justice. She serves as faculty for the National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence and over the past thirty four years has designed and given presentations at hundreds of educational sessions worldwide for prosecutors, judges, attorneys, advocates, law enforcement officers, and police chiefs. Since 1978, when she co-founded the Women's Resource Center of Winona, Ms. Frederick has provided training, legal consultation, and assistance with litigation and policy development on domestic violence issues for legal system practitioners.

She assisted in drafting the Model State Code on Domestic and Family Violence in conjunction with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and served for three years as a consultant for the U.S. Marine Corp on the development of its coordinated community response to domestic violence. Her work has included assisting non-governmental organizations and governments in many countries around the world to improve their legal system's handling of domestic violence cases. She is past chair of the Family Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association's Law Section and of its Domestic Abuse Committee. Loretta began her work as an attorney with Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services.

1 hour of Elimination of Bias CLE credit approved.
Event Code: 167574



Date:   Saturday, May 12, 2012
Time:   11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m.
Location:   MSBA Offices
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380 Minneapolis, MN 55402 [Directions/Map]


Section Members:  Free
MSBA Members (But Not Family Section Members):  $5.00
Law Students:  Free
Non-MSBA Members:  $10.00


"There is No Such Thing as a Stupid Question" - Question and answer session with family law experts from 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

0.5 Standard CLE credit approved
Event Code: 167575

The Family Law Section will have a monthly meeting starting at 9:30 a.m. The Domestic Abuse Committee will meet from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Participation by web and audio is available.
 Please indicate that you will be joining by teleconference or webcast when registering online or contact Tamara Patton at or (612) 278-6305 on or before May 10th. Instructions will be sent out on May 11th via email.

Satellite Locations:
There are satellite locations available in the following community:

Duluth -- Eskomo Pizza Pies, Esko, MN, hosted by Peter Radosevich

Please contact Tamara Patton for further information regarding the satellite locations.


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