You're receiving this CLE and Events Notice as a member of the Family Law Section.


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The MSBA's Family Law Section Presents


"Cooperative Practice: The Flexible ADR Framework"

Learn about Cooperative Practice, an ADR method wherein clients and counsel formalize their willingness to cooperate through a formal participation agreement that outlines the process for information gathering as well as includes selected negotiation models and dispute resolution mechanisms. Learn how Cooperative Practice recognizes that the court may be a valuable resource in helping parties move towards closure.


Tara Smith Ruesga , Walling, Berg & Debele, PA
Tara L. Smith Ruesga is an Associate Attorney at Walling, Berg & Debele, P.A. in Minneapolis, MN where her practice is devoted to family law, including dissolution, child custody, and child support matters. She is a 2009 graduate of William Mitchell College of Law, and a founding member of the Cooperative Practice Network of Minnesota, Inc. Prior to joining the practice of law, Tara worked for twelve years as a manufacturers' representative for commercial building products in the six-state, upper Midwest territory. She can be reached at

1 hour of Standard CLE credit applied for (event code: 160609)



Date:   Saturday, October 8, 2011
Time:   11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Location:   MSBA Offices
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380 Minneapolis, MN 55402 

The Family Law Section will have a monthly meeting starting at 9:30 a.m, prior to the CLE.

The  Domestic Abuse Committee will meet from 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 pm.


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

Teleconferencing is available. Teleconferencing will be available. Please contact Jennifer Carter for further information and teleconferencing instructions.

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