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Military and Veterans Affairs Section Annual Meeting and CLE

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Presidents Room / Minnesota State Bar Association  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $30.00

Deadline to Register: May 17, 2016

Veterans face difficulties in the legal system everyday.  Join us for this half-day seminar to learn about some of the particular issues encountered by veterans as they navigate the courts. 

The Military & Veterans Affairs Section Annual Meeting & Elections will be held from 12:45-1:45 pm.  Lunch will be provided for this segment and all section members are invited to attend.

CLE Schedule:

1:45 pm – Registration

2:00 pm – Ethical Issues for Pro Bono Representation - 1.0 Ethics CLE Credit
The Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct relevant to pro bono work will be explained and examined.  The applicable rules to be covered include Rule 6.1, 1.2(c), 1.1, 1.14, 3.1, 4.4, and 1.4, MRPC.  Other topics to be covered during the CLE include limiting the scope of representation, informed consent, ghost writing, and termination of the attorney-client relationship.  Case law and hypothetical examples will be used as the basis for discussion.

Amy Mahowald, Assistant Director, Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility 

3:00 pm – Minnesota Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act
Two experts in family and military law, Victoria Taylor and Lyndsey Olson, provide an overview of the major provisions of Minnesota's new Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act, addressing the varying issues affecting deployed parents and military children in custody and visitation proceedings.

Victoria Taylor , Crossroads Legal Services, LLC and Legislative Chair of the MSBA Family Law Section
Lyndsey Olson, Minnesota Army National Guard     

4:00 pm - Servicemembers in the Courtroom:  Views from the Bench
Three Minnesota district judges who have presided over the veterans' courts in their respective counties will discuss the role of the veteran's court as a problem-solving court and review the successes and challenges that have been seen. Also discussed will be the role of court mentors and  the unique aspects of veterans that make them successful in the vet's court, along with do's and don't for counsel in representing these clients.

Judge Kerry W. Meyer, Minnesota's Fourth Judicial District
Judge Janet L. Barke Cain, Minnesota's First Judicial District
Evan Tsai, Ramsey County Public Defender's Office

Please join us for a reception for all attendees after the event.  There will be cocktails and complimentary hors d'oeuvres.  

CLE Credits:

2.0 Standard CLE Credits and 1.0 Ethics CLE Credits approved | Event Code: 220419  


Military & Veterans Affairs Section Member:  $20.00
Member not in the Military & Veterans Affairs Section:  $25.00
Non-MSBA Member:  $30.00
Law Student:  $0.00

Remote Participation: 

There is no remote participation for this event.

Want more information about the Military & Veterans Affairs Section
To register with a check, please mail in this registration form.
Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.
Questions? Contact Jennifer Carter | 612-278-6309

No sessions have been associated with this event.