CLE & Events

Standards of Practice for Custody Evaluations

Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Venue: Presidents Room / Minnesota State Bar Association  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $10.00

Deadline to Register: November 10, 2016

With the passage of new Best Interest Factors, it is appropriate to discuss standards for custody evaluations which would provide greater uniformity and promote better practices for those who conduct these evaluations. This presentation will focus on how evaluators can provide helpful and effective evaluations so that parents, attorneys and the court have reliable information to use in making decisions about custody and parenting time arrangements that benefit children. We will look at the multiple methods used in evaluations, the sources of data that are necessary, how that data is analyzed and synthesized, and how recommendations are formulated.

The Family Law Section membership will meet prior to the CLE at 9:30 a.m. 


Mindy F. Mitnick, EdM, MA | Licensed Psychologist

Mindy F. Mitnick is a Licensed Psychologist practicing in Minneapolis. She received a Master of Education from Harvard University and a Master of Arts from the University of Minnesota.  She specializes in work with families in the divorce process and with victims of abuse and their families. Ms. Mitnick has trained professionals throughout the US and Canada in identification and treatment of child abuse, the use of expert witnesses in child abuse and divorce cases, effective interviewing techniques with children, interventions in high-conflict divorce and the impact of psychological trauma. She has been a speaker for the National Child Protection Training Center, National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Office of the Children’s Lawyer in Canada, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and numerous statewide multidisciplinary training programs. Ms. Mitnick has written and taught extensively about the assessment of child sexual abuse allegations during custody disputes. Ms. Mitnick served as a member of the Minnesota Custody Dialogue Group that rewrote the state’s Best Interest Factors and as a member of the AFCC Task Force on Court-Involved Therapy. She has been elected as Treasurer and continues to serve on the Board of AFCC.

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE credit | Event Code: 230403


Section Member:  Free 
MSBA Member not in the section:  $5.00 
Non-Member:  $10.00 
Law Student:  Free

Remote Participation: 

Teleconferencing and webcasting are available. Please indicate this option when registering. Instructions will be emailed to you the day before the CLE.

Satellite Locations 

*Please RSVP to the host if you plan to attend and let them know when you will arrive.

Duluth/Esko- hosted by Peter Radosevich
*Pizza and beverages provided
Radosevich Law Office
3 Hwy 61 E
Esko, MN 55733
(218) 879-0008 
**CLE & Business Meeting**

Northfield- hosted by Carl Arnold
Northfield Public Library
210 Washington St
Northfield, MN 55057
(507) 786-9999
**CLE only**

(If you would like to host a satellite location, please contact Kayla Erbach .)

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Questions? Contact Kayla Erbach  | 612-278-6325

No sessions have been associated with this event.