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Effective use of Drug and Alcohol Testing in your Custody Case

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2013 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Venue: Minnesota State Bar Association  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $10.00


As family law practitioners, we frequently encounter allegations of substance abuse in our custody cases.  Being able to prove or disprove allegations of substance abuse can be the crucial evidence needed to prove your client’s case.  We will be discussing the different testing methods available to document substance abuse along with the limitations of those testing methods.  We will also discuss some of the common questions of myths about testing, such as will I get a positive result if I eat a poppy seed muffing prior to the test, or my spouse really does have a substance abuse problem, but she bought something off the internet to pass the test.  This presentation is intended to help you decide what testing method may be the best for your fact situation, or how to interpret testing that has already been completed.


Glenn Hardin; certified forensic toxicologist

Glenn G. Hardin is a board certified forensic toxicologist with over 25 years of drug and alcohol testing experience. He is recognized as an expert witness, has testified in over 250 cases in state, federal, and military courts, and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology (DABFT).

Author of three peer-reviewed articles on forensic toxicology, Hardin is a Professor of Practice at Hamline University. He holds a master’s degree in forensic science and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley, and is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

CLE Credits:
1.0 Standard CLE credits approved | Event Code: 184010


Remote Participation:
Teleconferencing and webcasting is available. Please indicate that you will attend by teleconference or webcast when registering. Instructions will be sent via e-mail on Friday, October 11. 


Satellite locations - if you would like to host a satellite location, please contact Nicole Battles at


Section Members:  FREE
MSBA Members: $5

Join the section and attend at no additional cost: $33 (Must register by phone)
Non-MSBA Members $10
Law Students: FREE


In addition....

9:00 - 9:30 a.m. - 
"There is No Such Thing as a Stupid Question" - A question and answer session with a panel of family law experts.  This month's discussion will be on spousal maintenance and will be presented by Ben Henschel of Henschel Moberg, PA.

9:30 - 11:00 a.m. - 
The Family Law Section will have a monthly business meeting.

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - The Domestic Abuse Committee will meet.

Deadline to Register:  October 10, 2013
You can register by clicking the "Register" button at the top right of this page.


To register by mail with a check, please use the registration form located here.


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Questions? Contact

Jennifer Brask  | 612-278-6305 |



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