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Family Court Enhancement Project - Improving Access to Justice

Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017 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: May 11

Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District is one of four sites awarded federal funding from the Office on Violence Against Women to participate in the Family Court Enhancement Project. This presentation will share data resulting from the Child-Related Relief Order for Protection calendar pilot and the work of the grant over the past three years.

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


Mary Madden | Referee Fourth Judicial District, Family Court

Mary Madden has served as a Family Court Referee in Ramsey County and now Hennepin County for the past 8 years.  Before joining the family court bench, she practiced exclusively family law for close to 20 years, and served as a Child Support Magistrate for 11 of those years. She has served as a member of the Minnesota State Early Case Management/Early Neutral Evaluation Steering Committee; is a former president of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts – Minnesota Chapter Board of Directors; and was also a member of the Custody Dialogue Group whose work preceded the passage of the new "best interest" factors in Minn. Stat. § 518.17 in 2015.  She is currently the lead judicial officer on the Fourth Judicial District's Family Court Enhancement Project – a 4-year demonstration project funded by the Office of Violence Against Women. 

Shannon Wachter | Project Coordinator, Family Court Enhancement Project

Shannon Wachter graduated from the University of St. Thomas School of Law in 2015. She worked as the administrative assistant for the Family Court Enhancement Project while in law school. She then went on to clerk for Referee Mary Madden at the Family Justice Center before becoming the project coordinator of the Family Court Enhancement Project. She was admitted to practice law in October 2015.

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE credit approved | Event Code: 239339


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**

Mankato - hosted by Amy Sauter
*Pizza and beverages provided
Farrish Johnson Law Office
1907 Excel Drive
Mankato, MN 56001
**Business Meeting & CLE**

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 .)

Want more information about the Family Law Section ? 
To register with a check, please mail in this registration form
Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy
Questions? Contact Kayla Erbach  | 612-278-6325

No sessions have been associated with this event.