Children and the Law Panel - Beginning Your Legal Career in Juvenile Law

Event Description

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Remote participation only.

Many newer lawyers interested in public service start their careers in public defender’s and county attorney’s offices throughout Minnesota. Frequently, these attorneys land in a juvenile law division, whether juvenile protection or juvenile delinquency. Come hear from attorneys practicing in the metro and in Greater Minnesota discuss and answer questions about how they came to practice juvenile law and why they find it compelling and rewarding.


Elizabeth Peterson | Assistant County Attorney, Rice County Attorney’s Office
Sasha Henning | Assistant County Attorney, Steele County Attorney’s Office
Alexandra Holznecht | Associate Attorney, Adult Representation Services – Hennepin County
Courtney Kozel | Associate Attorney, Adult Representation Services – Hennepin County
Cresston Gackle | Assistant Public Defender, Third District Public Defender’s Office

CLE Credits:

1.5 Standard CLE Credits | Event Code: 341930


Children & the Law Section Member: $5
MSBA Member not in the Children & the Law Section: $10*
Non-MSBA Member: $15
Law Student: FREE

*Join the Children & the Law Section:  Not a Section Member? Sign up now and receive membership through June 30th, 2022. That’s 16 months for the price of 12!

Deadline to register: April 21, 2021 

Remote Participation: Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

Payments: Due to the pandemic, accounting staff have limited access to the office making the processing of checks difficult. We request that you register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you need assistance, please contact the program manager.  If you must pay by check, please use this registration form.

Cancellations: Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy .

Accommodations: The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager.  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager:
Tram Nguyen


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Friday, April 23, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM