Negotiating the Terms and Navigating the Use of a Parenting Consultant

Event Description

The Family Law Section business meeting is prior to the CLE at 9:30 a.m. 

All Family Law Section members are welcome and encouraged to attend. The meeting agenda and materials will be sent closer to the meeting date.

Program Description:

Parenting Consultants can be a useful resource and tool for family law practitioners and their clients—particularly in high-conflict cases. Join us for an informative panel that will discuss the practical issues surrounding the use of a Parenting Consultant, including:

  • Negotiating the terms of the Parenting Consultant Stipulation, Contract, or Both;
  • Discussion on whether a mental health professional is preferable to an attorney serving as a Parenting Consultant. What are the benefits and drawbacks to either approach?
  • What do you do when the order appointing the Parenting Consultant says one thing and the Parenting Consultant’s Contract says another?
  • How can attorneys better help the process and set the parties up for success in the Parenting Consultant process?
  • And more!


Judy Sherwood , MA, LMFT, MBA | Judy Sherwood, LLC
Dr. Kent M. Kodalen , PhD | Kent Kodalen Adolescent Psychology Services
Andrea Niemi, Attorney | Andrea Niemi Dispute Resolution LLC
Matthew Shore , MSW, LICSW | Moxie, In

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit | Event code: 282528        


Family Law Section Members:  Free
MSBA Members not in the Section:  $5.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $10.00
Law Students: Free

Remote Participation: 

Remote attendance is available.  Please indicate that you will attend remotely when registering.  Instructions will be sent via e-mail a day prior to the program.

Deadline to Register: December 12, 2019

Satellite Locations*: 

*Please RSVP in advance (email or call) to the host if you plan to attend and let them know when you will arrive.

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

Faribault - hosted by Chris Braden
J. Scott Braden Law Office
415 2nd Avenue NW
Faribault, MN 55021
(507) 332-7483
**CLE & Business Meeting**

Interested in hosting onsite? If you would like to host a satellite location, please contact Geen Mui

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Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.
Questions? Contact Geen Mui | 612-278-6346 

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 Geen Mui via phone or email:  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

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Saturday, December 14, 2019

11:15 AM to 12:15 PM

Glacial Lakes Room / Minnesota State Bar Association Minneapolis, MN United States