The Modern Family

Event Description

IMPORTANT: Please note that we are meeting onsite at the Atlas Grill Restaurant/Bar. The address is 200 South 6th Street, Minneapolis Downtown.

Time-frame: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm | Program is from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm; Social following immediately in the atrium. Check-in/Registration will begin after 3:40 pm.

1.5 Elimination of Bias CLE Credits approved!

In Person CLE Program:

Come join us for an in-depth discussion about the modern family as it relates to family court with a focus on the cultural and gender-related issues that we are seeing more often. Esteemed speakers Jack DeWalt, John Jerabek, Mary Pat Byrn, and Hennepin County Referee Jason Hutchison will discuss how we define “family” within family court, especially given Hennepin County's cultural diversity. Bischoff v. Vedder will kick off the conversation, which will include gender-related issues that present themselves in family court.

Additional issues to be discussed include same-sex parentage and custody, how to present cases to the Bench involving transitioning children and/or parents within a custody dispute, and how families are viewed within juvenile court. The ultimate goal will be to address and discuss what lessons family court can learn to assist in keeping up with the ever-changing shape of the modern family.

Cash bar, however, food will be provided with your registration.

Remote attendance is not available.


Referee Jason Hutchison, Hennepin County Family Court
Mary Pat Byrn, Attorney | Viitala Law Office
Jack DeWalt, Attorney | DeWalt, Chawla + Saksena, LLC
John M. Jerabek, Attorney | Tuft Lach Jerabek & O’Connell, PLLC  

CLE Credits:

1.5 Elimination of Bias CLE Credits | Event Code: 293106  


HCBA Member:  $0
Non-HCBA Member:  $40
Law Student/New Admittee: Free 

Remote Participation:

Remote participation is NOT available.

To register with a check, please mail in this registration form.
Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.
Questions? Contact Geen Mui | 612-278-6346 

Deadline to Register: February 16, 2020

The HCBA 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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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Atrium & Dining Room / Atlas Grill Minneapolis, MN United States