Court Rule 17.02 Guardians ad Litem in Family Court and Ethical Considerations in Employing Rule 17.02

Event Description

Sponsored by the RCBA Family Law Section

Deadline to Register: November 18, 2019*


Discussion of Rule 17.02 of the Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure, under which the Court can appoint a Guardian Ad Litem for an incompetent adult who is a party to a lawsuit.  We will flesh out scenarios under which this rule can be employed in family court, and the ethical considerations in doing so.   

Registration and lunch will begin at 11:30 am, the CLE program will run from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Lunch is included in your registration.

LUNCH: We will provide a selection of sandwiches. For dietary restrictions or a vegetarian lunch, choose the appropriate selection on the registration screen.
PAYMENT OPTIONS:  Credit card payment preferred. To register, click the Register button to the right. To register and pay later, send an email to or call 651-222-0846. Feel free to mail this form with your registration, if you prefer.


Letty Van Ert | Tuft, Lach, Jerabek & O'Connell, PLLC
Karen Kugler | McGee Kugler Family Law


CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credits Approved | Event Code: 280055


RCBA Members: $15.00   
Non-RCBA member:  $30.00 

Getting there:

The First National Bank Building Conference Center Training Room is on the street level, just inside the building entrance at the corner of Fifth and Minnesota Streets in downtown St. Paul. The building address is 332 Minnesota Street.

Remote Participation: 

Remote participation will be available. Please indicate this option when registering. Instructions will be emailed to you the week day prior to the CLE.


*After online registration closes, you can register by sending an email to or call 651-222-0846
Need to cancel? Cancellations are accepted until midnight, two days before the CLE. To cancel, send an email to or call 651-222-0846
Questions? Contact Thea Anderson  | 651-222-0846

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Conference Center Training Room / First National Bank Building Saint Paul, MN United States