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AFCC-Minnesota wishes to express our sincere condolences and grief to the family and friends of Mr. George Floyd, and all those who have been affected by his brutal and horrific murder by Minneapolis Police officers.  Tragically, Mr. Floyd’s death is simply one of the most recent, and visible, examples of a devastating failure of our society. It is unfortunate that Read more…

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Community Chat 7/24/20 – How to Participate in a Remote Trial

Since COVID-19 the courts have responded to the Governor’s Stay at Home order and Chief Justice Gildea’s implementing orders.   The response has varied with and even within judicial districts which have tried to balance the needs for litigants, attorneys and the courts to stay safe, yet have access to justice. 

Special Community Chat – AFCC-MN’s Role to Implement its Statement on System Change Following the Murder of George Floyd

On July 31, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. we will hold an additional community chat to discuss how we as a Chapter will implement the statement made June 4, 2020. We hope you can join us. To encourage as much participation as possible, this chat will be free to all who want to participate

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Masks must be worn in court effective July 13, 2020

As part of the court’s transition to more in person hearings, on July 7, 2020, the Chief Justice issued an order which requires any court staff or persons entering the courts to wear masks.  This applies to litigants, judicial officers, court staff, attorneys and anyone entering the court.  The order is attached.  This will be Read more…

Board’s Discipline Action Affirms 2010 AFCC Guidelines for Court-Involved Therapy (CIT)

Published in 2010, the AFCC Guidelines for Court-Involved Therapy set out a clear analysis of how court-involved therapy differs from “traditional” or “community” therapy.  Many of us have worked on cases in which a child’s therapist, not only does not invite both parents’ participation in the process, but refuses to include a parent who requests Read more…

AFCC-MN to have Special Community Chat

Our Chapter issued a public statement, which is posted on our website, on June 4 following the death of Mr. George Floyd describing his death as an example of a “devastating failure of society.”  We stated, “The result of inaction on the part of our broader culture is not only the senseless loss of lives Read more…