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Our annual conference planning committee has pivoted its efforts and will focus on developing community chats, a facilitated, interactive, remote access program which will occur on each Friday beginning April 3.  The first topic is entitled Emerging Use of Remote ADR During COVID-19: An interactive online discussion facilitated by Carl Arnold. The program is described Read more…

Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19) from AFCC-MN President

Dear friends: As you know, the nation, our state and our community are quickly responding to rapidly developing events related to COVID-19.  Out of an abundance of caution we are going to postpone our Lunch and Learn scheduled for today at the St. Paul Courthouse. This event will be postponed to a date when Tanja Read more…

Upcoming Events

2020 Lunch & Learn AND COMMUNITY CHAT Dates

April 3, 2020 – Community Chat – Remote Mediation
April 10, 2020 – Community Chat – Mediation/Arbitration Options for Temporary Hearings Not Heard by Courts Right Now
April 17, 2020 – Community Chat – parenting time disputes (we can help focus)
April 24, 2020 – Lunch & Learn – On Line (Rescheduled from March 13 – you MUST re-register)
May 1 – Community Chat – DAP on domestic violence issues during this time
May 8 – Community Chat – Guardians ad litems during this time
May 15 – Community Chat – TBD

April 1, 2020 – Film Viewing of Angst at St. Thomas Law School – POSTPONED
June 12, 2020 Hennepin County Justice Center
October 9, 2020 Ramsey County Court House
November 13, 2020 Hennepin County Justice Center

April 24 (postponed from March 13) Lunch Time Learn: Appointment of a Special Master in custody and parenting time cases – ON LINE ONLY

What is the requisite process under Rule 53 and when is appointment


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Co-Parenting Guidelines during COVID-19 Epidemic

This is a link to guidelines for separated parents who are co-parenting during the COVID-19 epidemic which were jointly prepared by the AFCC and AAML.  They are common sense ideas for people who are afraid for their children’s safety during these times.  The current uncertainty creates challenges for parents who are co-parenting and particularly for Read more…

Second Judicial District which clarifies the current statewide order

The Minnesota Judicial Council, the policymaking body of the Minnesota Judicial Branch, held an emergency meeting on Friday, March 13, 2020 to discuss Emergency Executive Order 20-01; Declaring a Peacetime Emergency and Coordinating Minnesota’s Strategy to Protect Minnesotans from COVID-19. Following that meeting, Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea issued a statewide order, effective Monday, March Read more…

Remote Expedited Temporary Relief (“RETR”) available for 4th Judicial District in Minnesota

In light of the current necessity of reduced access to the district courts, a new form of ADR is available starting today in the 4th judicial district: Remote Expedited Temporary Relief (“RETR”). It is anticipated that other judicial districts will soon follow. Please see the Program Description and Order.