A Virtual Party to Celebrate A Legend

As many of you know, Karen Irvin, one of the true legends in our community, is moving to Arizona at the end of the month.  Karen pioneered the use of mediation in family law cases, and helped create and evolve the role of Parenting Consultants in Minnesota.  She has trained hundreds of us, and served Read more…

The Minnesota Family Law Podcast

AFCC Member Tom Tuft started a podcast, aptly named “The Minnesota Family Law Podcast,” featuring a series on “Practicing in a Pandemic.”  He is talking with various members of the family law community about how the pandemic is affecting our work, and how we are responding. Tom has already spoken with a number of AFCC Read more…

Rights of People with Disabilities During COVID-19

The Minnesota Disability Law Center has just published a fact sheet sharing recommendations for organizations and facilities to consider when protecting public safety for their organizations while also preserving the rights of disabled individuals.  It is helpful as you set up your own procedures for your prospective offices, and also if you have clients or Read more…

Chief Justice Gildea’s latest order

Attached is Chief Justice Gildea’s latest order implementing the Governor’s executive order to extend stay at home until May 4, 2020.  This order attempts to consolidate her previous order and subsequent amendments, and with the exception of one paragraph which addresses the designation of administrative personnel necessary to continue the court’s operations, supercedes the previous Read more…

Message from the President of AFCC-MN

Ramsey County has consolidated many various Supreme Court and Second Judicial District orders and policy interpretations about how the ocurts are responding to the pandemic in one location available at the following link: http://www.mncourts.gov/Find-Courts/Ramsey/COVID-19-Information.aspx. Also, I remind you our chapter is facilitating community chats about emerging issues in family law during these times held remotely Read more…

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