Lunch & Learn Virtual Event – Cultural Considerations and Strategies for Working with Hispanic/Latinx Individuals in Family Court


Pre-Event Listing:

Co-Hosted by the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association

Date: March 5th 12:00pm-1:00pm

Join the Honorable Nelson L. Peralta and Maria Alvarado as they discuss how Hispanic/Latinx culture may impact family cases entering the Minnesota legal system.  This event is co-hosted by the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association.

The learning goals for this program:
1.      Learn about Latino culture and experience in Minnesota and the broader Latino legal community.
2.      Tips for practitioners on positive approaches to serving Hispanic families.
3.      Identify resources in the Hispanic community which may assist Hispanic families involved in family law systems.

1 CLE Credit Pending:Elimination of Bias

Speakers

Judge Nelson L. Peralta, Fourth Judicial District

Judge Peralta was appointed by Governor Dayton in 2017 to the Hennepin County Bench.  He graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.  Before being appointed, Judge Peralta was in private practice with Peralta Law Firm, Peralta & Peralta, and Capistrant & Associates, P.A.  He represented clients in Immigration and Personal Injury matters.  Judge Peralta was a past president of the Hispanic Bar Association and is a member of the Equal Justice Committee.  He has recently rotated onto the Family Law Bench.

Maria Alvarado, Hennepin Family Justice Center
My name is Maria Alvarado and I am a Bilingual Self-Help Senior Specialist. I rotate my time between the two Hennepin County Self-Help Centers (Government Center and Family Justice Center) and the Statewide Virtual Self-Help Center. I am also a graduate and active participant from the AIDE (Access, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity) Program.  I have worked for the Fourth District Court for about 11 years. I was born in Ecuador and came to the USA as a child.

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