Family Law Section
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Meeting: 9:30 am -10:30 am
CLE Program: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
MSBA Office ~ Presidents Room
Please note:
Domestic Abuse Committee will meet from noon - 1:30 p.m.

REMINDER - The Family Law Section meetings are a great place to:

  • Obtain Free CLE's (up to 9 per calendar year)
  • Influence Legislation
  • Promote collegiality within our profession
  • Network and confer on legal issues affecting your own clients


1. Welcome and Introductions

2. Approval of minutes

3. Report of the Chair

4. Treasurer's Report: Ryan Anderson

5. Committee Reports:

A.  Amicus
B.  Domestic Abuse
C.  Strategic Planning
D.  Publications
E.  Legislation

6. New Business


CLE Program
1.0 hour of Standard CLE credit to be applied for

“The Father’s Adoption Registry:  Who Is (and Who Should Be) Using It.”   

Helen Bassett- Father’s Adoption Registry

The Minnesota Fathers' Adoption Registry (MFAR) presentation is 60 minutes, and includes a 15-minute timeslot for attendees to share unique cases related to putative fathers, and a brief discussion among attendees regarding one of the cases; and a 15-minute Q & A opportunity following the main presentation. Attendees will receive a copy of the 2008 Minnesota Fathers' Adoption Registry Statute, and other handouts. The handouts will include fact sheets that are unique to the mandated users of the MFAR. Attendees may consider cases they may have encountered with putative fathers, which have unique circumstances, may propose their case for discussion during the 15-minute discussion period of the workshop.

Please join us for these discussions and more!

To verify if a past CLE has been approved, please visit the MSBA website at:
If you would like to have a matter placed on the meeting agenda, please contact Pamela Waggoner at

612-333-1183 or 800-882-6722

Section meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month, September - May.

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