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FREE CLE/Training for Attorneys and Advocates

Children’s Testimony in Domestic Abuse Proceedings Training

October 5, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.

Want to have a better understanding of the role of the child and permissibility of their testimony in domestic abuse proceedings? This training is for you!

The Family Court Enhancement Project has been working for four years to help all family court practitioners, including lawyers and advocates, better understand the needs of children and their interests in domestic abuse proceedings. This training will discuss how and when it is appropriate to use children’s testimony as well as the process and relevant evidentiary considerations when deciding to do so. This training will be led by Hennepin County Family Court Referee Mike Furnstahl, family law attorney Tom Tuft of the law office of Tuft, Lach, Jerabek & O’Connell, and Legal Advocate Amanda Keuseman of Home Free Community Programs.

This 1.5 hour training is free of charge and will be offered at the Minneapolis Central Library, Pohlad Hall S-280. CLE credit has been applied for.

If you want to attend, please contact Adam Miller at or 612-596-1412.

The information provided in this document was created by the Minnesota Judicial Branch, 4th Judicial District, Family Court Enhancement Project under grant number 2016-FJ-AX-K001. The opinions and views expressed in this document are of the author’s and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.

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