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AFCC-MN Lunch & Learn: Appointment of a Special Master in custody and parenting time cases

Association of Family & Conciliation Courts: Minnesota Chapter

Friday, March 13, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (CDT)

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
AFCC-MN Member Mar 13, 2020 Free $0.00
Non-Member Mar 13, 2020 $15.00 $0.00
Student (with Valid ID) Mar 13, 2020 Free $0.00

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Appointment of a Special Master in custody and parenting time cases:

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


As the use of Special Masters in custody and parenting time cases increases, this lunch & learn will provide practical information about the appointment process, the role of the Special Master, and suitability considerations in particular case types.

This lunch & learn will be a 60-minute introduction to Rule 53 Special Master appointments for ADR neutrals, attorneys, mental health professionals, guardians ad litem, and officers of the court.

The objectives are:

  1. What is a Special Master and how the role differs from an ADR neutral;
  2. The process for appointment under Rule 53
  3. Beneficial versus questionable appointment scenarios;
  4. Interdisciplinary considerations when appointments are made without the consent of the parties.

Presenters: Tanja K. Manrique

Tanja Manrique is a senior judge for the State of Minnesota and an ADR neutral. Previously, she served as the presiding judge of the family court for the 4th judicial district. Tanja was the lead judge on the judicial branch initiative to expand implementation of Early Case Management and Early Neutral Evaluation to each of Minnesota's ten judicial districts. Prior to joining the family court bench, Tanja served in criminal court, drug court, and juvenile court. She co-chaired the Hennepin County Family Violence Coordinating Council and in that capacity led the initiative to develop the State's first domestic violence court. Since 2010, she has provided ADR and case management services at Tanja K. Manrique LLC in Minneapolis.

Location:  Ramsey County Courthouse, Room 40 (downstairs)

Prepay or pay at the door with Check or Credit Card. If paying with cash, please have exact change! We are not able to make change at the event. 

Register early - we anticipate a full house.  Members and students attend free.  Non-members -  $15.

*BYOB - Bring Your Own Bag (of lunch) 

Have questions about AFCC-MN Lunch & Learn: Appointment of a Special Master in custody and parenting time cases? Contact Association of Family & Conciliation Courts: Minnesota Chapter

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Ramsey County Courthouse
15 West Kellogg Boulevard
Room 40
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Friday, March 13, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (CDT)


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Association of Family & Conciliation Courts: Minnesota Chapter

AFCC-MN is an interdisciplinary and diverse association of professionals dedicated to improving the lives of all children and families through the resolution of family conflict. 

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