The Basics (and we do mean basics) of Representing a Client in a Simple Divorce

  • 12:30 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Central Time (US & Canada)
  • By: Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Room 41, Ramsey County District Courthouse
  • Source: Minnesota >
  • Bar Association
  • Family Law/Matrimonial
  • Continuing Legal Education Program (CLE)

Learn from two experienced and entertaining family law attorneys about the very basics of handling a simple divorce, including step-by-step coverage of the Summons & Petition, and proposed Judgment & Decree. This is your chance to learn dissolution nuts and bolts, and volunteer for SMRLS - agree to take a case and attend the CLE for free (free lunch, too!). Conclude with a half hour session, addressing the volunteer experience, combined with more experienced attorney mentors.


12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Divorce Basics Michael C. Black, Michael Black Law Office Ltd.; Elizabeth A. Clysdale, Collins, Buckley, Sauntry & Haugh, P.L.L.P.

2:45 - 3:15 p.m. Joint Session with Mentor Attorneys Jo Ann Ahles, Ahles Law Firm, PLC

Pro Bono Cost (includes lunch): FREE if you agree to volunteer on a SMRLS case

Pro Bono Teleconference Cost: Half-price if you agree to volunteer on a SMRLS case

Cost (includes lunch): $50 RCBA members; $70 non-members

Teleconference Cost: $60 RCBA members; $80 non-members**

*Instructions for accessing the teleconference will be sent prior to the CLE. We cannot offer the live teleconference to law students for free. Law students may still attend the live presentation for free. If you have any questions, please email us at or call 651-222-0846.