Difficult OFP Hearings: Tricky Evidence Issues and Who is the Respondent, Anyway?


Difficult OFP Hearings: Tricky Evidence Issues and Who is the Respondent, Anyway?

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Friday, September 7, 2018

9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Carondelet Center
1890 Randolph Avenue, Room G6,  
St. Paul, MN 55105 
Also available via Webinar 


  • Referee Mike Furnstahl, Hennepin County Family Court Referee 

  • Amy Isenor, Staff Attorney, Standpoint 

  • Rana Alexander, Executive Director, Standpoint 

Referee Furnstahl will address tricky evidentiary issues in OFP/HRO proceedings. A former Hennepin County Attorney handling felony prosecution and child protection matters, Referee Furnstahl is currently serving with the 4th Judicial District Family Court and has spoken on evidence issues at the Family Law Institute and for many other audiences.  

What happens when your client is or becomes a Respondent in an OFP or HRO proceeding? Rana Alexander and Amy Isenor from Standpoint will discuss common fact scenarios in which this happens, how to handle the situation, and how to effectively advocate for your client.  

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. Sign-in (in person attendees only) 
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Evidence Issues in OFP Hearings 
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 – 12:15 p.m. Representing the Respondent in an OFP proceeding 

CLE:  3.0 hours of Standard MN CLE credit will be applied for.

Registration Closes: Friday, August 31. Cancellations must be received by this date, or you will be charged.

Law Students: $20
Legal Services Staff & LSAC Grantees: FREE
Crime Victims Services Staff: FREE
Volunteer Attorneys, Non-Profits, Government Employees: $50
All Others: $65

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