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Featuring Free Public Seminars
Participants will come away with an understanding of various legal issues and options. Workshops are presented by a volunteer lawyer, and laptop computers will be available. Workshops are open to all members of the public, regardless of residence. The series of hands-on workshops brings quality legal information to the public, and is a collaboration between the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Minnesota Department of Education, and Washington County.

Topic 
Date 
Location 
 

Enforcing and Protecting Parenting Time 

April 16, 2014
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Wildwood Library
763 Stillwater Road, Mahtomedi, MN, 55115



Program Description

Obtaining court-ordered parenting time rights often does not end the struggle to see one’s children.  Protection and enforcement of access to one’s children begins with effectively drafting one’s motion and proposed order for custody and parenting time.  Once an order is issued, consistent practices can help to minimize interruptions of parenting time rights.  If interruptions still occur, involving law enforcement and social service organizations can help restore parenting time.  If necessary, a return to court can also alleviate continued interference with parenting time.  Resources for enforcement of custody and parenting time rights will also be presented.


In this session, participants will learn how to protect and enforce their parenting time rights and become familiar with the court procedures to obtain or modify parenting time. 


The presenter for this workshop is Walter Burk.  And he is a staff attorney at Central Minnesota Legal Services In Minneapolis, MN.  He primarily represents clients in family law matters.  The majority of his clients are unmarried fathers seeking custody and parenting time rights, and veterans with family, housing, and other civil law issues.  Before working at CMLS, Walter was a staff attorney at the federal and Minnesota state courts.  He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School.

Registration for this session is not required, but requested.  For more information about this workshop or other clinics and resources available at the law library, please contact the Washington County Law Library at 651.430.6330 or email the library at .


If you have suggestions for future workshops, please contact the law library by phone at 651.430.6330 or through email at.  Thank you!


updated March 19, 2014.



Tax Forms now available at the Law Library

The Law Library has Federal, Minnesota, and Wisconsin tax forms and instruction booklets (except for Federal 1040) available for the public.  Law Library staff are available to help locate other state and federal tax forms. Instruction booklets for Federal tax form 1040 will be available by the end of February.   

updated 2.12.2014



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For Immediate Release:

Date:                    January 27, 2014
Contact:               Pauline Afuso, Washington County Law Librarian
Phone:                  651.430.6330
Email:                  

Bankruptcy and Debtor’s Rights Clinic at the Oakdale Public Library

The Washington County Law Library invites the public to attend a workshop on the rights of low-income debtors on February 4, 2014 at the Oakdale Branch of the Washington County Library system, located at 1010 Heron Ave. N, Oakdale, MN 55128.  The session will be from 1:30-3:30 p.m.  Participants will leave with a better understanding of how to protect themselves from creditors and debt collectors who violate the law in order to attempt to collect a debt.

Attorney Margaret Henehan will cover everything from the debt collection process all the way to discharging debts through bankruptcy, and hopes to ease confusion and increase knowledge surrounding a stressful topic, debt collection and bankruptcy.  In addition, the attendees will learn how to recognize debt assistance and mortgage assistance scams and how to be on the lookout for this illegal practice.  Finally, Ms. Henehen will walk participants through what the bankruptcy process looks like, who is a good candidate for bankruptcy, and what types of debt can be discharged through a bankruptcy. 

Registration for this session is encouraged.  To reserve your space, please call the Washington County Law Library at 651.430.6330.

This presentation is co-sponsored by the Washington County Law Library and Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN).  VLN is a nonprofit organization offering free civil legal services to low-income persons through the use of volunteer attorneys.  Margaret Henehan is a 2013 William Mitchell College of Law graduate and licensed attorney. She is working at Volunteer Lawyers Network as the first Judge Nancy C. Dreher fellow in order to expand resources and knowledge surrounding the bankruptcy process across the state of Minnesota. She has experience working with low income populations on a host of legal issues.

Updated 1.27.2014


A quick reminder:
The Washington County Law Library will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2014 for Martin Luther King Day.


Featuring Free Public Seminars
Participants will come away with an understanding of various legal issues and options. Workshops are presented by a volunteer lawyer, and laptop computers will be available. Workshops are open to all members of the public, regardless of residence. The series of hands-on workshops brings quality legal information to the public, and is a collaboration between the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Minnesota Department of Education, and Washington County.

Topic
Date
Location
 

Bankruptcy and Debtor's Rights Clinic

February 4, 2014

Oakdale BranchLibrary
1010 Heron Ave. North
Oakdale, MN 55128


Program Description

Attorney Margaret Henehan from Volunteer Lawyers Network will present on the rights of low income debtors in matters of debt collection, collection lawsuits, garnishment, and bankruptcy. 

This presentation is created to ease confusion and increase knowledge surrounding a stressful topic, debt collection and bankruptcy. Participants will leave with a better understanding of how to protect themselves from creditors and debt collectors who violate the law in order to attempt to collect a debt.  The presentation will also cover debt assistance and mortgage assistance scams and how to be on the lookout for this illegal practice. Finally, the presentation will walk participants through what the bankruptcy process looks like, who is a good candidate for bankruptcy, and what types of debt can be discharged through a bankruptcy.

If you have suggestions for future workshops, please contact the law library by phone at 651.430.6330 or through email at .  Thank you!



Law Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Posted: January 10, 2014

The next Law Library Board of Trustees meeting will be held on January 21, 2014 in the Law Library Conference Room at 8:00 a.m. 


Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services has in-person intake office hours at the Law Library

December 20, 2013

The Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS) has office hours in the law library on Wednesday afternoons from 1-3 p.m.

If you are a low-income resident living in Washington County and if you need legal representation for a family law issue (domestic abuse, divorce, child custody) or a government benefits issue (appeal from a denial of benefits, garnishment of income through benefits), you can meet with an intake attorney in person at the law library.  SMRLS will be in the law library the following days:


January 8, 2014 Government Benefits Law
January 15, 2014 Family Law
January 22, 2014 Government Benefits Law
January 29, 2014 Family Law
February 8, 2014 Government Benefits Law


For more information about the intake hours, please call the law library at 651.430.6330 or or to talk to SMRLS directly, pleas contact them at 651.222.4731


Washington County District Court
eFile and eServe Training
For Attorneys and Government Agencies

Can't get enough of eFiling?  Live sessions for attorneys and government agencies using, or planning on using eFiling. The sessions last approximately 90 minutes with time for questions. 

If you have previously attended training for eFiling and eServing, you are not required to attend again. Registration and training is applicable statewide, regardless of when you plan to or are able to eFile in a particular court.


Thursday, October 3rd, 2:30 pm
Washington County Government Center 3599

Friday, October 4th, 10:00 am
Washington County Government Center, LL16

Tuesday, October 8th, 1:30 pm
Washington County Government Center LL16

Friday, October 11th, 9:00 am
Washington County Government Center LL13

Updated 9.23.2013

Notice:  Mandatory eFiling and eService Begins September 16 for Courts in Washington county

Attorneys and government agencies will be required to file civil and family cases electronically beginning September 16, 2013 in Washington County. The requirement does not apply to probate/mental health, adoption, child protection or conciliation court cases. 

Please note: The requirement for mandatory eFiling and eService does not apply to self-represented litigants wishing to file these case types.

Additionally, all documents filed electronically in all case types must be submitted in a searchable PDF format.  For more information, please see the court's page on the eFiling initiative or the newly released Guide to eFiling with “Searchable” Portable Document Format (PDFs) in Minnesota District Courts.   

 

Updated 9.13.2013


Featuring Free Public Seminars

Participants will come away with an understanding of various legal issues and options. Workshops are presented by a volunteer lawyer, and laptop computers will be available. Workshops are open to all members of the public, regardless of residence. The series of hands-on workshops brings quality legal information to the public, and is a collaboration between the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Minnesota Department of Education, and Washington County.

Topic
Date
Location
 

None scheduled at this time.

 

 


Program Description

If you have suggestions for future workshops, please contact the law library by phone at 651.430.6330 or through email at .  Thank you!

 

 

 


Updated 9.23.2013.

Pauline Afuso
Washington County Law Librarian
Email

Government Center
14949 62nd St. N.
P.O. Box 6
Stillwater, MN 55082

Ph: 651-430-6330
Fx: 651-430-6331

Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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