Our annual New Laws training program is the most visible of our programs. Held at six accessible sites throughout the state each August and September, it is the single greatest source of up-to-date legal information to advocates and professionals.  The training program effectively utilizes a "Train the Trainer" model, where critical information is provided to a core group of people who then disburse it in wider circles.  

New Laws focuses on changes in the law that have occurred in the previous year and that might have an impact on sexual and domestic violence. The training includes information on Minnesota State legislative changes, Minnesota Appeals Court decisions, Minnesota's tribal court changes, immigration policy changes, federal legislative changes and Federal Appeals Courts decisions on topics that most affect domestic violence victims.

New Laws 2018 Event Details

We have great line-up of updates and information for you this year. Trainers joining Standpoint at each location will be staff from Mending the Sacred Hoop, Rachel Kohler, Amy Isenor, Amy Lauricella, and Rana Alexander of Standpoint. 

This is a two-day training held in six different locations throughout the state of Minnesota and is designed to meet the needs of those who serve victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and trafficking such as advocates, lawyers, law enforcement, and corrections. The intent is to give service providers information that will support them in their service to this demographic. POST and CLE credits will be applied for.


 WALKER - August 16 & 17, 2018

FERGUS FALLS - August 23 & 24, 2018

NORTH BRANCH - August 27 & 28, 2018  

NEW ULM - September 20 & 21, 2018

FARIBAULT - September 27 & 28, 2018

METRO - ARDEN HILLS - October 1 & 2, 2018

If you have questions  at all please feel free to call our office at 612-343-9842 or send an email to