Our annual New Laws training program, held at six accessible sites throughout the state each August and September, is the most visible of our programs, and 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 the law changes that have occurred in the prior year 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 effect domestic violence victims.

New Laws 2017 Event Details

We have great line-up of updates and information for you this year. Topics this year include Immigration, LGBTQ Inclusion, Gender Inequalities within the Hmong Culture, and many more! Trainers joining Standpoint at each location will be Eva Wood of OutFront Minnesota, Rachel Kohler, Lindsay Brice, ChaMee Vue, and Rana Alexander of Standpoint. Please see our Agenda for additional information! 

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.


THIEF RIVER FALLS  - August 17-18, 2017

PRESTON - August 24-25, 2017

GRANITE FALLS - September 7-8, 2017  

STAPLES - September 21-22, 2017

DULUTH - September 28-29, 2017

METRO - SHAKOPEE  - October 2-3, 2017

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