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 2019 Event Details

Registration Open NOw!

Trainers from Standpoint this year will include Maret Banks, Thi Synavone, Traci Thomas-Card, Amy Isenor and Rana Alexander.

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.


 DETROIT LAKES - August 8 & 9, 2019

GRAND MARAIS - August 15 & 16, 2019

WORTHINGTON - August 22 & 23, 2019

WINONA - September 5 & 6, 2019

ST. CLOUD - September 19 & 20, 2019

METRO - September 26 & 27, 2019

Check out the New Laws 2019 Agenda


Cost of the training by profession: One Day | Both Days

1. Advocates, Guardians Ad Litem, Law $30.00 | $50.00

Enforcement, Direct Service Providers

2. Legal Aid/Services, Prosecutors, $60.00 | $100.00

Volunteer Attorneys

3. Private Attorneys and the General Public $90.00 | $150.00

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