Continuing Legal Education

This page lists various Continuing Legal Education (CLE) options in Washington County and some of the other surrounding counties.  Please feel free to contact the law library at 651.430.6330 for questions.

Washington County 

The Washington County Law Library is pleased to present the following Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs free of charge. These programs are presented in coordination with the Washington County Bar Association, but membership in the Association is not required for attendance.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs are presented in Conference Room 14 (lower level), Washington County Government Center. All programs begin at noon and last for one hour.

Suggestions for programs are always welcome and should be directed to the County Law Librarian, who may be reached at 651-430-6330 or at

Complete list of CLEs offered with course number.

Upcoming Washington County CLEs 
Family Law Update: The New Best Interest Factors
November 16, 2016
Noon to 1:00
Washington County Government Center LL14
14949 62nd ST. N
Stillwater MN 55082
On standard CLE credit approved:  220319

Presented by  Mary Smits, Esq. and Kristen Bullock, Esq.

How are the new best interest factors different from the ones that were replaced?  What were the reasons why they were changed?  Are any factors more important than the others?  Do the new factors make it easier or more difficult to resolve custody and parenting time issues?  These questions along with a detailed discussion of the twelve best interest factors will be the focus of this one-hour session.

Continuing Legal Education Opportunities elsewhere

Continuing Legal Education at Dakota County Law Library
The Dakota County Law Library and the 1st Judicial District Bar Association offer monthly Continuing Legal Education sessions in two locations, in Apple Valley and in Hastings.  

Apple Valley sessions: Sessions will be held at the Dakota County Western Service Center. The address is 14955 Galaxie Avenue. CLE sessions are held in conference room L139 or 1920. They are generally scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month. All sessions are 8–9 a.m.

Hastings sessions: Sessions will be held in the Jury Assembly Room in the Lower Level of the Judicial Center (unless otherwise noted). The sessions will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Check the session description for the date.

Revised November 7, 2016:psa