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Judith Johnson-Donaldson
3300 Edinborough Way #550, Edina, Minnesota, 55435


Second Address
4790 Bayswater Road, Shorewood, Minnesota, 55331
Bio

Every client needs access to good basic legal advice before considering divorce or separation. I offer an initial consultation for charitable contributions — up to 2 hours of time — for clients to use before they take any action on their case. I recommend that they write down their questions, so that there isn’t anything they forget to ask, and we use this time in whatever way is most helpful to them and to their families. Every family is unique. Every family deserves a unique solution. My objective is to help my clients gather the best available information and best professional services available to help them meet their needs. I keep two offices to meet with clients — one office in the Collaborative Alliance space in Edina on 494 and Xerxes Avenue South, and one office downtown with my law partners at Speeter and Johnson, 120 S. 6th St. #1515, Mpls., MN 55402 (Phone: 612-339-7566)

Recepient – The 2010 Stu Webb Award In Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to Collaborative Practice
Instructor – MSBA Family Law Institute – “Collaborative Practice and Ethics”
Instructor – IACP Forum – “Getting Team Practice Off the Ground in Your Community” President-Elect 2007 Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota (co-president)
Board of Directors, Minnesota Association of Mediators (former member)
Board of Directors, Collaborative Law Institute
Attorney author, Minnesota Summons Legislation (ADR notice provisions)
Attorney author, Minnesota Parenting Plans Legislation (initial draft of legislation)
Lobbyist, Minnesota Summons Legislation and Parenting Plans Legislation
Chairperson, Task Force to Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules for Collaborative Practice

Training
YearTraining TypeInstructorHours
2008 Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Gamache & Smith 7.50
2008 Divorce in the Christian Faith Wooddale Church Clergy 0.00
2008 Divorce in the Jewish Faith Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman 0.00
2007 Collaborative Team Practice Constance Ahrons 2.00
2007 Taking the War out of Our Words Sharon Ellison 12.75
2007 Intermediate Interdisciplinary Training Tesler-Annual Meeting 3.00
2007 Advanced Interdisciplinary Training Peggy Thompson 4.00
2006 Advanced Interdisciplinary Training Gamache 6.00
2006 Advanced Interdisciplinary Training Jackson-Gamache 6.00
2005 Advanced Collaborative Law Training IACP Atlanta Forum 13.00
2005 Advanced Collaborative Law Training IACP Annual Meeting 10.00
2004 Advanced Collaborative Law Training Chip Rose 12.00
2003 Advanced Collaborative Law Training IACP Vancouver Forum 13.00
2003 Advanced Collaborative Law Training IACP Annual Meeting 10.00
2002 Advanced Interdisciplinary Training Collaborative Team (ca) 15.00
2001 Advanced Collaborative Law Training Medicine Hat Model 6.00
2001 Basic Collaborative Law Training CLI-MINN (Stu Webb) 3.00
1999 Advanced Interdisciplinary Training Domestic Abuse – Erickson Med 6.00
1990 Mediation Training Erickson Mediation 40.00
Areas of Practice
  • Family Law
  • Mediation
  • Probate Law
  • Real Estate
  • Will & Estate Planning
Education
Undergraduate Education: Bethel College (now Bethel University), B.A. Summa cum laude, 1971
Law School: University of Minnesota Law School, cum laude, 1981
Professional Licenses
  • Minnesota Supreme Court Rule 114 Roster — Family Mediator
  • Rule 114 Third Party Neutral Opinion Roster
Professional Activities
  • Recepient of The 2010 Stu Webb Award in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to Collaborative Pratice
  • President-Elect 2007 Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota (co-president)
  • Board of Directors, Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota
  • Board of Directors, Minnesota Association of Mediators
  • Contributing author and lobbyist for the Minnesota Parenting Plans legislation

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