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John Kantke

Supervisor of the Elder Law and Guardianship Alternatives Clinic and Attorney at Volunteers of America MN
Degree
J.D., University of St. Thomas School of Law
B.A., Bethel University
Office
MOH 131
Phone
(651) 962-4952

John Kantke is supervisor of the Elder Law and Guardianship Alternatives Clinic and attorney at Estate and Elder Law Services in Minneapolis, a not-for-profit law firm owned by Volunteers of America, Minnesota. John’s legal practice areas include guardianship and conservatorship, elder law, estate planning and probate. John is a member of the Elder Law Governing Council for the Minnesota State Bar Association as well as past-chair of the Elder Law Section. John spent seven years serving on the Hennepin County attorney panel for guardianship and conservatorship cases and nine years as a member of the board of directors for Avinity Senior Living, a local not-for-profit senior housing provider. Additionally, John has worked as an adjunct professor at Bethel University, teaching the Ethics and Aging course for the Gerontology master’s degree program.

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
LAWS 796 - 01 Topics:Elder Law Clinic - T - R - - - 1330 - 1450

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- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1450

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43210 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

John A. Kantke

The subject matter of these courses will vary from year to year, but will not duplicate existing courses. Descriptions of these courses are available in the Searchable Class Schedule on Murphy Online, View Searchable Class Schedule

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
LAWS 943 - 01 Clinic: Adv Practice Elder - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43511 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

John A. Kantke

A small number of students who have completed a semester in the Clinic: Elder Law Practice Group may be asked to part- icipate in the clinic practice for a second semester by continuing client representation and providing assistance to new clinic students. Enrollment by permission only.

Schedule Details

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J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
LAWS 947 - 01 Elder Law & Guard Alt Clinic - T - R - - - 1330 - 1450

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1450

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22827 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

John A. Kantke

Students in the Elder Law and Guardianship Alternatives clinic will represent seniors and persons with disabilities in cases involving possible guardianship and conservatorship. Students will also work in educating judges, attorneys, educators, social service providers, and the general public about alternatives to guardianship. Students will engage in public policy advocacy to encourage and support the use of alternatives to guardianship that preserve the autonomy and dignity of clients. Students will interview and counsel clients, research and investigate legal and factual issues, develop a theory of the case, draft transactional documents, draft and file pleadings, do discovery, negotiate settlements, and represent clients in bench trials in probate court.

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