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John Kantke

Supervisor of the Elder Law and Guardianship Alternatives Clinic and Attorney at Volunteers of America MN
J.D., University of St. Thomas School of Law
B.A., Bethel University
MOH 131
(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 2020 Courses

Fall 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
LAWS 947 - 01 Elder Law & Guard Alt Clinic - T - R - - - 1330 - 1450 MSL 458

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1330 - 1450


MSL 458

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47535 (View in ClassFinder)

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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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Spring 2021 Courses

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