Suzanne Guertin

Adjunct Faculty and Attorney at Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Suzanne Guertin is a staff attorney at Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS), where she practices family law and juvenile protection law with an emphasis on cases involving the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). She has presented at the Annual NICWA Conference and sits on the Rules Committee for the Rules of Juvenile Protection Procedure. In family law cases, SMRLS concentrates its efforts on helping victims of domestic violence, limited-English proficient clients who would otherwise have trouble navigating the family court system, and cases involving stability for children. All of SMRLS clients are low-income, which LSC defines as 187% of the federal poverty guidelines. In addition to her court appearances, Suzanne works closely with both clients and community agencies, including the Minneapolis American Indian Center, Ain Dah Yung Center, and the American Indian Family Center in St. Paul. Prior to joining SMRLS, Suzanne worked for the Hennepin County Public Defender in the juvenile division and as a law clerk. She also worked for the Law Office of Charles La Due, which focused on civil cases and provided legal services to the White Earth Band of Ojibwe.

Spring 2020 Courses

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