Kim Robinson and Jill Duffy Named as 2013 Rising StarsPosted on July 19, 2013

Robinson│Duffy, PLLC is pleased to announce that Kimberly J. Robinson and Jillian K. Duffy have both been selected for inclusion in Rising Stars by Super Lawyers® for 2013! The selection for this respected list is made by the research team at Super Lawyers®. Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The Rising Stars list includes attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named to the list.

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What is an ICMC?Posted on October 2, 2012

If you are filing for divorce in Minnesota, you may participate in what’s called an Initial Case Management Conference (ICMC). The ICMC is the first initial meeting with a judge and it is usually scheduled within a month of filing your Minnesota dissolution or custody action.

The purpose of the ICMC is to:

  • Establish the Court’s control of the progress of the case
  • Provide early intervention by the Court
  • Offer Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes
  • Establish discovery limitations and deadlines
  • Discuss settlement progress and opportunities for settlement
  • Assign a date for the future conferences, if needed.

The ICMC is an informal conference. No testimony is taken, no arguments or motions are presented, and no decisions are made by the judge. Many judges don’t even wear their black robes and some will sit with the parties at the table rather than sitting on the bench. The goal is to leave the ICMC with a plan of action for the rest of the case. The judge will talk with you about what the issues are in disagreement and suggest various options to help resolve those disagreements.  At the ICMC you will be expected to choose an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) method that may help you resolve your case. Many times a Social Early Neutral Evaluation or a Financial Early Neutral Evaluation are recommended.

To prepare for the ICMC, parties are required to complete a ICMC Data Statement. This form needs to be submitted to the court prior to the ICMC date.

If you are going through a divorce or a custody action, contact the St. Louis Park family law attorneys at Robinson │Duffy PLLC by calling 952-525-2252. We serve all the metro counties including: Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Dakota County, Carver County, Anoka County, Scott County, Sherburne County and beyond. Call us today. We will give you an honest assessment of what you can expect in your situation. We offer payment plans and other affordable options to get you the legal assistance you need.

Kimberly J. Robinson Named as a 2012 Rising StarPosted on September 30, 2012

Robinson│Duffy, PLLC is pleased to announce that Kimberly J. Robinson has been selected for inclusion in Rising Stars by Super Lawyers® for 2012 which will be illustrated in Mpls/St. Paul, Twin Cities Business, and Super Lawyers magazines. The selection for this respected list is made by the research team at Super Lawyers®. Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The Rising Stars list includes attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named to the list.

Kimberly practices exclusively in the area of family law, and focuses on divorce, custody, complex divisions of property, spousal maintenance, and child support. Kimberly co-authors the Child Custody Deskbook with the Honorable Stephen C. Aldrich and also has published works in the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Family Law Forum.

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