Christine B. Courtney is the principal attorney of Courtney Law Office. She practices primarily in estate and incapacity planning, trust and probate administration, and elder law. Chris represents clients of all incomes and backgrounds and seeks to partner with them to resolve their legal matters.
Chris is practiced at listening and responding to complex family dynamics. She works with clients to determine the source of the emotional and legal issues. Then, Chris works in partnership with her clients to create a plan that meets the client’s goals and ensures financial safety for clients. She developed her ability to manage these difficult family situations both in private practice and while practicing at a nonprofit, where she represented and advocated for victims of elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. Chris is a capable and efficient professional, determined to represent her client’s interests with skill and sensitivity.
|MN||Authorized to Practice||2012||10/17/2021|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Collaborative Community Law Initiative (CCLI)||Board Member||2019 - Present|
|Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS)||Volunteer Attorney||2019 - Present|
|Cancer Legal Care||Volunteer Attorney||2019 - Present|
|Girl Scouts||Troop Leader||2019 - Present|
|Hennepin County Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Minnesota Women Lawyers||Member, various affinity groups and committees||2013 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|With Equal Right: The Official Journal of Minnesota Women Lawyers, Volume LXIX, Issue I (Summer, 2018)||“Negotiating Family Leave.”||2018|
|William Mitchell College of Law||JD||2012|
|University of Wisconsin, Madison||BA - Bachelor of Arts, Comprehensive Honors||2009|
|Mitchell Hamline School of Law (Law School)||N/A||N/A|
|April 2019 Webinar for the Minnesota Elder Justice Center, St. Paul, Minnesota||“Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives: How Thoughtful Incapacity Planning Can Help Prevent Financial Exploitation”||2019|
|Elder Law Institute||“How to Get Rid of the Adult Child Who Overstays Their Welcome: The Dynamics of Abuse, Protective Orders, and Eviction”||2018|
|Care Providers Conference||“Aging Panel”||2018|
|Abuse in Later Life Institute, Orlando, Florida||“Trauma-Informed Services for Older Adults”||2018|
|World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Conference||“Experiencing Abuse: A Victim-Centered Understanding of Elder Abuse”||2018|
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