Jody M. Alholinna

Jody M. Alholinna

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Phone: 612-659-0199
Fax: 612-333-9220
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Areas of Practice

  • Adoption

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1998

Education

  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. (Cum Laude)
    • Law Review: Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy, 1996 – 1998
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • B.A. – 1993
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Notes and Trends, Bench & Bar of Minnesota, 2001
  • Notes and Trends, Bench & Bar of Minnesota, 2000
  • “Guardians ad Litem: The Law, the Rules and Pragmatism”, Family Law Forum, Vol. 11, No. 1, 1999
  • “Case Study: In re the Adoption of C.H. and A.H. and In re the Welfare of D.D.G. a Open Adoptions are not Legally Recognized in the State of Minnesota Even if they Serve the Best Interests of the Child.”, Children’s Law Center of Minnesota News, 1997
  • “Why Johnny Still Can’t Read a What Should Minnesota do to Address the Issue of Abysmal Test Scores Among Inner City Kids.”, Hamline J. Publ. Law & Pol, Vol. 1, 1996

Classes/Seminars

  • Making Sense of the Court Process, Hennepin County Guardian ad Litem Progra, 2010 – Present
  • Transfers of Legal Custody, Office of the Hennepin County Public Def, 2008 – Present
  • A Roadmap Through Divorce Proceedings, National Business Institute, 2008 – Present

Honors and Awards

  • Named in Minnesota Law and Politics “Super Lawyers”, 2006 – 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota Supreme Court Juvenile Protection Rules Committee, Member, 2006 – Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Children and the Law Section, Member, past Council Member, 1998 – Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Family Law Section, Member, 1998 – Present
  • Hennepin County Juvenile Law Committee, Member
  • Hennepin County Family Law Section, Member, 1998 – Present
  • Minnesota American Indian Bar Association, Special Member
  • National Indian Child Welfare Association, Member
  • National Association of Counsel for Children, Member
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Hamline University School of Law, Adjunct Professor, 1999 – Present
  • Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, Guardian ad Litem, 2008 – Present
  • Alholinna Law Office, Principal, 2001 – 2007
  • Wright County and Sherburne County Guardian ad Litem Program, Guardian ad Litem, 2001 – 2003
  • Walling & Berg, PA, Associate, 2000 – 2001
  • Deborah A. Randolph & Associates, Associate, 1993 – 2000

Pro Bono Activities

  • Children’s Law Center of Minnesota, Former Officer and Member of the Board of Directors, 1993 – Present
  • Guardian ad Litem, Hennepin County Juvenile Court, 1994 – 2007

Languages

  • English