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  • Mon, October 07, 2019 8:30 AM | Victoria Dutcher (Administrator)

  • Wed, October 02, 2019 7:00 PM | Victoria Dutcher (Administrator)

    Wednesday, October 2, 7 – 9:30 p.m.

    True Conviction film screening and conversation with Jamie Meltzer and Christopher Scott.

    Learn more and register online at: https://hclib.bibliocommons.com/events/5d44615608466e440006806b

    Thursday, October 10, 7 – 9:30 p.m.

    The Stairs film screening and conversation with Hugh Gibson.

    Learn more and register online at: https://hclib.bibliocommons.com/events/5d44619310f3d73900992ac0

    Thursday, October 17 , 7 – 9:30 p.m.

    Milwaukee 53206 film screening and conversation with Keith McQuirter and Dennis Walton.

    Learn more and register online at: https://hclib.bibliocommons.com/events/5d44620410f3d73900992ac8

    Thursday, October 24, 7 – 9:30 p.m.

    Tribal Justice film screening and conversation with Anne Makepeace and Judges Claudette White and Abby Abinanti.

    Learn more and register online at: https://hclib.bibliocommons.com/events/5d44629808466e440006812c


  • Thu, September 19, 2019 12:00 PM | Victoria Dutcher (Administrator)

    Every third Thursday of the month, a group of minority women lawyers meets for happy hour or lunch in downtown Minneapolis at a location to be determined. This group is dedicated to empowering minority women lawyers through discussion of relevant topics, mentorship and networking. No host. Check out menu and pricing at Sphere's website. Register on Facebook. Or RSVP to contacts listed.

    Location: Sphere - Skyway Level - 100 S 5th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402

    Date: September 19, 2019

    Time: 12:00 PM

  • Tue, September 17, 2019 2:30 PM | Victoria Dutcher (Administrator)

    As part of its continuing in-house counsel CLE series, Cozen O’Connor’s Minneapolis office will host two interactive panel discussions focusing on essential topics for in-house counsel: “Litigating Efficiently to Achieve Business Objectives” and “Diversity & Inclusion: Providing Courtroom Opportunities for All Litigators.” The panel discussions will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at the APEX Conference Center, 40 South 7th Street (Street Level) in Minneapolis, beginning at 2:30 p.m.

    Participants in the panels include current and former in-house counsel including: Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Kari Berman, Mark Jacobson and Mayura Noordyke; Senior Lawyer from Cargill Inc., Molly Thornton; Associate General Counsel from UnitedHealth Group, Nadia Hasan; Ramsey County District Court Judge Leonardo Castro; and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney from the USAO District of Minnesota, Lindsey Middlecamp. The panels are supported by Hennepin County Bar Association, Hispanic National Bar Association, Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers and Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association.

    Welcome and registration begins at 2:30 p.m., the first panel discussion is from 3 to 4 p.m. and the second panel discussion is from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. A reception featuring light fare is scheduled from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

    For more information on the panel, see www.cozen.com or to RSVP, send an email response to Lori Scheetz at lscheetz@cozen.com or call at 215-665-2123. CLE applied for upon request.

    For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.cozen.com/events/2019/2019-in-house-counsel-cle-series

  • Fri, September 13, 2019 3:16 PM | Victoria Dutcher (Administrator)

    Join us in in Kathmandu, Nepal from Friday 13 September to Sunday 15 September 2019.

    Join us to celebrate and emphasize pro bono legal work, access to justice and legal empowerment initiatives, as well as discuss ways to further the outreach of pro bono ethos and impact in Asia and around the Globe.

    Who Should Attend

    •NGOs and others involved in pro bono and access to justice initiatives

    •Lawyers and legal practitioners

    •Law professors and law students

    •The Judiciary

    •Government officials

    Conference History

    The Asia Pro Bono Conference is an initiative founded in 2012.

    The event celebrates and emphasizes pro bono legal work and legal ethics, discussing ways to further the outreach of the pro bono ethos and impact throughout Asia and around the globe.

    For more information, please visit: https://www.probonoconference.org/ 


  • Mon, August 26, 2019 10:00 AM | Victoria Dutcher (Administrator)

    If you’re a golfer—or even if not—please consider attending the upcoming FBA Kickoff Social Event and Golf Tournament.

    What: Federal Bar Association Kickoff Social Event and Golf Tournament

    When: August 26, 2019

    Where: Midland Hills Country Club, near downtown Minneapolis

    Why: Network with members of the federal bench and bar over golf and/or happy hour

    Register by: August 21, 2019

    If you’re interested in playing in the golf tournament and would like to be connected with other lawyers to form a foursome, please contact Aaron Knoll at aknoll@greeneespel.com.

    You don’t have to participate in the tournament to register for the Social Event!

    The Social Event will feature a putting contest and other games, a cash bar, appetizers, and an opportunity to mingle with members of the federal bar and bench. You can register separately for the Social Event for $25.

    For more information, please visit: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1118954577349&ca=f6373e5e-155c-4abc-a58a-c48f289e7c1f


  • Thu, June 27, 2019 8:00 AM | Victoria Dutcher (Administrator)

    Where: 1001 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403

    When: June 27, 2019 at 8:00 AM

    Please join NAAAP for a morning dedicated to discovering your Asian identity, its intersection in how you show up at work and how you are empowered to share and learn with others in the community.

    For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/where-we-belong-development-workshop-tickets-61653485234 

  • Wed, June 12, 2019 3:00 PM | Victoria Dutcher (Administrator)

    As part of its in-house counsel CLE series, the law firm of Cozen O'Connor will host a panel discussion on the ethical challenges facing today’s in-house counsel. The panel discussion, entitled “Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls: Tips for In-House Counsel”, will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the APEX Conference Center, 40 South 7th Street (Ground Level of the City Center), in Minneapolis.

    Panel participants include: Heather Marx and Miguel Alexander Pozo, members of Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation Department, Brooke Tassoni, Senior Lawyer and Team Lead of the Litigation Practice at Cargill Inc., and Judge Peter M. Reyes, Jr., of the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

    The conversation will focus on some of the most overlooked challenges facing today’s in-house counsel including the ethics surrounding a successful in-house practice. The multiple roles required of in-house counsel and the nature of a corporate practice create potential conflicts and unique ethical challenges. In this ethics program, a panel of current and former in-house counsel will provide best practices and advice on how to:
    • Protect work product materials both in domestic and international transactions
    • Identify the corporate client and the limits of applicable privileges
    • Avoid the unauthorized practice of law when you provide advice to clients that cross multiple jurisdictions
    • Avoid blurring the line between legal and business advice

    Welcome and registration is from 3:00 – 3:30 p.m., the panel presentation is from 3:30 – 5:00 pm, and a reception featuring light fare is scheduled from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. The reception will feature a fireside chat on “Gender in the Legal Profession: The Shattered But Unbroken Glass Ceiling” with Ann Anaya, Global Diversity Officer at 3M, Luz Maria Frias, Executive Coach & Race Equity Strategist and Anna Richo, SVP, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary, Cargill, Inc.

    For more information on the panel, see www.cozen.com or to RSVP, send an email response to Lori Scheetz at lscheetz@cozen.com. CLE applied for upon request.

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