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  • Tue, November 29, 2022 11:00 AM | Anonymous

    To mark his retirement from the Minnesota Supreme Court in 2015, Justice Alan Page launched an initiative to build awareness of ethics and the elimination of bias in the law, matters that will shape our legal community now and in the future. This year's program will focus on the Elimination of Racial Bias. Speakers include: Dr. Anton Treuer (Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University) and Kamyala Howard MSW, LCSW (Founder, We're Divine Consulting), moderated by Andriel Dees. For more information or to register, please click here.


    Speakers details:
    • Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University, and author of many books. His equity, education, and cultural work have put him on a path of service around the nation and the world.
    • Kamyala Howard, licensed mental health practitioner and founder of We’re Divine - An organization challenging individuals to make transformative growth by leaning into discussions and content often avoided.
    • Immediately following will be an exclusive Q & A with both speakers, moderated by Andriel Dees

    The Page Education Foundation is seeking 2.0 hours of Elimination of Bias or General CLE credit (MN) for the program.

    Thank you to Event Sponsors: Minnesota Vikings, Thomson Reuters, Greenberg Traurig, Best & Flanagan LLP, Cargill, Karen Boros, and Matonich Law.
     

  • Tue, November 29, 2022 10:53 AM | Anonymous

    Please join the Minority Women Lawyers’ Association (MWLA) and Minnesota Women Lawyers (MWL) for a co-sponsored winter social at The Reserve in Minneapolis (Wells Fargo Center, 90 South 7th Street, 7th Floor). This social is an opportunity to connect and socialize with minority women lawyers in an informal setting. Appetizers and beverages will be provided. For more information or to register, please click here.

    Special thanks to event host: Greenberg Traurig

    Contact: MWLA Co-Chairs Rebecca Chaffee (rebecca.chaffee@courts.state.mn.us) or Rose Park (rpark@advrights.org) or MWL Executive Director Debra Pexa (dpexa@mwlawyers.org)

  • Tue, November 22, 2022 9:15 AM | Anonymous


    Organized by veteran performers of the most significant opera houses and conservatories in China, as well as talented local musicians, this unique showcase concert will share a variety of peaceful and inspiring music. For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here.
  • Mon, November 21, 2022 9:38 AM | Anonymous
    Join the YWCA to hear from leading artist-activists and organizers across different artistic mediums within the Asian American and Pacific Islander community reflect on how to keep our imaginations strong, and build authentic solidarity as we work to transform our local, national and global community. Presenters include: Anh Thu Pham (Managing Director, Theater Mu) and Tri Vo (Cultural Organizer, The SEAD Project), with moderator Hedy Tripp (Elder, Minnesota Coalition of Asian American Leaders and the Asian American Alliance for Justice). For more information or to register, please click here or contact Hayley Mueller (hmueller@ywcampls.org; 612-215-4137).


  • Thu, November 10, 2022 10:05 AM | Anonymous
    The Advocates for Human Rights, Research in Action, and the Chair of the state of Minnesota's Missing and Murdered African American Women Task Force will be discussing their joint advocacy efforts using the United Nations review process. This presentation will highlight their recent submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on violence and discrimination against Black and Indigenous women and girls in the United States. This program is a hybrid in-person/virtual event. Lunch will be provided for in-person attendees who register. 1.0 standard CLE credit will be requested. For more information or to register, please click here.
  • Wed, November 09, 2022 11:36 AM | Anonymous

    The Minnesota Association of City Attorneys (MACA) is hosting a social hour at Mitchell Hamline on November 11, 2022 from 5:30-7:30 pm in the Great Room.  The Social Hour is an opportunity for law students and new lawyers to learn about careers in municipal law.  Campbell Knutson is a co-sponsor of this event and supports MACA’s efforts to raise more awareness about this influential and rewarding career path. For more information, please contact Leach Koch (lkoch.leah@gmail.com).

  • Thu, November 03, 2022 10:40 AM | Anonymous

    The Wells Fargo Legal Department is excited to announce a partnership and upcoming networking session with the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association's affiliated bar associations. This is an opportunity for practice attorneys with 4+ years of experience to directly engage with senior leaders across the Wells Fargo Legal Department about their personal career paths and experiences working at Wells Fargo, the company's supportive culture and intentional DE&I efforts, as well as receive information about current hiring opportunities. For more information or to register, please click here. Please register by November 14.

  • Tue, October 18, 2022 3:11 PM | Anonymous

    Please join the Minnesota Coalition of Bar Associations of Color (MN-CBAC) for the third annual Twin Cities Legal D&I Data Project Reveal Event, hosted by Target Corporation. MN-CBAC will share and discuss the results of its study of the representation of women and racial/ethnic group members in large law firms, corporate, and public sector legal departments in Minnesota. After the data reveal, Don Liu (Executive Vice President and Chief Legal and Risk Officer, Target) will host a fireside chat with Veta Richardson (President & CEO, Association of Corporate Counsel) to discuss ways that companies, public sector legal employers, and law firms can work together to advance our collective goal of achieving true diversity and inclusion within the legal profession. For more information or to RSVP, please click here.

  • Tue, October 18, 2022 3:10 PM | Anonymous

    Each year, the MABL Foundation raises money to award scholarships to students attending local law schools who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and who are committed to addressing issues that impact the Black community. This year's gala theme is "Dreaming with Your Eyes Wide Open." Attorney Bakari Sellers will deliver the keynote speech, and there will be a performance by Grammy Award Winner Sounds of Blackness. For more information, registration, or sponsorship, please click here.


  • Sat, October 01, 2022 10:36 AM | Anonymous

    Join the Great North Innocence Project (GN-IP) for its 20th annual Benefit for Innocence. This year's theme is "The Science of Justice." This is the first gathering in two years, and will include amusements, forensic science-themed food stations and a signature cocktail. The benefit will celebrate GN-IP's clients, supporters, and successes in freeing the innocent and reforming the criminal legal system. There will be a keynote address by Innocence Project co-founder, Peter Neufeld, with the emcee for the evening, Chanda Smith Baker (Minneapolis Foundation's Chief impact officer and Senior VP). For more information or to register, please click here.

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