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  • Thu, July 15, 2021 9:14 AM | Deleted user

    Join Minnesota state judges and various other speakers for a virtual event to learn more about the Tenth Judicial District and the judicial appointment process, in anticipation of many upcoming vacancies in the district. 

    Speakers include: Supreme Court Justice Anne McKeig; Chief Judge Stoney J. Hiljus; Assistant Chief Judge Elizabeth Strand, Karl Procaccini, General Counsel/Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor; Erin Sindberg Porter, Judicial Selection Commission Chair; Keiko Sugisaka, Judicial Selection Commission At-Large Member; Viet-Hanh Winchell, Judicial Selection Commission Tenth District Member; with moderator Roxanna Gonzalez, Dorsey & Whitney; and one-on-one strategy sessions facilitated by Office of Governor Walz & Lt. Governor Flanagan, Judicial Selection Commission Members, State court judges, and Affinity bar organization leaders.

    This event is sponsored by MNAPABA and various other Minnesota affinity bar organizations and the Infinity Project. 

    For more information or to register, please click here.

  • Thu, July 08, 2021 5:05 PM | Deleted user

    Chief Judge John R. Tunheim, Judge Wilhelmina M. Wright, Judge Michael J. Davis, and the Judges of the District of Minnesota are hosting a reception on Thursday, July 15, to honor our minority judges in the Minnesota state and federal courts. 

    The reception will be held at the Diana E. Murphy United States CourthouseOutdoor Plaza (300 South 4th Street, Minneapolis, MN).

    A group picture will be taken at 6:00 pm. 

    To RSVP or for questions or requests for accommodations, please email: RSVP@mnd.uscourts.gov. Please RSVP by July 9, 2021.

    This event is co-sponsored by the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers, Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Minnesota Women Lawyers, Somali American Bar Association, Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association, Minnesota Lavender Bar Association, Twin Cities Diversity In Practice, and the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association.

  • Tue, June 22, 2021 8:55 AM | Deleted user

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  • Wed, June 16, 2021 7:56 AM | Stephanie Chen

    Join the Conflict Resolution Center (CRC) for continued dialogue through Community Circles. The first event of the series begins on June 18, led by Brian Fullman, lead organizer for the Barbershop and Black Congregation Cooperative, who will share his story of surviving as a Black man in Minnesota and how White allies can make a difference. The Community Circles are open to anyone who would like to join and offer and receive support. For more information or to register, please click here.

  • Wed, June 16, 2021 7:55 AM | Stephanie Chen

    This virtual summit will explore the obstacles, risks, and rewards on the path to a fulfilling and productive career for women and leaders from underrepresented groups. Topics include: How the Pandemic Has Exacerbated Economic Disparities in America; Moving Beyond the Hashtag and Enlisting Men to Become Ambassadors for Change; Redefining Success in a Virtual World; Recruiting, Promoting & Retaining Leaders of Color; Recognizing & Combatting Unconscious Bias; The Role of Sponsorship and Mentorship in Creating an Inclusive Culture; and Caregiving & Career: Mastering the Balancing Act. 

    For more information or to register, please click here. In-house counsel and corporate executive leaders may attend for free.

  • Thu, June 10, 2021 3:18 PM | Stephanie Chen

    The Elevating Black Excellence Regional Summit Series is a virtual event that showcases Black partners in front of influential in-house counsel in areas of expertise and where they truly excel. The summit will cover a variety of topics ranging from privacy to litigation to public policy, and will feature Black law firm partners from across the U.S.  A primary objective of this event is to showcase Black partners for in-house legal departments seeking to make meaningful progress on diversity and inclusion efforts.  The summit will assist participants in connecting with Black law firm partners to learn about their expertise and achievements, and ultimately to develop an ongoing relationship with them. The Regional Summit Series was created by Lloyd Johnson, CEO of Chief Legal Executive, and the founder of Minority Corporate Counsel Association.

    For more information or to register, please click here. 

  • Thu, June 10, 2021 3:13 PM | Stephanie Chen

    The Asian MN Alliance for Justice (AMAJ) Combating Anti-Asian Racism Team will be kicking off an event series called Asian Solidarity Circle, beginning June 12. This kickoff session will take place at the Coalition of Asian American Leaders (CAAL), with lots of available outdoor space (941 Lafond Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104). There will be food, networking, and small group discussions to hold space for courageous conversation, healing, reflecting, and building together about the Asian experience in Minnesota. The event is reserved for individuals who identify as Asian, Asian American, or Pacific Islander. For more information or to register, please click here.

  • Thu, June 10, 2021 6:10 AM | Deleted user

    This virtual event commemorates one of the most horrific moments of racial violence in Minnesota history—the June 15, 1920 lynching of three young Black men, Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson, and Isaac McGhie in Duluth—and examines the history of racially motivated violence and our efforts toward racial reconciliation.

    The event will feature Bryan Stevenson, renowned civil rights lawyer, and Founder and Executive Director of Equal Justice Initiative (EJI). He will be interviewed by Jerry Blackwell, CEO of Blackwell Burke and one of the lead prosecuting attorneys in the trial of Derek Chauvin. The program will provide a broad perspective on racial violence in Minnesota and elsewhere, and the need for truth, accountability, justice, and reconciliation. As such, it will build on and complement the Duluth-based program and events that will be presented on June 13, 2021 by the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial (CJMM) to commemorate the lynchings.

    Professors John Bessler, University of Baltimore School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center, and Duchess Harris, Macalester College, will provide historical context about the legacy of lynching and racial violence in America. We will also hear from U.S. District Court Judge Richard Gergel, whose book “Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodward and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring,” reveals the heroic origins of the legal crusade to destroy Jim Crow and the entrenchment of racism through the tradition of states’ rights.

    For more information and registration details click here

    Questions? Contact Casey DeMarais at casey@mnhum.org or 651-772-4278.

    All are welcome at no cost.

    Registration fee for attorneys seeking CLE credit: $15 for public sector / $30 for private sector.

  • Fri, June 04, 2021 10:06 AM | Deleted user

    This program by Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers is designed for colleagues and managers who may observe changes in behavior that give rise to concerns. It discusses how to recognize and obtain help when you, a work colleague, or another professional colleague may have a substance use, mental health, or other issue that affects behavior, conduct, and performance. Topics include understanding the issues, special considerations for remote work, approaching the lawyer (including interventions), arranging assistance such as treatment, and practice management issues during and following a reduced work schedule or leave of absence.

    1.0 elimination of bias CLE credit has been applied for. 

    For more information or to register, please click here.

  • Fri, June 04, 2021 10:01 AM | Deleted user

    Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, lawyers relied heavily on smartphones and related technologies. Since the start of the pandemic, attorney reliance on technology has increased exponentially, becoming a necessary part of the practice of law today. This program by Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers highlights cultural over-reliance on technology while exploring potential ethical and well-being issues raised when lawyers become over-reliant on their technology.

    1.0 CLE ethics credit applied for. 

    For more information or to register, please click here.
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MNAPABA c/o Minnesota State Bar Association
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380, Minneapolis, MN 55402

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