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  • Wed, February 07, 2024 1:47 PM | Anonymous

    There are currently two vacancies in the Ninth Judicial District. Judges selected will be chambered in Mahnomen or Bemidji. Individuals wishing to apply may request an application by contacting the Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor via e-mail at Judicial.Selection@state.mn.us. Application materials are due by 4:00 pm on February 22 and should be addressed to the chair of the commission, Erin Sindberg Porter. The commission expects to hold interviews in mid-March.

  • Tue, January 16, 2024 4:39 PM | Raoul Shah (Administrator)

    The 39th McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court competition is in need of approximately 20 people to judge and score briefs. Brief judges commit to 2-3 hours to read and score three briefs, which would be sent via email around January 22, with scores due by February 16. There is a free CLE and a bench memo to help judges prepare to review the briefs. To learn more and to sign up, please click here. Note: the link allows for signing up to be an oral argument judge during the virtual competition from March 6-9, 2024, but the organizers are particularly focused on recruiting brief judges, which can be noted in the comments section. You may also contact Professor Erica Strohl with questions or to sign up.

  • Tue, January 16, 2024 4:39 PM | Raoul Shah (Administrator)

    The Commission on Judicial Selection has announced a vacancy in Minnesota's Tenth Judicial District, which will be chambered in Stillwater in Washington County. Individuals wishing to apply may request an application by contacting the Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor via email at Judicial.Selection@state.mn.us. Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on January 25 and should be addressed to the chair of the commission, Erin Sindberg-Porter. Interviews are expected to occur in mid-February.

  • Tue, January 02, 2024 9:13 AM | Raoul Shah (Administrator)

    Join the Vietnamese Community of MN at the Burnsville Mall on January 27 & 28 for the Tet Nguyen Dan New Year Festival! Admission is free and the event will feature a lion dance, cultural performances, live singing and band, food and gift vendors, face paining for children, and more! For more information, please click here

  • Wed, December 06, 2023 2:32 PM | Anonymous

    Please join the Minority Women Lawyers’ Association (MWLA) and Minnesota Women Lawyers (MWL) for a co-sponsored winter social on Wednesday, December 13th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at MADEL PA (800 Pence Building, 800 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis). Take this opportunity to connect and socialize with minority women lawyers in an informal setting. Appetizers and beverages will be provided. Please register here by Monday, December 11th, 2023. Final event details will be emailed to all registrants after that date. 

  • Wed, December 06, 2023 2:31 PM | Anonymous

    World Without Genocide will be hosting a program that examines efforts to prevent and punish genocide perpetrators at tribunals from Nuremberg to the International Criminal Court, including the story of an undercover agent operating in Europe during World War II. For more information and to register, please click here.

  • Wed, December 06, 2023 2:30 PM | Anonymous

    The Page Education Foundation will be holding its 2023 Elimination of Bias CLE on December 8, 2023. The program is both a CLE and a fundraiser for Page Scholars. For more information or to register, please click here

  • Thu, November 09, 2023 11:28 PM | Raoul Shah (Administrator)

    The Minnesota Supreme Court is seeking to fill up to four vacant positions on the Advisory Committee for the General Rules of Practice for the District Courts.  This committee is responsible for monitoring the rules and recommending changes to the rules and is expected to undertake a review of some rule provisions in early 2024.  New members will be appointed for 3-year terms beginning on January 1, 2024, and ending on December 30, 2026, and will be eligible for re-appointment to a second 3-year term.  The court invites applications from judges and attorneys, as well as district court administration supervisors or managers, interested in serving on this committee. 

    Applicants interested in becoming a member of the committee must email a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Christa Rutherford-Block, Clerk of Appellate Courts, no later than 4:30 pm on Friday, December 1, 2023. 

    Please direct questions regarding committee membership to the staff attorney for the committee, Michael B. Johnson, at (651) 297-7584 or LegalCounselRules@courts.state.mn.us.

  • Tue, October 24, 2023 2:39 PM | Anonymous

    Attorneys of color with 0-8 years of practice experience are invited to the next Emerging Leaders Group Practice Group Roundtable! This is your opportunity to ask questions and learn about practicing employment law from experienced attorneys from across TCDIP’s membership. The event will consist of several small group discussions with senior leaders at corporate legal departments and law firms practicing employment law. These discussions are an opportunity for you to ask your questions about growing your career, best practices in the field, and other questions specific to practicing employment law. Register here.

  • Tue, October 24, 2023 2:38 PM | Anonymous

    The MWL Leadership Institute is an inclusive, multi-session professional development program designed for women attorneys of all experience levels, practice types and areas of law. During five interactive sessions, participants will develop leadership skills to support them in making meaningful contributions to their organizations and communities, to lead from a framework of equity and inclusion, and to advance their personal leadership journey. Complete details about the 2024 Leadership Institute and application information are available here. All women, non-binary and transgender people are encouraged to apply. Applications are due November 10, 2023.

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