Minneapolis-St. Paul Lawyer Chapter, ACLU of Minnesota, Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association, Minnesota Lavender Bar Association, and Ramsey County Bar Association: Eliminating the Gavel Gap: Increasing Judicial Diversity in Minnesota
January 18, 2017
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
 
Event Location:
Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P
100 Washington Avenue South
Mill City Room - 4th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Details: 


For the first time, researchers  have gathered data on the demographics of state court judges in all 50 states. They found troubling differences between the race and gender composition of the courts and the communities they serve. We call this disparity The Gavel Gap.

Join the Minneapolis-St. Paul Lawyer Chapter, ACLU of Minnesota, Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association, Minnesota Lavender Bar Association, Ramsey County Bar Association and panelists as we discuss the Gavel Gap report, why judicial diversity matters, things to consider before becoming a judge, and how to apply to be a judge.

Featuring: 


User-added image
Judge Peter Reyes
Minnesota Court of Appeals

User-added image
Judge Nicole Starr
Ramsey County District Court

User-added image
Judge Tanya Bransford
Hennepin County District Court


Lidya Makonnen,
Appointments Coordinator, Office of Governor Mark Dayton


Cumah Blake,
Counsel, Office of Governor Mark Dayton

Moderated by: 

Saraswati Singh
Office of the Minnesota Attorney General; 
ACS Lawyer Chapter Board of Directors
 


User-added image



Introduce a friend or colleague to ACS by inviting them to join you at this event!

The happy hour begins at 5 pm, the panel discussion starts at 5:30, and the closing reception begins at 6:30 pm. 

Drinks, appetizers, and parking validation will be provided. 
 
1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE credit pending.

Presented by ACS Chapter(s):
MN - Minneapolis/St. Paul
    
To RSVP, please provide the following information and click "Next."