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  • 18 Apr 2018 7:58 AM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    Hate Crime Against Immigrants: A Discussion The Diversity Committee of the Federal Bar Association-Minnesota Chapter, along with Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P., the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers, the Somali American Bar Association, the American Constitution Society, Minneapolis-St. Paul Lawyer Chapter, and the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association are pleased to host the third in a series of four CLE events exploring the topic of hate crime. 

    This discussion will focus on the issue of hate crime against immigrants. It will feature an expert panel comprised of Mohamed Omar, executive director of the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center; several experts from Minnesota-based organizations; and Cynthia Deitle, a nationally renowned speaker and current director of programs and operations at the Matthew Shepard Foundation.

    Details: Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m (with a reception). Location: Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center 8201 Park Ave S. Bloomington, Minnesota 55420

    Speakers: Jaylani Hussein (moderator/panelist) Executive Director of the Minnesota Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) Cynthia Deitle Programs and Operations Director at Matthew Shepard Foundation and former Supervisory Special Agent of the FBI’s Hate Crimes, Color of Law, Human Trafficking and Abortion Extremism Programs Deepinder Singh Mayell Director of the James H. Binger Center for New Americans’ Education and Outreach Program, University of Minnesota Law School Mohamed Omar Executive Director of the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center Robin Phillips Executive Director of The Advocates for Human Rights

    Registration: This is a free event. FBA membership is not required to attend. Please register here by the end of the day Thursday, April 19th.

    CLE Credit: One hour of elimination-of-bias CLE credit will be applied for. 

    This is a free event. FBA membership is not required to attend. Please register here by the end of the day Thursday, April 19th. CLE Credit: One hour of elimination-of-bias CLE credit will be applied for.

    Individuals who request accommodations should contact Nadia Anguiano-Wehde (angui010@umn.edu) at least 10 days in advance of the CLE date.

    We hope you can make it! Sincerely, Alia Abdi Nadia Anguiano-Wehde Amran Farah Rick Linsk Members, Diversity Committee of the Federal Bar Association-Minnesota Chapter

  • 18 Apr 2018 7:54 AM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    The Minnesota Chapter
    of the Federal Bar Association

    44th Annual Federal Practice Seminar



    Christian Picciolini
    co-founder of Life After Hate
    Mr. Picciolini will recount his remarkable journey from life as a neo-nazi skinhead to a new mission fighting hatred and bigotry


    You are invited to the 44th Annual Federal Practice Seminar, to be held on May 24, 2018, at Windows on Minnesota on the 50th floor of the IDS Center. The innovative plan for the rest of the seminar is equally exciting. Outstanding presenters--which include judges and experts in a variety of fields--will speak on topics spanning federal civil and criminal practice today. In addition to opportunities to network with friends and colleagues, the seminar will feature dynamic speakers on such topics as: • Cutting-edge legal issues in cell phone forensics, cryptocurrencies, and email tracking, taught in engaging "Pop-Up Talks" throughout the day; • Practical sessions on honing your jury trial and settlement skills; • Break-out segments about arbitration, visual advocacy in litigation, and the frontier of surveillance and privacy in criminal law; • The rising tide of hate crime in the U.S.; and • The annual Supreme Court Review. Numerous CLE credits will be applied for, including elimination of bias credits. Windows on Minnesota in the IDS Center is a convenient and exciting venue. The day will begin with a continental breakfast and end with a reception. Please join us.







    No Charge
    FBA Members


    FBA Member (gov’t/non-profit/solo practitioner/non-practicing)

    Non-FBA Member (gov’t/non-profit/solo practitioner/non-practicing) 
    Judge, Special Guest, or Approved Pro Se Project Volunteer

    Lunch Only

    Law Clerk, Law Student

    * Join the Federal Bar Association today and save on registration for this and many future events, as well as other benefits. Expand your connections. Advance your career. Join today!

    Are you a Sustaining Member? Sustaining Membership is the FBA’s highest level of membership. Upgrade your membership to “Sustaining” for an additional $60 and you will receive a free CLE Webinar—a $99 value! Sustaining Members also receive recognition in The Federal Lawyer and a 5% discount on of all national CLE events. Call the Membership Department (571) 481-9100 or email membership@fedbar.org and upgrade today!


    Please register here. If you have questions about registration, please contact Morgan Shannon 612-843-5839. If you have any questions about the event or need reasonable accommodations to participate, please contact Joel Schroeder.


    May 24, 2018


    08:00 AM - 06:00 PM


    Windows on Minnesota IDS Center
    80 South 8th St.
    50th Floor
    Minneapolis, MN 55402

  • 04 Apr 2018 10:48 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    Elimination of bias CLE

    Sponsored by Criminal Defense Services, Inc.

    Echoes of War: The Combat Veteran in Criminal Court

    Presented by Brockton Hunter

    April 25, 2018, from noon to 1:00 pm

    Room 41, Ramsey County Courthouse, 15 West Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102

    Complimentary CLE with light lunch provided

    1 Hour elimination of bias credit approved #252908

    RSVP required: criminal.defense.services@gmail.com

    Brockton Hunter is a criminal defense attorney and former Army Scout who has represented Veterans in many high-profile cases.  Brock drafted and led passage of Minnesota’s Veterans Sentencing Legislation and has helped pass similar legislation in other states.  He has been recognized nationally for his work on behalf of veterans in the criminal courts.  This CLE will cover the history of PTSD, its ties to criminal behavior, and how we in the justice system can do a better job with our veterans this time around.

    Criminal defense services, inc.

    101 East Fifth Street, Suite 1808, St. Paul, MN 55101| (651) 757-1650 | criminaldefenseservices.org

  • 04 Apr 2018 10:42 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)
    Circle of Women fundraiser

    Register to Attend in 2018

    Flex Your Giving Muscle and join us for our signature fundraising event, Circle of Women.

    Experience this premiere event with 1,200+ like-minded individuals and businesses committed to eliminating racism and empowering women and girls.

    Impact of Your Investment

    30,000+ women, men, children and families create brighter futures for themselves and their community through YWCA Minneapolis programming.

    At the event:

    • LISTEN to YWCA SHEroes share their stories of triumph
    • SHOP unique finds in the Purse and Experience Auction
    • NETWORK while enjoying lunch
    • INVEST in YWCA’s bold goals to build an equitable world

    Date: Thursday, May 10, 2018
    Time: 10:30 am - 1:15 pm
    Location: Minneapolis Convention Center
    Cost: $150 per ticket


  • 18 Mar 2018 11:33 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    Join us for our 2018 Carondelet Gala in support of St. Mary’s Health Clinics

    Friday, May 4, 2018

    at an exciting new location!

    JW Marriott

    Minneapolis Mall of America

    2141 Lindau Lane, Minneapolis, MN 55425

    Champagne Reception 6:30 p.m.

    Dinner 7:30 p.m.

    Program & Live Auction 9:00 p.m.

    Music & Dancing 9:30 p.m.

    Entertainment Provided by The Sevilles

    Live Auction Information Coming Soon!


    St. Mary’s Health Clinics (SMHC) was established in 1992 to provide necessary health care services for low-income, uninsured children, families and individuals in neighborhoods where they live and work. Most of our nearly 4,000 patient visits include patients who are uninsurable and rely on SMHC for free, essential health care services.

    We welcome all first-time patrons with a special reduced rate!

    SMHC and the Sisters of St. Joseph don’t do this work alone. We rely on nearly 300 volunteers whose time donated is valued at approximately $360,000. Our health care partners donate $650,000 of in-kind services. Our donors and supporters sustain us day in and day out. We invite you to join us this year and help sustain this vital health care ministry.

    Thank You to our 2018 Honorary Carondelet Gala Chairs

    Steve Lokensgard & Sarah Isakson

  • 18 Mar 2018 11:31 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    A Conversation on DACA:

    How’d we get here, and what’s next?

    Please join us for a conversation with Representative Keith Ellison, Marissa Hill-Dongre, Director of the University's Immigration Response Team, and the University of Minnesota Law School’s Professor Steve Meili.

    Learn about the legal, political, and local dimensions of the fight to save DACA.

    La Loma will be served.

    March 28, 2018

    12:15 – 1:15 pm

    Room 25

    University of Minnesota Law School

  • 18 Mar 2018 11:03 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    Join us! To mark his retirement from the Minnesota Supreme Court in 2015, 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. The 3rd annual Justice Alan Page Elimination of Bias CLE Seminar will address the experience of women lawyers in Minnesota in response to workplace harassment in the #MeToo environment, promoting a more respectful/equitable workplace, and what lies beyond liability and professional ethics around harassment.

    Speakers: Alan Page, Amy Kern and Robert Zeglovitch of KZ Workplace Investigations and Training,

    Susan Humiston, Director of Minnesota Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility, and Kristyn Anderson,

    General Counsel and Enterprise Employment Law Counsel for Minnesota Management & Budget.

    Thursday, April 12th, 2018

    8 am Breakfast, 9 – 11:30 am Seminar

    Loews Hotel Minneapolis

    601 N 1st Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

    Early Bird $125 (Ends Mar 17th) | Regular $150

    Government, Non-Profit, Non-Practicing Attorney $125 | Law Clerks and Other Professionals: $100 Contact us for Group Rates: 612.332.0406

    For more information and tickets visit www.page-ed.org

    Proceeds from the seminar benefit the Page Education Foundation which provide scholarships to Minnesota students of color pursing their dreams of post-secondary education. Your attendance ensures future diversity in our legal community. The Page Education Foundation is seeking 1.5 hours of elimination of bias or general CLE credit (MN) and .5 hr. of ethics credit for the program.

  • 11 Mar 2018 12:06 AM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

                    The United States District Court - District of Minnesota

    Join us for the Open Doors Training Session!  Open Doors is a longstanding initiative of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, in which teams of attorneys visit area high schools and lead students through mock trials involving criminal and civil fact patterns.

    This training will be fun and interactive. At this session, we will be running through the mock trials for this year, and discussing potential teaching moments in the classroom.

    If you have never volunteered for Open Doors before, come to the training to see what it's all about! If you are a past participant, come and treat yourself to some fancy snacks and 1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit (applied for).  

    Open Doors Training Session 
    Monday, March 12, 2018, 5:15 - 6:30 p.m. 
    (The training will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m.) 
    Minneapolis Federal Courthouse, 2nd Floor Jury Assembly Room 
    300 South Fourth Street, Minneapolis 
    RSVP to opendoors@mnd.uscourts.gov 

    Facilitators: Magistrate Judge Kate M. Menendez; Amran Farah; Johannes Widmalm-Delphonse; Chad Pennington; Jay Eidsness 
    We are looking forward to seeing you all there! 

    Remember to also sign up for classroom days! 

  • 07 Mar 2018 9:30 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    Minnesotanos Day at the Capital

    Monday, March 26

    8:00am to 12:00pm

    8:00 AM - Event and Community Organizations displays opens

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Speakers (Legislators/ Community Members) and Music

    10:15 AM - 12:00 PM - Attend Meetings with Legislators and Committee Hearings

    All are welcome to attend any part of the day.


  • 07 Mar 2018 9:26 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    This year's MSBA Convention will be held:

    Thursday and Friday, June 28 and 29, 2018

    at the

    New Mystic Lake Center in Prior Lake

    Tuition and Discounts

    $195 standard rate

    $110 MSBA members

    $110 paralegals

    $45 judges/clerks

    Judges/clerks, if registering online, be sure to check the Judge/Clerk option before adding to your cart and completing the checkout process.


    Minnesota CLE Season Passholders may attend the 2018 MSBA Convention for $75.

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