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  • 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.

  • 13 Nov 2017 2:31 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)




    Tuesday, November 14, 2017

    8:00 pm CST (program runs through 10:15pm)

    Private event at Inbound BrewCo

    701 N 5th St, Minneapolis, MN 55401 
    (light rail access and easy street parking)

    18+ event, must be 21+ to drink

    RSVP by clicking on the "Register Now!" button below.

    Global Rights for Women believes that ending gender-based violence is fundamentally tied to anti-oppression work. Women's lived experiences are significantly impacted by their representation in an underserved or marginalized community. GRW works to highlight those experiences through sharing of personal stories and art. Join us for an evening featuring exclusive access to artists whose work speaks to violence against women and girls and the incredible work being done by local community-specific advocacy organizations in the Twin Cities.

    The ticket price range is $0-$20 (give what you can, no one will be turned away).




    Global Rights for Women envisions a world where women's human rights to equality and freedom from violence are fully realized. GRW collaborates with partners around the world to promote women's human rights to equality and freedom from violence through legal reform and systems change.

    Asian Women United will end domestic violence by promoting safe and healthy relationships within the Asian-Pacific Islander community.

    Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center's mission is to empower American Indian women and families to exercise their cultural values and integrity, and to achieve sustainable life ways, while advocating for justice and equity.

    OASIS of Love bridges the gap between the faith community and community systems such as courts, schools, child protection, and law enforcement, on the behalf of families in crisis. OASIS operates from the premise that all families possess strengths which can be nurtured to move them beyond crisis to restoration and then on to empowerment. OASIS programs are available to families and individuals without regard to race, age, religion, gender, or class.

    Phumulani is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing domestic violence and sexual abuse in communities of color throughout Minnesota and globally.

     Register now!






    Devata Daun is Nikki Pfeifer. Recording artist and co-owner of Pytch Records. She's become a fresh and bold curiosity in the Minneapolis electronic and indie music scenes. She's continually adding to her list of skills including being a sought out dj in the underground party scene. You can catch her as a regular dj at Dark Energy events or throwing her own dance party called Red Light Special at Kitty Cat Klub. Tekk Nikk is Pfeifer's most recent live PA project, using hardware to create her own technofunk, electro, breakbeat dance music.

    Devata Daun's debut release on Pytch Records is called 'look'. It's a subversive insight to an intellectual phenomenon currently believed to be more than just captured government transmissions, lost shortwave beacons or military Muzak. Through a series of silent meetings, c.Kostra was employed by Devata Daun to help break a variety of intriguing codes. These 'songs' are compilations of their findings arranged in harmony.


    Minneapolis currently inhabits a legion of future breakthrough artists with credentials similar to these. Devata Daun's talents have helped Pytch raise a flag ensuring a prolific vessel to brand relevant, lo-fi music based in the Twin Cities.




    Jayanthi Kyle formed the band Black Audience to open for Jim Ruiz at PalmFest. The band initially included Kyle's husband Robin Kyle, her brother Luke, Mike Gunther, and Doug Anderson. Gunther left the group, which was joined by bassist Jon Davis and harmonium player Matt Hardy. The group plays old gospel, country, blues, traditional Irish reels, and covers of songs by Bob Dylan and Harry Belafonte.Kyle also sings for Jayanthi and the Crybabies and the indie R&B group Gospel Machine. Kyle and Gospel Machine guitarist Wes Burdine wrote the song "Hand in Hand" in for the Million Artist Movement. The song, inspired by the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, was first performed at the Million March MN rally on December 13, 2014. Kyle also performed the song at In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre's May Day Parade in 2015 and at Black Lives Matter events.





    May Lee-Yang is a playwright, poet, prose writer, and performance artist. She has been hailed by Twin Cities Metro Magazine as "on the way to becoming one of the most powerful and colorful voices in local theater." Her works have been presented through Mu Performing Arts, the Center for Hmong Arts and Talent (CHAT), Intermedia Arts as well as nationally at Out North Theater (Anchorage) and the National Asian American Theater Festivals in Los Angeles and Philadelphia. In 2014, she launched Letters to Our Grandchildren, a theater/food/storytelling/video project with Hmong elders. She is a 2016 recipient of the Ordway Sally Award for Arts Access and a 2011 Bush Leadership Fellow. She has received additional support for her artwork from the Minnesota State Arts Board, the MRAC Next Steps Grant, the Jerome Travel Grant, the National Performance Network, the Midwestern Voices and Visions Residency Award, the Playwright Center, and the Kundiman Retreat. She also teaches creative writing and theater to teens and elders through COMPAS.




    Ifrah Mansour is a Somali multimedia artist, interweaving text, movement, sound, digital media, and visual installation. She uses art to explore and expand perceptions of beauty, womanhood and East-African diaspora lives in hopes of bringing more awareness and acceptance into the world. She is a bilingual teacher who enjoys gardening and cycling. Recent works include; Private party, How to have fun in a civil war, Esug, Ethnically Trendy, God! Make Me A Boy, The Blacker The Berry, Corn for Ayayo, Global Taxi driver, and IM series, Upcoming shows include Somalia's Balloon, how to have fun in a civil war(at the State Fair on 8/30-9/1), Started from the toes, Alma Lights, Freedom Daze, IM Series, Teachers' Wanted, Feminist Pet, and Cider Cypher.




    Jasmin Ziegler grew up in Minnesota. She graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Between her youth and graduate school, she had many an unexpected journey. It is her goal to use her writing and accumulated experiences to build bridges, resources, and compassion for other women who suffer the stigmas associated with domestic abuse, postpartum depression, and chemical dependency.  She currently teaches Creative Writing and Literature at Anoka Ramsey Community College in Coon Rapids where she also serves as Advisor to the Creative Writing Club. She is a Senior Editor at Poetry City, USA. She recently was selected as one of the 2017-2018 winners of the Loft Mentor Series in Poetry.




    Dyani White Hawk (Sicangu Lakota), earned her MFA in studio arts in 2011 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She completed a BFA in 2008 from the Institute of American Indian Arts. White Hawk is a 2017 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Mentor Artist Fellowship recipient, 2015 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Regional Artist Fellowship recipient, 2014 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant recipient, 2013 McKnight Visual Arts Fellowship recipient, a 2012 SWAIA Discovery Fellowship recipient and won the 2011 Best of Classification (Painting, Drawing, Graphics and Photography) at the Santa Fe Indian Art Market. She draws from her multi-cultural background and education to create paintings and mixed media works that speak to her upbringing as a Lakota woman in an urban American landscape.



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