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Joyce Preschool is proud to present the 12th annual Barristers’ ‘Breakfast’!

November 11, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Joyce Preschool is proud to present the 12th annual Barristers’ ‘Breakfast’!

November 11, 2020    |    9-9:30 am    |    Join us on Zoom!

Diversity in the legal field depends on a diverse pipeline of prepared, talented students. Success means not only passing the bar exam, but achieving the requisite college, high-school, and elementary school milestones — all of which depend on the core foundation of being ready for school upon entry.

The Barristers’ Breakfast brings together members of the greater MSP legal community to support children at a critical point in their development. While the challenges of 2020 mean we won’t see you in person for pastries and coffee this year, we hope that you will join us online for a mission moment to start your day.

We are excited to welcome this year’s breakfast keynote speaker, Ellie Krug!

In 2009, when she was a civil trial attorney in Cedar Rapids with 100+ trials, Ellen (Ellie) Krug transitioned from male to female; she later became one of the few attorneys nationally to try jury cases in separate genders. The author of Getting to Ellen: A Memoir about Love, Honesty and Gender Change (2013), Ellie has trained on diversity and inclusion to court systems, law firms, Fortune 100 corporations, and colleges/universities on more than 800 occasions. A hopeless idealist, Ellie has presented her inclusivity training, Gray Area Thinking®, across the country. In 2016, Advocate Magazine named Ellie one of “25 Legal Advocates Fighting for Trans Rights” and in 2019, OutFront Minnesota conferred Ellie its Legacy Award. She is also a monthly columnist for Lavender Magazine and a weekly radio host on AM950 radio. Her monthly e-newsletter, The Ripple, reaches 9000 readers and can be found at www.elliekrug.com . Ellie presently lives in Minneapolis and is the founder and president of Human Inspiration Works, LLC (www.humaninspirationworks.com).

Extend your experience: Elimination of Bias CLEs! Presented by the Hennepin County Bar Association and the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association, two free CLEs will be presented via Zoom. 

  • CLE 1 at 8-9 a.m.: “2020 Post-Election Review: Voter Suppression of Underrepresented Communities.”
David Schultz is a Hamline University Professor of Political Science and professor at Mitchell Hamline and University of Minnesota Schools of Law
Annastacia Belladonna-Carrera is the Executive Director of Common Cause Minnesota
Moderator: Melisa Lopez Franzen is a Minnesota state senator representing District 49.
  • CLE 2 at 9:30-10:30: “Then and Now: Access to Education for Latinos”
Tom I. Romero is the interim Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the University of Denver and an Associate Professor of Law and in the Department of History
Leticia Guardarrama is the Coordinator of Global Education at Minneapolis Public Schools
Diana Villela Larson is an Attorney at Tubman and is also the Chair of the Board of Directors for Joyce Preschool
Moderator: Lisa Lodin Peralta is the owner of Peralta Appellate Law PLLC


November 11, 2020
8:00 am - 11:00 am