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The 13th Annual Barristers’ Breakfast

November 11, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm

Conducted via Zoom webinar – Register for each portion of the event you will attend. 

8:00-9:00 a.m. – CLE 1: The Experience of Disadvantaged Minors in the Immigration System, featuring Sarah Brenes from the Advocates for Human Rights

9:00-9:30 a.m. – Barristers’ “breakfast” program, followed by a 15-minute break

9:45-10:45 a.m. – CLE 2: An Update on Policing Policies in Minnesota featuring Rachel Moran, Associate Professor of Law at the University of St. Thomas School of Law

We are pleased to announce this year’s virtual Barristers’ Breakfast Keynote Speaker, Representative Rena Moran!

Representative Rena Moran is a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and is also a mother to 7 children. In 2011, she was recognized as one of St. Paul’s first Black legislators, bringing new perspective and diversity to the Minnesota legislature. In February of 2020, she helped introduce the HF 3658, a bill to amend the Minnesota constitution to enshrine the right to a “quality public education” for all children in Minnesota. Rep. Moran had more than 30 lawmakers join her as authors of that bipartisan bill seeking to advance the “Page Amendment,” named after former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page.

Currently, she serves as the Director of Parent Leadership at St. Paul-based Minnesota Communities Caring for Children, home of Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota, as well as chairing the Ways and Means committee within the state legislature. Previously, she chaired the House Health and Human Services Policy Committee and was co-chair of the House Select Committee on Racial Justice. Additionally, she served as chair of the People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus and United Black Legislative Caucus.