Small, but Mighty - Combating Microaggressions in Your Legal Practice

Event Description

Online registration is now closed for this program.  To register, please contract Tram Nguyen at .

Remote participation only.

This program is hosted by the MSBA Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law Section.

Thanks to our program sponsors:

Microaggressions are the everyday verbal, nonverbal and environmental slights, snubs or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, which communicate hostile, derogatory or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership. Microaggressions are closely linked to the biases we carry. Certain phrases or colloquialisms that might be used in stakeholder conversations, an administrative proceeding, or even written correspondence can be informed by racial bias and result in microaggressions towards people of color or other marginalized individuals, causing them emotional distress. In this session, sponsored by the MSBA ENRE Section, speaker Abdul M. Omari, PhD, will not only examine microaggressions generally and in these types of settings, but also allow participants to explore opportunities to address microaggressions thoughtfully and timely when they arise or are identified.


Abdul M. Omari, PhD, is the founder of AMO Enterprise, which focuses on leadership development and the inseparable ties to equity, inclusion, and diversity. He is devoted to civic and public service. Dr. Omari served for six years as an elected member of the Board of Regents at the University of Minnesota and currently serves on the University of Minnesota Foundation Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors of AchieveMpls and Civic Eagle. He has been recognized as one of Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 and was named Top 100 People to Know in 2021 by Twin Cities Business. Dr. Omari holds a BA in global studies, a master of public policy, and a PhD in comparative and international development education from the University of Minnesota.

CLE Credits:

2.0 Elimination of Bias Credits Approved | Event Code: 369633


All attendees: $10.00
Law Student: FREE

Join the ENRE Section: Not a Section Member? Sign up now and receive membership through June 30th, 2022.

Deadline to register: June 24, 2021

Remote Participation: Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

Payments: Due to the pandemic, accounting staff have limited access to the office making the processing of checks difficult. We request that you register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you need assistance, please contact the program manager.  If you must pay by check, please use this registration form.

Cancellations: Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy .

Accommodations: The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager.  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager:
Tram Nguyen


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Monday, June 28, 2021

11:30 AM to 1:30 PM