How Lawyers in Hennepin County Can Positively Influence Policing Through Brady

Event Description

An HCBA Signature Program: Provided at no charge for HCBA members.

Many lawyers would like to participate in constructive police reform, but very few have any direct influence on police department policies. Brady is one way for the entire criminal bar to have an impact on police reform. This CLE will provide a brief overview of Brady requirements under the law, including the requirements under the rules of professional responsibility for lawyers and judges as well as comparing and contrasting Brady & general court rules of evidence and criminal procedure. The presenters will provide details on how rigorous Brady practice will have a positive influence on policing and public safety by providing constructive suggestions for city leaders, prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges.


Paul Ostrow | Assistant Anoka County Attorney since 2010, Minnesota Coalition on Government Information Board Member 2015-2022

Abigail Cerra | Former Hennepin County Public Defender 2011-2016, Board Chair of the Police Conduct Oversight Commission


MN Dept of Human Rights Report | Investigation into the City of Minneapolis and the MPD (Brady covered pg 64): Report

CLE Credits:

1.0 Ethics credit applied for | Event Code: 465439


HCBA Member: Free
Law Student/New Admittee: FREE
Non-Members: $45

Deadline to register: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Remote Participation: Attendance is by Zoom only. Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

Payments: Please register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you must pay by check, please use this registration form. If you need assistance, please contact the program manager. 

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

Accommodations: The HCBA 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:
Kelly Kozicky


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Thursday, June 30, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Zoom / Live Webinar