One Profession - 6th Judicial District

Event Description

Deadline to Register: January 20, 2020

Join us for a day of education and networking!

8:00 am - Registration and Breakfast

8:30 am - Welcome - Tom Nelson, MSBA President

8:45 am - Minnesota Supreme Court Update
Presenter: Justice David Lillehaug

9:45 am – District Update with Chief Judge Sally Tarnowski

10:00 am – New Judge Panel
Panelists: Judge Rebekka Stumme, Judge Michelle Anderson, Judge Andrew Peterson, Judge Rachel Sullivan, Judge Robert Friday

10:45 am - Break

11:00 am – How to Recruit Attorneys to Greater Minnesota

Table Discussion led by Dan Lew, Chief Public Defender, Sixth Judicial District

12:00 pm - Lunch

12:30 pm – Restorative Justice: What we know from two decades of research
Restorative justice aims to increase accountability and healing for people after crime occurs. What does research tell us about the benefits and limits of restorative justice? When and where is it best applied—and where is greater caution needed?
Dr. Emily Gaarder is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. She helped establish the Domestic Violence Restorative Circles Program in Duluth, Minnesota, one of the only programs of its kind that specifically works with cases of intimate partner abuse. She has evaluated restorative justice programs and facilitated restorative practices involving adult and juvenile crime for the past 15 years.

1:30 pm - Break

1:45 pm – Implicit Bias in the Legal Profession - 1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE credit
To better understand our growing, vibrant and diverse community and its impact on our profession, we must intentionally look at the biases, assumptions and beliefs we carry into our interactions with clients. We must first focus our efforts inward. The most effective process to making our  profession better is to start by examining ourselves then move to working together as a collective to make the necessary changes to our profession. This internal process starts with becoming more aware of unconscious bias, how pervasive it is our lives and its real implications on us, our profession.

Presenter: Bukata Hayes, Executive Director, Greater Mankato Diversity Council

2:45 pm – Legal Trends Report

Presenter: Mike Carlson, Attorney Editor, MSBA

Additional services available:
Tech Appointments - would you like to spend a little time with your MSBA online services teams to get answers to your legal tech questions?  We will have tech appointments available throughout the day.  Schedule your appointment here:  

CLE Credit:

5.0 Standard CLE credits and 1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE credits applied for | Event Code: 289954


All Attendees:  $40.00

Remote Participation: 

There is no remote participation for this event.


Minnesota State Bar Association
11th District Bar Association
Range Bar Association


Program Contact:
Jennifer Carter | 612-278-6309

Sheila Johnson | 612-752-6615

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

8:30 AM to 3:45 PM

Northern Lights Ballroom / Inn on Lake Superior Duluth, MN United States