WEBINAR | Social Security Attorneys Discuss Systemic Racism in Minnesota and in Their Practices

Event Description

Pending EOB Credit Application!  

Currently, all bar association programming is REMOTE-ONLY participation. There will be NO in-person attendance.  Thank you.

Program Description:

“In the final analysis, a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it that America has failed to hear?”  Martin Luther King, Jr.

The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, by Minneapolis police, unleashed grief, despair, anger, and fury.  What is it that we have failed to hear?  Studies and statistics confirm that Black people experience more violent treatment at the hands of police.  And while we live in a beautiful and prosperous state, Black people are disproportionately excluded from that prosperity due to laws that have marginalized the Black community and excluded the Black community from creating wealth or power in Minnesota.

This discussion will have three parts. 1. Education. We will discuss a few of the historic ways the imposition of laws in Minnesota have resulted in the creation of systemic racism in this State and the impact on Black participation in the legal community. 2. Recognition. The group will take a close look at the lack of diversity in our own practice area - Social Security. 3. Action. We will discuss ways that we can support Black attorneys and the Black community today and in the long-term with the hope of creating action items for the section as a whole.

Presenter and Facilitator:

Emily Cooper, Founder and Attorney | Cooper Law, LLC.

CLE Credits:

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit applied for | Event code: 309625  


SSD Law Section Members:  Free
MSBA Member not in Section:  $10.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $20.00
Law Students: Free

Remote Participation: 

Webcast attendance ONLY.  Please indicate that you will attend remotely when registering.  Instructions will be sent via e-mail a day prior to the program.

Online Deadline: June 14, 2020  

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Questions? Contact Geen Mui | 612-278-6346 

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM