One Profession - First Judicial District

Event Description

Deadline to Register: October 28, 2020

We hope that you will join us for our first virtual One Profession - a day of education and (virtual) networking.  One registration gets you access to all of the programming...and our unique virtual trivia event at the end of the day! 

9:00 - 10:00 am - Minnesota Supreme Court Update

Presenter: Associate Justice G. Barry Anderson

10:15 - 11:45 am - Diversity and the Predicament of Good Intentions (1.5 Elimination of Bias CLE credit applied)

Constanza Ocampo-Raeder, Carleton College
Constanza Ocampo-Raeder is an assistant professor in anthropology at Carleton College. She received her MA and PhD from Stanford University and her BA from Grinnell College.  Constanza’s research and teaching focus on uncovering the multiple ways by which nature is understood and interreacted with by people around the world. Most of her work takes place in areas of high conservation priority and looks at how culture and behavior influence those practices.  

Amy Gernon, Gernon Law
Amy Gernon received her JD from the University of Michigan Law School and her BA from Grinnell College. She has practiced law for over 15 years, including working for seven years as a federal law clerk in the District of Minnesota.

1:00 - 1:30 pm - District Court Update

Presenter: Chief Judge Kathryn Davis Messerich, MN First Judicial District

1:45 - 3:15 pm - COVID and the District Courts: How are things going six months in?

Assistant Chief Judge David Knutson, MN First Judicial District
Judge Richelle Wahi, MN First Judicial District
Judge Christian Wilton, MN First Judicial District
First Judicial District Administrator Brian Jones
Deputy District Administrator Carol Renn
Minnesota Judicial Branch Director of Human Resources and Development Dana Bartocci
Sam Edmunds, Sieben Edmunds Miller, PLLC

Steve Budke, Leverson Budke Criminal Defense Attorneys

3:15 - 4:15 pm - Virtual Trivia

Grab your beverage of choice and join us for virtual trivia! Questions will be fun and from a variety of areas and we may even have some fall/Halloween questions. Prizes will be given so you don’t want to miss out!

Curious how virtual trivia works? Click here to watch a short demo video.


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:

4.5 CLE credits applied for | Event Code: 330909


MSBA Members:  $20.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $30.00
Law Students:  FREE

Remote Participation: 

This program will be held by Zoom.  Instructions will be emailed to you the day before the event.


Hosted by:
Minnesota State Bar Association
1st District Bar Association
8th District Bar Association


Program Contact:
Jennifer Carter | 612-278-6309

Sheila Johnson | 612-752-6615

To register with a check, please mail in this registration form.
Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.

Register for this Event

Pre-registration for this event is closed. Space is still available and you may register at the door.

Pre-Registration is Closed

Friday, October 30, 2020

9:00 AM to 4:15 PM