PRO BONO WEEK CLE | Love Letter from the Boondocks - Debunking the Myths of Rural Justice

Event Description


Rurality encompasses a wide variety of people, identities, legal needs and strengths but we don’t always talk about it that way. Join legal anthropologist Michele Statz, former Tribal Court Judge Jessica Ryan, and immigration lawyer Sara Karki for a discussion about legal needs and legal services in rural Minnesota. Drawing on their experiences, they’ll talk about common misperceptions and provide insights about working in greater Minnesota. We’ll highlight the diversity found in rural Minnesota and discuss how to serve the community effectively.

CLE credit is available and all sessions are free of charge thanks to our Pro Bono Week Sponsors!


Dr. Michele Statz (PhD.) University of Minnesota Duluth
Jessica Ryan (J.D.) Owner Ryan Skeesuck Law Firm, former Judge
Sara Karki (J.D.), Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota

CLE Credits:

1.5 Standard CLE Credits | Event Code: 417604



Thank you to our Sponsors!

Ballard Spahr
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Robins Kaplan LLP
Stinson LLP
Thomson Reuters
Wells Fargo

Deadline to Register: October 25, 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:
Katy Drahos


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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Live Webinar via Zoom