Wrongful Conviction and Sentencing Review

Event Description

Registration Deadline:  October 25, 2021

Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on wrongful convictions and efforts being undertaken in the state of Minnesota to evaluate past sentencing practices.

The United States is the country with the highest incarceration rate in the world. We have 22 million individuals incarcerated in our nation’s prisons and jails, which has increased 500% over the last 40 years. Communities of color are disproportionately affected.

Governmental agencies in Minnesota are undertaking a review of prior approaches to criminal prosecutions and sentencing practices. This CLE will inform attendees about new review practices in the offices of the Ramsey County Attorney and the Minnesota Attorney General related to these issues, within the larger national context of conviction review. In particular, the program will focus on the nuts and bolts of the review process, including the parameters that determine which cases are eligible for review and, when a case is deemed to have merit, the process and potential outcomes.


Speakers Include:

Jim Mayer, Staff Attorney, Great North Innocence Project
Michelle Monteiro, Assistant Ramsey County Attorney
Leslie Redmond, Conviction Review Unit Advisory Board Member and former Minneapolis NAACP President
Carrie Sperling, Assistant Attorney General, MN


Kate Kruse, Professor, Mitchell Hamline College of Law

CLE Credits:

3.0 Standard CLE Credits | Event Code: 423387


MSBA/HCBA/RCBA Members: $15
Non-Members: $50 
Law Student: Free

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:
Jennifer Carter



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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Live Webinar via Zoom