2023 MSBA Conference on the Future of the Federal Criminal Justice System

Event Description

A Look at the Future of the Federal Criminal Justice System: Enhancing Public Safety and Eliminating Racial Disparities featuring a keynote address by former Attorney General Eric Holder

February 21, 2023

Location:St Thomas School of Law - Atrium

CLE Credit: 4.0 Elimination of Bias CLE credits | Event Code: TBD


Public Interest: $40 - Use Code: Justice23
Non-attorney Community Member: $40 - Use Code: Justice23
Student: $40 - Use Code: Justice23
Judge & Clerk: $40 - Use Code: Justice23
Private Practice Attorney: $100

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*Registration includes lunch

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8:00 - 8:45 am
8:45 - 9:00 am
Welcoming Remarks
9:00 - 10:20 am
Understanding the Impact:  An Analysis of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and Racial Disparities in Federal Sentencing Decisions
10:30 - 11:50 am
Overcoming Systemic Bias:  Lessons from County Prosecutors Identifying and Implementing Solutions to Eliminate Bias in the Criminal Justice System
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
Fireside chat with former US Attorney General Eric Holder
1:30 pm - 2:50 pm
Beyond Prosecution: Community-Based Initiatives to Promote both Public Safety and Equity
3:00 pm- 4:20 pm
Judicial Innovations: Creation and Use of Pre-Trial and Post-Conviction Specialty Courts to Expand the Federal Judge’s Options 
4:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Closing Remarks

Remote Participation: There is no remote participation for this event.
Registration Deadline: Monday, February 13th or when sold out

Covid-19:  We are currently following CDC guidelines for Covid-19. For more information, please visit our website .

Accommodations: We are 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 with at least 72 hours notice prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.


CLE Questions -  Erikka Ryan| eryan@mnbars.org | 612-278-6321

Registration Help - Sabrina Sands | ssands@mnbars.org or call the MSBA Mainline 612-333-1183 or 800-8826722



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Tuesday, February 21, 2023

8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

St. Thomas School of Law - Atrium Minneapolis, MN United States

In Person: 128