Committee for Equality and Justice Study on Jury Race Data and Recommendations: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Event Description

The Hennepin County Bar Association’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee’s May 2022 CLE Series on Racial Equity and Justice

Registration closes 5/9 at 12:00 pm. To register after that time, please email eryan@mnbars.org.

In this presentation and discussion, Judge Richelle Wahi and Research Analyst Ellen Bendewald will discuss the findings and recommendations of the recent report on jury race data from the Committee for Equality Justice.

Moderator:

Corey Sherman | Training Director, Minnesota Board of Public Defense

Corey Sherman is the Training Director at the Minnesota Board of Public Defense. She previously served for over 14 years as an assistant public defender in Ramsey County.

Presenter:

Hon. Richelle Wahi | Judge, First Judicial District

Judge Richelle Wahi was appointed to the bench in the First District in 2016. Prior to her appointment, Judge Wahi was a partner at Lindquist & Vennum LLP and a Conciliation Court referee in Dakota County.

Ellen Bendewald | Research Analyst, State Court Administrator's Office

Ellen Bendewald is a Research Analyst at the State Court Administrator’s Office. She was previously a performance analyst at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development..

Materials:

Jury Race Data report, https://www.mncourts.gov/mncourtsgov/media/scao_library/CEJ/2020-2021-CEJ-Study-on-Jury-Race-Data-and-Recommendations.pdf

1993 Race Bias task force report, https://www.mncourts.gov/mncourtsgov/media/scao_library/CEJ/1993-Minnesota-Supreme-Court-Task-Force-on-Racial-Bias-in-the-Judicial-System-Final-Report.pdf

Race Bias task force update, https://www.mncourts.gov/mncourtsgov/media/scao_library/CEJ/Racial%20Fairness%20Committee/2019-Progress-Report-ON-1993-RACE-BIAS-TASK-FORCE-AND-RECOMMENDATIONS-UPDATED-4-29-19-WITH-APPENDICES.pdf

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit | Event Code: 460207

Cost:

HCBA Member:  $0
Non-HCBA Member:  $40
Law Student/New Admittee: Free 

 

Questions? Contact Erikka Ryan | eryan@mnbars.org

The HCBA 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 eryan@mnbars.org . Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

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DATE
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
TIME

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

VENUE
Zoom Webinar