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    • 29 Mar 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Neon, 1007 West Broadway Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55411

    NEON is Having an Open House!

    Join us for an open house on Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

    While you're here, learn more about:

    • NEON programs and services
    • Co-working and private office spaces
    • How to volunteer and get involved with NEON
    • And more!

    Light refreshments will be served

    Please RSVP to Tina Thomas by Thursday, March 22, 2018

    1007 West Broadway Avenue 

    Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411




    • 04 Apr 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Thomson Reuters, 610 Opperman Drive, Eagan, MN 55123

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is just beginning to come into its own in its use by lawyers and within the legal industry.  Our Lawyering in the 21st Century session looks at the impact of AI and other new technologies on the legal profession. 

    In addition, hear from Thomson Reuters employees on how they are leveraging their law degrees and legal know-how in areas such as editorial, product development, marketing and sales to revolutionize the legal industry.

    April 4, 2018

    5:00 -7:30p.m.

    Thomson Reuters 
    610 Opperman Drive
    Eagan, MN 55122

    Offered from 
    U of M Law School: 229 19th Avenue South (circle area loading zone)
    Mitchell Hamline School of Law: 875 Summit Avenue (lot at corner of Summit Avenue and Victoria Street)

    Available on-site at Thomson Reuters

    Pre-register online by Friday, March 30, 2018


    5:00pm:  Registration and networking begins along with complimentary hors d'oeuvres

    5:30pm:  Welcome and Keynote - Legal Innovation Meets AI - featuring Andy Martens, Global Head of Produce and Editorial; and Mike Dahn, Senior Vice President, Westlaw Product Management

    6:15pm:  Panel with Thomson Reuters employees - Diversity in Legal Careers

    7:00pm:  Networking along with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and refreshments



    At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters.  We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 45,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, ​evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and on their own. 

    Intrigued by a challenge as large and fascinating as the world itself? Come join us.

    To learn about what we offer, visit tr.com/careers

    • 05 Apr 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Robins Kaplan LLP, 800 LaSalle Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55402

    Please join the Federal Bar Association Newer Lawyer's Committee for a lively panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges encountered by three Twin Cities business leaders of color as they advanced in their respective careers.

    Gaye Adams-Massey, CEO of the YWCA of St. Paul
    Ben Omorogbe, VP and Associate Group General Counsel; and
    Kevin Warren, COO of the Minnesota Vikings

    Introductions by: Ruth L. Okediji, Jeremiah Smith, Jr.Professor of Law at Harvard Law School

    Moderated by: Sahr A. M. Brima, Associate at Robins Kaplan LLP

    Thursday, April 5, 2018
    5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Happy Hour and hors d'oeuvres
    6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Panel conversation and questions

    Click here to register.

    Robins Kaplan LLP
    800 LaSalle Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55402

    2.0 Elimination of Bias CLE credit applied for.

    If you have questions regarding this event or need to change the status of your RSVP, please contact Valerie Barber at VBarber@RobinsKaplan.com.

    FBA membership is not required to attend. If you need any accommodations please contact Ms. Barber at least 10 days before the event. 

    • 11 Apr 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • University of St. Thomas School of Law Atrium, 1100 LaSalle Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55409

    You are cordially invited to attend the 2018 Night of Distinction presented by the Black Law Students Association at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.  

    The Night of Distinction is an opportunity to discuss pertinent current issues that aect the communities we live in. The theme for this year is, "Crack v. Opioids: The Politics of Race and Addiction."

    The Honorable Judge Pamela Alexander of the Hennepin County Fourth Judicial District, is the keynote speaker. Judge Alexander has been a judge in Hennepin County since 1983. She has spent her career advocating for fairness for marginalized groups in the criminal justice system. During the "war on drugs" Judge Alexander continued to speak out against sentencing disparities of crack cocaine users vs power cocaine users.

    This year's theme will explore the "war on drugs" and the criminalized response to addicts of color, particularly Black people in comparison to the more recent Opioid crises which mainstream media and government has often depicted as an issue affecting the White community. Our keynote and panelists will explore said topic, in-depth.

    This will be an open and candid discussion on the influence of racial politics in discussions about drug crises, particularly pertaining to users of crack and opioids.

    In addition, there will be an awards ceremony for the St. Thomas Faculty of the Year, Community Organization of the Year, and Judge/Attorney of the Year. There will also be a performance along with a catered dinner.

    The program is free and open to the public.

    Pending approval for a continuing legal education (CLE) credit.

    Click here to register.

    We look forward to seeing you at the event.


    University of St. Thomas School of Law Black Law Students Association

    • 12 Apr 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Loews Hotel Minneapolis, 601 North 1st Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403

    Join us! To mark his retirement from the Minnesota Supreme Court in 2015, Alan Page launched an initiative to build awareness of ethics and the elimination of bias in the law, matters that will shape our legal community now and in the future.  The 3rd annual Justice Alan Page Elimination of Bias CLE Seminar will address the experience of women lawyers in Minnesota in response to workplace harassment in the #MeToo environment, promoting a more respectful/equitable workplace, and what lies beyond liability and professional ethics around harassment. 

    Speakers: Alan Page, Amy Kern and Robert Zeglovitch of KZ Workplace Investigations and Training, Susan Humiston, Director of Minnesota Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility, and Kristyn Anderson, General Counsel and Enterprise Employment Law Counsel for Minnesota Management & Budget.

    Thursday, April 12th, 2018
    8 am Breakfast, 9 - 11:30am Seminar
    Loews Hotel Minneapolis

    601 N 1st Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

    Early Bird $125 (Ends March 17th) | Regular $150
    Government, Non-Profit, Non-Practicing Attorney $125
    Law Clerks and Other Professionals $100

    Contact us for Group Rates: 612.332.0406

    For more information and tickets visit www.page-ed.org

    Click HERE to purchase tickets

    Gina Mortenson
    Events Coordinator 
    Page Education Foundation
    Mailing Address: PO Box 58125, Minneapolis, MN 55458
    Office Address: 901 N 3rd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401
    Ph: 612-332-0406 | Fax: 612-332-0403

    Proceeds from the seminar benefit the Page Education Foundation which provides scholarships to Minnesota students of color pursuing their dreams of post-secondary education.  Your attendance ensures future diversity in our legal community.  The Page Education Foundation is seeking 1.5 hours of elimination of bias or general CLE credit (MN) and .5 hr. of ethics credit for the program.  


Past events

13 Mar 2018 Leadership in the Bar, Profession and Community: An opportunity and an obligation
08 Mar 2018 Minority Judges Reception
24 Feb 2018 The Scott Collection Publication Celebration
22 Feb 2018 MABL General Membership Meeting
21 Feb 2018 MN Affinity Bar Legal Career & Networking Symposium - 2nd Annual
20 Feb 2018 The Scott Collection: Minnesota's Black Community in the '50s, '60s, and '70s
16 Feb 2018 Race on the Brain: What Implicit Bias Gets Wrong About the Struggle for Racial Justice
13 Feb 2018 Bloomington Human Rights Commission - Never Caught: The Washington's Relentless Pursuit of their Runaway Slave Ona Judge
08 Feb 2018 Federal Bar Association 2018 Law Student Reception
23 Jan 2018 4th Annual FBA Diversity Bar Meet & Greet
14 Dec 2017 MABL Holiday Happy Hour
11 Nov 2017 2017 MABL Foundation Scholarship Gala
02 Nov 2017 2017 Multicultural Bar Reception
12 Oct 2017 Economic Espionage & National Security: Bias in The Criminal Justice System?
03 Oct 2017 3rd Annual Women of Color in the Law Forum:  Lifting As We Climb
23 Sep 2017 Law Student Welcome Soiree
20 Sep 2017 Getting Gritty CLE: Using Grit and Growth Mindset to Encourage, Support, and Build Diversity Within Your Legal Practice
12 Aug 2017 MABL Annual Summer Picnic
21 Jul 2017 Open House in Celebration of Senior U.S. District Court Judge Michael J. Davis's 70th Birthday
15 Jul 2017 Legislating Equity: Making a Community Action Plan - Members Only Event
15 Jun 2017 Advocates for Human Rights Awards Dinner
15 Jun 2017 MABL Annual Meeting
09 Jun 2017 MABL Inaugural Law Student Summer Cookout
10 May 2017 Legislating Equity A Focus on Economic Development
29 Mar 2017 Legislating Equity, the Intersection between Law and Policy: A Focus on Health
21 Mar 2017 Minnesota Affinity Bar Law Student Job Symposium: This Summer and Beyond
16 Mar 2017 Twin Cities Black Employee Network March Madness Event
16 Mar 2017 Race and the Justice System: Tools for Engaging in Constructive Conversations
09 Mar 2017 Celebration of Minority Judges
07 Mar 2017 Roundtable Follow up "A Focus on Housing"
04 Mar 2017 Books for Africa - Volunteer With MABL
23 Feb 2017 Minnesota Legislative Update
22 Feb 2017 Legislating Equity, the Intersection between Law and Policy: A Focus on Housing
16 Feb 2017 MABL General Membership Meeting
16 Feb 2017 Avoiding Common Ethics Problems - Ethics CLE
11 Feb 2017 Black History Month Event: Planting People Growing Justice - Barnes and Noble Book Fair
19 Jan 2017 Diversity Bar Meet & Greet | Federal Bar Association (MN)
19 Jan 2017 Race and the Justice System: Tools for Engaging in Constructive Conversations
18 Jan 2017 Eliminating the Gavel Gap: Increasing Judicial Diversity in Minnesota
10 Dec 2016 MABL Judicial Workshop
08 Dec 2016 Affinity Bar Board Dinner (limited to board members of invited affiliate bar associations)
08 Dec 2016 Race and the Justice System: Tools for Engaging in Constructive Conversations
07 Dec 2016 Roundtable Discussion Follow Up To A Focus on Education
17 Nov 2016 Legislating Equity: A Focus on Education
12 Nov 2016 2016 MABL Foundation Scholarship Gala
07 Nov 2016 Federal District Court Opening: Learn about the process
02 Nov 2016 Between the World and Me
29 Oct 2016 Minnesota Career Fair
25 Oct 2016 Federal Bar Association Minnesota Chapter's Vintage and Newer Lawyers Event
25 Oct 2016 Promoting Systemic Change: Learning to lobby policymakers to address disparities in communities of color
22 Oct 2016 Fourth Annual Monster Mash
20 Oct 2016 MABL Fall General Membership Meeting
20 Oct 2016 Race, Policing, and Justice: A Community Dialogue on Inequities, Issues, and Impact
18 Oct 2016 People of Color Career Fair
13 Oct 2016 MWL Seminar: Which Shoe Fits? Legal Career Transitions on October 13, 2016
13 Oct 2016 Ujamaa Place Transformation Breakfast
28 Sep 2016 Diversity in the Practice of Law: Effecting Change in the Private, Public, and Non-Profit Sectors
26 Sep 2016 Why Diversity in the Judiciary Matters
17 Sep 2016 Welcome to Minneapolis - MABL Law Student Welcome Soirée
16 Sep 2016 New and Returning Students of Color and International Students Reception
20 Aug 2016 MABL Annual Summer Picnic
26 Jul 2016 American Denial-Presented by MABL and ACS
20 Jul 2016 Between the World and Me (A Bench and Bar Discussion)
24 Jun 2016 Reception for Justice Natalie Hudson
21 Jun 2016 2nd Annual Women of Color in the Law Forum: Lifting As We Climb
16 Jun 2016 MABL General Meeting
15 Jun 2016 Civil Rights: The March Continues
08 Jun 2016 How to Be An Effective Summer Intern (Panel and Mixer)
07 Apr 2016 Demystifying the World of Estate Planning: Issues and Practical Considerations
17 Mar 2016 MABL General Membership Meeting
09 Mar 2016 Open Doors To Federal Courts Orientation
09 Mar 2016 Volunteers for Open Doors to Federal Courts Program
05 Mar 2016 Books for Africa - Volunteer With MABL
01 Mar 2016 Celebration of Minority Judges Reception
25 Feb 2016 9th Midwest Conference on Interpersonal Violence & Abuse
24 Feb 2016 Affirmative Action in Danger this Supreme Court Term
24 Feb 2016 Black History Month CLE: Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin
17 Feb 2016 Strengthening the Pipeline: Importance of Judicial Clerkships
02 Feb 2016 Step Up Acheive Partners Breakfast
19 Jan 2016 A Happy Hour with Retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page
08 Jan 2016 Member Holiday Happy Hour
14 Nov 2015 MABL Foundation 20th Anniversary Scholarship Gala
24 Oct 2015 Third Annual Monster Mash
15 Oct 2015 General Membership Meeting

Meet mabl


President: Michael Essien
Vice President: Amran Farah
Secretary: Michelle Hatcher
Treasurer: Angela Porter
At-Large Directors:  
Camille Bryant 
Adine S. Momoh 
Gloria Stamps-Smith 
Ivory Umanah 
Johannes Widmalm-Delphonse

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