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Eliminating the Gavel Gap: Increasing Judicial Diversity in Minnesota

  • 18 Jan 2017
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P 100 Washington Avenue South Mill City Room - 4th Floor Minneapolis, MN 55401
For the first time, researchers  have gathered data on the demographics of state court judges in all 50 states. They found troubling differences between the race and gender composition of the courts and the communities they serve. We call this disparity The Gavel Gap.

Join the Minneapolis-St. Paul Lawyer Chapter,Hispanic Bar Association, Lavender Bar Association, Ramsey County Bar Association, ACLU and panelists as we discuss the Gavel Gap report, why judicial diversity matters, things to consider before becoming a judge, and how to apply to be a judge.


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Judge Peter Reyes
Minnesota Court of Appeals

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Judge Nicole Starr
Ramsey County District Court

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Judge Tanya Bransford
Hennepin County District Court

Lidya Makonnen,
Appointments Coordinator, Office of Governor Mark Dayton

Cumah Blake,
Counsel, Office of Governor Mark Dayton

Moderated by: 

Saraswati Singh
Office of the Minnesota Attorney General

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Introduce a friend or colleague to ACS by inviting them to join you at this event!

The happy hour begins at 5 pm, the panel discussion starts at 5:30, and the closing reception begins at 6:30 pm. 

Drinks, appetizers, and parking validation will be provided. 
1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE credit pending.

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