A Call to Action - How Lawyers and Law Students Can Help Bring About Change for Marginalized Communities

Event Description

Online registration is closed. Email Abby Ward at award@mnbars.org to register

This program will feature a keynote address from Dr. Artika Tyner, a lawyer, educator, and the author of the award-winning book The Lawyer as Leader: How to Plant People and Grow Justice*. Dr. Tyner will discuss tangible ways lawyers and law students can use their legal skills to advocate for change in Black and other marginalized communities. After the keynote address, participants will move to breakout sessions where they will meet representatives from various local organizations engaged in assisting communities in need. Participants will learn how they can use their skills, position, and authority to assist these organizations. We hope participants will leave motivated and with concrete action items for how they can assist in bringing about change in our communities.
*Some participants will receive a free copy of the book The Lawyer as Leader: How to Plant People and Grow Justice

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Artika R. Tyner is a passionate educator, author, attorney, sought after speaker, and advocate for justice. At the University of St. Thomas School of Law, Dr. Tyner serves as the founding director of the Center on Race, Leadership and Social Justice. She is committed to training students to serve as social engineers who create new inroads to justice and freedom.

CLE Credits:

1.5 Standard CLE Credits | Event Code: 364022


Free for all attendees

Deadline to register: May 11, 2021 

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:
Abby Ward

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Thursday, May 13, 2021

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM