April 23, 2021

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Central Time

ACS Minneapolis-St. Paul: Derek Chauvin Trial Discussion Part 3

Please join the ACS Minneapolis-St. Paul Lawyer Chapter, the Mitchell Hamline School of Law, the University of Minnesota Law School, and the University of St. Thomas School of Law ACS Student Chapters, the Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association, the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers, the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association, the Minnesota Lavender Bar Association, and the Somali American Bar Association for our final discussion regarding the Derek Chauvin Trial. This discussion will focus on the defense's case, the closing arguments, and the verdict.

Introductions by:

Amanda Diedrich, Vice President and Business Strategy Manager, U.S. Bank; Member, ACS Minneapolis-St. Paul Lawyer Chapter Board of Directors


A.L. Brown, Attorney, Capitol City Law Group, LLC

Mark Osler, Professor and Robert and Marion Short Distinguished Chair in Law, University of St. Thomas School of Law

Rasheen Tillman, Attorney, Tillman Law Firm

Moderated by:

Saraswati Singh, Assistant County Attorney, Ramsey County Attorney's Office; Member, ACS Minneapolis-St. Paul Lawyer Chapter Board of Directors, ACS Next Generation Leader

This event has been approved for 1.0 hour of CLE credit. The CLE code is: 359318.


Speaker Bios:


A.L. Brown. Mr. Brown is an Attorney at Capitol City Law Group, LLC and an experienced trial lawyer with experience in both federal and state court, including prior service as a law clerk to a federal judge. Mr. Brown is Chairman of the St. Paul Human Rights Commission, Co-Chairman of the Innocence Project of Minnesota, and member of the Executive Board of the Minnesota State Bard Association. Mr. Brown’s extensive knowledge on the criminal justice system and his zealous representation of his clients will provide for a very insightful and thought-provoking discussion for our Chauvin Trial Discussion Series.


Professor Mark Osler. Professor Osler is a Professor and Robert and Marion Short Distinguished Chair in Law at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. Professor Osler advocates for sentencing and clemency policies rooted in principles of human dignity. Professor Osler's writing on clemency, sentencing and narcotics policy has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, and in law journals at Harvard, Stanford, the University of Chicago, Northwestern, Georgetown, Ohio State, UNC, William and Mary and Rutgers. His University of Chicago Law Review article (with Rachel Barkow) was highlighted in a lead editorial in The New York Times, in which the Times' Editorial Board expressly embraced Barkow and Osler's argument for clemency reform. He is also the sole author of a new casebook, Contemporary Criminal Law (West, 2018). His extensive work as a federal prosecutor, coupled with his vast research and focus on sentencing policies, will allow Professor Osler to be a great addition to the Chauvin Trial Discussion Series.


Rasheen Tillman. Ms. Tillman is an experienced Minnesota attorney, focusing her practice on criminal defense and general litigation. Mr. Tillman owns her own law firm, Tillman Law Firm, in Minneapolis. Ms. Tillmans’ vast experience in the courtroom and representing individuals across Minnesota in the areas of criminal law, including felony and misdemeanor crimes, has helped to develop a strong understanding of the criminal justice system. She brings ample insight into the trial process, including the jury selection process, and we look forward to her insightful comments during week 1 of Chauvin Trial Discussion Series.