January 27, 2020

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm, Central Time

ACS Minneapolis-St. Paul: Minnesota Judicial Selection Process: Challenges Facing Applicants of Color and Strategies for Success

Bassford Remele PA, Minneapolis, MN

Join the ACS Minneapolis-St. Paul Lawyer Chapter and the Judicial Selection Committee of the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers for a panel discussion exploring Minnesota’s judicial selection.

This event is designed to introduce the attendees to the basic judicial application process and the challenges they may face in seeking appointment. The discussion is also intended to facilitate discourse relating to various ways in which Black and other applicants of color are likely to be “judged” differently and will provide tips and strategies to enable these applicants to prepare for and hopefully succeed during the judicial selection process.

Do not miss this unique opportunity to hear from individuals with a depth and breadth of knowledge on this timely and important topic!



Hon. Michael E. Burns, District Judge, Fourth Judicial District of Minnesota

Hon. Dannia L. Edwards, District Judge, First Judicial District of Minnesota

Hon. Michelle A. Hatcher, District Judge, Fourth Judicial District of Minnesota

Carl L. Dennis, Associate Director of Appointments, Office of Minnesota Governor Tim Walz & Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan



Hon. Lyonel Norris, Senior Judge, Minnesota State Judiciary

1.5 hours of CLE credit (Elimination of Bias) are available for this event.

Please note that attendees can either attend in-person or via teleconference.