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Our community witnessed the killing of yet another Black man, Daunte Wright, at the hands of law enforcement on Sunday. This happened at a time when many are reliving the trauma of the brutal killing of George Floyd through the trial of Derek Chauvin. Countless other instances of interpersonal and structural racism experienced by our Black colleagues has caused and continues to cause immense suffering by BIPOC legal professionals, and particularly our Black colleagues. The…
Save the Date! June 14, 2021 9:00 – 1:00 AM CDT Understanding Our Duluth Lynchings: Racial Violence in America, and the Road to Justice and Reconciliation Featuring Bryan Stevenson Founder and Executive Director of Equal Justice Initiative Presented by the Collaborative Legal Community Coalition Other featured speakers and special guests include: U.S. District Court Judge Richard Gergel, District of South Carolina University of Baltimore School of Law Professor John Bessler Macalester College Professor Duchess Harris…
Post Authored By: Natalie Elizaroff Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) have recently come under spotlight and people are split between spending millions and wondering whether they are worth the investment. What are NFTs? To understand NFTs, you have to understand fungibility. Fungibility or fungible items are assets that can be interchanged at a fixed price point.[1] Bitcoins, dollars, and the like will all exchange at the same rate – so $100 will still be $100 (whether that…
Post Authored By: Laura Wibberley On January 13, 2021, at 3:00 am, the Illinois General Assembly passed House Bill 3360 without any hearing or public comments. HB 3360 imposed a 9% per annum prejudgment interest to be recovered by plaintiffs on all damages set forth in a judgment or verdict. This includes any action brought to recover damages for personal injuries or wrongful death asserting negligence, willful and wanton misconduct, intentional conduct, or strict liability.…
You may have watched the Oscar-nominated film about The Chicago 7, but we’ve got the inside scoop on one of the most pivotal trials of the century from two of the men who lived it: Assistant U.S. Attorney, Dick Schultz, who prosecuted the case and, John Froines, one of the last two living members of The Chicago 7. Host Jonathan Amarilio and co-host Jennifer Byrne Bland bring you the interviews in our epic 3-part series,…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:April 6, 2021Contact: Teddy Tschannteddy.tschann@state.mn.us651-402-8841  Governor Walz Appoints Charles Webber to Fill First Judicial District Vacancy [ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan today announced the appointment of Charles Webber as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s First Judicial District. Mr. Webber will be replacing the Honorable Rex D. Stacey and will be chambered in Shakopee in Scott County. “I am honored to appoint Mr. Webber to the…
By Jennifer L. Thompson The first time I tried to write this article, the deadline was March 2020. A year later, it’s probably fair to say that we all have a better understanding of what it’s like to feel your personal security and emotional well-being under siege on a continuing basis. In 2020 our society experienced a collective foreboding the likes of which we hadn’t felt in years—generations, really. We experienced, in other words, something…