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2016 Diversity Seminar Recap

Tuesday, June 14, 2016   (0 Comments)
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This year’s event had over 100 people attend and earn their elimination of bias credit. The program featured two panels and a keynote address. Our first panel consisted of general counsel and in-house insurance attorneys Ann Anaya (Sr. Litigation Counsel - 3M), Amanda Daeges (VP & Sr. Counsel - US Bank), Angelita Hernandez (Sr. Counsel - Target Corp.), Peter Glass (Assistant General Counsel - Xcel Energy), and Kenya Bodden (Progressive Insurance), who discussed the industry expectations for increasing diversity and why diversity matters to clients. Our second panel consisted of several judges and educators who discussed institutional barriers to diversity in the legal profession and the diversity pipeline. The panel consisted of the honorable Michael Browne (Hennepin County District Court), the honorable Kevin Ross (Minnesota Court of Appeals), Val Jensen (Twin Cities Diversity in Practice), and Ann Moelk (Assistant Dean for Student Affairs & Student Life at Mitchell-Hamline School of Law). Our keynote speaker was Michelle Miller, Vice President and Chief Counsel, Employment Law at Medtronic, Inc. She discussed how to move beyond mentoring to sponsorship and also highlighted some law firm/legal employer diversity initiatives and efforts that work.


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