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From left to right: Tracy Smith, deputy general counsel for the University of Minnesota, panelist; Vildan Teske, of Teske, Micko, Katz, Kitzer & Rochel, co-moderator; Professor Anthony Winer,  William Mitchell College of Law, panelist; Val Jensen, executive director of Twin Cities Diversity in Practice, panelist; Dr. Luiza Dreasher, assistant dean and director of the Office of Multicultural and International Inclusion at the William Mitchell College of Law, panelist; Katherine Barrett Wiik, of Robins Kaplan, co-moderator; and Hon. Tony N. Leung, co-chair of the Diversity Committee, who gave welcoming remarks. (Submitted photo)
From left to right: Tracy Smith, deputy general counsel for the University of Minnesota, panelist; Vildan Teske, of Teske, Micko, Katz, Kitzer & Rochel, co-moderator; Professor Anthony Winer, William Mitchell College of Law, panelist; Val Jensen, executive director of Twin Cities Diversity in Practice, panelist; Dr. Luiza Dreasher, assistant dean and director of the Office of Multicultural and International Inclusion at the William Mitchell College of Law, panelist; Katherine Barrett Wiik, of Robins Kaplan, co-moderator; and Hon. Tony N. Leung, co-chair of the Diversity Committee, who gave welcoming remarks. (Submitted photo)

FBA: Working on the diversity pipeline

Bar Buzz just caught up with the Federal Bar Association’s doings, including the Diversity Committee’s recent CLE, “Cultivating a Diverse Pipeline of New Lawyers in Uncertain Legal Times.”

The seminar at the Radison Blu in downtown Minneapolis focused on the challenges, obstacles, and successes in cultivating a pipeline of diverse lawyers. The discussion began with remarks from Magistrate Judge Tony N. Leung, co-chair of the Diversity Committee. The event was planned and moderated by Katie Barrett Wiik and Vildan Teske.

The panel of speakers included Valerie Jensen, executive director of Twin Cities Diversity in Practice; Anthony Winer, professor of law at William Mitchell College of Law; Tracy M. Smith, deputy general counsel for the University of Minnesota; and Dr. Luiza Dreasher, assistant dean and director of the Office of Multicultural and International Inclusion at William Mitchell College of Law.

Coming up for the FBA is the Asian Pacific Legal Experience in America Exhibit, opening on May 20 with an event at 4:30 p.m. in the atrium of the courthouse.  Additionally, the Federal Judges’ Dinner Dance will be on May 16 at the Minikahda Club.

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