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Thursday, October 10, 2019
Minneapolis Institute of Art

5-6:30 pm – Registration/Social Hour, Cocktails
6:30-7:30 pm – Awards Ceremony & Dinner

The 3rd annual Minnesota Lawyer-Diversity & Inclusion Awards honor those in the legal profession that go above and beyond in their efforts to create a more diverse and inclusionary community.


EVENT SPEAKER : ANN ANAYA, 3Mann-anaya-bio-insertfc-di-0238




Dayton Judicial Selection Team

Infinity Project

Sapientia Law Group PLLC


Traci Bransford

Stinson LLP


Ami ElShareif

Robins Kaplan LLP


Amran Farah

Greene Espel


Christopher W. Fowlkes

Barnes & Thornburg LLP


Mark Gordon

Mitchell Hamline School of Law


Judge JaPaul Harris

Second Judicial District


Cam Hoang

Dorsey & Whitney LLP


Irene Kao

League of Minnesota Cities


Ellie Krug

Human Inspiration Works, LLC


Inti Martínez-Alemán

Ceiba Forte Law Firm


Melissa Muro LaMere

Maslon LLP

Arleen A. Nand

Greenberg Traurig LLP


Roshan N. Rajkumar

Bowman and Brooke LLP


Aarik Robertson              


Jorge Saavedra F

Office of the Ramsey County Attorney


Surya Saxena

U.S. Attorney’s Office


Summra Shariff

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice


Lola Velazquez-Aguilu



Judge Wilhelmina M. Wright

District of Minnesota



Cornell  Moore 

Dorsey & Whitney LLP


Judge LaJune Thomas Lange

LTL International Leadership Institute

All Event Information: Kelsey Broadwell, 612-584-1534,


SPONSORSHIPS: Contact Bill Gaier, Publisher at 612-584-1537 to be a Sponsor!

Previous Honoree Quotes:

As one of Minnesota Lawyer’s 2017 Diversity & Inclusion honorees, Justice Alan Page, said then, “We can’t sit and wait. We have to do it. We’re not doing this to benefit only minorities. We all benefit from diversity.”

 “This Award has come to symbolize what so many Minnesota lawyers value in the diversity of our practice.” – Honoree Gloria Stamps-Smith, 2018

“For me, this award confirms that members of the broader legal community endorse and support current efforts to diversify the profession.”  – Honoree Faith Jackson, 2018

We know that being part of a diverse culture is important to us, to our judicial system and to our clients. We also know that such a culture doesn’t just happen—it must be watered and nurtured.