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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 15, 2024Contact: Claire Lancasterclaire.lancaster@state.mn.us651-219-2975 Commission on Judicial Selection Opens Application Process for Vacancies in the Seventh Judicial District [ST. PAUL, MN] – Today, the Commission on Judicial Selection announced two vacancies in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District. One of the vacancies occurred upon the elevation of the Honorable Sarah E. Hennesy to the

CBA TV has a brand new “You and the Law” episode available on YouTube that examines free speech on college campuses regarding the Israel-Palestine conflict.

The episode provides an overview of First Amendment issues regarding Israel-Palestine on college campuses and beyond, and explores how free speech serves the rule of law, democracy, learning and social

By: Hannah Werner

Last year, American Bar Association’s Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar began modifying the accreditation process to allow for law schools that are entirely online. Though there are few accredited online law schools, they all are accompanied by a physical campus. With this change, schools would

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2024Contact: Claire Lancaster claire.lancaster@state.mn.us651-219-2975Governor Walz Appoints Veena Iyer and Jennifer Verdeja to Fill Second Judicial District Vacancies [ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today announced the appointments of Veena Iyer and Jennifer Verdeja as District Court Judges in Minnesota’s Second Judicial District. Iyer will be replacing the Honorable JaPaul J.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 2024 Claire Lancaster claire.lancaster@state.mn.us  651-219-2975 Commission on Judicial Selection Recommends First Judicial District Candidates to Governor Walz [ST. PAUL, MN] – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that it is recommending three candidates for consideration to fill a vacancy in Minnesota’s First Judicial District. The vacancy occurred upon the retirement of the

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:May 3, 2024Contact: Claire Lancasterclaire.lancaster@state.mn.us 651-219-2975Governor Walz Appoints Karl Schmidt to Fill Seventh Judicial District Vacancy [ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today announced the appointment of Karl Schmidt as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District. Schmidt will be replacing the Honorable Michael S. Jesse and will be chambered in

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 2, 2024Claire Lancaster claire.lancaster@state.mn.us  651-219-2975 Commission on Judicial Selection Recommends Third Judicial District Candidates to Governor Walz [ST.
PAUL, MN] – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that
it is recommending five candidates for consideration to fill two
vacancies in Minnesota’s Third Judicial District. The vacancies will
occur upon the retirement of the

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:April 30, 2024Contact: Claire Lancasterclaire.lancaster@state.mn.us 651-219-2975Governor Walz Appoints Elizabeth Bentley to the Minnesota Court of Appeals [ST.
PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan
today announced the appointment of Elizabeth Bentley to an at-large seat
on the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Bentley will fill the vacancy that
will occur

FOR FURTHER INFORMATIONAnn Glynn: 312-554-2012 or aglynn@chicagobar.org 

The CBA’s Alliance for Women is presenting their annual awards that recognize outstanding women lawyers who have significantly contributed to the advancement of women in the legal profession or other areas, and whose careers exemplify the highest level of professional achievement, ethics, and excellence.

The Founder’s Award, given