State Law Library to host exhibit, panel discussion on the “Latino Legal Experience in Minnesota”
Exhibit open March 19-30; panel discussion to be held March 27
St. Paul, Minn. (February 28, 2018) – In March, the Minnesota State Law Library in St. Paul will host a traveling exhibit celebrating the successes and accomplishments of Latino professionals in Minnesota’s legal community, and recognizing legal struggles faced by the state’s Hispanic community. The exhibit, the “Latino Legal Experience in Minnesota,” will be available for free, self-guided tours at the Minnesota State Law Library from Monday, March 19, through Friday, March 30.
During the exhibition, the State Law Library will also host a panel discussion with several of the people who helped develop the “Latino Legal Experience in Minnesota” exhibit. The panel discussion, which will feature welcoming remarks from Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea, will be held on Tuesday, March 27, from Noon to 1:15 p.m. The discussion will be moderated by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Ann D. Montgomery, and will feature Minnesota Court of Appeals Judge Peter M. Reyes, Jr.; Ann Anaya of 3M, who previously served as an assistant U.S. attorney; and Assistant United States Attorney Lola Velazquez-Aguilu. The event will be held in Room 230 of the Minnesota Judicial Center in St. Paul, two floors above the State Law Library.
Following the panel discussion on March 27, visitors will be invited to the State Law Library to tour the “Latino Legal Experience in Minnesota” exhibit. Visitors to the Library may also view a 30-minute film titled, “Someone Like Me Can Do This,” created from eighteen unscripted conversations with members of the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association.
Both the exhibit and panel discussion are free and open to the public. The State Law Library has applied for one hour of Elimination of Bias CLE credit for the March 27 panel discussion.
The Minnesota State Law Library is located on the ground floor of the Minnesota Judicial Center at 25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in St. Paul. The Library is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The “Latino Legal Experience in Minnesota” exhibit is on loan from the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota.
About the Minnesota Judiciary
The Minnesota Judicial Branch is made up of 10 judicial districts with 293 district court judgeships, 19 Court of Appeals judges, and seven Supreme Court justices. The Judicial Branch is governed by the Judicial Council, which is chaired by Lorie S. Gildea, Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. The Minnesota Judicial Branch is mandated by the Minnesota Constitution to resolve disputes promptly and without delay. In 2017, there were nearly 1.3 million cases filed in district courts in Minnesota. For more information please visit www.mncourts.gov.
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