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MWL 2016 Conference for Women in the Law

Sunday, February 7, 2016  


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Minnesota Women Lawyers is pleased to announce The 2016 MWL Conference for Women in the Law, to be held on Friday, April 15th, at the Radisson Blu Hotel in downtown Minneapolis.

The goal of the 2016 MWL Conference for Women in the Law is to collaborate across MWL's statewide community, providing high-value programming of interest to our diverse membership, and creating meaningful networking opportunities, all in the effort to advance MWL's mission.


Attention Twitter Users:  Help Us Get The Word Out About the MWL Conference and Enter To Win!

To encourage MWL members and friends to get the word out about the 2016 Conference, MWL is excited to announce its first Twitter contest!  Each Twitter post between today and 3:15 p.m. on the day of the Conference that includes the tag #MWLConference will receive one entry into a drawing for a $50 Juut Salon gift card.  The drawing will be held at the Conference closing reception on Friday, April 15, 2016.  Participants do not need to be present to win, so please participate even if you can’t make it to the Conference.  Business Twitter accounts are welcome to join in the contest; if a business account is drawn MWL will contact the entity through Twitter to obtain the name of the appropriate person to receive the prize. Help us get the word out about the upcoming 2016 MWL Annual Conference and enter to win a great prize!


The MWL Conference will be highlighted by keynote presenter Linda Hirshman, author of "Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World."  The MWL Conference will also feature a full day of programming, geared towards the diverse practice areas and experience levels represented by MWL's membership.  The full program agenda is available HERE.

MWL is also honored to welcome Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lori Gildea, Justice Natalie Hudson and Justice-designee Margaret Chutich for "Leading the Way," an informal "armchair conversation."   Join us to learn how our own judicial leaders are making an impact, right here in Minnesota.  Special thanks to Trisha Volpe of Barnes & Thornburg, for facilitating the discussion.


CLE credits have been applied for, including both an ethics and elimination of bias credits. Final credits received will be based on actual sessions attended.  (Credits have been approved, as listed on the program agenda. Event code #217889).  


MWL's 44th Annual Meeting will also be held over the lunch hour on April 15th. Registration for the MWL Conference includes a ticket to the MWL Annual Meeting luncheon. MWL Annual Meeting tickets may also be purchased separately HERE.


Not an MWL member? Join today and receive a membership discount on Conference registration! Memberships will expire on June 30, 2017.


MWL Conference registration is available HERE. Please RSVP By Monday, April 11th, 2016. Early registration is encouraged, as space is limited.

MWL extends a special thanks to its 
2016 Partners. Their strong support helps make the 2016 MWL Conference for Women in the Law possible. 

For more information about the MWL Conference, please contact MWL Executive Director Debra Pexa (612-338-3205 or



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