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Friday, March 13, 2020  
Posted by: Debra Pexa

UPDATE Posted March 18, 2020:


Regarding the 2020 MWL Conference for Women in the Law:

Minnesota Women Lawyers’  leadership has been closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 circumstances over these last weeks and has made the decision to cancel the 2020 MWL Conference for Women in the Law, along with MWL's 48th Annual Meeting, both scheduled for April 24th, 2020


Based on the latest guidance from public health officials, it became clear to us that cancellation was the right course of action.  This difficult decision was made out of deep concern for the health and well-being of our attendees, staff, stakeholders, and our communities. 


Please Note: For those who have submitted their registration for the 2020 MWL Conference or MWL's 48th Annual Meeting, we will process all refunds by next Friday, March 27th, 2020.  Refunds will utilize the same method by which payment was originally made, either via a credit card refund or returned check. 


In looking forward, we now turn our attention to exploring opportunities to offer alternative programming and networking in the months ahead.  We'll be pleased to share further details with you soon.   


Again, we thank you for your commitment to Minnesota Women Lawyers and its mission.  We're so grateful to the tremendous number of volunteers, speakers, sponsors and supporters who shared their time and expertise in planning the 2020 MWL Conference and 48th Annual Meeting.  Our sincere appreciation to you all. 


If you have any questions now or at any time, please feel free to contact us. 




Amy Taber                                                                                
19-20 President 


Debra Pexa
Executive Director  


Katie Gunaratne
Program & Projects Coordinator




UPDATE Posted March 18, 2020:


MWL Statement on COVID-19


Minnesota Women Lawyers is closely monitoring the developing situation surrounding COVID-19.  The health and safety of MWL members, guests and staff is our top priority.


For the time being, MWL meetings will be held remotely. Details related to specific meetings will be distributed to MWL leaders and participants as those dates approach. Information will also be posted on individual event and meeting pages here on the MWL website.


The following events have been changed:  

April 2nd:    CANCELLED: MWL Central Chapter CLE: Impact of Child Protection Matters
April 3rd:     REMOTE ONLY: MWL Solo/Small Firm Affinity Group Gathering

April 14th:   REMOTE ONLY: MWL Book Club
April 18th:   CANCELLED: Girl Scout Law Day


Visit specific event webpages for the most up-to-date information. Decisions related to all upcoming programming will be made and posted as soon as possible.  


Updates related to MWL Chapter activities will be posted as the information becomes available.

Feel free to contact MWL President Amy Taber ( or MWL Executive Director Debra Pexa ( with comments or questions.


 We appreciate your patience and understanding.





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