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Outlaws 2020: Advancing International LGBTQ2+ Access to Justice 

This June, the Thomson Reuters Institute is proud to announce Outlaws 2020, a virtual thought leadership summit focused on LGBTQ2+ public interest and civil rights. This year’s program is presented as a series of eight discrete webinars coalescing behind a central theme of Seeking International LGBTQ2+ Access to Justice We invite you to join us – all webinars are free of charge!  Can’t attend every session? Register anyway and receive on-demand access upon completion of each webinar.


Details for the first seminar along with links to other seminars throughout the summer, are available HERE.


Continuing to Heal with Intent: Lessons Learned


On Thursday, July 9 at 9:00 a.m., Abdul Omari and Jamil Stamschror-Lott will be offering one final program to wrap up the Healing with Intent sessions, offer a few lesson learned and next steps to continue the healing process. This program is open to all legal professionals.


Following the tragic killing of George Floyd, Twin Cities Diversity in Practice created a space for people to come together to acknowledge the trauma and grief in our community. In partnership with our legal community, TCDIP offered 12 sessions with trained facilitators, Abdul M. Omari, PhD and Jamil Stamschror-Lott, including sessions specifically for Black and other people of color.  


In this session, Jamil Stamshror-Lott and Dr. Abdul Omari will share the lessons learned from careful listening and dialogue during the Healing with Intent sessions, including how to address the ongoing grief and emotions that are running through our legal community.  There's a great deal of racial justice work and change that needs to happen in the Twin Cities. This will take sustained dialogue, healing and attention from all members of our community. 


Find out more and register at this link!


Suffrage, Struggle and Striding Ahead: Where We've Been Since the 19th Amendment, Where We're Going, and How to Get There

Join Dahlia Lithwick and other leading voices in the in the legal profession for a discussion on the 100th anniversary of the right to vote, the status of women’s rights under the law, the struggles undertaken to get where we are, and the ongoing journey ahead from 12:40-2:10pm CST on Thursday, July 16, 2020.  For more information about this seminar as well as the complete NAWL Annual meeting, visit the event page HERE.



OnRamp Fellowship

We are thrilled to make Minnesota Women Lawyers aware of an innovative initiative in the legal profession called the OnRamp Fellowship. The Fellowship helps place experienced women lawyers who have taken a break from practicing law in year-long, paid fellowships in law firms and legal departments. This re-entry platform gives returning women lawyers a chance to broaden their legal experience, skills, and contacts while demonstrating their tremendous value in the marketplace. 


Please see below for more information on the positions available, eligibility requirements, and benefits to the women lawyers who participate. If anyone you know is interested, please direct them to All open positions are listed here.


Program Eligibility:

Women lawyers who have at least three years of legal experience and have taken a hiatus from the practice of law for two or more years are eligible to apply.  Applicants to law firms need to be licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction where they plan to apply for a Fellowship; applicants to legal department positions may be licensed in any U.S. jurisdiction.  This re-entry program is for women lawyers who are currently unemployed as well as those who are working in temporary/contract jobs or in non-legal jobs due to the barriers faced when attempting to re-enter the legal profession after a hiatus from practicing law.


Benefits to Participating Women Lawyers:

•    A paid, one-year training contract with a top law firm or legal department to gain additional legal experience, skills, and contacts;

•    Unlimited, free access to online continuing legal education (CLE) courses

•    Training by specialists in negotiations, leadership, oral advocacy, project management, and business development; and

•    Individualized counseling from experienced legal career coaches. 





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