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WER June 2020 MWL Leadership Group News
Volume LXX, Issue IV

Published June 11, 2020

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PLEASE NOTE: All MWL events are remote via Zoom. Please see our event page for more details. 

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MWL CLE: The Right to Vote: Attorneys, Elections,
and Facilitating Our Democracy

MWL was pleased to present a CLE titled “The Right to Vote: Attorneys, Elections, and Facilitating Our Democracy” in February 2020. Katharine Tinnucci of MZA+Co, Bibi Black of the Minnesota Secretary of State Office and Nick Harper of League of Women Voters guided us through the unique opportunities attorneys can promote and protect the voting system for all Minnesotans including people of color, survivors of domestic violence, and other marginalized groups. Special thanks to our event host  Mitchell Hamline School of Law.


MWL Community Connections

In the wake of COVID-19 MWL recognized the need for members to stay connected with one another. In an effort to facilitate this connect, MWL launched "MWL Community Connections." In the months of April and May, MWL hosted virtual sessions where members could gather and talk about anything. These conversations have ranged from ways to connect with MWL, how to maintain emotional well-being during the pandemic, and many opportunities to laugh and smile together. MWL will continue to host Community Connections on a monthly basis through the next year. Please see future dates on our event page.


MWL Co-Hosts the Women of Color in the Law Forum

MWL was pleased to co-host the spring "Women of Color in the Law Forum" event in May 2020, in collaboration with Twin Cities Diversity in Practice. This event was a wonderful opportunity for women lawyers of color, indigenous women lawyers and allies for an evening of camaraderie, community and real discussion about careers and professional life virtually.

Jeena Cho, JC Law Group PC, provided a keynote presentation focused on the practice of mindfulness, which was followed by discussion circles. Special thanks to Twin Cities Diversity in Practice, and all of the affinity bar organizations who co-sponsored this fabulous event.


 MWL CLE: Resilience in Uncertain Times

MWL was pleased to present a CLE titled “Resilience in Uncertain Times” in May 2020. Kathleen Marron of The Marron Alliance, led us through a workshop to develop resilience. Participants had the opportunity to build key professional development skills that not only apply to the current challenging times, but to the whole of one’s legal career. Kathleen offered strategies for resilience and reducing stress, as well as tips for restoring confidence and increasing self-compassion. With these best practices, she will pose additional questions for deeper conversation. Participants also broke into small groups online, in order to share experiences, challenges, successes, perspectives, and learnings. Special thanks to Kathleen and The Marron Alliance for facilitating this event. 


Upcoming Events

A brief listing of upcoming events is available on the left column of this webpage. For a complete listing of upcoming MWL events, you can view the complete MWL calendar online HERE


Make the Most of Your Membership: Get Involved at MWL

MWL offers countless opportunities to gain leadership experience and expand your network, through active involvement on an MWL Committee, Affinity Group or Taskforce. 

Learn More HERE.

If you are interested, contact MWL's Program and Project Coordinator Katie Gunaratne ( to discuss specific volunteer opportunities.  

We can add you to a Committee or Affinity Group listserv, connect you with group leadership, and provide details about upcoming meetings or gatherings. Your involvement is welcome at any time throughout the year!

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