Notre Dame Lawyers Association of Minnesota CLE Event


Location: Faegre Baker Daniels, 2200 Wells Fargo Center, 90 S. Seventh Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Making the System Work: Addressing Biases and Barriers to Justice in Our Criminal Justice System

Please join us for a seminar on bias and other challenges in the U.S. criminal justice system, an Ethics CLE event hosted by Faegre Baker Daniels and the Notre Dame Lawyers Association of Minnesota.

Working in the criminal justice system presents a number of challenges — particularly for professionals who work closely with criminal defendants and the wrongfully convicted. In this seminar, Steven Kaplan, counsel with Minneapolis firm Fredrikson & Byron P.A., will present on the ongoing work of the Innocence Project as the organization enters its 25th year working to exonerate the wrongly convicted. Following the presentation, Steve will participate in a broader discussion of the criminal justice system in a panel featuring:

  • Jeffrey J. Keyes, recently retired magistrate judge for the United States Court for the District of Minnesota (Notre Dame B.A. ’68).
  • Rev. David T. Link, Dean Emeritus of Notre Dame Law School, founding Dean of St. Thomas School of Law, and current prison chaplain (Notre Dame B.A. ’58, J.D ’61).

FaegreBD associates Lauren Steinhaeuser and Patrick Bottini will serve as moderators as the panelists draw from their unique experiences with criminal defendants to discuss the biases and ethical challenges that prosecutors, judges and defense lawyers face in our criminal justice system. In particular, the panel will focus on the issues of wrongful conviction, sentencing and sentence modification.

A Q&A session and reception will follow. There is no fee to participate.

To register, click here.