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The MSBA's Women in the Legal Profession Committee Presents:


"2012 SAGE Roundtable: What Private Practice Can Learn from Corporate and Public Legal Employers"

The Women in the Legal Profession Committee and the Diversity Committee recently surveyed over 1,000 attorneys and legal employers across Minnesota about the state of gender equity diversity in the legal profession and published our findings in the 2011 SAGE Report: Self-Audit for Gender Equity and Diversity, which is available online at: The Report found that in terms of gender equity and diversity, non-law firm legal employers continue to outperform law firm employers in nearly every category. This roundtable is intended to offer an open forum to discuss what non-law firm employers have been doing to promote and support women attorneys within their workplaces, what law firms can learn from their public-sector and corporate counterparts, and what next steps need to be taken to continue the advancement of women lawyers within Minnesota’s legal community.


Ashley Wenger, former Co-Chair of the MSBA Women in the Legal Profession Committee and Associate at Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC


Jim Rowader, Vice President, General Counsel Employee and Labor Relations at Target

Liz Cutter, Senior Assistant Hennepin County Attorney in the Violent Crimes Division

Susan Gaertner, former Ramsey County Attorney and now a Principal at Gray Plant Mooty

1 hour of Elimination of Bias CLE credit approved
Event Code: 172121



Date:   Thursday, September 27, 2012
Time:   12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Minnesota State Bar Association
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380
Minneapolis, MN 55402 

Cost: FREE! Lunch will be provided.

Teleconferencing is available. Please note this on your registration or contact Tram Nguyen by September 25 if you would like to participate via teleconference. Instructions on how to access the teleconference will be emailed on or before September 26.