Race and Criminal Law in Ramsey County

When:  Oct 12, 2021 from 12:00 to 13:00 (CT)

Hear from a diverse panel including a prosecutor, public defender, district court judge, and probation officer about how race affects different aspects of criminal law: ranging from charging to plea negotiations, to trial, sentencing, and post-conviction community integration. Panelists will address statistical trends and how they see them play out in the streets in the wake of reform and reevaluation of policing, in the courtroom, and on probation. The presentation will conclude with a candid, vulnerable acknowledgement of the panelists’ own implicit bias and a discussion of skills they have honed to help them address them and become stronger stewards of racial and community justice.

Presenters:
Isaiah Ellison | Assistant Ramsey County Attorney

Greg Egan Ramsey | Assistant Ramsey County Public Defender

Hon. Elena Ostby | Ramsey County District Court Judge

Malissa McCrea | Ramsey County Probation Officer

Moderator: Racey Rodney | RCBA Diversity Committee Member

CLE Credits:
1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit | Event Code: 412141

Cost:
RCBA Member: $10
Non-RCBA Member:  $25
Law Student/New Admittee: $0

Deadline to register: October 10, 2021

Remote Participation: Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

Payments: Due to the pandemic, accounting staff have limited access to the office making the processing of checks difficult. We request that you register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you need assistance, please contact the program manager.  If you must pay by check, please use this registration form.

Cancellations: Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.

Accomodations: The RCBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager. Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager: Erikka Ryan | eryan@mnbars.org | 612-278-6321