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2023 Indian Law Conference

2023 Indian Law Conference

Co-Sponsored by the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association and Minnesota CLE

Attend in Person – Friday May 5, 2023 

Can’t Attend Live? View the Online Replay on Wednesday, May 31, 2023.


Empowering Attorneys, Advocates and Tribal Leaders
National and local experts provide the latest updates and guidance on legal and policy developments affecting Indian tribes, tribal businesses, tribal members and Indian lawyers.

Featuring 4 Special Guest Speakers

Nikki Borchardt Campbell
National American Indian Court Judges Association
Boulder, Colorado

Kathryn (Kate) E. Fort
Michigan State University College of Law
East Lansing, Michigan

Michael Hoenig
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
Washington, D.C.

Leonard R. Powell
Jenner & Block LLP
Washington, D.C.



MN-CBAC Data Reveal

Thank you to everyone who turned out for the Minnesota Coalition of Bar Associations of Color: 2022 Data Reveal

Earlier this month, the Minnesota Coalition of Bar Associations of Color shared their annual Diversity and Inclusion Data. MN-CBAC analyzed data from law firms and corporate legal departments in the Twin Cities and shared an in-depth analysis of where the Twin Cities legal community stands.

Key highlights include:

  • Law firms in the Twin Cities area have a median 10% representation of minority racial and ethnic groups, falling significantly behind the Bureau of Labor Statistics national median of 17% minority racial and ethnic group representation at law firms.
  • Corporations in the Twin Cities are slightly ahead of the national BLS median, with 18.5% minority racial and ethnic representation.
  • MN-CBAC included public interest attorneys for the first time this year – the median for minority racial and ethnic representation at public organizations in the Twin Cities is slightly behind the national BLS average at 16.5%.
  • At corporations in the Twin Cities, when broken out among racial categories, Asian attorneys are the only category where Twin Cities corporations surpass the national average as measured by the BLS (4.7% national average; 6.3% in the Twin Cities).

The final report can be accessed here: MN CBAC – 2022 Data Reveal

MN-CBAC was formed in 2020 by members of the Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association, Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers and the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association.