Training Showcases: Speakers

Showcase Speakers

The individuals listed in this section have participated with the Department of Human Rights in training showcases.

Pamela Harris, Attorney

Pamela Harris

Pamela Harris is a partner with the firm of Martin & Squires, PA, in St. Paul, Minnesota. She has been practicing law since 1978, focusing in the area of employment law. She received her B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota (1970) and her J.D. with honors from Hamline University School of Law (1978). Ms. Harris devotes a substantial portion of her practice to assisting public and private employers in preventing legal problems. She is a certified mediator. More about Pamela Harris.


Therese Pautz, Attorney

Therese Pautz

Therese Pautz is the Founder and President of NeuVest®. Therese Pautz conducts neutral workplace investigations and preventative and remedial training programs and is a frequent lecturer on the importance of conducting effective workplace investigations, preventing unlawful harassment and discrimination, violence in the workplace, and numerous other employment-related topics of concern to employers, lawyers and Human Resource professionals. More about Therese Pautz.


Margo Imdieke Cross, Accessibility Specialist

Margo Imdieke Cross

Margo Imdieke Cross has been with the Minnesota State Council on Disability for over 20 years and has held the position of Accessibility Specialist since 1987. In this capacity, Ms. Cross, a licensed access specialist, provides information/referral and technical assistant to architects, law makers, individuals with disabilities, and the general public on state and federal access requirements, disability parking, housing access, transportation access and civil rights issues. More about Margo Imdieke Cross.


Jessica L. Jackson, Attorney

Jessica Jackson

Jessica Jackson is a partner with the law firm of Mackall Crounse & Moore P.L.C. in Minneapolis. Ms. Jackson works with Fortune 500 companies, public sector employers, higher education institutions and nonprofit organizations to resolve a range of employment law matters with an eye toward assisting clients to proactively minimize risk and prevent litigation. She specializes in handling complex discrimination and harassment investigations and sensitive or high profile executive-level employment issues. More about Jessica L. Jackson.


Debra Dorgan of Trusight

Debra Dorgan

Trusight is a regional not-for-profit member organization and one of the largest employer associations of its kind in the country. Trusight offers help with employment law issues to create policies and practices that comply with state and federal laws and that maintain a positive, productive work environment. Trusight has numerous specialty areas that include: Affirmative Action, Harassment, Investigations, Americans with Disabilities Act and Family and Medical Leave Act, Immigration, Employee Handbooks, and HR Scan®. For more information visit the Trusight web site.