skip to content
Primary navigation

Minnesota State Law Library Continuing Legal Education Programs

Is My Bot Biased: The Effect of Technology on Access to Justice and Bias in the Legal Profession
  • Date & Time: February 12, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Minnesota Judicial Center, room 230
  • Speakers: Joe Kaczrowski, Online Services Director, MSBA
  • Description: Technology continues to impact the delivery and availability of legal services, both in how lawyers practice law and how the public consumes legal services. The legal profession has long faced issues with equal access to justice and the uniform administration of justice. Evolving technology offers the possibility of a level playing field and the democratization of the law, but it could also perpetuate or exacerbate existing biases and prejudices in the justice system. In this session we will explore how evolving technology may eliminate or reduce bias or prejudice in the legal profession, in the practice of law, and in the administration of justice. But where these technologies fall short in the elimination of bias in the legal profession, we will discuss what lawyers and others in the legal industry can do to avoid perpetuating existing biases in the deliverability and accessibility of legal services. 
  • CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit will be applied for.
Housing Court: More Than Evictions
  • Date & Time: February 26, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Minnesota Judicial Center, room 230
  • Speakers: Hennepin County District Court Referee Melissa J. Houghtaling
  • Description: From high-profile landlord-tenant cases to the run-of-the-mill actions, this CLE will provide an overview of the types of cases heard in housing court, describe the services provided by the Courts, the county and volunteers, and explore the role of poverty in the evolving housing crisis in Minnesota.  This session will also touch upon recent changes in Minnesota law related to residential and commercial actions governed by Minnesota Statutes Chapter 504B and the General Rules of Practice for Housing Court.
  • CLE Credit: One standard CLE credit will be applied for.
Recordings of past CLEs are available in our CLE Archive
 
Please note: The views, opinions and statements made at the CLE sessions are solely those of the speakers and do not reflect the views of the State Law Library or Minnesota Judicial Branch. In order to provide these courses free of charge, the CLE speakers volunteer their time to prepare and present. They are not compensated by the State Law Library or Minnesota Judicial Branch.

Contact: Liz Reppe, State Law Librarian, 651-297-2089, liz.reppe@courts.state.mn.us. 
back to top