Attorney General CLE

Bias and Hate Crimes: Efforts to Prevent and Respond to Injustice

Originally Recorded: July 28, 2020


On-Demand Event Code No: 317734
Code Expires: August 11, 2022 
Total CLE Credits Approved: 
3.75 standard credits
2.0 elimination of bias credits


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Introduction and Welcome by Attorney General Keith Ellison

Duluth Lynchings & Max Mason Pardon Application

Jerry Blackwell, Blackwell Burke P.A.

Prosecuting Hate Crimes

John Harrington, Commissioner, Dept. of Public Safety
Erica MacDonald, United States Attorney, District of Minnesota
Michael D. Melcher, Supervisory Special Agent, Mpls. FBI Field Office

Efforts to Prevent Bias & Hate Crimes

Zuri Balmakund Santiago, Assistant Attorney General

Mark A. Ostrem, Olmsted County Attorney
Ben Schierer, Mayor of Fergus Falls
Christian Picciolini, Author & Public Speaker
Frank Hornstein, State Representative

Hate Crime Case: Case Study

Liz Kramer, Minnesota Solicitor General

Hate Crimes & Inequity in the Criminal Justice System

Jessica Hodge, University of St. Thomas Professor
Tanya Bransford, Hennepin County Judge

Bias and Its Impact on our Legal System

Sybil Dunlop, Greene Espel PLLP