Blackwell Burke Sponsors Reimagining Justice Conference

Blackwell Burke P.A. was a proud sponsor of the Reimagining Justice Conference organized by the Minnesota Justice Research Center (MJRC), which was recently hosted by Target. This important annual event brings together thought leaders and criminal justice stakeholders from across the Midwest to reimagine and transform our criminal justice system.

Target’s General Counsel, Don Liu, kicked off the event and discussed Target’s ongoing commitment to eliminate racial inequality in the criminal justice system. Governor Tim Walz also spoke at the event, sharing with passion, the measures his administration is taking along the same lines.

Governor Tim Walz spoke about the need to eliminate racial inequity in the criminal justice system.

 

 

Through research, education, and policy development, the MJRC provides the Minnesota community the information and tools needed to create a criminal justice system that aligns with our commonly-held values.

 

“For Blackwell Burke, diversity is a leadership imperative. We celebrate the advancement of lawyers of color and that is why it is important for us to sponsor uplifting events such as these,” said Spiwe L. Jefferson, an attorney at the Firm who attended the conference. Spiwe is past president of the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers (MABL) and began her legal career as a criminal defense lawyer.

 

Various panels addressed different aspects of the issues faced by criminal defendants navigating the justice system.

 

 

Blackwell Burke is proud to support the Reimagining Justice Conference and passionate about supporting organizations that make a difference in our community and in the world.

About Blackwell Burke P.A.

Blackwell Burke is a certified minority-owned trial firm that represents corporate clients in high stakes class actions, mass torts, MDLs and commercial litigation, both at trial and on appeal. The firm has been repeatedly recognized as one of the top litigation defense firms in the country by BTI, Chambers, Best Lawyers and others. Benchmark Litigation named Blackwell Burke the Minnesota Firm of the Year for the past four consecutive years.

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