Explore your career opportunities in the dynamic Twin Cities legal market through an exciting informational program that features senior counsel and junior lawyers from law firms, corporations, and agencies, sharing insights from their practices and stories of how they got there. Also, take advantage of insider’s tips to improve your chances of gaining the right experiences.

Program Agenda

4:15-4:45 pm Registration and Introduction/Welcome
Seema Shah, Executive Director, Twin Cities Diversity in Practice

4:45-5:15 pm Getting the Job (30 minutes)
Ready to sell yourself? Hear from a former law firm hiring partner, a senior in-house lawyer, and an associate on getting the job of your choice. Whether you are applying to the MSBA Minority Clerkship Program, MJF Summer Clerkship Program or another opportunity, this session offers guidance on interviewing techniques, getting the right credentials and building upon the experiences you have.

5:15-5:45 pm Toolbox for Success in the Twin Cities (30 minutes)
Learn about the Twin Cities legal landscape and the wide range of work being done here, from front page news, to Wall Street transactions, helping local businesses open their doors and everything in between. From succeeding in a law firm to becoming a judge, panelists will talk candidly and share strategies for charting your legal career.

6:00-7:30 pm Table Talk—Dinner will be served!
Select as many or as few tables as you’d like in this unique 90-minute session. This special program is designed to allow you to sit down in small groups with practicing lawyers to get an insider’s view of what it’s like to practice in a variety of different areas, including:

  • Banking/Bankruptcy
  • Corporate
  • Criminal Law
  • Employment/Labor
  • Family Law
  • Health Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Judicial Clerkship
  • Non Profit
  • Products Liability
  • Public Interest
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory (FDA & others
  • Risk Management/Insurance
  • Securities
  • Tax & Estate Planning
  • Trial Practice/Litigation