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Empowering Her Justice: A Conversation with Honorable Wilhelmina M. Wright - New Date: September 14th

  • 14 Sep 2023
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Warren E. Burger Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse 316 N. Robert Street, Court 7D, St. Paul, MN 55101


7/31/23 - the event date has been changed to Thursday, September 14th due to a scheduling conflict with Judge Wright.

Join the ChIPs Twin Cities Chapter and the Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association  on Thursday, September 14th  for a one-of-a-kind, in-person interview featuring the esteemed Judge Wilhelmina M. Wright.

Judge Wright, a true trailblazer in the legal profession, has shattered glass ceilings and set new standards of excellence throughout her remarkable career. Beyond the courtroom, she has devoted herself to education, advocacy, and promoting diversity within the judiciary. From her groundbreaking appointment as the first African American woman on the Minnesota Supreme Court to her confirmation as a United States district judge, Judge Wright’s journey exemplifies unwavering determination and an unwavering commitment to justice. Notably, she holds the distinction of being the sole jurist in Minnesota’s history to have served as a state district court judge, appellate court judge, and state supreme court justice. Her unwavering dedication to the pursuit of justice and her remarkable accomplishments have solidified her reputation as an icon in the legal community. Her global impact through teaching and advocating for the rule of law, coupled with her numerous accolades, highlight her significant contributions to the legal profession. 

Judge Wright’s dedication to justice and diversity is actively demonstrated through her involvement in professional associations and her service on various boards and councils. She continues to be a guiding force within the legal community, inspiring and empowering others. Attendees can eagerly anticipate an extraordinary conversation where they will witness Judge Wright’s unwavering commitment to justice, her wealth of knowledge, and her ability to inspire and empower.

The event will kick off with an hour-long interview and Q&A session with Judge Wright in her very own courtroom, followed by a social hour for networking, complete with drinks and appetizers. Don't miss this exceptional opportunity to be a part of a transformative evening that celebrates empowerment and justice. 

Please reach out to Sheila Niaz at sheila.niaz@mnd.uscourts.gov for questions.

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