Minnesota Supreme Court  Historical Society

Upcoming Events

    • 10/05/2023
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Landmark Center, St. Paul


    4 p.m.       
    Opening remarks by Honorable Harriet Lansing (Ret.)
    Panel discussion to follow

    The Political Origins and A Practical History of the Minnesota Court of Appeals
    Honorable R.A. (Jim) Randall (Ret.)
    Honorable Jack Davies (Ret.)
    Honorable Randolph W. Peterson (Ret.)
    Honorable Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks (Ret.)
    Honorable John Rodenberg (Ret.)
    Honorable Denise D. Reilly (Ret.)

    Moderator: Honorable Diane Bratvold

    5 p.m - 7 p.m.
    Social Hour 
    Cash Bar | Appetizers Provided

    1.0 Standard CLE applied for

    $35  MSCHS Members
    $45  Non-MSCHS Members

    Not a member, join here first and save!

    CLICK HERE to view other Court of Appeals Anniversary events.

    • 10/17/2023
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Landmark Center

    Evans v. Blesi
    A Reenactment of the First Oral Arguments Before the Minnesota Court of Appeals in 1984.

    Join is for a unique event featuring a 90-minute CLE focusing on a reenactment of the 1984 case, Evans v. Blesi.

    Cindy Lehr, Chief Attorney at Minnesota Court of Appeals

    Chief Judge Susan Segal - Minnesota Court of Appeals
    Judge Lucinda E. Jesson - Minnesota Court of Appeals
    Judge Francis J. Connolly - Minnesota Court of Appeals

    Judge Marianne D. Short (ret.) - Minnesota Court of Appeals
    Mark Bradford - Bradford, Andresen, Norrie & Camarotto, PLLP

    Landmark Center - Ramsey County Courtroom
    75 W 5th St
    St Paul, MN 55102

    1.5 Standard CLE Credits applied for

    This event is FREE to MSCHS Members. 
    The cost for non-members is $25.

    Not a member yet?  Click here to join first, then register for the CLE at the member price.

    • 11/02/2023
    • 12:45 PM - 7:00 PM
    • University of St. Thomas Law School

    Please join us for a half-day symposium celebrating the
    40th Anniversary of the Minnesota Court of Appeals. 


    12:45 - 1:00  Registration

    1:00 – 1:10  Welcome

    1:10 – 1:40  The Campaign to Create the Minnesota Court of Appeals
    Lori Sturdevant, Retired Star Tribune Reporter and Author

    1:45 – 2:30  Panel 1– What’s ahead for the Minnesota Court of Appeals
    Cathryn Middlebrook, Minnesota Chief Appellate Public Defender
    Liz Kramer, Minnesota Solicitor General
    Erica Holzer, Partner, Maslon LLP
    Judge Theodora K. Gaïtas, Minnesota Court of Appeals

    2:30 – 2:40  Break

    2:40– 3:55  Panel 2 - The Role of State Appellate Courts and State Constitutions Professor Elizabeth Bentley, University of Minnesota Law School
    Professor John Bessler, University of Baltimore Law School
    Justice Natalie E. Hudson, Minnesota Supreme Court
    Chief Judge Erin Lagesen, Oregon Court of Appeals

    3:55-4:05 Break

    4:05 – 5:00  Keynote:  Intermediate Courts of Appeal and the Rule of Law
    Don Verrilli, Former United States Solicitor General

    5:00 - 7:00   Reception 
    Heavy appetizers provided | cash bar

    3.25 Standard Credits applied for in Minnesota.  

    This program will have in-person attendance only.  

    Parking is available at posted rates at multiple ramps and surface lots near campus. 

    • 11/13/2023
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Kierans Irish Pub - 85 6th St N, Minneapolis

    Justice Jeopardy is back in person!

    Come socialize with friends and colleagues, lawyers and Judges and watch our legal stars compete in a quiz bowl on Minnesota legal history.

    2023 Player Lineup:
    Justice Gordon Moore
    Justice Paul Thissen
    Justice G. Barry Anderson
    Kate Baxter-Kauf
    Travis Smith

    5:00pm-6:00pm Social Hour
    6:00pm-7:15pm Justice Jeopardy
    7:15pm-8:00pm Socialize & Depart

    Cash Bar - Heavy Appetizers Provided

    Kieran's Irish Pub - 85 6th St N, Minneapolis

2015 Annual Event Video

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Contact Us

Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society
PO Box 25
Chisago City, MN 55013-0025


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