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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Lloydletta's Nooz Exclusive: Attorney General Laurie Swanson to Speak at the Minnesota Lavender Bar Association Annual Meeting

Laurie Swanson seems to be doing something different than her predecessor Mike Hatch in one area. She has decided to avoid baiting gays for political gain in the way Mike Hatch did in some of his campaigns.

From the MLBA home page:


Minnesota Lavender Bar Association is an organization of legal professionals and students committed to promoting social justice through education and advocacy, focusing on legal and public policy issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people. We are dedicated to fostering solidarity both within the organization and the legal community.

First and foremost, MLBA is dedicated to helping GLBTI individuals in Minnesota access the highest quality legal assistance available and to assist them with the legal needs they face through such means as referrals and clinics.

MLBA seeks to improve the responsiveness of the legal system in Minnesota to the needs of GLBTI individuals. This involves working with government officials and agencies to educate them as to the impact of existing or proposed laws and regulations on GLBTI individuals, and to seek fairness in implementation and results.

MLBA also seeks to help employers and others understand their legal responsibilities to their GLBTI employees, customers, and others.

2007 Annual Meeting will feature Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson
-- Thursday, March 8!

Hamline University School of Law -- Moot Court room -- Thursday, March 8 -- 6:00 pm

Join the Minnesota Lavender Bar Association members and friends for brief comments and questions with our honored guest, the first time an attorney general has participated in a Minnesota Lavender Bar Association function.

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson
Beyond Consumer Protection:
A Progressive Agenda for the Attorney General's Office

Meet Minnesota's new Attorney General, Lori Swanson. She has already made headlines in pursuing important consumer protection issues, but what else does Attorney General Swanson see on the horizon for her office?

Refreshments, MLBA annual meeting to follow - please stay to learn more about new opportunities to get involved with the MLBA's work to make the Minnesota legal profession a great place for GLBT lawyers and law students to thrive!

Kudos to the Minnesota Lavender Bar Association in snagging a statewide elected official to speak to their annual meeting. This is more than Outfront Minnesota has done.