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TCDIP Statement Regarding George Floyd

We write to you with heavy hearts. Words are inadequate to capture the loss, despair, and anger so many of us are feeling following the senseless and tragic death of George Floyd. Our Twin Cities community and the nation are mourning, and we grieve for him and his family. May he rest in power.  George…keep reading

From Our Outgoing Board Members: Kathy Noecker

We’ve asked our outgoing Board Members to share their reflections about TCDIP’s impact on their careers and organizations. Kathy Noecker has served as a Board Member and most recently as our Board Co-Chair. Our deepest gratitude to Kathy for her commitment to TCDIP’s mission to attract, recruit, advance, and retain attorneys of color. What have…keep reading

From our Outgoing Board Members: Jeanine Lee

We’ve asked our outgoing Board Members to share their reflections about TCDIP’s impact on their careers and organizations. Our first post is from Jeanine Lee, who retired from Stinson LLP at the end of 2019. Many thanks to Jeanine for her years of service on our board, and her dedication to our mission to attract,…keep reading

TCDIP News and Updates: 2020 Volume 1

  Volume I  February 25, 2020 Attorney Spotlight: Melissa Muro LaMere  When Melissa Muro LaMere was named a partner at Maslon LLP earlier this year, she became one of a small number of Latina partners at a mid to large sized law firm in the Twin Cities. For context, according to the 2019 NALP Report…keep reading

Melissa Muro LaMere: Finding Community and Your Authentic Self

By Caryn Boisen, TCDIP Board Co-Chair Growing up in Santa Ana, California, Melissa Muro LaMere never dreamed she would someday have the distinction of being one of a small handful of Hispanic women ever to be named a partner in one of Minnesota’s largest fifty law firms.  In fact, with her whole extended family living…keep reading