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Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice to speak at public forum in Brainerd on April 25

Posted: Tuesday, April 4, 2017

“An Evening with the Chief Justice” hosted by the Gordon Rosenmeier Center for State and Local Government

Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea will speak at a public forum at the Chalberg Theater on the Central Lakes College campus in Brainerd on Tuesday, April 25, at 7 p.m. Chief Justice Gildea’s presentation will focus on the work of Minnesota’s justice system, the important role the courts play in preserving the rights and freedoms of citizens, and the critical need for an independent and impartial judiciary. Following her presentation, the Chief Justice will hold a question-and-answer session with forum attendees.
 
The event is free and open to the public, though seating is limited. Members of the media are encouraged to attend and bring recording equipment to the event.
 
The forum – “An Evening with the Chief Justice” – is sponsored by the Gordon Rosenmeier Center for State and Local Government. The Rosenmeier Center is a non-partisan organization that strives to educate and encourage participation of citizens in effective government and the political process.
 
“Gordon Rosenmeier and Chief Justice Lorie Gildea are treasures to our state,” said Jean Gustafson, board member of the Gordon Rosenmeier Center for State and Local Government. “We are extremely fortunate to have the Chief Justice speak at our forum.”
 
Chief Justice Gildea said she is looking forward to the opportunity to visit Brainerd and take part in the public event.
 
“Educating and engaging the public about the court system is central to the mission of the judges and staff who serve in Minnesota’s Judicial Branch,” said Chief Justice Gildea. “Ultimately, the justice system belongs to the people we serve, and it’s crucial that we work to build the public’s trust and understanding of the judiciary. I’m looking forward to my visit to Brainerd, and to talking to people about Minnesota’s courts, which have a well-deserved reputation for being among the most accessible, well-managed, and fairest in the country.”
 
The Chalberg Theater is located on the Central Lakes College campus at 501 West College Drive in Brainerd.