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Judges, Court Leaders to Host Community Listening Session in Shakopee on May 22

Posted: Monday, May 7, 2018

On Tuesday, May 22, judges and other justice system leaders from the courts in Scott and Carver counties will host a community listening session at the Shakopee Community Center. The event, which will run from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room, will give area residents an opportunity to share ideas, concerns, and other feedback related to Minnesota’s court system.
The May 22 community listening session is free and open to the public, and no preregistration is needed to attend. Light refreshments will be served. The Shakopee Community Center is located at 1255 Fuller Street North in Shakopee, MN. (map).
“The community listening session is an opportunity for judges and other members of the justice system to listen to and learn from the experiences of those we serve,” said Judge Ann Offermann, a member of the First Judicial District’s Equal Justice Committee, which is sponsoring the event. Judge Offermann has participated in other community listening sessions as well. She is chambered in Shakopee.
All 10 of Minnesota’s judicial districts have an equal justice committee, which partner with the Minnesota Judicial Branch Committee for Equality and Justice to advance efforts to eliminate bias from court operations, promote equal access to the court, and inspire a high level of trust and public confidence in the Minnesota Judicial Branch.