PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULED BY NEKIMA LEVY-POUNDS AT 7PM TO ADDRESS THE CRIMINAL CHARGES FILED BY BLOOMINGTON CITY ATTORNEY, SANDRA JOHNSON


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JANUARY 14, 2015

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PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULED BY NEKIMA LEVY-POUNDS AT 7PM TO ADDRESS THE CRIMINAL 

CHARGES FILED AGAINST HER , #BLACKLIVESMATTER ORGANIZERS AND PROTESTERS BY BLOOMINGTON CITY ATTORNEY, SANDRA JOHNSON

 Minneapolis, MN – Professor of Law at the University of St. Thoms,  Director of the Community Justice Project and civil rights attorney, Nekima Levy-Pounds has called a press conference this evening at 7pm to address the criminal charges filed against her, #blacklivesmatter organizers and protesters by Bloomington City Attorney, Sandra Johnson. The press conference will take place at the Sabathani Community Center located at 310 East 38th Street, 2nd floor boardroom #218, Minneapolis, MN 55409 (Directions)

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 About Nekima Levy-Pounds (www.nekimalevypounds.com)

 Nekima Levy-Pounds is a Professor of Law and a naionally recognized expert on a wide range of civil rights and social justice issues, including, economic justice, public education, juvenile justice, and the criminal justice system. She is also the author of numerous scholarly articles and Nekima3essays on structural and systemic issues that impact poor communities of color.  She is the founding director of the “Community Justice Project, an award-winning civil rights legal clinic, which focuses on intersecting issues of race, poverty, and social justice through direct advocacy, research, and writing at the University of St. Thomas School of LawProfessor LevyPounds serves as the Chair of the “Minnesota State Advisory Committee” to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and is the Co-chair of “Everybody In,” a regional collaboration of 40 stakeholders across different sectors working to close the racial unemployment gaps in our region by 2020.

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Minnesota Lawyer names Nekima Levy-Pounds to its 2014 Minnesota Lawyers of the Year List

Print FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 15, 2014 Minneapolis, MN – Today, Minnesota Lawyer released its 2014 Minnesota Lawyers of the Year list with Nekima Levy-Pounds being named.  (full release)

Each year, Minnesota Lawyer recognizes the best achievements in the Minnesota legal profession with the Attorneys of the Year awards. This year’s attorneys were chosen based on their leadership, involvement in major cases or other newsworthy events, excellence in corporate or transactional services, and public service.  The nominations were submitted by judges, bar groups, clients and fellow attorneys. The honorees come from diverse practice groups including criminal law, litigation, public service, intellectual property and in-house legal departments. The honorees were chosen by a panel of past winners.

This year there were also nine repeat Attorneys of the Year. Five additional attorneys were recognized for a lifetime of dedication and commitment to the Minnesota legal community with the Outstanding Service to the Profession award. The newspaper will host an awards program Feb. 19 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis to recognize this year’s honorees will publish a special section highlighting the honorees. AOY-2014-Logo-New-300x159