For more than 40 years, associates at Dorsey & Whitney helped the Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office prosecute misdemeanor cases. Each year, a handful of the firm’s litigation associates would spend 14 weeks working with prosecutors and gaining hands-on courtroom experience.

But after George Floyd’s alleged murder by a Minneapolis police officer on May 25, which has sparked national and international protests against police brutality and inequities in the criminal justice system—and after seeing several studies showing that misdemeanor prosecution disproportionately affects people of color—Dorsey ended its relationship with prosecutors. The firm said it intends to be “part of the solution.”

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]