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Tom Pack to Serve on a Panel for CLE on LGBTQI Bias in the Legal System

November 11, 2019

Tom Pack, attorney in Maslon's Litigation Group, will serve on a panel for an elimination of bias CLE co-sponsored by The Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association, The Hennepin County Bar Association's Diversity Committee, and Joyce Preschool on November 11, 2019. Joyce Preschool—which provides children from diverse ethnic, linguistic, and economic backgrounds with developmentally and culturally appropriate preparation for success in school and lifelong learning—will host the panel following their Barristers' Breakfast, which brings together members of the greater MSP legal community to support children at a critical point in their development.

Led by attorneys with experience in immigration and employment law, the panel discussion, titled "Biases the LGBTQI Community Faces in the Legal System," will address challenges and biases the LGBTQI community faces in our legal system in the context of those seeking asylum, immigrant youth, and discrimination in the workplace. The CLE will inform attendees of current challenges and legal trends, but most importantly will provide guidance on how to best represent clients by also bringing awareness to issues such as cultural competency and organizations that provide crucial services to the LGBTQI community.

Tom represents businesses in product liability matters, intellectual property disputes, internal investigations, and in other complex business litigation. He helps clients navigate all stages of the litigation process throughout many forums, including federal and state courts, mediation, and arbitration. Tom has extensive experience with discovery, including complicated eDiscovery, and has prepared successful dispositive motions in several matters. He also maintains an active pro bono practice in the civil rights and immigration law fields, with an emphasis on representing LGBTQ+ asylum seekers.

Tom is passionate about issues related to diversity and inclusion in the legal industry, and he is a member of Maslon's Diversity & Inclusion Committee and co-chairs Maslon's Diverse Attorneys' Resource Group. Tom also serves on the Young Lawyers Committee of the National Native American Bar Association, and in the Emerging Leaders Group for Twin Cities Diversity in Practice.

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