Twin Cities Cardozo Society Seventeenth Annual Dinner

5:30 p.m. Reception | 6:30 p.m. Dinner & Program

Marriott City Center | 30 South 7th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Ticket information:
$125 individual ($45 tax deduction)
$75 attorney in practice less than 5 years
$25 law student

Online registration is now closed.

A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the event.

Our dinner menu for Cardozo Dinner is:

Salad: Mixed Greens with orange, grapefruit, beets, pecans, and served with a tangerine dressing.

Entree: Balsamic Glazed Salmon with Yukon Gold wedges, asparagus, and carrots

Vegetarian Entree: Vegetable Cassoulet with Yukon Gold wedges, asparagus, and carrots

Dessert: assorted Kosher mini desserts

Charlie Nauen and Howard Tarkow: The 2017 Sidney Barrows Lifetime Commitment Award Winners

Greg Arenson: The 2017 Arthur T. Pfefer Memorial Award Winner

Charlie Nauen

Howard Tarkow

Greg Arenson

Charlie Nauen and Howard Tarkow will be honored at the Annual Dinner for their dedication to the Federation mission, their commitment to the well-being of the Jewish and general communities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, their professional accomplishments, and their devotion to lifelong learning.

If you would like to make a gift honoring the Award Honorees, click here.

Donations will support the New Lawyer & Law Student Program Fund, a designated fund at the Jewish Community Foundation of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, which helps law students and lawyers with fewer than five years experience attend Twin Cities Cardozo Society events regardless of cost.

Greg Arenson helps lead efforts to build Jewish community in many ways. By partnering with Cardozo Society and Jewish Law Student Association (JLSA) leadership, he works to connect students to one another and to the greater Twin Cities Jewish legal community. Greg is proud to work with the patent attorneys of Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A. and will receive the Arthur T. Pfefer Memorial Award at the Annual Dinner.

Justice David Stras: The Seventeenth Annual Cardozo Society Dinner Keynote Speaker

David Stras became an Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court on July 1, 2010. His current term expires in Jan. 2019. Prior to his appointment, Justice Stras was a member of the faculty of the University of Minnesota Law School from 2004 through 2010.

He taught and wrote in the areas of federal courts and jurisdiction, constitutional law, criminal law, and law and politics. In addition, Stras was co-director of the Institute for Law and Politics at the University of Minnesota. His law review articles have appeared in many academic journals, including the Cornell Law Review, Texas Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Northwestern Law Review, Constitutional Commentary, and the Minnesota Law Review. He has also served as of counsel to the law firm of Faegre & Benson LLP in their appellate advocacy group.

Justice Stras received his Bachelor of Arts degree, with highest distinction, in 1995 and his Master of Business Administration in 1999 from the University of Kansas. He also received his law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1999, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Criminal Procedure Edition of the Kansas Law Review. While in law school, Stras achieved a number of academic honors, including election to the Order of the Coif.

Following law school, Stras clerked for The Honorable Melvin Brunetti of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and then for The Honorable J. Michael Luttig of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

From 2001 to 2002, he practiced white-collar criminal and appellate litigation with the Washington, D.C., office of Sidley Austin Brown & Wood. Following his year in practice, he clerked for The Honorable Clarence Thomas of the Supreme Court of the United States.