Insight News

Thursday
Oct 02nd

Minnesota Department of Human Rights announces the hiring of Michael Browne and Mario Hernandez

E-mail Print PDF


The Minnesota Department of Human Rights has filled two key positions by hiring Michael K. Browne, former Interim Director of the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights, and Mario Hernandez, former Executive Director of La Escuelita. Browne will serve as the department's Manager, Legal Affairs, coordinating appeals, conciliations, settlements and other legal matters. Hernandez will work with the Commissioner of Human Rights Velma Korbel on legislative matters and will assist with community outreach. The Minnesota Department of Human Rights has filled two key positions by hiring Michael K. Browne, former Interim Director of the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights, and Mario Hernandez, former Executive Director of La Escuelita. Browne will serve as the department's Manager, Legal Affairs, coordinating appeals, conciliations, settlements and other legal matters. Hernandez will work with the Commissioner of Human Rights Velma Korbel on legislative matters and will assist with community outreach.

Right: Michael Browne
As Interim Director of the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights from May 2006 until June 2007, Browne earned the respect of lawyers and judges and garnered high praise for his contributions to the department during a transitional period. He had joined the Minneapolis Department in September 2005 after serving as a consultant, conducting a review of the City's Civil Rights Complaint Investigations Unit and Civilian Police Review Authority.

Previously Browne was a practicing attorney focusing on civil rights, criminal and employment law. From 2002 to 2003 he was a Fellow with the Robert Bosch Foundation in Germany, and recently earned a certificate from the Human Rights Institute/Faculty of Law at the University of Madrid and Helsinki España. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota - Duluth and J.D. degree from Hamline Law School in St. Paul, and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. He lives in North Minneapolis and is a native of Rochester, MN.
 

Recent Comments

Powered by Disqus



Facebook Twitter RSS Image Map

Latest show

  • September 23, 2014
    State Representative Rena Moran (65-A), Verlena Matey-Keke, and Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds.

Business & Community Service Network