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The MSBA's Probate & Trust Law Section Presents


"Probate & Trust Pro Bono Projects, and the Social Worker's role with Elderly Clients"

MRPC 6.1 says that "Every lawyer has a professional responsibility to provide legal services to those unable to pay. A lawyer should aspire to render at least 50 hours of pro bono publico legal services per year." The Section has developed the popular Wills for Heroes program, and the MSBA is continually improving its programs and resources for lawyers providing pro bono services. The program will provide an overview of the recently released Pro Bono Case Placement Tool, and the potential use of this Tool by probate registrars throughout Minnesota. A brief description of coordinating with the Registrars and other case placement by Estate & Elder Law Services at Volunteers of America – MN, will be followed by a brief overview of the social worker process and perspective when encountering the needs of our elderly clients.

The speakers will also share their thoughts on pro bono services by MN attorneys, the need for experience in some areas, what that really means to legal service organizations, and the opportunity to use MSBA support and resources for other services, outside of your expertise, in which you wish to volunteer.


Scott M. Nelson (Moderator), Mackall Crounse & Moore, PLC

Monica Lewis, Estate & Elder Law Services - Volunteers of America – MN
Monica Lewis, supervising attorney at Estate & Elder Law Services, Volunteers of America of Minnesota, has practiced in Elder Law and related fields since 1984. She is active in the Hennepin County and Minnesota State Bar Associations, the Minnesota Association for Guardianship and Conservatorship (MAGiC), and the Medical Assistance Committee of the Elder Law Section of the State Bar Association. She was the 2007 recipient of the Mary Alice Gooderl Award, an award recognizing outstanding contribution to the practice of Elder Law.

Anita Raymond, Social Worker at VOA - MN

Steve Hirsh, MSBA Access to Justice Director
Steve Hirsh is a former legal services lawyer, and a member of the Minnesota Supreme Court Legal Services Planning Committee. Among his responsibilities at the MSBA is administration and development of ProJusticeMN.

1 hour of Ethics CLE credit approved
Event Code: 172686



Date:   Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Time:   11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:   Dorsey & Whitney, LLP
50 South Sixth Street, Suite 1500
Minneapolis, MN 55402 

Registration and lunch will take place from 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Section Members:  $10.00
Join the Section and attend for FREE:  $25.00
Non Probate & Trust Law Section Members:  $30.00
Law Students:  Free

Teleconferencing is available upon request. Please request instructions when registering online or contact Tamara Patton at on or before October 11th. Instructions will be sent via email on October 15th.

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.

Requests for an exception to this policy should be directed to Nicole Battles, Section Services Director, by e-mail or at (612) 278-6336