Sherry Bruckner

Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota Donor


A graduate of Hamline University School of Law, Sherry Ann Bruckner dedicated the first 20 years of her career to public interest law. In her work with HOME Line, Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky (AppalReD), and Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota (LSNM), Bruckner advocated for thousands of clients in consumer, education, employment, family, housing, public benefits, and senior legal matters. She now serves as a mediator and conflict resolution skills trainer through Healing Truth LLC, based in Alexandria, Minnesota. Bruckner also holds an adjunct faculty position at Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

Appreciating the challenge and importance of civil legal aid work motivates her to be a Partner in Justice (financial supporter) of LSNM. In her words, “From advising a senior facing wrongful garnishment to filing federal court action to protect important housing rights—and the thousands of critical family and other cases—legal aid makes a very real difference every single day. With only one legal aid attorney for every 6,000 people eligible in northwest Minnesota, the advocates and support staff give generously of their time, talent, passion and compassion to bring justice to rural Minnesota. Even with double the staff size, there will still be a justice gap. However, if we all do our part by giving what we can, we will bridge the gap and bring hope and justice to more people.”