Pro Bono and Legal Aid – What Every Associate Should Know

Event Description

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This event is co-sponsored by the MSBA Access to Justice Committee and the MSBA New Lawyers Section.

Minnesota has a robust legal services community that provides needed service to help the disadvantaged have access to justice. Every law firm associate should be familiar with the key elements of Minnesota’s legal services network: the need for service, who is served and why, the work done by legal aid providers, how the work is funded, and how to contribute by doing pro bono work. This CLE will explain the basics, looking at how legal aid organizations, pro bono attorneys, and the courts all play an important role. 

Location: This is a hybrid event taking place in-person at Taft with a Zoom livestream option available.

Lunch: Lunch will be provided for in-person attendees. Please arrive at 11:30am for lunch.

Honorable Gordon Moore, Minnesota Supreme Court
Bridget Gernander, Minnesota Judicial Branch
Brianna "Breezy" Boone, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services
Andy Carlson, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Yuka Shiotani, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

CLE Credits:
1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit | Event Code: 484054

Free for all attendees

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Remote Participation: Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

Payments/Cancellations:  Please register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you must pay by check, please use this registration form . Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy .

Accommodations: We are committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager with at least 72 hours notice prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Contact: Katy Drahos | | 612-278-6330

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Friday, April 14, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM