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LGNers help judge MN Urban Debate League Championship

LGN Attorneys and Law Clerks volunteered as judges at the Minnesota Urban Debate League’s All-Conference Championship for the MNUDL’s Middle School Program Northeast Conference on March 20, 2019. The tournament was the end of the season championship for middle school debaters from Battle Creek Middle School, Hazel Park Middle School, Capitol Hill Gifted and Talented Magnet, Ramsey Middle School, Murray Middle School, and Laura Jeffrey Academy.

LGN Partner Gregg Fishbein and Associate Kate Baxter-Kauf both serve on the Minnesota Urban Debate League’s Advisory Board. The MNUDL is a program of Augsburg University which provides resources and programming to support competitive academic debate in Twin Cities high schools and middle schools. The mission of MNUDL is to empower students through competitive academic debate to become engaged learners, critical thinkers, and active global citizens who are effective advocates for themselves and their communities. Currently, MNUDL serves more than 900 students at 39 partner schools and has seen sustained growth in student participation since its inception in 2004.

2019-03-22T13:10:59-05:00Mar 22, 2019|

LGN Associates support Legal Aid

LGN Associates participated in the 2018-2019 Legal Aid Associates’ Campaign annual fundraising drive as part in the firm’s 40440 service campaign.  The campaign, which ran from December 17, 2018, to January 31, 2019, and is an integral source of funding for Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid.

LGN Associate Kate Baxter-Kauf, who has led the campaign for the past several years, serves as both the firm captain and also as a Campaign Co-Chair, helping to facilitate the drive at law firms around Minnesota.  For the last two years, LGN Associates have had 100% participation in the drive and hope to achieve the same this year.

For 100 years, Legal Aid has worked in pursuit of helping Minnesota’s most vulnerable citizens gain access to their basic rights for safety, shelter, food, health care and education.  Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid provides legal services in 20 counties in Minnesota from offices in Minneapolis, St. Cloud and Willmar, and serves people with disabilities statewide.

2019-03-07T06:58:12-05:00Jan 9, 2019|

Cards for Hospitalized Kids

LGN Associates gathered together to create cards to be sent to Cards for Hospitalized Kids, an organization that spreads hope, joy & magic to hospitalized kids across America through uplifting, handmade cards.

2019-03-06T13:57:00-05:00Dec 20, 2018|

LGN’s Greg Myers launches fundraising effort for Big Brothers Big Sisters

As part of its 40 4 40 campaign to celebrate forty years as a law firm, LGN partner Greg Myers created a fundraiser page for Big Brothers Big Sisters “Big Tackles” with Harrison Smith campaign and his page is on track to raise more than $3,700 for BBBS, with most of that coming from folks at LGN. More here

Greg serves on the board as chair of the Finance Committee for BBBS, which is also a client of LGN. The organization provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, 1-to-1 relationships with adults. The organization serves more than 4,000 Twin Cities youths through community-based mentoring, site-based mentoring, enrichment activities, college and career preparation events, workforce readiness offerings, and teen pregnancy prevention programming.

2018-12-14T11:30:08-05:00Dec 14, 2018|

Salvation Army Bell Ringing

LGN Partner Elizabeth Odette spent an hour as part of the Minneapolis Downtown Kiwanis club ringing bells to collect donations for the Salvation Army. Paralegal Erika Hernandez also spend an hour bell ringing with her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop.

2019-03-06T13:54:04-05:00Dec 6, 2018|

Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P. celebrates 40th year in business with “40 4 40” year of service

Today, Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P. is proud to celebrate its 40th year in business and 40 years of service to our clients and community.

As we celebrate our 40th year, we will also be renewing our long-standing commitment not only to our clients, but also the communities in which we work and call home.

As part of that commitment, LGN is launching the 40 4 40 Initiative. This initiative will commemorate the anniversary of the firm’s founding in 1978 through 40 acts of public service throughout 2019, including volunteering with organizations serving the communities in which we operate and support for local non-profits.

LGN attorneys, government relations professionals, and staff have already completed several projects, including:

  • A coat and winter apparel drive in Washington, D.C. where LGN attorneys joined our Federal Relations team in delivering several bags of donated winter coats, hats, and gloves to Central Union Mission.
  • LGN’s employment law team partnered last week with St. Stephen’s Human Services to prepare and serve a meal at a local shelter in Minneapolis.
  • The firm “adopted” a family for the holiday season and anonymously gifted a family of 6 every item on their wish list, with […]
2018-12-14T11:33:27-05:00Dec 6, 2018|

LGN’s employment law team preps and serves meals at St. Stephens

LGN attorneys and staff, including the firm’s employment law team, took part in the firm’s 40440 community service initiative last week when they partnered with St. Stephen’s Human Services to prepare and serve a meal at a local shelter in Minneapolis.

LGN Partner Susan Ellingstad, who also serves on the board of St. Stephens, along with David Asp, Anna Horning Nygren, Rachel Kitze Collins, Jennifer Jacobs, Heather Potteiger, Samantha Girard, Stephen Owen, Rick Linsk, and Sherri Juell all took part in the service project.

Since the 1960s, St. Stephens has worked to offer programs supporting the poor and homeless in the Twin Cities. In the last year alone they have served over 1,918 adults and 651 families, providing shelter, housing support, and other services to those in need.

2018-12-11T11:03:41-05:00Dec 3, 2018|

LGN D.C. team coat drive supports Central Union Mission

As part of LGN’s 40440 initiative, the firm’s Washington, DC-based Federal Relations team was joined by attorneys Karen Hanson Riebel, Heidi Silton, Anna Horning Nygren, and Simeon Morbey to deliver several bags of donated winter coats, hats, and gloves to Central Union Mission in our nation’s capitol.

Central Union Mission provides a safe shelter, hot meals, medical care, job training and compassionate care to help transform lives in the Washington D.C. metro area.

2018-12-11T10:14:05-05:00Nov 15, 2018|