LGN attorney Rick Linsk (left) organized and moderated a continuing legal education panel discussion at the Hennepin County Bar Association on recent developments in Minnesota defamation law. Speakers were lawyers Mark Anfinson (center) and Marshall Tanick (right). Mr. Linsk, who practices civil litigation with LGN and previously was a newspaper journalist for 20-plus years, chairs the HCBA’s Insurance & Torts section.
LGN attorney Rick Linsk was reappointed to a three-year term as a member of the Minnesota Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on the Rules of Public Access to Records of the Judicial Branch. The order by Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea was announced November 20, 2018. Mr. Linsk practices civil litigation with LGN and previously was a newspaper journalist for 20-plus years.
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.
LGN Attorney Rick Linsk and Summer Associate Kasia Kokoszka Explain Minnesota CLE Denials Process in Bench & Bar
In this month’s Bench & Bar, LGN attorney Rick Linsk and Summer Associate Kasia Kokoszka explore the process and procedures the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education uses to approve or deny a course for CLE credit, as well as an unusual case where a course’s approval was revoked after the fact by the board due to its content. Read article.
North Star Lawyers are MSBA members who have provided 50 hours or more of pro bono service to low-income individuals or organizations that serve economically disadvantaged individuals during the 2017 calendar year. In 2017, over 928 MSBA members provided over 106,400 total hours of pro bono service – an estimated value of $21,300,000 in free legal advice.
LGN attorney Rick Linsk recently helped plan and stage a CLE organized by the Federal Bar Association’s Diversity Committee. The CLE, Hate Crimes Against Immigrants: A Discussion, took place on April 24, 2018 at the Dar Al-Farooq Center in Bloomington, Minnesota, the site of a bombing in August 2017. Pictured are panelists Cynthia M. Deitle, programs and operations director for the Matthew Shepard Foundation and former FBI agent; Robin Phillips, executive director of The Advocates for Human Rights; Deepinder Singh Mayell, director of the James H. Binger Center for New Americans’ Education and Outreach Program at the University of Minnesota Law School; and Imam Asad Zaman, executive director and imam with the Muslim American Society of Minnesota, and Mr. Linsk, who introduced the panel to the audience.
Lockridge Grindal Nauen proudly supported the Twin Cities Cardozo Society’s 18th Annual Dinner on November 2nd. LGN Partner Charlie Nauen and LGN Associate Rick Linsk serve on the steering committee for The Cardozo Society, which is a group of Jewish attorneys, judges and law students who work to serve the community and advance the mission of the Saint Paul and Minneapolis Jewish Federations.
Lockridge Grindal Nauen is proud to announce that 16 of the firm’s attorneys were selected as 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.
LGN’s ‘Super Lawyers’
The following attorneys have been named Super Lawyers. These attorneys ranked in the top 5% of the list in the Super Lawyers nomination, research and blue ribbon review process.
- W. Joseph Bruckner
- Susan Ellingstad
- Yvonne Flaherty
- H. Theodore Grindal
- Richard Lockridge
- Charles Nauen
- Karen Hanson Riebel
- Robert Shelquist
- Heidi Silton
LGN’s ‘Rising Stars’
The following attorneys have been named Rising Starsfor 2017.
LGN attorney Rick Linsk helped organize and moderated a CLE event, “Approaching the Bar – Journalists and Lawyers Face Off,” held May 18, 2017 at Kieran’s Irish Pub in Minneapolis. The event, presented by the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Civil Litigation Section and co-sponsored by the section and the Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (“SPJ”), featured a panel discussion on how lawyers and the media can better understand each other.
Pictured are Chief Judge John R. Tunheim, United States District Court for the District of Minnesota; Amy Forliti, Associated Press; Trisha Volpe, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP; Mr. Linsk; Ruben Rosario, St. Paul Pioneer Press; Barbara Jones, Minnesota Lawyer; Stephen Montemayor, Star Tribune; and Barry Edwards, Barry S. Edwards Law Office.
Mr. Linsk is a former newspaper journalist who practices primarily in LGN’s health-care and insurance and consumer-law areas.