LGN partners with FamilyWise to adopt a family in need
For the 9th year in a row, Lockridge Grindal Nauen has partnered with FamilyWise, an organization dedicated to strengthening families by promoting the safety, stability, and well-being of children, to adopt a family in need for the holidays. FamilyWise began in 1976 and has expanded over the years to offer a comprehensive array of family strengthening programs to help families overcome the many challenges they face.
This year, LGN collected over $1,000 in donations and gifts for a family of seven. Thank you, FamilyWise, for allowing us to help brighten the holiday season for a deserving family.
Elizabeth Odette, Rachel Kitze Collins, Kate Baxter-Kauf, and Kristen Marttila named North Star Lawyers
The Minnesota State Bar Association recognizes members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services per year as North Star Lawyers.
Elizabeth Odette worked with the Children’s Law Center representing youth in foster care. Kate Baxter-Kauf represented indigent criminal defendants through the MSBA Appellate Practice Section’s Public Defender Appellate Pro Bono Program. Through the Volunteer Lawyers Network, Kristen Marttila represented a client seeking expungement of a criminal record, and both Kristen and Rachel Kitze Collins represented Wilderness Watch, a national wilderness-protection group, in a Boundary Waters case.
The list of these lawyers was printed in a full page advertisement in the Star Tribune last week.
LGN employees raise $6,500 LGN employees raise $6,500 for Neighborhood House food drive.
Lockridge Grindal Nauen was the top business contributor to support the Neighborhood House food drive by raising over $6,500 this year. Neighborhood House, a non-profit organization in Saint Paul, collected over 160,000 pounds/dollars in donations and matching funds as a result of a month-long food drive. LGN employees have a long tradition of supporting this organization.
Neighborhood House helps nearly 15,000 people every year, including immigrants, refugees and long-term residents, develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence to thrive in diverse communities. Kudos to the firm’s staff and attorneys for their generous contributions.
LGN supports MWL clothing drive
LGN attorneys and staff were proud to again donate clothing, jewelry, handbags, shoes, and cosmetics to the Minnesota Women Lawyers (MWL) Clothing Drive in support of the Tubman Center and Dress for Success, which will provide them to low-income women seeking jobs.
Dress for Success empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. The Tubman Center helps women, children and families throughout the Twin Cities struggling with relationship violence, substance abuse and mental health.
LGN Associate Devona L. Wells organized the LGN effort to donate items for the MWL Clothing Drive.
Greg Myers elected to Board of Big Brothers Big Sister of Greater Twin Cities
LGN is proud to announce that partner Gregory J. Myers has been elected to the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities. Greg will serve a three-year term and sit on the organization’s Finance Committee. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, 1-to-1 relationships with adults. In 2016, the organization served nearly 2,500 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.
LGN Associates Support Legal Aid
LGN associates were proud to have attained 100% participation in support of the Legal Aid One Hour of Sharing Campaign. Started in 2003 by a group of associates in Hennepin County, the One Hour of Sharing Campaign funds 1.5 FT attorneys that help people gain access to representation in housing court, domestic violence cases, immigration help and more. LGN worked with associates across the Twin Cities, and together they exceeded their funding goal and raised $96,700 in December 2016 and January 2017. Associates Kate Baxter-Kauf and Scott Moriarity chaired LGN’s effort, and the firm will be recognized at the Annual Law Day Dinner along with other firms achieving 100% participation.