Fall 2018 Newsletter

Summer Clerkship Recipients and Host Agencies

This is the 36th year that MJF has operated the Summer Clerkship Program, which provides funds for Minnesota law students to work as summer clerks at civil legal aid programs, public defense offices, and other law-related public interest organizations. The summer clerks learn about the legal needs of low-income clients, develop the skills required to address those needs, and begin gaining the experience they will need to perform pro bono work after they leave law school.

The following were this year’s employers and summer clerks:

Central Minnesota Legal Services – Kaylynn Johnson (Mitchell Hamline)
Housing Justice Center – Rachel Lochner (University of Minnesota)
Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota – Maggie Blaisdell (University of Minnesota)
Legal Assistance of Dakota County – Katie Arndt (University of St. Thomas)
Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid – Minnesota Disability Law Center — Hannah Camilleri (University of Minnesota)
Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid – Family Law Unit — Eden Iwu (Mitchell Hamline)
Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid – Youth Law Project — Adriana Orman (Mitchell Hamline)
Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights/Complaint Investigations Division — Cindy Chooraman (University of St. Thomas)
Minnesota AIDS Project (now called JustUs Health) – Becky Bradish (University of Minnesota)
Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women — Graciela Hernandez (Mitchell Hamline)
Office of the Public Defender – 10th Judicial District — Thomas Godfrey (University of St. Thomas)
Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services – Family Law Unit — Lucas Curtis (University of Minnesota)
Tubman — Aleena Wilson (Mitchell Hamline)
Anishinabe Legal Services (Bemidji area) — Kelli Thiel (Mitchell Hamline)
Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota – Housing Quality Improvement Project (Duluth) — Emilee Meyer (University of St. Thomas)
Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota — Maren Magill (University of Minnesota)
Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services – Southwest Region (Mankato) — Megan Pierce-Campbell (University of St. Thomas)

MJF 2018 Annual Awards Celebration

On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, MJF will host its 36th Anniversary Awards Celebration, at which we honor outstanding individuals in the Minnesota legal community. The event will begin at 5:00 pm; after a social hour, dinner and the program will start at 6:00 pm

The event will be held at a new location: the Lumber Exchange Event Center at 10 South 5th St #300, in downtown Minneapolis.

Our keynote speaker will be the Honorable David R. Stras, United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Judge Stras will be speaking on the topic of “The Rule of Law and Family History.”

To reserve your ticket or to sponsor a table please email MJF. Please join us in honoring outstanding members of our legal community!