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June 2011 Volunteer of the Month: Brigid Goss

Congratulations to Brigid Goss, CLC’s June 2011 Volunteer of the Month. Since her graduation from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2007, Brigid M. Goss has been a practicing associate at the Best & Flanagan Law Firm located in downtown Minneapolis. Her areas of expertise include Family Law, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and also Native American Law. In her Family Law practice, she assists clients with issues including marriage dissolution, child support, parenting time, child custody, paternity, spousal maintenance and child protection. In her Native American Law practice, Brigid has represented tribal interests in both state and tribal courts in matters that have included child welfare, child support, guardianships and conservatorships. Her commercial litigation practice is diverse and includes the representation of both individual and commercial clients in a wide range of civil litigation matters.

“I am honored to be a part of CLC’s work in the Twin Cities, and to have been given the opportunity to work with such fantastic—and truly inspiring kids over the past several years.”

Brigid Goss has been a CLC volunteer since 2008.  In that time she has represented several CLC clients in complicated cases.   She represented a young state ward, teenagers aging out of the child protection system, and a Native American child.   Brigid is always prepared and always professional in her CLC representation.   She has waited hours for her case to be called as some of the parties resided in another state and the time difference required a later start time than the time noticed.   She takes the time to get to know her clients and their situations so she can counsel them appropriately.  She makes herself available to her clients who trust and confide in her.  She is a true advocate, even when her clients change position from hearing to hearing.  She has presented at CLC trainings and provided useful information specific to Native American child welfare laws to other CLC volunteers.

Thank you Brigid.