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August 2011 Volunteer of the Month: Pat Yoedicke

8.23.2011
Pat has been a CLC volunteer since 2001 and has represented eight clients. Recently, she spent over 300 pro bono hours in just one case where she traveled frequently to Anoka and Polk Counties. Pat has taken on some of the toughest clients who have needed a strong yet compassionate advocate.

July 2011 Volunteer of the Month: Denise Kettelberger

7.19.2011
Children’s Law Center (CLC) would like to congratulate Denise Kettelberger on becoming its July 2011 Volunteer of the Month! CLC staff are thrilled to recognize Denise for her many years of pro bono service to CLC, including her extensive work and dedication to her clients. Denise became a volunteer for CLC in 2006.

Congratulations to Alan Maclin

5.17.2011
Congratulations to CLC Board Member and firm president and shareholder at Briggs and Morgan Alan Maclin, who was awarded the 2011 Excellence in Diversity Award by the Ramsey County Bar Association (RCBA)!

June 2011 Volunteer of the Month: Brigid Goss

6.16.2011
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.

Nominate a Hero for Children

6.1.2012
Children’s Law Center of Minnesota (CLC) is accepting nominations for its Heroes for Children Award. This award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the well being of Minnesota’s children in either a career or volunteer position.

May 2011 Volunteer of the Month: Sara Erickson-Nelson

“We have all heard the saying, ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ I believe this to be true. In volunteering with CLC I have been blessed to work with some of the very best child advocates (probably in… Read More

April 2011 Volunteer of the Month: Ginny Bell

4.18.2011
Ginny Bell has volunteered with the Children’s Law Center of Minnesota (CLC) since 1997. Her ongoing dedication to helping foster children is evident in her work with CLC and its clients. In her six previous cases, she has been a strong advocate for the interests of her clients and continues with two more ongoing cases.

March 2011 Volunteer of the Month: Jonathan Schaan

3.17.2011
Congratulations to Jonathan Schaan, CLC’s March 2011 volunteer of the month. Jonathan began volunteering at the CLC office back in October of 2010. Jonathan is a recent graduate of Northwestern University School of Law, where he served as the production editor for the Northwestern University Journal of International Human Rights, and was on Executive Board of the International Law Society.

February 2011 Volunteer Of the Month: Joe Cassioppi

2.10.11
Joseph Cassioppi, of Fredrikson & Byron is CLC’s February Volunteer of the Month. Joe has gone above and beyond for a client that needed help to avoid outcomes that could have impacted his future for many years. Because he had Joe as his attorney, his client faces a brighter and healthier future.

January 2011 Volunteers of the Month: Nancy Coyle Strahan & Kathleen Berdan

1.18.2011
Nancy Coyle Strahan and Kathleen Berdan attended CLC’s training session in June 2000. As new attorneys they were not familiar with the child protection system and laws and both stated that they were a little intimidated about representing foster care children. Nancy and Kathleen were the first volunteers to co-represent CLC clients and have co-represented several very difficult cases. They have spent an estimated 3,000 hours on their clients since 2000.