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September 2011 Volunteer of the Month: Chad Snyder

CLC recently put out a call for volunteers due to its overwhelming caseload and without a moment’s hesitation, Chad accepted another client to add to the three he was already representing. Chad has also agreed to be an emergency back-up for other solo practitioners who do not have the support of others at a large firm to cover their hearings when they are unable to attend.

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.

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.

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

Josephine and Valerie’s STORY

Josephine, and Valerie were only 9 and 7 years old when they were in a major car accident. Their mother died on the scene and the two girls suffered life-threatening injuries. Despite the doctors’ discouraging predictions, they fought and woke from their comas but both with permanent brain and body damages.

Josephine had major cognitive problems, and Valerie was paralyzed. Their conditions required ongoing medical care. In addition, both girls were traumatized and heart-broken by the loss of their mother.

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.

December 2010 Volunteer of the Month-Michelle Huntley Dill

12.6.2010
This month, CLC would like to honor Michelle Huntley Dill from UnitedHealth Group (UHG) as CLC’s Volunteer of the Month. This winter Michelle was able to work with Staples for a donation of 325 travel bags for CLC’s foster clients.