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CLC has benefited over the years from hundreds of volunteers, many of whom have found unique ways to use their talents to help CLC and the children it represents. CLC’s Volunteer of the Month for November has contributed in an extraordinary way that not only is of huge help to CLC, but has the potential to help other children and organizations. We are pleased to recognize attorney Michelle Enright as the CLC Volunteer of the Month.
When considering our Volunteer of the Month selection for September, one name stood out: Pete Hendrixson. Pete’s incredible recent efforts on behalf of one very special client, in addition to his many years of commitment to CLC, made this pick an easy one. Pete Hendrixson has been a volunteer attorney for CLC since 1998. He served on CLC’s Board of Directors from 2003 through 2008, including one term as President.
Children’s Law Center of Minnesota (CLC) announces its 2010 Award Winners. CLC is giving its Distinguished Service Award to UnitedHealth Group and Lindquist & Vennum. Dr. Amos Deinard is the Rosalie E. Wahl Justice for Children Award winner, and Minneapolis Police Officers Michael Kirchen and Mark Klukow, creators of the Bike Cops for Kids program, and Dorsey & Whitney attorney Sellano Simmons are the Heroes for Children Award recipients.
CLC’s August Volunteer of the Month is Jim Proman. We are honoring Jim both for his outstanding representation of foster children, and for his all-around support of CLC and the work we do.
Jim is always thinking about how he can help CLC. When he comes across an article in the New York Times or other publications, he sends CLC a link to the article, in case it may be helpful. We wholeheartedly appreciate Jim’s enthusiasm for the work CLC does. Jim has also been a faithful financial supporter of CLC for many years, and he is a frequent attendee at CLC events, such as the Wine-Tasting Party held in May. We enjoy seeing Jim at these events and truly appreciate his consistent support over the years.
Congratulations to Larry Espel, CLC’s July 2010 Volunteer of the Month
Larry Espel founded Green Espel in 1993. Larry serves as lead counsel in many high-stakes, complex disputes. His well-reputed practice includes federal and state litigation in Minnesota and throughout the country.
CLC is pleased to name Jody Alholinna as its Volunteer of the Month! Jody has been a friend of CLC since it was founded. She was one of many individuals who helped CLC prepare for its opening in 1995, and she has been a longstanding supporter ever since. She has served on the CLC Board of Directors, has provided considerable behind-the-scenes help to the Board over the years, and has represented eight CLC clients.
Congratulations to Children’s Law Center (CLC) volunteer attorney, Mary Vasaly, partner at Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand. Mary received Minnesota Women Lawyers’ highest honor, the Myra Bradwell Award. This award is presented to a member who expresses the highest ideal of the legal profession, evidencing qualities such as courage, perseverance, and leadership on issues of concern to women.
We are excited to announce that Children’s Law Center of Minnesota (CLC) volunteer attorneys Ann Marie Hanrahan, Associate General Counsel at 3M, and Steven Lucke, Charles LaPlant and Mike Wahoske of Dorsey & Whitney, were successful in their appeal of CLC client N.Y.B’s expulsion from Anoka Hennepin School District. The Minnesota Court of Appeals held that the School District’s retroactive efforts to substantiate its expulsion decision were insufficient and that the expulsion violated N.Y.B.’s constitutional due process rights.
Congratulations to Ann Marie Hanrahan, Children’s Law Center of Minnesota (CLC)’s Volunteer of the Month. Ann Marie is Associate General Counsel at 3M, and has been a volunteer attorney for CLC since 2004. In that time she has represented a total of seven foster clients for CLC. In all of her work, Ann Marie has shown exceptional dedication to her clients and unfailing willingness to fight for their rights.
Congratulations to Ryan Check, CLC’s April Volunteer of the Month. Ryan is a corporate attorney with Virtual Radiologic Corporation, and has been a CLC volunteer since July 2008. Ryan previously had limited courtroom experience, but in March he successfully completed a trial for his CLC client. As Ryan explains, “my recent experience representing a young man whose father was the subject of a petition to terminate his parental rights has given me an even greater appreciation of the important role that CLC plays in the foster care and child-protective services system.