Riverfront 2019: Partners in Justice

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Our 2019 Riverfront Celebration was a huge success!

We more than doubled our night-of fundraising total from last year, thanks to an anonymous donation matching the first $10,000 from our Give by Cell campaign.

We heard from keynote speaker Rebecca Lucero, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, and from our esteemed award winners, Nysha Cornelius of Paschal Nwokocha & Chukwu Law Offices and Jody DeSmidt of DeSmidt Rabuse PLLC.

Even though the weather was rainy and overcast, hundreds of guests enjoyed socializing, with cocktails, dinner and desserts as we celebrated the partners who make our community and courthouse clinics happen every day.

Click here to see photos from the event, and check out this year’s video to learn about our partners: Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES), the Minnesota Judicial Branch and the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Clinic.

Case Handling Protocols

To fulfill ethical requirements and best practices for avoiding malpractice claims, attorneys need systems for organizing the essential procedural parts of their services. While many different lists may be adequate, below is a list approved by VLN’s ethics advisor, Pat Burns (First Assistant Director, Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility) and VLN’s malpractice carrier. It also incorporates some steps that can be helpful when representing clients from poverty.


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Working With Interpreters

While many of our clients speak multiple languages,  English may not be their first language, so we need help to communicate important legal processes and concepts. April’s tip provides valuable pointers on working with interpreters.