2013 Annual Benefactors’

Pro Bono Picnic

The Volunteer Lawyers Network held its annual Benefactor’s Pro Bono Picnic on September 12, 2013 at the Nicollet Island Pavilion. More volunteers and friends of VLN than ever attended the event. We raised over $100,000 to support our work so that all people in Minnesota may have equal access to the legal services that enable them to lead satisfying and productive lives. The Volunteer Lawyers Network wishes to thank everyone who supported this event. To see more pictures of this year’s event visit our Facebook page.

Keynote Speaker

The Honorable Peter Cahill was our keynote speaker. Judge Cahill urged attendees to leave a lasting career legacy by doing pro bono.

Picnic 2013 Honorees

Honored at the event were Josh Esmay, Attorney at Law, who received VLN’s Volunteer of the Year award, and Laurel Learmonth, Primus Law Group, the recipient of the John D. Levine Distinguished Service Award. Also pictured, David Graham (VLN Benefactor Board Chair).

Special Thanks to Our 2013 Picnic Underwriter, Sponsors and Donors

Event Underwriter

Picnic Underwriter

Event Sponsors

Picnic Sponsors

Table Sponsors

Picnic Table Sponsors

Friends of VLN Sponsors

Friends of VLN Sponsors


Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A.

Best & Flanagan LLP

Best Buy

Dady and Gardner P.A.

Lommen, Abdo, Cole, King & Stageberg, P.A.

Patterson Thuente Pederson P.A.

James Rubenstein


U.S. Bank Buisness Banking