Thank you so much for attending the 2020 Riverfront Celebration!

We hope to see you in person at our next Riverfront Celebration on Sept. 9, 2021.

Until then, stay safe and thank you for helping us #MakeProBonoHappen!

Keynote Speakers

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Sharon Sayles-Belton
Former Mayor, City of Minneapolis
Vice President of Government Affairs and Community Relations, Thomson Reuters

Mayor Jacob Frey
Mayor, City of Minneapolis


Don Liu
Executive Vice President and Chief Legal and Risk Officer, Target Corporation


Congratulations to our 2020 award winners!

John D. Levine Distinguished Service Award

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Volunteer of the Year Award

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Jodie Boderman
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Wendy Willson Legge

Many thanks to our generous sponsors!

Event Underwriters ($10,000+)

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Guardians of Justice ($7,500-$9,999)

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Justice Champions ($5,000-$7,499)

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Justice Partners ($3,000-$4,999)​​

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Friends of VLN ($1,500-$2,999)

JAMSMinnesota Lawyers MutualBest & Flanagan LLPGustafson Gluek PLLCAnthony Ostlund Baer & Louwagie P.A.
Lockridge Grindal Nauen PLLPBassford Remele, P.A.Bowman and Brooke LLPLarkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren Ltd.Henson & Efron, P.A.

Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben, P.A.

Pentair plcMedicaKutak Rock LLP

Riverfront Donors ($500-$1,499)

Arthur Chapman Kettering Smetak & Pikala, P.A.


Karen Canon


Volunteer Lawyers Network, Ltd. is a Minneapolis, Minnesota-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in 1966.
All contributions will be used to provide civil legal services to people experiencing poverty, and the portion for which no goods or services are received is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Our federal ID number is 41-0988459.