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Ramsey County Bar Foundation Donates Half of Benefit Proceeds to Local Volunteer Attorney Program

Ramsey County Bar Association, 11/21/2012

News Release
Ramsey County Bar Association

For immediate release: Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Ramsey County Bar Foundation Donates Half of Benefit Proceeds to Local Volunteer Attorney Program

The Ramsey County Bar Foundation (RCBF) presented Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS) with a check for more than $27,000 at SMRLS’ Fall Appreciation Luncheon Celebration held on Tuesday, November 20.

The RCBF serves to provide financial support to programs in the Ramsey County geographic area that benefit the legal profession, improve the quality and accessibility of justice, and would otherwise attract the interest and support of Ramsey County lawyers.

Each year the Ramsey County Bar Association holds the Bench & Bar Benefit, which raises funds for the Foundation. This year, the Benefit raised nearly $56,000. Traditionally, the RCBF donates half of the Benefit’s proceeds to SMRLS to assist in its administration of volunteer attorney programs in Ramsey County.

2012 Ramsey County Bar Foundation grant recipients included: Advocates for Human Rights, Breaking Free, Inc., Bridges to Safety Victim Service Center, Call for Justice, Children's Law Center, Civil Society, Dispute Resolution Center, HOME Line, Immigrant Law Center, Innocence Project, Hamline University Law School Minority Student Scholarship, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, LegalCORPS, Loan Repayment Assistance of MN, Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans, Minnesota Justice Foundation, MN Legal Services Coalition, Neighborhood Justice Center, Inc., Northern Star Council/Boy Scouts, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, Tubman Center

The foundation would like to thank all of its sponsors including, Magistrate, Barrister and Special Master sponsors: Larson King, LLP; Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, LLP; Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP; Briggs and Morgan, PA; Dorsey & Whitney, LLP; and Leonard, Street & Deinard, PA.


Contact: Brianna Hager (651) 222-0846 brianna@ramseybar.org

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