immediate release: Wednesday, November 21, 2012
County Bar Foundation Donates Half of Benefit Proceeds to Local Volunteer
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.
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,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org