2017 Annual Awards Ceremony

2017 Annual Awards Celebration

On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, MJF will host its 35th Anniversary Awards Celebration, at which we honor outstanding individuals in the Minnesota legal community.

Awards will be given in the following categories;

  • Law Student Volunteer Awards (one from each of the three Minnesota Law Schools)
  • Private Practice Lawyer Award
  • Advocate Award
  • Direct Legal Service Award

Our keynote speaker will be the Honorable David L. Lillehaug, Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court.

David L. Lillehaug has been an Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court since his appointment by Governor Mark Dayton in 2013. He was elected to a six-year term in 2014. He is the only current Justice to come to the Court directly from private practice. He brought to the Court 30 years of litigation experience, including serving as United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota, the federal government’s chief prosecutor and civil lawyer in the state. Deeply committed to pro bono, Lillehaug was one of the early members of MJF’s Board of Directors and chaired the organization’s first community fundraiser.

Justice Lillehaug will be speaking on the topic of ‘The Minnesota Pro Bono Tradition.”

Tickets can be purchased by emailing MJF administrator Pat Harrigan. Prices are:

$75 for individuals
$40 for nonprofit public service employees
$25 for students

View photos from last year’s event here.