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Eight Greene Espel Attorneys Named North Star Lawyers for Pro Bono Service

Greene Espel PLLP congratulates attorneys Caitlinrose Fisher, Matthew ForsgrenJenny Gassman-PinesHolley Horrell, Ginny McCalmont, Katherine SwensonAnna Tobin, and Kevin Zhao on being named North Star Lawyers by the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) for pro bono work done in 2018. MSBA awards North Star Lawyer designations to members who have provided at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services in a given year.

Greene Espel is committed to a wide array of pro bono initiatives and shares its time and talents to serve our community’s most vulnerable populations. Our attorneys, including those named above, have established strong relationships with many legal organizations including The Advocates for Human Rights, Children’s Law Center, Neighborhood Justice Center, The Pro Se Project, and the Volunteer Lawyers Network. The firm’s commitment to serving our community also includes individual volunteer opportunities and firm-sponsored projects. In the past years, we have organized shoe drives and collected over 1200 pounds of shoes to benefit Good in the Hood, made over 400 sandwiches for Simpson Housing Services, and packed food for Feed My Starving Children.

In addition to applauding our attorneys for their efforts, the firm also thanks the MSBA for encouraging pro bono work to close the justice gap for low-income Minnesotans. MSBA reports that 934 Minnesota lawyers provided over 50 hours each of free legal services. Greene Espel is proud to be a part of the broader Minnesota community devoted to changing lives and transforming communities through pro bono legal work and other community outreach programs.

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