Protecting the rights of those who need it most

Through fundraising initiatives such as the Law Day Dinner and One Hour of Sharing, The Fund’s work dramatically improves lives and makes our community stronger. When you contribute your resources to The Fund, you contribute to protecting the rights of those who need it most.

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid faces an unprecedented demand for services — and unprecedented need for support. More than 85% of the support we receive goes directly to serve our clients. Unfortunately, even with extremely careful stewardship, Legal Aid has to turn away two of every three people seeking services due to diminished resources and increased demand. This reality harms individuals and families, diminishes our judicial system and flies in the face of our country’s aspiration to ensure “justice for all.”

Join The Fund in making a difference.

Law Day Dinner

Sponsored by The Fund, the Law Day Dinner is a 30-plus year old tradition that aims to raise funds and recognize the invaluable contributions of the lawyers and donors who make Legal Aid possible.

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One Hour of Sharing Campaign

Donate an amount equal to one or more billable hours (or the equivalent of an hour of your salary). Participate as an associate, individual attorney, or as a law firm.

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More Ways to Give

Legal Aid couldn’t exist without the generous support of volunteers, partners and financial donors. When you support Legal Aid, you change the lives of your fellow Minnesotans.

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Board Officers

  • Keith S. Moheban Chair, Stinson, LLP
  • Peter H. Walsh Vice Chair and Leaders in Giving Chair, Hogan Lovells US LLP
  • Anne M. Lockner Treasurer, Robins Kaplan LLP
  • Melinda Hugdahl Fund Director and Secretary, The Fund for Legal Aid
  • Ashleigh M. Leitch Associates' Lead Co-Chair, Best & Flanagan LLP
  • Michael M. Sawers Associates' Lead Co-Chair, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Board of Directors

  • Joseph W. Anthony Anthony Ostlund Baer & Louwagie P.A.
  • Jeffrey Bouslog Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Andrew M. Carlson Briggs and Morgan, P.A.
  • James L. Chosy U.S. Bank
  • Amy S. Conners Best & Flanagan LLP
  • Jodie Hagstrom Crist Best Buy Company Inc.
  • Joseph Dixon III Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
  • Jeff H. Eckland Eckland & Blando
  • Samantha J. Ellingson Thom Ellingson, PLLP
  • Douglas L. Elsass Nilan Johnson Lewis
  • Brian Felton Medtronic, Inc.
  • John W. Geelan Piper Jaffray Companies
  • Richard M Hagstrom Hellmuth & Johnson PLLC
  • June Hoidal Zimmerman Reed, PLLP
  • Timothy M. Kelley Stinson, LLP
  • Mary L. Knoblauch Maslon LLP
  • Julie R. Landy Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
  • Samuel T. Lockner Carlson, Caspers, Vandenburgh, Lindquist & Schuman, P.A.
  • Andrew M. Luger Jones Day
  • David E. March Target Corporation
  • Timothy C. Matson Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Sara McGrane Felhaber Larson
  • Christine Meuers
  • John B. Orenstein Greene Espel
  • Thomas R. Pfeifer Thomson Reuters
  • Patrick J. Rooney Fafinski Mark & Johnson, P.A.
  • Drew P. Schaffer Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
  • Elizabeth H. Schmiesing Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.
  • Steven A. Schumeister Robins Kaplan LLP
  • Matthew Shors UnitedHealth Group
  • Thomas J. Shroyer Moss & Barnett, A Professional Association
  • Rachhana T. Srey Nichols Kaster, PLLLP
  • Michael P. Sullivan, Jr. Gray Plant Mooty
  • Mavis J. Van Sambeek Ballard Spahr LLP
  • Steven J. Wells Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Warren Woessner Schwegman Lundberg Woessner
  • Julian C. Zebot Maslon LLP
  • Rachel Zimmerman Scobie Merchant & Gould P.C.

Emeritus Board

  • Laura J. Cooper
  • John B. Gordon
  • James T. Hale
  • Robert J. Hennessey
  • Richard G. Lareau
  • Dale I. Larson
  • Nancy G. Malmon
  • Seymour Mansfield
  • Richard G. Mark
  • Jerry F. Rotman
  • Allen I. Saeks
  • Roger V. Stageberg
  • Thomas W. Tinkham