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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Beck Internship Turns $4,000 into $16,000 for Indigent Clients

On Wednesday of this past week, the MSBA Administrative Law and Health Law Sections' commemorated their joint underwriting of a summer internship program in Administrative Law with the Volunteer Lawyers Network. The Sections' $4,000 contribution will, in combination with federal Work-Study matching grants, translate into $16,000 worth of stipend resources for VLN as it assists indigent clients with administrative law matters. The internship is named for Administrative Law Judge George A. Beck, who recently retired from the Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings after 29 years of service.

The presentment ceremony was made at the MSBA Administrative Law Section's Annual Meeting.

The first of the internship participants is Danielle ("Dani") Sollars, a third-year law student at the William Mitchell College of Law. Ms. Sollars, a Montana native, is a graduate of the University of Saint Thomas and has earlier worked in advocacy roles with the Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis, Minnesota Children’s Law Center and the Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights.

Photos from this year's Administrative Law Section's Annual Meeting are accessible here.

Also, a video of the presentment remarks (which requires listeners to turn up the volume on their speakers in order to hear the remarks clearly) is accessible here.