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  • October 21, 2016—David Schultz and IPMN Pro Bono Client Terry Olson Interviewed on MPR News with Tom Weber
    David Schultz, partner in Maslon's Litigation Group, was interviewed with pro bono client Terry Olson on an MPR News with Tom Weber segment titled, "Terry Olson, the man who would be free," on Friday, October 21. During the program, Terry and David discuss Terry's recent release from prison through the Innocence Project of Minnesota (IPMN) after serving over eleven years of incarceration for a crime he didn't commit. (View full story.)
  • September 13, 2016—Innocence Project of Minnesota and Maslon Gain Release of Wrongfully Convicted Client After 10 Years in Prison
    Maslon LLP is pleased to announce that Mr. Terry Olson—a man wrongfully convicted of murder—is being released from prison today following successful representation by Maslon attorneys in conjunction with the Innocence Project of Minnesota. (View full story.)
  • September 2, 2016—Maslon Attorneys Serve as Pro Bono Counsel in Lawsuit Filed to Force the Release of Squad Camera Videos Documenting the Philando Castile Shooting
    Maslon attorneys Haley Schaffer, Melissa Muro LaMere, Erica Holzer, and Jevon Bindman joined Chuck Samuelson and Teresa Nelson of the ACLU-MN to announce a lawsuit on behalf of the ACLU-MN against Minnesota's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety to force the release of all squad camera video(s) documenting the police killing of Philando Castile in July 2016. (View full story.)
  • May 9, 2016—21 Maslon Attorneys Recognized as 2015 North Star Lawyers by the Minnesota State Bar Association
    Maslon is pleased to announce the recognition of 21 attorneys as 2015 North Star Lawyers by the Minnesota State Bar Association. Started in 2013, the program recognizes members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services per year to those who otherwise could not afford representation. (View full story.)
  • February 9, 2016—Maslon Attorneys Serve as Pro Bono Counsel in Lawsuit Filed to Force the Release of Video Footage Documenting the Jamar Clark Shooting
    Maslon attorneys serving as pro bono co-counsel filed a lawsuit on behalf of the ACLU-MN and the NAACP Minneapolis against Minnesota's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety to force the release of video footage documenting the police killing of Jamar Clark in November 2015. (View full story.)
  • February 1, 2016—Maslon Proudly Meets the 2015 Pro Bono Challenge by the Pro Bono Institute
    Maslon is pleased to announce that it has met the 2015 Pro Bono Institute's Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge®. The Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge is a commitment made by major law firms around the country in which firms must devote three percent of their billable hours or a set number of hours per attorney to the provision of pro bono legal services to low-income and disadvantaged individuals, families, and nonprofit groups. (View full story.)
  • July 13, 2015—Marty Rosenbaum Named President of LegalCORPS
    LegalCORPS is a nonprofit organization that assists small businesses and nonprofits, especially those that strengthen Minnesota's low-income communities, by providing individuals and organizations with business law services they could not otherwise afford. (View full story.)
  • June 23, 2015—Julian Zebot Appointed Secretary—and Member of the Executive Committee—of the Volunteer Lawyers Network Board of Directors
    Established in 1966, VLN is a non-profit organization which provides civil legal services to low-income people through volunteer attorneys. VLN's mission is to protect and promote the basic human needs of people in poverty through the power of legal volunteers. Julian has served on VLN's Board of Directors since 2013, and he will serve as Secretary through July 1, 2016. (View full story.)
  • April 30, 2015—Bill Pentelovitch Elected as President of the ACLU-MN Board of Directors
    The Minnesota Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is a non-profit organization that protects the civil liberties of all Minnesotans through litigation, public education, and lobbying. Bill officially began his two-year term as President of the Board on April 25, 2015. (View full story.)
  • March 18, 2015—Marty Rosenbaum, President-Elect of LegalCORPS, Quoted in Minnesota Lawyer Article on the Nonprofit's Long-Distance Pro Bono Legal Clinics
    The article details a partnership among volunteer Maslon lawyers and in-house corporate counsel at Medtronic "to make sure that struggling entrepreneurs can get key legal advice without spending a dime." (View full story.)
  • March 03, 2015—Maslon Selected as the Winner of the 2015 Community Impact Award in the Professional Services Category by Minnesota Business Magazine
    The 2015 Community Impact Awards honor Minnesota companies and businesspeople that make giving back to the community a priority. The Professional Services award category recognizes organizations that provide professional services to nonprofits or other worthy causes on a pro bono basis. (View full story.)
  • August 7, 2014—Susan Link Quoted in Star Tribune Article on Minnesota Wills for Heroes
    Susan Link, head of Maslon's Estate Planning Group, was quoted in an August 7, 2014, Star Tribune article called "Minnesota will-planning program offers peace officers some peace of mind." Since its inception in 2007, Susan has served as the program director of the Minnesota State Bar Association's Wills for Heroes program, which provides first responders and their spouse/domestic partner assistance in preparing wills and other estate planning documents at no charge. (View full story.)
  • July 21, 2014—Marty Rosenbaum Named President-Elect of LegalCORPS
    Maslon is pleased to announce that attorney Marty Rosenbaum has been named President-Elect of LegalCORPS. LegalCORPS is a nonprofit organization that assists small businesses and nonprofits, especially those that strengthen Minnesota’s low-income communities, by providing individuals and organizations with business law services they could not otherwise afford. Marty has been an active LegalCORPS volunteer for many years and has served on the Board of Directors for LegalCORPS since 2010, and as Chair of the Operations Committee since 2011. He will start a two-year term as President in July 2015. (View full story.)
  • May 1, 2014—Maslon Attorneys Successfully Represent the ACLU of Minnesota in Voter Registration Case
    Maslon attorneys Bill Pentelovitch and Emma Greenman successfully advocated for protection of the rights of more than 3,600 voters who registered to vote using the Minnesota Secretary of State's online voter registration system. (View full story.)
  • August 16, 2013—Marty Rosenbaum Appointed Co-Chair of the Pro Bono Committee for Business Law Section of the MSBA
    As Co-Chair, Marty will be working with the Business Law Section to promote and raise awareness for activities that facilitate pro bono participation of business lawyers in Minnesota. Marty is also a member of the Executive Council of the MSBA Business Law Section. (View full story.)
  • May 17, 2013—Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Features LegalCORPS "Virtual Law" Pro Bono Program; Marty Rosenbaum Quoted on Maslon's Involvement
    A May 17, 2013 article in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal titled "LegalCORPS expands business pro-bono work" features a monthly virtual legal clinic using an innovative partnership between in-house attorneys at Medtronic Inc. and business lawyers at Maslon. The virtual business law clinics were piloted through Minneapolis nonprofit LegalCORPS in 2012. 
  • June 1, 2013—Attorney David Schultz and Maslon Firm Honored as Recipients of 2013 Child Advocacy Award by the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
    Maslon is pleased to announce that attorney David Schultz and the larger firm have been selected to receive the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (MNAAP) 2013 Child Advocacy Award. Each year, MNAAP's Child Advocacy Award recognizes an exemplary individual or group who has demonstrated leadership in working for changes that protect and improve the health of Minnesota's children, teens, and families. (View full story.)
  • April 2013Naturalization Day—A Special Day for Maslon Client Ebado Osman
    As part of their work for the Immigration Law Center of Minnesota, Marty Rosenbaum and Shauro Bagchi recently helped client Ebado Osman become a naturalized U.S. citizen. Her naturalization ceremony was held in April 2013.
  • May 28, 2013—Ward v. City of Bloomington
    Maslon attorneys Bill Pentelovitch and Julian Zebot filed a federal lawsuit in 2011 on behalf of client Isaac Ward against the city of Bloomington and several of its police officers. The lawsuit alleged that, following a dispute over his off-leash dog, Ward was targeted by a city of Bloomington animal control officer because of his race, which, in turn, resulted in Ward being beaten and injured by several police officers, even though, as he steadfastly contended, he did not resist arrest or otherwise provoke the officers. Maslon treated this matter as a pro bono matter and waived its right to recoup a portion of the firm’s attorneys’ fees from the settlement amount. (View full story.)
  • June 15, 2012Maslon Attorneys Take Pro Bono Case Challenging Voting Amendment
    Maslon attorneys Bill Pentelovitch, Rich Wilson, Wayne Moskowitz, and Catherine Ahlin-Halverson acted as pro bono representation for the League of Women Voters Minnesota, Common Cause, Jewish Community Action, and five individuals in a challenge to what is popularly referred to as the "Voter ID Amendment." (View full story.)
  • February 2, 2012—David Schultz Wins $6M Judgment for Pro Bono Client in a Civil Wrongful Death Suit; Family Finds Some Justice for 1981 Death of Their Mother
    Maslon attorney David Schultz offered pro bono representation to the family of Barbara Winn, who died in 1981 of a gunshot wound to the chest during a domestic assault by her boyfriend Aaron Foster. The assault and subsequent gunshot were heard by Barbara's children and neighbors. Foster claimed Winn committed suicide and was not initially charged with the crime. (View full story.)
  • June 5, 2012—David Herr and Haley Schaffer Submit Amicus Brief for Innocence Project Defendant
    David Herr and Haley Schaffer filed an amicus brief on behalf of the Innocence Project of Minnesota, and in support of a defendant in a murder case where a County Attorney from a county not prosecuting the case interfered with the availability of medical testimony of the defense team. Specifically, the Dakota County Attorney sent emails to two medical examiners employing two different witnesses for the defense. (View full story.)
  • May 5, 2012—Attorney Susan Link Featured on WCCO's Minnesota Law Radio Show Regarding the Minnesota Wills for Heroes Program
    Susan Link, partner and head of Maslon's Estate Planning Group, was featured on WCCO's Minnesota Law radio show on May 5, 2012, to discuss the Minnesota State Bar Association's Wills for Heroes program. Susan serves as program director for Minnesota Wills for Heroes, which provides free legal services to assist first responders in preparing Wills, Health Care Directives, Powers of Attorney, and suggested beneficiary designation language to protect themselves and their families in the event of their death. (View full story.)
  • June 16, 2009—Maslon Lawyers Secure Death Row Inmate's Right to Forensic Testing of Evidence
    Maslon attorney Haley Schaffer achieved a significant victory for client Douglas Tyrone Armstrong, who is currently serving on Death Row in Texas. Maslon's pro bono representation of Mr. Armstrong, led by David T. Schultz and Mike McCarthy, was arranged through the ABA Death Penalty Project. Julian Zebot contributed significantly by leading the research and writing of the motion and the briefing and being significantly involved in all strategy decisions relative to the motion. The case is now on direct appeal and Maslon has filed a petition for Habeas Corpus on Mr. Armstrong's behalf. (View full story.)

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