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Minnesota Supreme Court Appoints Jim Long to the Standing Committee for the Legal Paraprofessional Pilot Project

December 3, 2020

Maslon is pleased to announce that Jim Long, attorney in Maslon's Litigation Group, has been appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court to the Standing Committee for the Legal Paraprofessional Pilot Project. Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice Paul C. Thissen and Minnesota Court of Appeals Judge John R. Rodenberg co-chaired the Implementation Committee, and members included legal experts from throughout Minnesota. The Standing Committee will work with the State Court Administration to monitor, evaluate, and report on the Legal Paraprofessional Pilot Project, which was created to increase access to justice by allowing nonlawyers to provide legal services in case types where one or both parties typically appear without legal representation.

To learn more, visit: Minnesota Supreme Court, Implementation Committee for Proposed Legal Paraprofessional Pilot Project.

Jim has 35 years' experience trying cases and counselling businesses in the areas of antitrust law, franchise law, and dealer/distribution law. He has successfully represented clients in multiple state and federal courts across the country; responded to state AG, DOJ, and FTC investigations; worked on numerous arbitrations; and argued appeals in the Seventh and Eighth Circuit Appellate Courts in addition to several state appellate courts. He is past chair of the MSBA Antitrust Section. In addition, Jim maintains a vibrant pro bono practice and has served in numerous leadership positions for organizations such as the Volunteer Lawyers Network, The Legal Assistance to the Disadvantaged Committee of the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA), Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS), and the Pro Bono Group of the Hennepin County Bar Association (HCBA). In 2020, he was recognized by the MSBA as a Pro Bono All Star, and in 2016 was given the HCBA Pro Bono Publico Award for Distinguished Service.

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