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Jeremy Greenhouse honored as North Star Lawyer for 2020 pro bono work

ELG congratulates attorney Jeremy P. Greenhouse on being recognized as a 2020 “North Star Lawyer” for providing over 50 hours of legal services last year to low income individuals at no fee.

Jeremy has focused his pro bono work on low-income housing matters, including advising and representing tenants at Hennepin County Housing Court through Volunteer Lawyers Network and assisting the nonprofit City of Lakes Community Land Trust with various housing matters. To learn more about the North Star Lawyer Program and read the full list of honored attorneys, follow this link.

ELG Sponsors and Hosts EI’s Environmental Innovation Award Presentation

ELG attorney Jeremy Greenhouse chaired a session of the Environmental Initiative‘s online annual awards celebration today honoring the 2021 winner of EI’s environmental innovation award category, an award ELG is proud to sponsor. This year’s winner is a amazing collaborative project: a community solar garden built and developed by minority business enterprises on top of a mattress recycling facility in Minneapolis that employs recently incarcerated people trying to reenter the workforce.

Second Chance’s Team Celebrating Completion of the Solar Garden (copyright Environmental Initiative)

Congratulations to all parties involved in making this project come to life! For more details, check out Second Chance Community Solar Garden project.

Jeremy Greenhouse honored as North Star Lawyer for 2019 pro bono work

ELG congratulates attorney Jeremy P. Greenhouse on being recognized as a 2019 “North Star Lawyer” for providing over 50 hours of legal services last year to low income individuals at no fee.

Jeremy has focused his pro bono work on low-income housing matters, including advising and representing tenants at Hennepin County Housing Court through Volunteer Lawyers Network and assisting the nonprofit City of Lakes Community Land Trust with various housing matters. To learn more about the North Star Lawyer Program and read the full list of honored attorneys, follow this link

 

 

ELG Major Presenting Sponsor at Environmental Initiative 2019 Awards Banquet

ELG is once again proud to be a Presenting Sponsor at the Environmental Initiative’s Annual Awards ceremony on May 22, 2019.  Each year, the Awards honor innovative projects that have achieved “extraordinary environmental results by harnessing the power of partnerships.”  This year’s event will honor seven award recipients — five projects and two individuals — during an inspiring night of networking and celebration with Minnesota’s environmental leaders. The evening will include a networking reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres, a seated program highlighting innovative efforts across Minnesota and an opportunity to meet people working at the intersection of a healthy environment, a prosperous economy and an equitable society.

ELG a Sponsor of ACC Minnesota’s Fundraiser for the Children’s Law Center

ELG was proud to be a sponsor of the Association of Corporate Counsel – Minnesota Chapter’s “Casino Royale Celebration Gala on April 27, 2019.  All profits from the Gala benefited the Children’s Law Center of Minnesota, whose staff and volunteer attorneys provide legal representation to children who are either wards of the state – “legal orphans” – or have been removed from their homes because they need protection. CLC also represents foster children who request help. ELG attorney Bill Hefner has been a volunteer CLC attorney since 2004.

Hefner Recognized as 2017 MSBA North Star Lawyer


Bill Hefner has been named a 2017 “North Star Lawyer” by the Minnesota State Bar Association.  Each year, the MSBA recognizes members who have provided 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services.  Bill provided over 55 hours of free legal services last year to four different juvenile clients as a volunteer attorney for the Children’s Law Center of Minnesota.  Staff and volunteer attorneys for the Children’s Law Center provide legal representation to children who are either wards of the state – “legal orphans” – or have been removed from their homes because they are in need of protection. CLC also represents foster children who request help. Bill has been a volunteer CLC attorney since 2004.

A complete list of the 2017 North Star Lawyers can be found here.

Susan Wiens receives MSBA’s 2017 Professional Excellence Award.

ELG attorney Susan Wiens receives MSBA’s Professional Excellence Award, along with Ken White, for their service and leadership as Co-Chairs of the Alternative Legal Models Task Force The Task Force investigated and proposed to the MSBA Assembly innovative means to provide legal services to those that cannot otherwise afford legal services or qualify for legal aid.  This honor recognizes attorneys who strive to meet the many responsibilities of a lawyer, including efforts to improve the administration of justice, the practice of law, and access to justice for the benefit of the community.

Congratulations to ELG attorney Susan Wiens, winner of the MSBA Professional Excellence Award.

ELG Major Presenting Sponsor at Environmental Initiative 2017 Awards Banquet

ELG was once again proud to be a Presenting Sponsor at the Environmental Initiative’s Annual Awards ceremony on May 25, 2017.  Each year, the Awards honor innovative projects that have achieved “extraordinary environmental results by harnessing the power of partnerships.”  Seven individuals or groups received awards for their work, while the Environmental Initiative celebrated its own 25th anniversary of bringing together nonprofit, business and government leaders to solve environmental problems.

Landfill Mounted Solar System - Sunrise Nov 13 solar PV site

The City of Hutchinson’s landfill solar project was selected as a winner in the Energy & Climate category at the Environmental Initiative’s annual awards dinner. (Photo copyright City of Hutchinson.)