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According to the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, there were more than 9,000 homeless people in Minnesota in 2017, more than three times the amount in 1991.
SOUTHERN MINNESOTA REGIONAL LEGAL SERVICES When you visit the Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS) website for the first time, you are posed with a question: “Are you safe?” This is followed by instructions on how to safely and discreetly get the legal help you need. The website even has an emergency “jumpoff” button that allows a user to hide their activity in case they are suddenly thrust into a non-safe situation. SMRLS clients desperately need the nonprofit’s help.
“Community involvement”
means a lot of things. It can
mean advocating for those with developmental disabilities or working for acceptance of the community’s LGBTQ population.
It can mean developing leadership skills in young adults. Educating children on their heritage.
On February 22, firm members helped cook and serve dinner at Simpson Shelter, a Minneapolis- based nonprofit dedicated to housing and supporting people experiencing homelessness.
In February, attorneys from
Robins Kaplan’s Minneapolis
office participated in the annual SMRLS fundraiser “Lawyers on Ice.” The tournament was held at the Xcel Energy Center, home of the Minnesota Wild.
(Photo: SMLS)
Left to right, back row: Geoff Kozen, Brandon Thompson, Mike Reif, Captain Anna Sawatzke. Front row: goalie Ryan Marth.
The Minneapolis office participated in the “Mondays in March” campaign to benefit the Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis. The program allowed firm members to purchase “casual dress okay” stickers in return for a donation in support of families in need. Families were provided with a gift bag of ritual Passover foods and other items to help celebrate the holiday.

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