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Stinson Leonard Street Attorneys Honored With Beacon of Justice Award From National Legal Aid and Defender Association

Press Release
07.01.2014

(MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.) July 1, 2014 –Stinson Leonard Street LLP is proud to announce that the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) has honored the firm with a 2014 Beacon of Justice Award.

Stinson Leonard Street is among 25 law firms nationwide to be recognized by the NLADA. All firms devoted significant time and resources to creating and implementing innovative strategies to improve life outcomes for low-income individuals.

The NLADA honored Stinson Leonard Street, which has an historic, decades-long commitment to pro bono legal service, for four innovative pro bono efforts: the Deinard Legal Clinic in Minneapolis; the Marlboro Neighborhood Project in Kansas City; the St. Louis Arches Grant Program; and the Omaha Table Talk Project.

“It’s incredibly fulfilling to witness for so many years the commitment of our attorneys and staff to community service,” said Mark Hinderks, co-managing partner of Stinson Leonard Street. “Much is needed, and the people at this firm repeatedly step up to make a difference in our communities.”

Pro bono director Theresa Murray Hughes spearheads Stinson Leonard Street’s pro bono activities. A pro bono committee made up primarily of firm partners administers the firm's pro bono program and makes policy recommendations.

The Beacon of Justice Award winners were formally honored at the NLADA Exemplar Award Dinner on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC.

About Stinson Leonard Street

Stinson Leonard Street LLP provides sophisticated transactional and litigation services to clients ranging from individuals and privately held enterprises to national and international public companies. One of the 75 largest law firms in the U.S., Stinson Leonard Street has more than 520 attorneys and offices in 14 cities, including Minneapolis, Mankato and St. Cloud, Minn.; Kansas City, St. Louis and Jefferson City, Mo.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Denver, Colo.; Washington, D.C.; Decatur, Ill.; Wichita and Overland Park, Kan.; Omaha, Neb.; and Bismarck, N.D.

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Gretchen DeSutter
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612.335.1657

gretchen.desutter@stinson.com

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