Stinson Leonard Street is committed to enriching the culture of the firm—and providing better service to our clients—by appreciating and supporting inclusiveness and the advancement of all individuals. As a law firm and a workplace, we recognize and embrace the unique qualities, character and contributions of our colleagues, who in turn reflect the diversity of our communities. We are committed to making our firm a diverse workplace.
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We believe that providing pro bono legal services and contributing time and resources to charitable organizations advances our profession and our community. The firm has had a historic and longstanding commitment to pro bono legal service to the community. Today we have numerous pro bono programs in place, including the award-winning Deinard Legal Clinic in the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis, which celebrated its 20th year in 2013. Firm attorneys serve low-income clients with a variety of legal needs: family law, immigration, housing, government benefits, consumer and other issues.
Summer associates are encouraged to participate in a pro bono case and/or project and some have the opportunity to work on several pro bono matters during their time at the firm. Under the supervision of a partner, the summer associate may have direct client contact and the opportunity to be the primary person handling the matter.
Full-time associates receive up to 100 hours of billable credit for the pro bono work they do, and a vast majority of our associates participate in our pro bono program. Stinson Leonard Street not only provides credit for the pro bono work, but the firm’s Pro Bono Director, Theresa Hughes, and the firm's Pro Bono Committee members take the time to find cases to fit the attorney’s interests.
One example of our community connection is our long-standing commitment to the United Way. One way the firm supports the efforts of the United Way is by participating in the annual giving campaigns in various offices/regions.