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Anna Lima

Adjunct Faculty, Attorney at Lima Law Office, PLLC
Degree
J.D., California Western School of Law
B.A., University of Arizona

Anna Lima assists both individuals and families in the areas of estate planning, guardianship and conservatorship, probate, and mediation. Prior to starting her own law firm, she began her legal career in Chicago, Illinois after having attended law school in San Diego, California.  A Minnesota native, Anna is happy to be back in the Twin Cities practicing law.

While in San Diego, Anna worked in the San Diego Family Court, California Attorney General’s Office, and San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Guardianship Legal Clinic.  Through these experiences, Ms. Lima gained exposure to a broad range of practice areas. She also gained extensive training in client counseling and negotiation, and was recognized by professional panels for her achievement in these areas.

In Illinois, Anna worked for a Chicago area law firm representing both individuals and major financial institutions including Northern Trust Bank, JP Morgan Chase, and U.S. Bank, N.A. in the areas of guardianship for disabled adults and minors, trust and estate administration, probate, and real estate. Ms. Lima helped numerous clients with real estate transactions; administering estates and trusts; and guardianship issues for adults, minors, and disabled persons.

Upon returning to Minnesota, Anna continued her work helping individuals and families with estate planning and probate matters.  She has assisted many clients in the creation of a proper estate plan through drafting wills, powers of attorney, and health care directives. In addition, Ms. Lima has taught local community education classes and has held seminars on wills, trusts, planning for incapacity, how to choose a guardian for minor children, and probate. She has also worked on a contract basis on numerous large-scale litigation projects for several large law firms in both Illinois and Minnesota. Anna is also very active the local legal community and formerly served as the Continuing Legal Education Coordinator, Community Relations Chair, and Treasurer for a section of the Hennepin County Bar Association.

Outside of work, Anna enjoys volunteering with numerous non-profit organizations, running, trying new recipes in the kitchen, traveling, and cheering for her favorite sports teams which include the Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Twins. Ms. Lima is married and has two daughters.

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
LAWS 930 - 06 Mentor Externship See Details * *
CRN: 43196 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Anna M. Lima Each year of law study, students are paired with respected lawyers and judges in the community. Mentors introduce students to a wide range of lawyering tasks and judicial activities and share with them the traditions, ideals and skills necessary for a successful career. Second and third year students participate in an academic credit pro- gram that combines fieldwork with a contemporaneous seminar component. The seminar fosters the habit and skill of reflective lawyering and draws upon student/ mentor experiences to examine the law school's mission in a practical setting. Class topics are designed to bridge the gap between student learning and life as a lawyer. Each student is given the opportunity to individualize learning goals specific to his or her unique path of professional development.

Schedule Details

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MSL 3241230-132529 Aug '17
MSL 3241230-132503 Oct '17
MSL 3241230-132507 Nov '17

J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
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Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
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