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Jun 13

Mission in Action: UST Law graduates recognized by MN State Bar Association for pro bono legal service

Published on: Thursday, June 13, 2013

Many University of St. Thomas School of Law graduates have a passion and commitment to serving low income clients and providing pro bono service to the community.  For the first time, the Minnesota State Bar Association recognized North Star Lawyers.  North Star Lawyers each provided at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services in 2012.  Thirty-one UST Law graduates were recognized as 2012 North Star Lawyers:  

Pamela Abbate-Dattilo (’09)

Phillip Ashfield (’08)  

Michael Boulette (’10)  

Victoria Jacobson Brenner (’04)

Audrey Burnett (’10)

Erin Collins (’08)

Erin Knapp Darda (’07)

Ryan Else (’11)

Kellen Fish (’10)

Beth Forsythe (’06)

Nicole Frank (’08)

Matthew Frerichs (’04)

Nathan Kumagai (’08)

John Lindemann (’04)

Allison Maxim (’05)

Gloria Myre (’07)

Kate Nilan (’06)

Bree Peterson (’09)  

Colin Peterson (’09)

Andrew Pieper (’08)

Lindsay Popovich (’04)

Rebecca Ribich (’05)

Breia Schleuss (’08)

Joel Schroeder (’04)

John Scully (’10)

Jeffrey Smith (’06)

Brock Specht (’07)

Katrina Viegas (’10)

Michael Warren (’04)

Barbara Weckman Brekke (’05)

Bryce Young (’10)

 **For the graduates with a hyperlink, you may view their profile on UST Law Lawyer Search (

UST Law congratulates these alumni on their recognition by the MSBA and is in awe of their incredible service to communities and individuals in need.  To learn more about the North Star Lawyer recognition and to view a complete list of the 2012 North Star Lawyers, visit

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