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Bar Buzz: Lindberg scores!

The National Hockey League recently announced Peter Lindberg and Dave Ogrean have been named the recipients of the 2017 Lester Patrick Trophy for outstanding service to hockey in the United States. Lindberg served for over 25 years as the 4th Judicial District judge for the state of Minnesota, including three years as chief judge and, following retirement, one year as a judge on the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Peter Lindberg

Peter Lindberg

While working as a partner at a local law firm in Edina, Lindberg joined the Edina Hockey Association in the late 1960s as a coach. He later was selected to the Edina Hockey Association board of directors, ultimately becoming affiliate president for the Minnesota Amateur Hockey Association (MAHA).

Lindberg was named president of MAHA in 1983, while also serving as a USA Hockey district director for over 30 years. Following the end of his term as president of MAHA, Lindberg was appointed as USA Hockey’s first and only Legal Council chairman, a position he held until his retirement in June 2014.

In addition to his long-term involvement with hockey in Minnesota and USA Hockey, Lindberg worked side-by-side with the United States Olympic Committee providing important legal protection for athletes. For over 25 years, as one of only 200 worldwide arbitrators, he served for the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the top legal tribunal for determining international sports disputes globally.

In June 2014 Lindberg was recognized by Gov. Mark Dayton  for his 45 years of service to Minnesota and USA Hockey.

Ogrean has spent 18 years as executive director of USA Hockey.

Lindberg and Ogrean will be honored as part of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 13, in Boston at the Westin Boston Waterfront hotel.


Commission seeks members from the 8th District

The deadline for applications for the 8th Judicial District vacancy on the Commission on Judicial Elections has been extended to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. The notice of this vacancy was originally posted on Sept. 21.

Applicants must reside or be employed in the 8th Judicial District. The current vacancy is for a partial-term ending on Jan. 7, 2019. Commission members receive no compensation or reimbursement for expenses.

Applicants interested in appointment to this position must submit a letter detailing their background. Resumes are welcome but not required. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. Letters can be mailed to AnnMarie S. O’Neill, Clerk of the Appellate Courts, 305 Minnesota Judicial Center, 25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155; or e-mailed to mjcappellateclerkofcourt@courts.state.mn.us.


Intellectual property clinic offers free drop-in sessions

Beginning this week, the U of M Law School’s Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship Clinic will host free drop-in legal advice sessions.

There will be six appointment slots on Nov. 8 and six on Nov. 29 — three at 5:30 p.m. and three at 6:30 p.m.

The sessions are designed to help innovators, creators, and entrepreneurs protect their ideas, kick-start their startup companies, and build and secure their dream businesses.

All sessions are offered under limited representation, and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Professor Phillip Goter will serve as faculty supervisor during each session.

Appointments may be scheduled with Jean Wells, clinic administrative coordinator, at jmwells@umn.edu  612-625-5515.Inquiries can be directed to Cynthia Huff at 612-625-6691.


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