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Breaking the Ice

Forrest Tahdooahnippah
Sep 28, 2023

Breaking the Ice: Moving to education to inspire future lawyers

Professor Forrest Tahdooahnippah always appreciated the positive influence that his law professors had had on him.

Navita T. Lakhram
Sep 21, 2023

Breaking the Ice: Supporting diverse attorneys through board posts

Fredrikson associate Navita T. Lakhram is working to support diverse attorneys and community organizations through service as a board member of Twin Cities Diversity in Practice and an affiliated organization.

A portrait of Susan M. Holden as she sits in an office
Sep 14, 2023

Breaking the Ice: Volunteer commitment brings MSBA recognition

Susan M. Holden didn’t stop volunteering with the Minnesota State Bar Association when her term as president ended.

Megan M. Miller
Sep 7, 2023

Breaking the Ice: From paralegal to IP attorney and now author

Megan M. Miller has leveraged her patent paralegal experience to earn a law degree, become an associate at Winthrop & Weinstine and most recently co-author of a guide on international patent filing strategy and procedures.

Victoria Elsmore
Aug 31, 2023

Breaking the Ice: RCBA chief focuses on organization’s renewal

Second Judicial District Referee Victoria Elsmore sees her term as president of the Ramsey County Bar Association as a time for “rebuilding with intentionality.”

Jill Prohofsky
Aug 24, 2023

Breaking the Ice: Volunteer service brings magistrate MSBA award

As a judicial official, Chief Child Support Magistrate Jill Prohofsky can’t practice law and can’t have pro bono clients. Instead, Prohofsky volunteers with the Minnesota State Bar Association, which she joined after law school.

Nicole Kettwick
Aug 17, 2023

Breaking the Ice: HCBA leader giving back, paying forward

Nicole Kettwick, the new president of the Hennepin County Bar Association, said a sense of obligation and gratitude has motivated her to pursue leadership roles with the group.

Jennifer Huang
Aug 10, 2023

Breaking the Ice: Fish & Richardson leader hopes to be example

Jennifer Huang hopes her new role as managing principal of Fish & Richardson’s Minneapolis office will add to opportunities for others in the legal profession.

Paul Floyd
Aug 3, 2023

Breaking the Ice: ‘Bridge builder,’ ‘lawyer’s lawyer’ leads MSBA

Attorney Paul Floyd, the new Minnesota State Bar Association president, is approaching his term as a “bridge builder.”

Steve Lokensgard
Jul 27, 2023

Breaking the Ice: Partner leads Faegre Drinker’s health care practice

Minneapolis-based Faegre Drinker partner Steve Lokensgard, the international firm’s newly named health care practice group leader, is focusing on expanding the practice and strengthening client service.

James Rieke
Jul 20, 2023

Breaking the Ice: Design patent leader looks to grow practice

James Rieke is working to expand the design patent practice at Merchant & Gould’s Minneapolis office after joining the firm in June.

Portrait of the head and shoulders of Judith Bevis Langevin
Jul 13, 2023

Breaking the Ice: Move to NJL extends employment law practice

Judy Langevin has brought her extensive employment law practice to Nilan Johnson Lewis as senior counsel.

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