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Unsung: John Erar

John Erar

As chief information officer for the Minnesota Fourth Judicial District, John Erar says he is a great believer in listening to the needs of judges and other people his department serves. So, when the state court system began five years ...

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Unsung: Gloria Frederick

Gloria Frederick

Colleagues have called Gloria Frederick the doyenne of Twin Cities legal marketing, for no one here has done it longer. She is now the senior marketing events coordinator at Dorsey & Whitney. Frederick began at Dorsey in 1972, working as ...

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Unsung: Laura Frickson

Laura Frickson

A well-prepared trial is an organized effort based on a master list with plenty of entries checked off, done. Witnesses and evidence appear exactly when they are needed. That is what legal assistant Laura Frickson contributes to the misdemeanor and ...

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Unsung: Amanda Furst

Amanda Furst

As a law student at the University of Iowa, Amanda Furst began spending spring vacations and summers in New Orleans to help after Hurricane Katrina. She eventually moved to New Orleans to work at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, where she ...

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Unsung: Amra Hoso

Amra Hoso

Amra Hoso has spent her entire post-collegiate career — 13 years and counting — with Faegre Baker Daniels. Now a senior paralegal, she’s a time-management maestro. “In our world, everything needs to be done yesterday,” said Hoso. Hoso’s responsiveness is ...

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Unsung: Sharon Jones

Sharon Jones

As a Harvard-educated attorney who once did contract work for the high-flying Robins Kaplan firm, it would seem Sharon Jones had boundless career options. She has chosen to work among the poor. Jones is the executive director for Legal Assistance ...

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Unsung: Carol Nystrom

Carol Nystrom

Nominated as an Unsung Hero because she “offers phenomenal support” to  a group of attorneys at Merchant & Gould, litigation legal assistant Carol Nystrom modestly replies that  it has to do with the fact that she has been doing it ...

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