Briggs and Attorneys Honored for Pro Bono Services

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November 23, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. (Nov. 23, 2010) – Briggs and Morgan, P.A attorneys Margaret K. Savage, Mark G. Schroeder and Michael C. Wilhelm were recognized by the Federal Bar Association Wednesday with “Distinguished Pro Bono Service” awards for their success in a recent federal civil rights pro se lawsuit. Briggs and Morgan also received an award for the firm’s significant financial contribution to the Federal Bar Association’s Pro Se Project and to Volunteer Lawyers Network. The Honorable Michael J. Davis, Chief U.S. District Judge, District of Minnesota presented all four awards.

With a strong commitment to serving low-income individuals, nonprofit and community organizations, and public interest causes, Briggs attorneys are actively engaged in a wide range of pro bono legal work throughout the Twin Cities every day. In addition to representing pro bono clients, Briggs business attorneys provide pro bono legal services to those emerging nonprofit organizations that play a vital role in the provision of health and social services; and the firm is involved in staffing local legal clinics made available to low-income clients. And in addition to sponsoring pro bono related organizations, the firm’s lawyers have volunteered more than 5,000 hours of their time this year to various agencies which serve the disadvantaged.