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Steven Kirsch and Adam Chandler Honored for Pro Bono Work

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March 14, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. – Briggs and Morgan has presented the 2016 Briggs and Morgan Pro Bono Award to both Steven Kirsch and Adam Chandler in recognition of their outstanding commitments to pro bono service.

Kirsch was awarded for his long-standing dedication to SMRLS (Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services). SMRLS provides free, high-quality legal services to low-income people in critical civil matters. Kirsch has served as the chair of the SMRLS Campaign for Legal Aid for 26 years. The Campaign for Legal Aid is dedicated to raising awareness of and support for civil legal services and has raised more than 13 million dollars for SMRLS from law firms, foundations and corporations.

Since joining Briggs, Chandler has focused his pro bono activities on representing indigent clients convicted of criminal offenses in appellate proceedings referred to Briggs by the Minnesota Public Defender’s Appellate Office. In his most recent pro bono appeals, Chandler has successfully argued that his clients’ constitutional rights were violated. This resulted in the clients’ convictions being overturned.

”We are very pleased to recognize these two individuals for their commendable pro bono contributions,” commented Andy Carlson, Briggs shareholder and Pro Bono Committee Chair. “Steve and Adam have done great work and they serve as an inspiration for all of us to engage in more pro bono work.”

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