Merchant & Gould Proudly Supports Equal Access to Justice

Supports Volunteer Lawyers Network with Riverfront Celebration Sponsorship
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Merchant & Gould proudly supports the work of Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN), a Minneapolis nonprofit that connects volunteer lawyers with Minnesotans in need.  VLN facilitates training and volunteer opportunities for attorney volunteers across Minnesota.  These attorneys provide pro bono services to people in need and protect the rights and property of thousands of clients every year by advising them at legal clinics, drafting legal documents, representing them in court, or otherwise supporting them in their pursuit of justice.

A number of Merchant & Gould attorneys volunteer at a housing court clinic coordinated by VLN.  In addition, the firm recently supported VLN as a Justice Champion ($5,000) sponsor of VLN’s annual Riverfront Celebration, which took place at the Nicollet Island Pavilion on Sept. 12.   The event is critical to VLN’s ability to help thousands of clients every year.

“Volunteer Lawyers Network provides much-needed legal support for Minnesotans who are experiencing difficult situations.  Through our volunteer work and sponsorship, Merchant & Gould is committed to connecting people in need with Minnesota’s skilled volunteer attorneys,” said Rachel Hughey, partner in Merchant & Gould’s Minneapolis office, as well as the Board Chair of VLN.  “Every Minnesotan deserves equal access to the justice system.  We are working together to turn that ideal into a reality. 

“We are inspired by VLN’s programs and their reach in Minnesota, touching and helping so many people,” added Hughey.  “Merchant & Gould is proud to be a supporter of this important organization.”