Ramsey County Bar Foundation Raises more than $40,000 at Annual Bench & Bar Benefit

On Thursday, November 18, the Ramsey County Bar Foundation (RCBF) held its annual Bench and Bar Benefit virtually. This annual program is a fundraiser for the RCBF to honor Pro Bono service and support the legal services community.

This year’s event included a silent auction and the presentation of the annual Pro Bono Award to William “Bill” Kronschnabel. The event raised over $40,000 to be given in the form of grants to law-related charitable organizations. $20,000 has already been given to Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS).

SMRLS Check Presentation

The RCBF would like to thank everyone who participated in this year’s benefit and the generous event sponsors.

Magistrate Sponsors:

Larson King LLP

Special Master Sponsors:

Ciresi Conlin LLP
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP
Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company
Stinson LLP

Solicitor Sponsors:

Best & Flanagan LLCP
Collins, Buckley, Sauntry & Haugh PLLP
Tuft, Lach, Jerabek & O’Connell PLLC

Foreperson Sponsors:

American Engineering Testing, Inc.
Burke & Thomas PLLP
Heley, Duncan & Melander PLLC
Robins Kaplan LLP
Taft Stettinius & Hollister PLLP
Western National Insurance

Venireman Sponsors:

IMS Consulting & Expert Services
Larkin Hoffman
Sapientia Law Group 

Bailiff Sponsors:

Bassford Remele PA
Historic Information Gatherers
Landmark Environmental LLC
Missaghi Law PLLC
Wolf, Rohr, Gemberling & Allen PA

The RCBF would also like to thank the Bench and Bar Benefit Committee members who helped plan this year’s event.

Co-Chairs: Caryn Boisen and Renee Fossen
Shannon Bjorklund
Susan Buckley
Amy Burroughs
Kyle Dareff
Robert Devolve
Liz Elling
Hon. John Guthmann
Hon. Laura Nelson
Hon. Kelly Olmstead