Pat Kelly Received Lifetime Recognition Award
Pat Kelly received a Lifetime Recognition Award from Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES) on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at the organization’s annual luncheon. Pat has been involved with the organization for many years, including serving as Board Chair for two extra years beyond his tenure, where he successfully chaired the Capital Campaign, and was involved in opening the Mexican Consulate’s office in St. Paul. Pat was also instrumental in the development of Linea Legal Latina, a collaboration between CLUES, Fredrikson & Byron, and Volunteer Lawyers Network that provides pro bono legal services to native Spanish speakers in their own language.
Nicole Moen Received Pro Bono Award
Nicole Moen received the 2010 Pro Bono Publico Award: Private Sector. She was honored at the annual fundraiser for the Hennepin County Bar Association on March 9, 2010 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel Minneapolis.
Moen is a senior associate in Fredrikson & Byron’s Litigation Group. She represents clients in civil, regulatory, and white collar criminal matters. Her practice focuses on health litigation, white collar and regulatory defense, and business and commercial litigation. Moen is a member of the firm’s pro bono committee and represents clients in a number of pro bono matters. As part of her pro bono work, she volunteers at legal clinics, giving advice and brief service in the areas of consumer credit, housing, and family law. Moen has also represented a number of individuals in court, including securing custody for foster parents in a highly-emotional and strongly-contested adoption. Her work has also included assisting nonprofit organizations on issues as diverse as securing the right of churches to ban guns on their premises to upholding a voter referendum on instant runoff voting. In addition, Moen has for many years represented an Algerian citizen who was being detained at Guantanamo Bay. She traveled to Cuba numerous times for meetings with her client and—because of her fluency in French—served as both an attorney and translator. Her client was recently sent home to Algeria. Nicole is also frequent speaker about the unique legal issues surrounding Guantanamo Bay detention and has written an article about her experience representing a Guantanamo Bay detainee. She is a graduate of the Harvard Law School and clerked for the Honorable John R. Tunheim, United States District Judge of the District of Minnesota.