Recognitions – Fredrikson & Byron · Fredrikson

Jim Baillie, Fredrikson & Byron Attorney Jim Baillie

Jim Baillie Received David Graven Public Service Award

The Minnesota State Bar Association honored Jim Baillie[20] with one of its highest awards this spring when they selected him to receive the David Graven Public Service Award. The award is given annually by the Association and recognizes a member who exemplifies the high standards of the profession in combination with a commitment to public community service. The Association recognized Jim’s commitment to pro bono and the needs of low-income individuals, along with his service to the public through his leadership roles at Volunteer Lawyers Network, the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Hennepin County Bar Association, and numerous committees and sections of the American Bar Association. While serving those organizations, Jim developed many pro bono programs to service low-income individuals, including a model for the delivery of bankruptcy pro bono services that has been replicated across the country. Jim is a national leader and spokesman for pro bono who serves as an inspiration for others.

Associate Volunteer of the Year

Nicole Moen, Fredrikson & Byron Attorney Nicole Moen, Fredrikson & Byron Volunteer of the YearNicole Moen[21] has been a passionate advocate for individuals who face barriers to justice since she joined Fredrikson & Byron as a first-year associate in 2004. She has averaged more than 100 hours of pro bono each year. Throughout her career, Nicole has volunteered to attend clinics, where she gives advice and brief service in the areas of consumer credit, housing, and family law. Nicole has also represented a number of individuals in court. She has secured custody for foster parents in contested adoptions and cleared a consumer debt issue for a man who had his identity stolen. Nicole’s work has included assisting a number of nonprofits on issues as diverse as securing the rights of churches to ban guns on their premises, to upholding a voter referendum on Instant Runoff Voting. Most of Nicole’s work, however has revolved around the representation of an Algerian man detained at Guantanamo Bay. Nicole has worked tirelessly on his behalf, often translating his French for others, to make sure that he is assured his rights as set forth in our Constitution and is granted a fair trial on the charges brought against him. In connection this representation, she has traveled to Cuba on several occasions, argued motions before the U.S. District Court in Washignton, D.C., and worked with a team of prominent lawyers throughout the country who are representing other detainees. To date, Nicole has logged more than 1,000 hours ensuring that this client is granted due process under the law. Fredrikson & Byron is proud of Nicole and her work on behalf of the indigent.

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