Sapientia Law Group’s Attorneys Make a Difference Through Bar Leadership

PRESS RELEASE — October 31, 2011

Several lawyers at Sapientia Law Group have taken leadership roles in the various local and state bar associations for the new 2011–2012 bar year.  Recent elections and appointments include:

  • Jon Strauss, who is on the presidential-leadership track as the newly elected Secretary of the Hennepin County Bar Foundation — the charitable arm of the Hennepin County Bar Association.
  • Sonia Miller-Van Oort, who was named to Co-Chair both the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Governance Committee and Diversity Implementation Task Force and elected to serve on the Hennepin County Bar Association’s Board of Directors.
  • Diana Young Morrissey, who was elected to serve on the 2011–2012 Hennepin County Bar Association Board of Directors.
  • Kenn Fukuda,  a member of National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, was also appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of the Hennepin County Bar Association.
  • Lori Semke, was appointed to Chair the Minnesota State Bar Association Day Convention Planning Committee for the 2012 Minnesota State Bar Convention.  She is also the Vice-Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association Children & the Law Section.

Strauss explained how this active board service fits with Sapientia’s core values of making a difference in the community:  “Our attorneys firmly believe that providing leadership in our bar associations is not only a great way to connect with other lawyers, but, more importantly, to make certain that the bar is serving the public’s interest.”

Sapientia is one of the few women-owned  and minority-owned law firms of its size in Minnesota and the Midwest.  This group of professionals has a unique multi-cultural composition of attorneys from African American, Asian American, Caucasian, Latino, and Native American backgrounds.  Sapientia also offers alternative billing structures that align with clients’ interests, a unique compensation system tied to client satisfaction, and an office setting designed to promote creativity and collaboration.  The founders believe this creative approach to legal practice will lead to happier clients and happier attorneys.

This growing law firm provides legal representation and consulting services in the following areas:  business transactions and litigation, personal injury and product liability defense, employment litigation, real estate, intellectual property, estate planning, trusts and probate, autism and disability law, government relations, and executive coaching.

For more information, visit www.sapientialaw.com.

Media Contact:

Sonia Miller-Van Oort

612.756.7125

soniamv@sapientialaw.com

 

This growing law firm provides legal representation and consulting services in the following areas:  business transactions and litigation, personal injury and product liability defense, employment litigation, real estate, intellectual property, estate planning, trusts and probate, autism and disability law, government relations, and executive coaching.