Access to justice is a fundamental value in our democracy.

2011 Recognition Awards

Distinguished Service Award

James Backstrom (center) receives the statewide 2011 Legal Services Coalition Award.

Dakota County Attorney James C. Backstrom receives the Distinguished Service Award from the Minnesota Legal Services Coalition. 

First Judicial District Pro Bono Award

Judith Payne (left) is awarded the 2011 First Judicial MSBA Pro Bono Award.

Judith Payne, Esq., volunteer attorney for both LADC and SMRLS received the First Judicial District Pro Bono Award by the MSBA Legal Assistance to the Disadvantaged Committee.