Each year Minnesota Lawyer honors the top attorneys throughout the state of Minnesota for their notable achievements. Among an impressive group of lawyers to receive this recognition for 2017 is Karin Ciano, Executive Director of the Collaborative Community Law Initiative, a nonprofit small-law-practice incubator in the Saint Paul Midway. CCLI’s incubator program, the first of its kind in Minnesota, connects recent graduates of Mitchell Hamline School of Law with experienced mentors who can help them build solo and small law practices serving clients in the “justice gap”—that is, Minnesotans who do not qualify for free legal services but may have a limited budget to address legal problems. 2017 has been CCLI’s first full year of operations. Karin will be honored at the 18th annual Attorneys of the Year award ceremony on the evening of February 7, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Minneapolis. To learn more about the Collaborative Community Law Initiative call 651-321-9255 or visit www.cclimn.org.
CCLI Legal Incubator Executive Director To Be Recognized As 2017 Minnesota Lawyer Attorney of the Year