Pro Bono & Community
At Gustafson Gluek PLLC, we recognize that those who provide legal services are in a unique position to assist others. We strongly believe in giving back to the community in which we are allowed to practice by providing legal services to those in need. The law can make an immense difference in an individual’s life; however, effectively navigating the legal system is not an easy task. Providing pro bono legal services promotes access to justice, by giving counsel to those who otherwise would not have it.
Dan Gustafson, Cathy Smith, and Melanie Morgan receiving awards for their involvement in the Pro Se Project.
In keeping with this commitment to providing representation to those who otherwise do not have access to representation, Dan Gustafson was one of four lawyers who helped develop and implement the Minnesota Pro se Project for the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Because the Federal Bar Association did not have funding for the project, Gustafson Gluek volunteered to administer the Project during its inaugural year, starting in May 2009, devoting extensive resources to matching pro se litigants with volunteer counsel. In 2010, Chief Judge Michael Davis of the District of Minnesota awarded Dan Gustafson a Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award for developing and nurturing the Pro Se Project. Gustafson Gluek has continued representing clients through the Pro Se Project since that time.
Tracey Grill and Cathy Smith participated in the Three Rivers Community Foundation 24th Annual Golf Tournament
Gustafson Gluek PLLC, its members, attorneys and staff are committed to enhancing the quality of life in our community. We believe in giving back and making a difference by partnering with many organizations to promote positive change and improve the social and environmental efforts in our community.
Gustafson Gluek Personnel Support the Following Volunteer Organizations
Pro Bono Legal Work
- American Antitrust Institute
- American Bar Association
- Animal Legal Defense Fund
- Association of Legal Administrator
- Association of Legal Administrators – MN
- Cookie Cart
- COSAL (Commitee to Support the Antitrust Laws)
- Domestic Abuse Project
- Federal Bar Association
- Hennepin County Bar Association
- Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
- Minnesota Paralegal Association
- Minnesota State Bar Association
- Minnesota Women Lawyers
- MN Urban Debate League
- The Fund for the Legal Aid Society