Bernard P. Becker Awards

The Bernard P. Becker Legal Services Staff Award is presented annually to attorneys, paralegals, administrators or other staff employed by a private, nonprofit agency that provides legal services to low-income eligible clients. The Becker Student Volunteer Award is presented to a law student who has demonstrated a commitment to the provision of legal services to low-income persons.

These awards recognize the dedicated service and outstanding achievements of four recipients and include an award of $500-$550. Thank you to all who submitted an amazing legal services champion.

We are proud to recognize the 2023 award winners, each who have provided exemplary service to those in our community most vulnerable to injustice.

  • Legacy of Excellence | Lynn Marie Mickelson, Rainbow Health and Gregg Trautwein, Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota
  • Emerging Leader | Taryn Trujillo Risom, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid. 
  • Advocate | Rachel Albertson, Legal Aid Service of Northeast Minnesota
  • Advocate | Cindy Jarvi, Minnesota Disability Law Center at Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
  • Law Student | Lexie Robinson, University of Minnesota Law School

2023 Becker Awards


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