Witness for the prosecution: U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger on ISIL verdict, the Somali community, and the media
U.S. Attorney, and 2015 honoree for Outstanding Legal Achievement from the Cardozo Society, recently spoke with MinnPost about a dialogue he hosted with Somali-American men and women about how and why young people in their community are vulnerable to recruitment by foreign terror organizations.
The Twin Cities Cardozo Society is a place for Jewish attorneys, judges and law students to network and serve the community. We strengthen bonds among legal professionals through educational, social and philanthropic activities, and offer opportunities for communal involvement and leadership.
If you are a practicing or retired attorney, judge or law student who is Jewish, be a part of the Cardozo Society by making a gift to the Minneapolis Jewish Federation or the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul.
Join us for:
Volunteering—for example, through our pro bono legal clinic.
Supporting the needs of the Jewish community—donors who join the Leadership Circle ($3,600) and Honor Roll ($1,800) receive additional recognition throughout the year.
Decision making, through service on committees and in leadership positions
Steering Committee Chairs
Andrew Parker, Jonathan Parritz
Scott Teplinsky, Alex Tselos, Melissa Weiner
Dan Berlinger, Valeria Chazin, Ben Gerber, Marlene Goldenberg, David Krco
Public Service Chairs
Susan Minsberg, Shira Shapiro
19th Annual Dinner Chairs
Stuart Bear, Drew Zamansky
Arthur T. Pfefer Award Selection Committee Chair
Sidney Barrows Lifetime Commitment Award Selection Committee Chair
**The 2018 nomination application is now closed.
We invite you to nominate a leading judge or attorney to receive the 2018 Sidney Barrows Lifetime Commitment Award, the highest honor conferred by the Twin Cities Cardozo Society. Please consider an experienced attorney or judge in the Twin Cities who exemplifies excellence in legal practice, a long record of service to the Jewish and general communities, and a demonstrated commitment to life-long learning.
Note: When reflecting on the nominee’s service to both the Jewish and general communities, please list the person’s record of service in as much detail as you can and give consideration to the following:
You can find the nomination form here.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact Dan Mogelson: firstname.lastname@example.org or 952.417.2311.
Every year, the Cardozo Society presents the Arthur T. Pfefer Memorial Award to a Jewish law student or young lawyer who has demonstrated outstanding leadership potential and commitment to serving the community. This award honors the memory of Arthur Pfefer, z”l, an aspiring St. Paul lawyer who was killed while serving our country in the Vietnam War. Recipients are Jewish lawyers and law students age 35 or under who have already demonstrated accomplishment and show great scholarly, professional, and philanthropic potential.
The Arthur T. Pfefer Memorial Award
Every year, the Cardozo Society presents the Arthur T. Pfefer Memorial Award to a Jewish law student or young lawyer who has demonstrated outstanding leadership potential and commitment to serving the community. This award honors the memory of Arthur Pfefer, z”l, an aspiring St. Paul lawyer who was killed while serving our country in the Vietnam War.
Recipients are Jewish lawyers and law students age 35 or under who have already demonstrated accomplishment and show great scholarly, professional, and philanthropic potential.
Every Monday from 1-4 p.m., the Twin Cities Cardozo Society partners with Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance and the Minnesota Legal Aid Society to offer 30-minute free legal consultations to low-income individuals at the Urban League in North Minneapolis. This partnership began in 2008 as an initiative of the Public Service Committee of the Twin Cities Cardozo Society.
Volunteers are needed on an ongoing basis. If you are interested in learning more or signing up to volunteer, contact Shira Shapiro of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. at SShapiro@RobinsKaplan.com or 612.349.8500.
We’re happy to announce the opening of a Cardozo Society volunteer legal aid clinic opportunity for attorneys who live and/or work in St. Paul! We have formed a wonderful partnership with both Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Aid Services (SMRLS) and Interfaith Action. e Cardozo Society will now be able to provide pro bono legal advice to the St. Paul community from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Thursday afternoons at the Morning Star Baptist Church located at 739 Selby Avenue in St. Paul.
For more information about the St. Paul Legal Aid Clinic, please contact Susan Minsberg at email@example.com.