Jake Glass joined the League on July 9 as a staff attorney in the Research and Information Service Department. Glass graduated from the University of Minnesota—Duluth with a major in political science and a minor in economics. He received his law degree from Mitchell Hamline School of Law. While attending law school, Glass was a law clerk for several state agencies, including the Department of Revenue, Department of Transportation, Department of Commerce, and the Public Utilities Commission. He also worked as an elections and voter registration clerk for Ramsey County.
Gena Robertson joined the League on June 25 as a legal administrative assistant for the LMCIT workers’ compensation defense team. Robertson has extensive workers’ compensation experience, which she gained while working for the law firms of Beedem Law and most recently LeVander & Vander Linden, P.A.
LMC General Counsel Patricia Beety received the P. Kenneth Kohnstamm Pro Bono Attorney Award of Excellence on June 8 from the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Public Law Section. The award recognizes an outstanding public attorney who has demonstrated a commitment to provide volunteer services to underserved communities. Among the reasons Beety received the award are that she led a project updating the Public Law Section’s model pro bono policy for public law offices and she organized a panel presentation of public lawyers who do pro bono work. The award is named after P. Kenneth Kohnstamm, the first recipient of the award in 2006, who was a long-time attorney at the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General and was very dedicated to public service and pro bono work.