Kurt W. Porter, of Severson and Porter Law in Brainerd, MN, was awarded the Minnesota Justice Foundation Outstanding Service Private Practice Pro Bono Award on September 28, 2022.

Eve Utyro, LASNEM PAI Manager, nominated Kurt Porter for his pro bono work with LASNEM's Private Attorney Involvement program.

"Kurt Porter is one of our key volunteers in making our service delivery possible in his part of the state. Kurt has volunteered with our program since its inception in 2019 and in just the past year alone he has assisted dozens of clients in real estate, wills, and estate planning matters," Eve says. "Volunteers like Kurt are “legal lighthouses.” Their presence, practice, and dedication provide a beacon for low-income individuals who seek access to lawyers, courts, and legal information all while also navigating vast distances, insufficient (or nonexistent) public transit, and a lack of reliable cell phone service and broadband internet."

Congratulations, Kurt! Thank you for all that you do!