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LegalCORPS Names Volunteer of Year
LegalCORPS is recognizing a generous and loyal volunteer, Jon Farnsworth – a shareholder with Felhaber Larson – as 2014-15 Volunteer of the Year.
Over the year, Jon nearly continuously provided free full-representation assistance to clients, taking on one client’s request soon after satisfying another’s. He also offered to help several others whose matters LegalCORPS assigned to other volunteer business lawyers.
Meanwhile, Jon continued to counsel clients at LegalCORPS’s brief advice business law clinic in St. Paul – where he has maintained a regular spot on the schedule for years. Jon also has served on LegalCORPS’s Operations Committee, advising the organization about how programs best can serve low-income entrepreneurs. He plays a key on-camera role in training videos LegalCORPS supplies to first-time business law clinic volunteer attorneys.
At Felhaber Larson, Jon’s practice includes serving as outside general counsel to privately held companies and established nonprofits. Coming to the legal profession with a master’s degree in business administration, he provides practical insights about how legal matters intersect with the dynamics of business.
LegalCORPS publicly honored and thanked Jon at its Annual Fundraiser & Volunteer Recognition celebration Oct. 6 at the The Cowles Center for Performing Arts.