17th Annual Lawyers on Ice
Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS) kicked off its 110th year anniversary in style on January 28, 2019 at the 17th Annual Lawyers on Ice hockey event at the Xcel Energy Center. Six dozen players competed for the traveling trophy comprised by four teams sponsored by Robins Kaplan; Western National Insurance; Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner; Gallatin Law Office; Larson King; Rogosheske, Rogosheske & Atkins; Martin & Squires; Stinson Leonard Street; Ogletree Deakins; Meagher Geer; and Morrison Sund.
In what may have been the most competitive Lawyers on Ice in recent memory, the goalies shined and skaters soared in a hotly contested tournament. Although fun is a key element to Lawyers on Ice, this event also raises critical funds for SMRLS. This event raised $13,000 to fund legal services for thousands of low-income individuals in Minnesota.
Thank you to all the players, volunteer referees Matt Anderson and Ray Christy, announcers Bruce Beneke and Steve Kirsch, and our sponsors. Additional thanks to Susan Hubbard, Jack Larson and Travis Larson, Paige Lucking (Minnesota Wild/St. Paul River Centre/Xcel Energy Center); Valerie Showers (Levy Catering); Steve Schuster (Marudas Print Services and Promotional Products); and especially to Lawyers on Ice event chair Michael O’Neill (Martin & Squires) for his continued leadership and support of SMRLS and Lawyers on Ice.