Community Service

Duke Law Office and CyberSmart Law are proud to be active volunteers, providing legal and non-legal services throughout the Twin Cities.  Founder, Emily Duke, believes that service is essential to maintaining the social fabric that makes our community vibrant and strong.  Below are just some of the ways that Firm personnel contribute to organizations that enrich and strengthen our community:  

  • Art Adventure, Saint Paul Public Schools and St. Paul Academy and Summit School communities, volunteer (bringing art to life in the classroom from 2001 to 2011)
  • Children’s Law Center of Minnesota, pro bono legal representation of children in foster care placements in Ramsey and Hennepin Counties (giving teenagers a voice in the courtroom from 1996 to present)
  • FBA Pro Se Project, United States District Court (D. Minn.), volunteer (evaluating pro se cases for the Court and/or assuming pro bono legal representation of pro se civil litigants from 2009 to 2010)
  • Highland-Groveland Recreation Association, volunteer soccer coach (bringing a love of soccer to St. Paul kids from 2008 to 2011)
  • Loyola University Death Penalty Project,  volunteer (representing Louisiana death row inmate pro bono, with team of attorneys, in petition to U.S. Supreme Court 1996)
  • Minnesota E-Discovery Working Group, Co-Founder (leading grass roots collaboration of 100+ legal service providers to improve the awareness and education of Minnesota bar members regarding electronic discovery issues and techniques from 2011 to 2013)
  • Momentum Enterprises, Board Member, and HR and Programming Committee member (June 2013 to August 2015)
  • North Star Lawyer (MSBA pro bono legal services) (certified 2013 to present)
  • Project for Pride in Living, Board Member (2011 to present) and Budget and Audit Committee Member (2010 to present)
  • St. Paul Academy and Summit School Community Chorale, soparano (lifting voices high from 2008 to present)

 

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