Amy Boyle Volunteers for Minnesota State Law Library and Employment Section of MSBA’s Unemployment Appeal Brief Advice Clinic
Lind, Jensen, Sullivan & Peterson, P.A. associate Amy Boyle has served as a volunteer attorney for the Minnesota State Law Library and Employment Section of the MSBA’s Unemployment Appeal Brief Advice Clinic since its inception in April 2013. The brief advice clinic is for people who have been denied unemployment benefits and have exhausted their appeal options with the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Volunteer attorneys provide information about whether the person has a meritorious appeal.
In 2014, 64% of those who attended the clinic ended up not filing an appeal after speaking to the attorney. While the majority of the clinic customers lived in the seven county metropolitan area, the clinic also assisted residents of Kandiyohi, Nobles, Polk and Stearns Counties. 2014 Unemployment Clinic Report.