Supporting Our Community
Seeking Justice for Minnesotans
Protecting Youth Through Legislation and Community Action
Following the loss of her son Wayne (Way) Faris, Jr. to a drunk driver in 1989, Priscilla Lord volunteered with MADD® (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) and served as a speaker about the impact of drunk driving accidents. She also played a key role in the development of social host and dramshop legislation aimed at deterring drunk driving and preventing similar accidents and loss of life. As a member of Minnesota Join Together, a project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Priscilla led the committee that drafted legislation that allows for civil liability against adults who serve alcohol to minors. The bill passed both the Minnesota House and Senate and was signed into law in May 2000.
North Star Lawyers
Legal Expertise for People in Need
On an annual basis, each Lord + Heinlein lawyer provides 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services to help resolve legal issues faced by low-income residents of Minnesota. The Minnesota State Bar Association recognizes our efforts with the designation of North Star Lawyers.
Title Nine Advocates
Supporting Women's Sports in Minnesota
Managing Partner Priscilla Lord has been a champion for the University of Minnesota Women's Athletic Department. Priscilla spent many years fiercely lobbying for University of Minnesota women's athletics through her service on the University of Minnesota Athletic Advisory Committee from 2002-2014. At Lord + Heinlein, we are proud fans of the Gopher Women's Basketball team and the Minnesota Lynx!
Judge Miles Lord Memorial Fund for Legal Aid
Securing legal services for those in need
To honor our founder's commitment to standing up for those in need, a memorial fund has been set up in his name through Minnesota Legal Aid. Through the Judge Miles Lord Memorial Fund for Legal Aid, we carry forward the legacy of "The People's Judge."
If you wish to contribute to the memorial fund, you can make an online donation here.
In order to ensure your gift is received into the memorial fund, type in "Judge Miles Lord" in the "I want my donation to be dedicated to..." text box. You may also make a donation via personal check made payable to The Fund for Legal Aid.
Minnesota Legal Aid
430 N. 1st Ave Minneapolis 55401
*Be sure to write Judge Miles Lord in the check memo to designate your gift to the memorial fund.