Moss & Barnett is Pleased to Recognize Taylor D. Sztainer
Taylor D. Sztainer, an attorney with our accountant law, employment law, and litigation teams, was selected to serve as the Lead Co-Chair of the 2016 Associates’ One Hour of Sharing Campaign benefiting Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid beginning July 1, 2016. As Lead Co-Chair, Taylor will also become a voting trustee of The Fund for Legal Aid for a one-year term.
Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid provides free legal services in civil matters to seniors and low income people in its 20-county service area and to people with disabilities statewide. Because the need for legal services has always exceeded the funds available to provide them, in 1981, supporters of Legal Aid established “The Fund,” which is dedicated to raising money for Legal Aid from members of the legal community. The Fund’s One Hour of Sharing Campaign encourages all lawyers in Hennepin County to contribute the value of one billable hour, or more, to The Fund. In 2003, a group of associate attorneys established the Associates’ Campaign and reached out to associates throughout Hennepin County in conjunction with the One Hour of Sharing Campaign. The Associates’ Campaign has grown, with funds raised increasing from $18,500 in 2003-2004 to over $105,000 in recent years.
As Lead Co-Chair, Taylor works with the other Co-Chairs to organize the Campaign, recruit firm captains from over 60 local law firms (who advocate for Legal Aid internally within their own firms), and disseminate information about Legal Aid and the important role the Campaign plays in providing quality legal representation to Minnesotans who could not otherwise afford it. In addition to serving as Lead Co-Chair of the Campaign for 2016, this year marks the fifth year that Taylor has served as Moss & Barnett’s firm captain.