Panel: LPP Program Participants

  • November 09, 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Remote Only


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Topic:  Panel: LPP Program Participants

Join some of Minnesota's LPPs for a discussion on their experience with the Minnesota Legal Paraprofessional Pilot Project. Our Rule 12 panelists will discuss their experiences with cases in family and landlord-tenant law.

Speakers:  Nicole DeJarlais, MnCP; Norina Dove, MnCP; Aprille Beyer, M.L.S., MnCP; Lori Hogen, RP, MnCP

Nicole R. DeJarlais, LPP, MnCP, was one of the first two on the roster for Legal Paraprofessionals, is a Minnesota Certified Paralegal with a Bachelor of Science Degree as a Paralegal from the Minnesota State University of Moorhead. Nicole has over 16 years of experience ranging from pro bono services to highly complex legal matters in the areas of family law, civil litigation, personal injury litigation, domestic abuse and eviction actions. She is an advocate for the access to justice and has been an active pro bono volunteer through Tubman, MAC-V, Advocates for Family Peace, firm projects for granting Asylum and visiting ICE detention facilities, several pilot projects with the judicial bench and most recently with Legal Aid Services of Northeastern Minnesota. Nicole is also active in the Minnesota Paralegal Association as the Director of Greater Minnesota and currently serves as the Vice Chair on the Board of Directors for Advocates for Family Peace.

Norina Dove, MnCP, is a family law paraprofessional and qualified Rule 11.4 Neutral. Norina has been involved with the Minnesota Paralegal Association for many years and has served on various committees, most recently, the Mentor Committee. Norina has been a paralegal for over 20 years in both in-house corporate positions and private firms; attended the Harvard University program on negotiation, where she gained valuable knowledge in settling legal matters; and served two terms on the Lawyer’s Board of Professional Responsibility. Her passion is assisting families working through family law issues and she looks forward to the opportunity to assist families through the paraprofessional pilot project, as well as being a source of support to other paralegals in their careers.

Aprille Beyer is a certified paralegal working at the law offices of Beaumier, Trogdon, Orman, Hurd & Viegas since 2017. She is a native Minnesotan based in Duluth. Prior to starting her paralegal career, Aprille spent many years working in restaurant management and retail. While working in the service industry, Aprille always felt something was missing. It was time to change the type of “service industry” she wanted to work in. In the fall of 2006, she enrolled in Hibbing Community College to specialize in the legal field. After graduating, she had the opportunity to work for a general practice attorney who handled family, criminal, estate planning, and bankruptcy matters. The experience Aprille gained fueled her decision to continue her education and pursue a Paralegal Studies degree. Passionate about her paralegal work, she continues to serve her community through the legal services she provides. Aprille is an approved paralegal to participate in the Legal Paraprofessional Pilot Program.

Lori Hogen has worked full-time in the legal field since 1991, primarily focusing her career in the area of family law. Her experience includes working on family law cases of all sizes and complexities, and she has also worked for the Minnesota Judicial Branch as a Court Operations Supervisor overseeing family law matters in multiple counties. She is a member of the Family Law Section and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association. She is also a member of the Minnesota Paralegal Association and the National Federation of Paralegal Associations.

Ms. Hogen holds a BA in Organizational Management with minors in Public Administration and Paralegal Studies and a MA in Organizational Management. She earned the distinction of Registered Paralegal in 2005, and she was part of the inaugural group of Minnesota legal professionals to be designated as a Minnesota Certified Paralegal in 2014. Ms. Hogen completed training to work as a family mediator in 2012 and to work as a Social Early Neutral Evaluator in 2016. In April 2021, Ms. Hogen was approved for the Minnesota Judicial Branch Legal Paraprofessional Pilot Project. As part of her commitment to the legal profession, in 2021 Ms. Hogen also completed her second three-year term as a volunteer investigator for the 8th District Ethics Committee through the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility.

CLE credit has been requested.

Remote attendance only.

Member Cost: Free 
Non-Member Cost: $15

Please register no later than November 8, 2021.

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