Laura Sahr Schmit

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Attorney
Location:
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Phone:
612-326-3453
888-340-9311 (Toll Free)
Fax:
612-340-1154
Email:
Paralegal:

Year Joined Firm

  • 2011

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Parenting Time
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Paternity

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Rule 114 Qualified Neutral: Family Law, Hamline Law School, 2011
  • Rule 114 Qualified Neutral: Civil Mediation, Hamline Law School, 2008

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1988

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Juris Doctor - 1988
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1983
    • Major: History
    • Major: Theatre
  • Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut - 1981
  • The Blake School, Hopkins, Minnesota - 1979

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Member
  • Cooperative Practice Network of Minnesota, Member
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member, 2011 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member, 2011 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Memorial Committee, 2012 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Ethics Committee, 1991 - 1994

Past Employment Positions

  • Walling & Berg, P.A., Associate Attorney, 1989 - 1993
  • The Honorable Roger Plunkett & The Honorable Clement Snyder, Third Judicial District, Olmsted County, Minnesota, Judicial Law Clerk, 1988 - 1989
  • Walling & Berg, P.A., Law Clerk to Nancy Zalusky Berg, 1985 - 1988
  • Bassford, Hecht, Lockhart and Mullin, Law Clerk, 1987
  • Walling & Berg, P.A. (formerly Curtin, Mahoney, Cairns, and Walling), Minneapolis, MN, Divorce and Adoption Attorney, 1989 - 1993

Pro Bono Activities

  • Founding Board Member, Bloomington Theatre Board, 2006 - Present
  • Scholarship Chairperson, Education Foundation of Bloomington, 2004 - Present
  • Committee Member, Minnesota AFCC Annual Conference, 2011
  • Queen of the Lakes Judge, Minneapolis Aquatennial, 2011
  • Strategic Planning Team, Bloomington Theatre and Art Center's Education Programming, 2011
  • Steering Committee, Gala benefiting WAMSO and the Minnesota Orchestra, 2008 - 2009
  • Director, Stages Theatre Company, Marketing Committee, 2007 - 2010
  • Director, WAMSO, Minneapolis, MN, Marketing Committee, 2008 - 2009
  • Formula for Hope Luncheon, Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, 2008
  • Bloomington Fastpitch Association, 2006 - 2008
  • Board of Governors, President (2005 - 2006), Encampment Forest Association, 1995 - 2008
  • Chairperson, Unite Bloomington for Schools, 2007
  • Executive Committee, Joe Schmit Celebrity Golf Tournament for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, 1990 - 2007
  • Steering Committee, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Imagination Ball, 2006
  • Board of Life and Growth, Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, 2000 - 2006
  • Raffle Co-Chair, WAMSO Symphony Ball, 2005
  • Vintages of Note, Gala benefiting WAMSO and the Minnesota Orchestra, 2004 - 2005
  • Co-Chair, Gala for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Twin Cities Odyssey Ball, 2004
  • Director of Communications, Unite Bloomington for Schools, 2003
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Twin Cities, 2002 - 2003
  • Edina Family Center, 1995 - 1999
  • Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, 1992 - 1999
  • Alumni Board, The Blake Schools, 1986 - 1992