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George presents at Minnesota Supreme Court hearing on enforcement of Tribal Court orders

March 14, 2018.  George Soule testified today to the Minnesota Supreme Court in favor of amendments to Rule 10 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice.  Rule 10 permits Minnesota district courts to enforce orders and judgments from Tribal Courts.  The proposed amendments – supported by the Minnesota Tribal Court State Court Forum and the Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the General Rules of Practice – would strengthen the rule to provide for enforcement of Tribal Court orders.  As a Tribal Court Judge for four Minnesota tribes, George is a member of the Forum.  George is past President of the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association.

You can read Minnesota Lawyer’s article about the hearing Comity rule for tribal court orders nears finish line here.

 

Link to Minnesota Supreme Court Video Oral Argument

 

Soule & Stull sponsors Division of Indian Work fundraiser

February 26, 2018.  Soule & Stull joined other Twin Cities law firms and businesses to sponsor the 3rd Annual Division of Indian Work LEAP Event on September 26.  DIW provides food, clothing and other services to American Indian individuals and families in need throughout our community.  Over 300 people attended the event – to raise funds for DIW food shelf and youth development programs.  The event featured native drummers, musicians and dancers, and silent and live auctions.  George’s chocolate chip cookies were auctioned again this year; the winning bids totaled $850.  George serves on the DIW Board of Directors.

Soule & Stull Celebrates Fourth Anniversary

January 27, 2018.  Soule & Stull celebrated its Fourth Anniversary with family at Butcher & the Boar in Minneapolis.   George Soule and Melissa Stull started their firm in February 2014.  Kelly Street and Kevin Curry have been with the firm almost from its start, Meghan Feliciano joined us in 2016, and Alice McGlave and Anna Veit-Carter started in 2017.  Retired Justice Paul Anderson and Judge John McShane provide mediation and arbitration and consulting services.  “We have several trials on our docket in 2018, which promises to be our most productive year,” George Soule said.  The firm focuses on product liability, commercial litigation, personal injury and property damage, Indian law, appeals, and alternative dispute resolution.

On the passing of John Anderson

December 5, 2017.  We note with respect and admiration the passing of former Congressman and Presidential candidate John Anderson this week.  George served as Minnesota Coordinator of Congressman Anderson’s campaign for President in 1979-1980.  In George’s words:  “I met John Anderson in 1978, after he expressed interest in running for President.  He came to Massachusetts and I helped with a few campaign meetings.  He even stayed in our spartan law school apartment one night (there were no hotel rooms available).  When I returned to Minnesota after graduating law school, I became coordinator of his campaign in Minnesota.  I met with him several times on campaign trips to Minnesota.  He was a brilliant man and gifted orator.  He based his run for President on the issues, and he spoke honestly to the voters.  He inspired thousands of Minnesotans and got many of us started in politics and public service.  In this divided, caustic political time, his passing reminds us of better days in our nation’s political life. To this day, I am proud to have worked on his campaign.”

Soule & Stull welcomes Anna Veit-Carter!

Justice Paul Anderson Received Minnesota Lawyer’s Diversity & Inclusion Award

October 12, 2017. Minnesota Lawyer honored Justice Paul Anderson in its first year celebrating individuals and organizations that have promoted diversity and inclusion in Minnesota’s legal community. A life-long advocate for diversity, the Justice mentored and worked with many of his co-recipients. Anderson says “If you want to be part of our system, you’re not going to bring bias into a courtroom.”

George Soule speaks on Judicial Appointments at MAIBA Judicial Boot Camp

September 15, 2017. George Soule spoke today at the 2017 Judicial Boot Camp sponsored by the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association and Infinity Project. George discussed strategies for preparing for and seeking a judicial appointment. He participated on panels with United States Magistrate Judge Tony Leung, Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Natalie Hudson, and White Earth Nation Chief Judge Robert Blaeser. The seminar was intended to prepare American Indian lawyers to achieve judicial positions – on state, federal and tribal benches. George is past President of MAIBA and serves on the Board of the Infinity Project.

Soule & Stull and friends cheer Twins to victory

September 12, 2017.  Soule & Stull attorneys, clients, family and friends attended tonight’s Twins v. Padres game in the Minnesota Ballpark Authority Suite.  (The Twins hit home runs in the first seven innings and won 16-0!)  The firm “won” use of the suite in a raffle sponsored by Daily Work, a St. Paul non-profit agency that provides case management, coaching and technical help to struggling job seekers in the community.  Soule & Stull is proud to support the work of Daily Work.