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At Olup Law we may be a small firm but we operate with a big heart.

It is our belief that we have an obligation to return to the community the blessings that have been bestowed on us as a law firm and as individuals.

We have served our professional community through service to the organizations in which we are members. We have participated in these organizations as officers and committee members. Our involvement has ranged from national organizations such as the American Bar Association (ABA) to the national American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and the Association of Family and Conciliation courts (AFCC) .

Locally we have served on the Hennepin and Ramsey County Bar Associations, family law committees; the Minnesota State Bar Association, family law committee, Volunteer Lawyers Network, the local chapters of the AAML and AFCC, and the Warren E. Burger Inns of Court.

Our giving also extends to community pro bono work that we provide through charities such as Wills for Heroes an organization that provides simple Wills for local police, fire fighters and other first responders. We have also provided volunteer service to the courts in several of the metro counties in a moderated settlement conference program that was designed to help the courts with the backlog of family law cases that had accumulated due to economic cut-backs to the judiciary by the legislature.

As individuals we have provided service on boards for a variety of organizations including Forecast Public Artworks, a small nonprofit organization that supports the creation of public works of art that decorate a variety of public areas, including the Hennepin County Family Justice Center; Two Rivers Community Land Trust, a nonprofit organization that creates, preserves and supports affordable home ownership for low and moderate income individuals and families; and Best Prep Classroom Plus which gives elementary school children an introduction to the legal system. In addition, our attorneys mentor law students and serve as judges for the moot court at the William Mitchell College of Law.

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We have attorneys who are currently involved with the Minnesota Urban Debate League a nonprofit organization that involves over 500 students from 32 Minneapolis-St. Paul schools (that are primarily located in economically challenged neighborhoods) in competitive academic debate. The program has improved reading by as much as 3 grade levels after one year of participation. Students in the program have a 100% graduation rate and a 99% college acceptance rate.