Keynote Speaker

Meet this Year's Keynote Speaker

NFPA’s Thursday Keynote Speaker, Justice Paul C. Thissen, was appointed to the Minnesota Supreme Court on May 14, 2018, by Governor Mark Dayton. Prior to serving on the Supreme Court, Justice Thissen was a Representative in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2003-2018 and served as the Minnesota House Speaker from 2013-2015.
Justice Thissen will speak about Minnesota’s commitment to expanding access to justice for low- and modest-income Minnesotans. He will describe Minnesota’s proposed pilot project to allow legal paraprofessionals to provide limited legal advice to, and appear in court on behalf of, clients in eviction and family law cases; why Minnesota has taken this step; and the importance of paralegals in providing legal services.

Learn more about Justice Thissen


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