A Conversation with MN Supreme Court Justice Margaret Chutich
The Lake Vermilion Cultural Center (LVCC) has hosted over 40 programs. Due to COVID-19 they will soon host their first event on Zoom. On September 14th at 2:00 “A Conversation with MN Supreme Court Justice Margaret Chutich” will take place. The format will include some brief introductory comments followed by three panelists who will ask Justice Chutich questions about her path setting career as a female judge and attorney in Minnesota.
Prior to serving on the bench, Justice Chutich’s career included work in private practice, as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of MN, as a Deputy Attorney General in MN, and as an Assistant Dean for the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of MN. She was appointed to the MN Court of Appeals in 2012 (elected in 2014) by Governor Mark Dayton. In 2016 Governor Dayton appointed her to the MN Supreme Court (elected in 2018). Along with this stellar career, Justice Chutich also has ties to the Iron Range. She had relatives in Hibbing and spent many summers “up North” as a child.
The three panelists include two LVCC board members and an LVCC supporter. Don Erickson is the Vice-Chair of the LVCC board and is a resident of Virginia. He has been an attorney for over 45 years and currently works for the Fryberger Law Firm as a Certified Labor and Employment Law Specialist. Pam Brunfelt is an LVCC board member who recently retired from teaching history at Vermilion Community College. She is working on research about the importance of Iron Range steel for the World War II war effort. LVCC supporter Patty Phillips was a teacher, principal, and superintendent for the Virginia public schools. She retired to Lake Vermilion after serving as superintendent for the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale public schools.
To register for this free Zoom program send an email to the LVCC atby September 11th. You will receive a Zoom invitation the day before the event.