BRINK LAWYERS PA is proud to announce that Brooke Bergeron of Crookston, Minnesota is the winner of the Fall 2021 BRINK LAWYERS UND Law Scholarship. Ms. Bergeron is a first-year law student at the UND School of Law and is a member of the Law Women’s Caucus, the Criminal Law Association, the Rural Practice Association, and the Law Students Wellness Association. Ms. Bergeron obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Political Science in December of 2019 from Minnesota State University Moorhead, graduating with a 4.0 grade point average. While at MSUM, she was a member of the honor societies Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science) and Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminal Justice). During high school and college, Ms. Bergeron worked as a legal assistant at the law firm of Fischer, Rust, Stock & Rust, PLLC in Crookston. Ms. Bergeron is the daughter of Randy and Jody Bergeron of Crookston, Minnesota, and a 2016 graduate of Crookston High School. The Brink Lawyers UND Law Scholarship gives preference to UND students who have a connection to the Northern Red River Valley. One goal of the scholarship is to encourage prospective attorneys to move back to the Northern Red River Valley after law school. There is a current crisis of lack of representation, especially for the poor and under-served, in the northern valley in both Minnesota and North Dakota. In these rural communities, as current attorneys retire or otherwise leave the practice, fewer and fewer young attorneys come to replace them.
Brink Lawyers is a six-attorney law firm located in Hallock, Minnesota founded by legendary litigator Lyman Brink in 1934. All of the attorneys at Brink Lawyers are licensed in both Minnesota and North Dakota. Throughout its history, nearly every attorney ever affiliated with Brink Lawyers has been a graduate of the UND School of Law.
Ms. Bergeron plans to graduate from UND School of Law in spring of 2023 and then sit the summer 2023 bar exam.