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Divorce Process in Minnesota – Community Education Course

Are you thinking about filing for divorce? Has your spouse told you he or she wants a divorce? Divorce law is complicated and often changes. This informative and thorough program walks participants through the divorce process in Minnesota explaining the steps in a divorce proceeding and the issues of child support, child custody, spousal maintenance and division of debts. Attorney Jessica L. Sterle is presenting a course titled “Divorce Process in Minnesota” through Duluth Community Education. Each class is approximately two hours and costs only $5.00. Participants must not be represented by an attorney. Please contact the office at 218-722-2655 for the full schedule and location of classes.

‘Unbundling’ legal services assists clients in a tough economy 
An article by Michelle Lore for Minnesota Lawyer | April 2010

Duluth family law attorney Jessica Sterle has seen an uptick in the number of clients who retain her to fill out the paperwork for their divorce rather than provide full-blown legal representation. Read full article

Local Attorney Selected As Board Member For Minnesota Justice Foundation
Duluth, Minnesota, May 19, 2008

Attorney Jessica L. Sterle was recently selected to join the Minnesota Justice Foundation (“MJF”) Board of Directors.

Since 1983, MJF has sponsored and funded law student summer clerkships with legal aid offices and public interest organizations throughout Minnesota. MJF clerks offer the agencies they serve intensive help with casework, research and legal writing. Clerks work at the direction and under the supervision of the agencies’ own lawyers. For the 2006-2007 school year MJF placed nearly 1,000 students in volunteer positions at over 100 legal services providers around the state providing 10,600 clients with over 26,000 hours of volunteer service.

Attorney Jessica L. Sterle practices family law in Duluth, Two Harbors, Cloquet and Northern Minnesota. Active in the Duluth, Minnesota legal community, Jessica L. Sterle is a Board Member with the 11th District Bar Association as well as the Volunteer Attorney Program where she also serves as a volunteer attorney. Jessica L. Sterle is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce and the Professional Women’s Network.

Duluth Attorney Named 2007 Rising Star By Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
Duluth, Minnesota, December 18, 2006

Family law attorney Jessica L. Sterle has been selected as a 2007 Rising Star by Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine, an honor based upon peer recognition as well as professional achievement. Jessica L. Sterle is the only Northeastern Minnesota attorney practicing family law chosen as a 2007 Rising Star. With only 2.5% of total attorneys in Minnesota recognized for this honor, Rising Stars are selected based upon experience, legal background, education and honors, and awards.

After nearly seven years of practice, Jessica L. Sterle founded Sterle Law Office where her practice concentrates exclusively in the area of family law. Jessica L. Sterle successfully represents clients in matters involving divorce, child custody, parenting time issues, child support, paternity and post-decree issues. Ms. Sterle provides clients with real-world advice and comprehensive legal representation including offering clients a wide network of professionals to help assist them with their matters. Jessica L. Sterle represents clients in Duluth, Cloquet, Two Harbors, Hibbing, Grand Rapids and northern Minnesota.

Jessica L. Sterle is a member of the Minnesota Bar Association, the Eleventh District Bar Association, Professional Women’s Network and Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce. She is a volunteer attorney with the Volunteer Attorney Program because she believes in the value of providing free legal assistance to those who cannot afford an attorney.