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Kershner inducted as Advocate of ABOTA

The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) inducted Fergus Falls' attorney H. Morrison (Morrie) Kershner as an Advocate of ABOTA during a ceremony on June 11 at the Minikahda Club in Minneapolis.

ABOTA's National President, Minnesota President and numerous ABOTA Fellows were present along with Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Eric Magnuson and more than 100 associates, advocates and diplomats of ABOTA.

The purposes of ABOTA include elevating the standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession, to work for the preservation of the jury trial as a means of redressing injustices, to improve methods of procedure in the court trial system and to cultivate a spirit of loyalty, fellowship and professionalism among trial lawyers.

Selection for fellowship in ABOTA is by a rigorous peer review system in which outstanding trial lawyers who know of the reputation and performance of the inductee vouch for induction.

Very few lawyers have enough jury trial experience to eve be considered for possible induction into ABOTA.

Kershner's accomplishments as a trial lawyer over the past 30 consecutive years exceeded even ABOTA's high standards.

Kershner is a partner of the law firm of Pemberton, Sorlie, Rufer & Kershner with fully staffed offices in Fergus Falls, Detroit Lakes, Alexandria and Wadena as well as ancillary offices in Henning and Ottertail city.

The law firm consists of 18 lawyers and an equal number of paralegal and administrative support staff, offering full legal services in all legal specialties with an emphasis on dispute resolution.