Susan Kjelvik

Susan Kjelvik

Legal Assistant IV/Pro Bono Coordinator


Sue coordinates pro bono services in our Minneapolis office.  By pairing lawyers with pro bono opportunities, Sue’s efforts benefit the low-income people served, the lawyers doing the legal work, and the community as a whole.
Sue supports partnerships with Dorsey’s existing client companies by coordinating training sessions for in-house counsel and Dorsey attorneys, which are followed by legal clinics staffed by in-house counsel and Dorsey lawyers working together.  Through these partnerships, the firm lives its core values of clients, colleagues and community, while providing high quality legal services to those who cannot afford them and the organizations that serve those people.

Education & Admissions

Minnesota School of Business (Legal Office Administration Diploma, 1993)


  • Coordinate scheduling and staffing of monthly legal clinics, many in partnership with existing Dorsey clients
  • Build and maintain relationships with Minneapolis attorneys to help identify and locate projects that meet their interests and passions
  • Grow and strengthen relationships with Dorsey’s business clients and Minneapolis legal service organizations

Professional & Civic

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity


  • Named a 2016 Unsung Legal Hero by Minnesota Lawyer
  • Dorsey & Whitney’s Scales of Justice Award for 2013
Susan Kjelvik