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Who We Are

Our Staff

Julie Olmsted--Managing Director & Legal Care Program Manager

Julie Olmsted helps to oversee the operations of CLC and manages our Legal Care Program. Julie’s legal focus shifted abruptly when her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2007. Julie witnessed the enormity of the diagnosis and its impact not only on her mom’s health but on all facets of her life. Since then, Julie has made it her practice to do meaningful work for clients in difficult situations, and to make the law more authentic and accessible.

A former solo and small-firm practitioner focusing on estate planning, Julie earned her B.A. from St. Cloud State University, M.Ed. from University of South Florida, and J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law. Minnesota Women’s Press named her Favorite Woman Estate Planner in 2017 and Favorite Female Attorney in 2015. She has authored articles for, taught continuing legal education courses, and delivered community presentations on the intersection of death, grief, and estate planning.

Julie can be reached at 651-917-9000 ext. 4 or

Our Partners

  • Susan G. Komen Minnesota
    Susan G. Komen Minnesota
  • Otto Bremer Trust
    Otto Bremer Trust
  • Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation
    Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation
  • Minnesota State Bar Foundation
    Minnesota State Bar Foundation
  • Fredrikson & Byron Foundation
    Fredrikson & Byron Foundation
  • Legal Services Advisory Committee
    Legal Services Advisory Committee
  • Hennepin County Bar Foundation
    Hennepin County Bar Foundation