About Katelyn Vue

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Katelyn double-majored in journalism and political science at University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Before interning for Super Lawyers, she wrote for The Minnesota Daily and was involved in the Hmong Minnesota Student Association and Women's Foundation of Minnesota. She's always in search for story ideas relating to marginalized communities and history.

Articles written by Katelyn Vue

First Mate, J.D.

Amanda Butler Schley got her firm off the ground while sailing on the water

In 2016, Amanda Butler Schley made a bit of a career move. She not only left her job at a large law firm to found her own boutique, Business Law Group, focusing on representing entrepreneurs, she also sold her home and most of her belongings and moved onto a sailboat. The question on her mind was this: Can lawyers truly work from anywhere? She discovered the answer over the next year while sailing her way down the Gulf of Mexico with her two dogs, Ava and Kadan, and her boyfriend, Rob. “He …

'It Hits You Differently'

The case Jacob Miota still thinks about

Early in 2004, while working as a junior litigator at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan in New York City, Jacob Miota got a phone call about a man seeking asylum who had been detained at John F. Kennedy International Airport.  Miota met the man and, upon hearing his story, took his case. The client was a schoolteacher and father of four in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. “The DRC is, and was, a corrupt and failed state,” Miota says. “There is lots of warlord …

Proving Workplace Discrimination in Missouri is Tougher Than it Used to Be

How a change in wording has impacted employment law 

When it comes to proving a workplace discrimination claim, things aren’t always as easy as they seem. “Whenever somebody calls me, they always say they’ve got the greatest case ever,” says David Heimos, an employment litigator in St. Louis. “All I can say in response is: These cases are a lot harder to prove than clients perceive.” Previously, Heimos says, the Missouri Human Rights Act allowed cases to proceed if race, religion, national origin, gender, disability, or age was a …

Helping the Next Generation

Mahsa Khanbabai knows the challenges immigrants face — she’s faced them herself

Mahsa Khanbabai was born in Iran, but her earliest memories are of Massachusetts. After her father accepted an offer to do his medical residency in the U.S., her family moved to the state while she was just a baby in 1972. It was planned to be a temporary stay. Then came the Iranian Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War.  “It was a very dangerous time, so [we] could not go back,” Khanbabai says. “Being uprooted like that was difficult for them.”  It wasn’t easy for her, either. “As a …

Broadening the Scope

Inside Equip for Equality’s efforts to serve and protect people with disabilities

For over 30 years, Equip for Equality has paved the way in advocating and providing legal services for people with disabilities nationwide, including investigations into abuse or neglect, legal representation and more. The nonprofit’s biggest office is in Chicago, with more than 50 staff members and attorneys. Similar to law firms, the organization has a team of lawyers and attorneys to represent individuals or groups in class actions. The difference? “Our scope is much broader,” says …

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