Mel Yackley

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Mel Yackley, Paralegal & Executive Assistant

Mel Yackley started as a paralegal with MSB Justice in 2022, bringing with her a lengthy background in the legal field including employment defense, mass tort litigation, personal injury, and even some sports/entertainment legal work mixed in.  Mel has experience working for the public sector and the private sector, for big law firms and small law firms, and for large corporations and individual people.

In her free time, Mel is kept fulfilled in advocacy and hands-on volunteer work in the Boundary Waters; if she isn’t doing that, then she is either arranging, leading, or already on a trip in the “wild” somewhere – in any season.

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Recent Speaking Engagements and Presentations

  • Winning Key Discovery Battles in Employment Litigation, Minnesota CLE 2021 Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, May 2021
  • Trying Cases During a Pandemic – Notes from the Trenches, Minnesota CLE Civil Litigation Outlook Seminar, January 2021
  • Navigating Trial During COVID-19, MN NELA, November 2020
  • Plaintiff Attorney Perspectives on New & Recurring Evidence Issues – Causation, “Me Too,” Implicit Bias, and Social Media Communications, Minnesota CLE 2020 Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, September 2020
  • ESI for the Plaintiff’s Employment Practice, MN NELA, March 2019

Professional Associations

  • Federal Bar Association Younger Lawyers Division, Chair Elect and Board Member
  • Federal Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Programming Co-Chair and Board Member
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers, Judicial Initiative Co-Chair (Equity Committee)
  • National Employment Lawyers Association – Minnesota Chapter, Member
  • Warren E. Burger Inn of Courts, Past Member


  • University of St. Thomas School of Law – cum laude
  • University of St. Thomas – B.A. Legal Studies in Business, International Business – Spanish

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