I have been in practice in Bemidji since 1978. I have been a long time member of the Bemidji Lion's Club, and am a 100% Past President of the club. I currently serve on the Bemijdi Lion's Club's board of directors. I am also currently the Vice President of Program for the Voyageurs Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. I also serve on the School Board for my local church.
I enjoy woodworking, camping, canoeing, bicycling, hiking, boating, fishing and hunting when I am not volunteering or working.
I am a published author having contributed chapters to the following multi-author books: Flying Solo, a Survival Guide for Solo Lawyers, ABA Pub., 1984; second edition , 1994; Going to Trial, ABA Pub., 1989, and second edition 1999; Personal Injury Handbook, James Publishing, 1991. In addition I have written a number of magazine articles and continuing legal education pieces.
I am Wood Badge trained and have been on staff of the 2015 Wood Badge Course. I was the director of the 2015 Scouting Conference (sometimes known as University of Scouting).
I was honored with the Northwest Minnesota Legal Services Award in 1987.
I am active in the Beltrami County Bar Association and have previously served as treasurer and president of that organization. I am also active in the Minnesota State Bar Association where I have chaired the Solo Small Firm Section and serve on the planning committee of the Solo and Small Firm Success Symposium.
Licensed since 1978
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|MN||Authorized to practice||1978||06/29/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Managing Partner||Brouse Woodke and Meyer PLLP||1995 - Present|
|Sole proprietor||Woodke Law Office||1982 - 1995|
|Associate||Powell Law Office||1978 - 1982|
|Law Clerk||State Of Minnesota Ninth Judicial District||1977 - 1978|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division, Immigration Law Committee||Member||N/A|
|Creighton University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|Iowa State University||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||N/A|
|Solo and Small Firm Seminar||Bill Drafting Clients Rush Pay, Hourly vs. Value||2009|
|Solo and Small Firm Seminar||Fundamental Business Plan||2009|
|Solo and Small Firm Conference||How and When Do I Retire||2009|
|Solo & Small Firm||Starting a Solo Practice||2006|
|Minnesota State Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section||The Future of the Practice of Law||2005|
|How to Start & Build a Law Firm||Building Your Practice||2001|