Elise Heifort joined the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust as a law clerk on Oct. 29. Heifort graduated from the University of Minnesota, Duluth magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts. She majored in communication and minored in human resource management. She started her final year at St. Thomas School of Law this fall. Heifort most recently worked as a law clerk at Erstad & Remer, P.A., where she had the opportunity to contribute to LMCIT files. Previously, she was a talent acquisition specialist for Lifetouch National School Studios and an executive team lead for Target Corporation.
Laneka Carter joined the League as a receptionist/administrative assistant on Nov. 7. Carter has held previous positions at Bethel Care Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital, and Hennepin County Medical Center. She has also worked for the State of Minnesota in the Department of Corrections’ Human Resources Department and in the Department of Transportation.
Christina Van Nevel joined the League as a research law clerk on Nov. 12. Van Nevel earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies and philosophy from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. She is currently in her second year at St. Thomas School of Law. Van Nevel most recently worked as a volunteer teacher in the Street Law program at the Minnesota Justice Foundation. She also worked for Luther College in the Speech and Debate Center and the Academic Support Center. In addition, Van Nevel has many years of experience in her family’s restaurant business.
Joline Zepcevski joined the League as a general counsel law clerk on Nov. 12. Zepcevski graduated from the University of Sydney, NSW, Australia, with First Class Honors in history and philosophy. She went on to earn a master of science and society degree from the University of New South Wales, Kensington, NSW, Australia, and her doctorate in history of science and technology from the University of Minnesota. Zepcevski is currently attending the Mitchell Hamline School of Law. She most recently worked as a legal extern for the Minnesota Department of Transportation, where she focused on finding and assessing applicable statutes, case law, and guidelines. She has also worked as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Minnesota, as adjunct faculty at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and is currently adjunct faculty at Metropolitan State University.