She currently serves as Director of Positions and Issues for the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. Previously, she served seven years on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Paralegal Association (MPA) as the Director of Greater Minnesota, Director of Professional Development, Director of Marketing, and most recently, Director of Positions and Issues.
Passionate about access to justice, which drove her to become a paralegal, she previously served on the Minnesota State Bar Association Task Force on Alternative Legal Models from 2015-2017 and the Minnesota Supreme Court Implementation Committee for the Legal Paraprofessional Practice Pilot Project from 2019-2020; and was appointed to the Minnesota Standing Committee for the Legal Paraprofessional Pilot Project in December 2020.
Ms. Schroeder is the recipient of several awards including the 2020 NFPA Justice Champion Award, the inaugural Minnesota Cannabis Culture Award for Medical Cannabis Advocacy, and the 2016 Outstanding Paralegal of the Year Award from the Minnesota Paralegal Association.
Ms. Schroeder has served on the Stewartville Planning & Zoning Commission since 2013, serving as Chair from 2016-2017, and was a member of the Task Force that developed the City’s dog park. She also volunteers as a civil and family mediator for Mediation and Conflict Solutions, a sexual assault crisis advocate for Victim Services of Dodge, Filmore, and Olmsted Counties, and is an appointee to the Minnesota Taskforce on Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research.