Mitchell Scott Paul
Paul Mitchell Scott, age 47. dear friend and Minneapolis attorney, died unexpectedly at his home on May 1, 2002. A native of Chicago, IL, he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from McGill University in Montreal, Canada in 1978. Mitch graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School from which he recieved his juris doctorate in 1988. While at the University of Minnesota, Mitch taught legal writing, made the Dean's list and recieved an ABA certification of recognition. After graduation, Mitch was a member of the Litigation Department at Parsinen, Bowman & Levy, P.A.; he also served as Attorney Director of the ABA Moot Court Program at the University of Minnesota Law School. For 10 years, he was a sole practitioner, practicing in the areas of business, family, environmental and civil rights litigation. Among his legal colleagues, he was the person called upon for assistance with legal strategy on our most difficult cases, as well as an advisor on ethical issues. In addition to his law practice, Mitch was an avid bird watcher with a life list of 649 species. In pursuit of sighting a new species, he travelled the world to places like Australia, Costa Rica, the Phillipines, Hong Kong, Canada coast to coast, and every state in the United States. Mitch was noted among his friends as an authority with enclopedic knowledge of literature, music, and cinema as well as most esoteric trivia. Before the commencement of his legal career, he worked as security guard, truck driver and an aid to Aldermen in the city of Chicago. He also managed a boarding kennel in rural Ontario, worked as a reference assistant at McGill University Libraries and managed a bar in Montreal. Mitch was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Jaburek Paul. Mitch is survived by his father, Leslie R. Paul (Jerelyn); brother, Kimball (Abby); nephew, Leonard Paul; aunt, Judith Fishman; cousins, Jeffrey and Michael Fishman; and many other extended family members all in the Chicago area. In lieu of flowers, memorials should be directed to Friends of Point Pelee, 1118 Point Pelee Dr., RR #1, Leamington, Ontario, Canada, N8H 3V4, a national park where Mitch enjoyed birding. Mitch was a unique individual and loyal friend who will be truely missed by all who shared in the incredibly rich landscape that defined his life. A memorial service will be held Monday, May 6 at 11 am at the Hanson-Johnson Funeral Chapel, 2301 Central Av. NE, Mpls. Hanson-Johnson Chapel 612-871-1128
Published on May 5, 2002
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