Executive Director of the Minneapolis based Legal Rights since 2006, Michael has given special attention to reorienting the LRC's restorative justice services, particularly in developing successful and innovative strategies for allowing restorative processes to prevent school to prison pipeline business as usual.  He has continued his advocacy interests by publishing several StarTribune opinion pieces, an article in Hennepin Lawyer, and many columns in community press.  He continues to serve on several committees, including ones with the Hennepin County and Minnesota State Bar Associations.