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Congratulations, Ladies! MWL Announces its 2018 Annual Awards.

12 Apr 2018 4:48 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

Minnesota Women Lawyers Announces its 2018 Annual Awards Recipients

Tuesday, April 10, 2018   (0 Comments
Posted by: Hannah Zuercher

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                  

April 10, 2018
Contact: Debra Pexa (612/338-3205; dpexa@mwlawyers.org)

Minnesota Women Lawyers Announces its 2018 Annual Awards Recipients

Minnesota Women Lawyers is pleased to announce its 2018 Annual Award recipients.  The Awards will be presented at MWL's 46th Annual Meeting on April 27, 2018.


The MWL Equal Justice Award will be presented to Rebecca Rosefelt, a second-year law student at the University of Minnesota Law School, for her paper entitled “Empowerment to Breastfeed as a Right: Making Minneapolis a Global Leader in Women’s Rights.”  Honorable mention recognition will also go to Trevor Matthews, a third-year law student at University of Minnesota Law School for his paper entitled “Most Integrated Setting:  Omstead, Fry and Segregated Public Schools for Students with Disabilities.”  All Minnesota law students are invited to submit papers or articles they have written on a topic involving law and social justice.

The MWL Leadership Award will be presented to Fish & Richardson P.C.  This award recognizes legal employers throughout the state that strive to enhance the status, influence and effectiveness of women lawyers in their employ.

The Myra Bradwell Award will be presented to Luz Maria Frias, President & CEO at YWCA Minneapolis. This award is presented to an MWL member who expresses the highest ideals of the legal profession and who possesses the qualities exemplified by Myra Bradwell such as courage, perseverance and leadership on issues of concern to women. 

The Service to MWL Award will be presented to Veena Iyer, Shareholder at Nilan Johnson Lewis.  This award is designed to recognize the MWL member, group of members or 100% club member whose efforts during the past program year have contributed substantially to advance MWL’s mission.

Please join us at the MWL 46th Annual Meeting luncheon, as we honor each of our award recipients. All Annual Meeting guests and MWL Conference attendees are also invited to join us for a dessert reception immediately following the Annual Meeting luncheon and program.  Registration is available HERE.  Please RSVP by Monday, April 23rd, 2018.

COMING SOON: MWL will highlight each of our award recipients in the forthcoming April 2018 issue of With Equal Right.

For more information, Executive Director Debra Pexa (612/338-3205; dpexa@mwlawyers.org)

Minnesota Women Lawyers is an association of nearly 1,300 attorneys, judges, law students and legal employers, dedicated to advancing the success of women attorneys and striving for a just society. 

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