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MWL Seeks Nominations to the 2017-2018 Board of Directors

Monday, January 9, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Hannah Zuercher

MWL Seeks Nominations  to the 2017-2018 Board of Directors

MWL President Connie Armstrong recently appointed members to the 2017-2018 MWL Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee is charged with recommending a slate of candidates to the Minnesota Women Lawyers membership for the 2017-2018 Board of Directors. The election will be held at MWL’s 45th Annual Meeting, which will take place on Friday, April 21st at 12pm at the Radisson Blu. Terms commence on July 1, 2017.


Nominations are being sought for five (5) Board of Director positions; each are two-year terms. Nominations are also being sought for the positions of President-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer, each are one-year terms. (Descriptions of each Board position are available here). To qualify, the nominee must be a member in good standing with MWL.


MWL has established general standards to be considered by MWL's Nominating Committee in recommending a slate of candidates for the 2017-2018 Board of Directors. Considerations may include, but are not limited to:


• A candidate's past experience serving on the board of Minnesota Women Lawyers or other organizations;
• A candidate's passion for MWL and past involvement with MWL;
• A candidate's past involvement with other legal and community organizations;
• A candidate's overall career experience, within and outside of the legal community, as it may relate to areas of expertise needed on the board (financial, marketing, banking, business, etc.);
• A candidate's other skills, talents and connections that would be useful for MWL;
• A candidate's ability to commit an appropriate amount of time to the specific board position being applied for;
• A candidate's impact on the overall diversity of the board's make-up, in conjunction with (or) as described in
MWL's Diversity and Inclusion Statement;
• A candidate's commitment, conscientiousness and sense of responsibility for tasks; and

• A candidate's leadership ability and willingness to use it on behalf of MWL.


Members of the Nominating Committee include:

•           Bridget Nason (Chair), LeVander Gillen & Miller, P.A.

•           Kendra Brodin, Merchant & Gould P.C.

•           Rebecca Chaffee, Best & Flanagan LLP

•           Luz Maria Frias, YWCA Minneapolis

•           Hon. M. Jacqueline Regis, Fourth Judicial District
•           Maya Salah, Lindquist & Vennum LLP

•           Trisha Volpe, Barnes & Thornburg LLP


If you are interested in serving on the MWL Board of Directors, or if you would like to nominate another MWL member, please do so by submitting a nomination directly to the MWL office ( or via regular mail to 600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 390B, Minneapolis, MN 55402). Submissions must include the 2017-2018 Board of Directors Nomination Cover Sheet, along with a letter of interest or nomination letter and the candidate's resume. 


Please note: most nominations submitted to MWL are self-nominations.


Completed nominations must be received in the MWL office by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017.


The 2017-2018 slate of candidates will be announced on the MWL website at and in the Spring 2017 issue of With Equal Right.


For more information, contact Nominating Committee Chair Bridget Nason at 651/451-1831 or or MWL Executive Director Debra Pexa at 612/338-3205 or



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