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MWL is Recognized by Minnesota Lawyer as a 2017 Diversity and Inclusion Award Recipient

Friday, July 28, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Hannah Zuercher

Minnesota Women Lawyers (MWL) is honored to be one of 28 organizations and individuals recognized as a Minnesota Lawyer 2017 Diversity and Inclusion Award recipient. This new award recognizes those in the legal profession that go above and beyond in their efforts to create a more diverse and inclusive legal community.

Current and former MWL leadership accept the 2017 Minnesota Lawyer Diversity & Inclusion Award on behalf of Minnesota Women Lawyers.  Left to right: Minnesota Lawyer President & CEO Bill Gaier, Judge Pamela Alexander, Lisa Lodin Peralta, Amy Taber, Barbara Klas, Kendra Brodin, Judge Tanya Bransford, Debra Pexa and Luz Maria Frias. 

"It is a great honor for Minnesota Women Lawyers to be recognized as a Diversity and Inclusion Award recipient alongside the 27 other celebrated individuals and organizations," states MWL President Kendra Brodin.  "Each individual and organization receiving this distinction has made an important impact, and we are grateful to each award recipient for their persisting efforts to advance diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. MWL has always been, and continues to be, committed to working with others who share our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive Minnesota legal community.”

Since its inception in 1972, MWL has sought to advance the success of women lawyers and strive for a just society.  Guided by its organizational mission and values, MWL continues to address the changing needs of women attorneys by providing opportunities for members to develop as leaders, network across the profession, and have an impact on their greater community.  MWL has thrived as an organization because of the steadfast support it has received from across the diverse legal community, support that MWL also offers to other organizations and individuals working together to advance the cause of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession in Minnesota. 

MWL is pleased to recognize its members who have also been named as individual recipients of the Diversity and Inclusion Award, including Justice Paul H. Anderson, Joan Bibelhausen, Judge Tanya M. Bransford, Luz Maria Frias, Valerie Jensen, and Robin Ann Williams.  MWL also is grateful to Minnesota Lawyer for this recognition.



Debra Pexa, Executive Director / 612-338-3205

View a PDF version of the press release here.

View the announcement on the Minnesota Lawyer website here.


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