Gaulding steps down
Gender Justice founder Jill Gaulding has stepped down to study in the Harvard Divinity School’s three-year Master of Divinity program. “I felt called to the M.Div. program because of its broad curriculum, which includes access to any relevant course offered by the university. This curriculum has the potential to help me to think anew about interrelated aspects of cognitive science, social justice, and theories of personal and societal change,” Gaulding said in an emailed announcement. Bar Buzz wishes her all the best.
Messerich elected chief judge
The First Judicial District bench has new leadership, having elected Judge Kathryn Davis Messerich as chief judge and David Knutson as assistant chief. Messerich and Knutson both have been on the bench since 2004 and are chambered in Hastings.
Grundhoefer honored posthumously
Tom Grundhoefer, former general counsel of the League of Minnesota Cities posthumously received the Douglas K. Amdahl Public Attorney Career Achievement Award last week from the Minnesota State Bar Association-Public Law Section.
The award recognizes retired or retiring attorneys who have had distinguished careers as public attorneys, have made significant contributions to public service and are recognized as models of the dedication and commitment of public attorneys.