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2021 Diversity and Inclusion Awards announced

Minnesota Lawyer//August 18, 2021

2021 Diversity and Inclusion Awards announced

Minnesota Lawyer//August 18, 2021

Minnesota Lawyer is pleased to recognize members of the legal community for their contributions to diversity in the practice of law in its fifth annual Diversity and Inclusion Awards.

These honored groups and individuals have made a significant impact with respect to diversity and inclusion on the greater community or within their organizations. They will be feted at an awards celebration on Oct. 7.

The honorees were chosen by an independent panel based on their achievements and their commitment to the Minnesota diversity and inclusion community.

Congratulations to the 2021 Diversity and Inclusion Awards honorees.



Just Deeds – Minnesota Association of City Attorneys

Minnesota Coalition of Bar Associations of Color

Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Minnesota Humanities Center



James C. Burroughs II

Children’s Minnesota


Jill Kehaulani Esch

The Office of Minnesota Ombudsperson for American Indian Families


Loan Huynh

Fredrikson & Byron


Ann Jenrette-Thomas



Connie Lahn         

Barnes & Thornburg LLP


Lariss Maldonado

Wells Fargo



Thomas Pack        

Greenberg Traurig


Sonja Dunnwald Peterson

Disability Law Center


Jules Porter

Seraph 7 Studios


Judge Shari Schluchter

Beltrami County District Court


Alice L. Silkey

Mitchell Hamline School of Law, emerita professor


Brandon Vaughn

Robins Kaplan LLP


Judge Sophia Vuelo

Ramsey County District Court


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