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2022 Diversity and Inclusion Awards announced

Minnesota Lawyer//August 19, 2022

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2022 Diversity and Inclusion Awards announced

Minnesota Lawyer//August 19, 2022

Minnesota Lawyer is pleased to recognize members of the legal community for their contributions to diversity in the practice of law in its sixth 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 honored at an awards celebration on Oct. 5.

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 2022 Diversity and Inclusion Awards honorees.



Diversity & Inclusion Inventor Spotlight Authors

Carlson Caspers Vandenburgh & Lindquist, PA


City of Bloomington Legal Racial Equity Action Team

City of Bloomington


Transgender Student Rights Group

Rachel A. Kitze Collins, David McKinney, Katherine S. Barrett Wiik, Amy S. Conners, Jess Braverman

Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P.; ACLU; Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP; Best & Flanagan LLP; Gender Justice


Wanton Injustice Legal Detail (WILD)

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP and Cargill



Michelle Miller




Gerardo “Jerry” Alcazar

Norton Rose Fulbright


Erin Bryan

Dorsey & Whitney LLP


Amy B. Conway

Stinson LLP


Juanita C. Freeman

Minnesota Judicial Branch


Cresston Gackle              

Cresston Law LLC


Jenny Gassman-Pines

Greene Espel PLLP


Ayah Helmy

Bright Health


Guled Ibrahim

City of Minneapolis


Garry W. Jenkins

University of Minnesota Law School


Jacquelyn S. Lutz

Messick Law, PLLC


Dana Mitchell

Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers


Ann Motl

Greenberg Traurig, LLP


Bradley A. Pederson

Maslon LLP


Sharon E. Roberg-Perez, Ph.D.

Robins Kaplan LLP


Gregory Schwartz

Greenberg Traurig, LLP


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