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Honors and Memberships


  • Scholarship Recipient, National Judicial College, “Best Judicial Practices for Handling Self- Represented Litigants in Anchorage,” Alaska (September 2019)
  • Judicial Delegate, 2018 National Judicial Racial and Ethnic Equity Conference (June 2018)
  • 2015 Henry Toll Fellowship Recipient (Nashville, Tennessee)
  • 2011 Nominee for Hennepin County Administrator’s Award
  • Fatality Review Committee Member, Hennepin County District Court (appointed by Chief Judge Lucy Wieland for 2007-2010)
  • Scholarship Recipient, National College of District Attorneys Conference on Prosecuting Homicides in San Francisco, California (May 2009)
  • Scholarship Recipient, Office of Violence Against Women, National College of District Attorneys Conference on Domestic Violence in Reno, Nevada (November 2005)
  • Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, “Metro Alliance Student Leadership Mentoring Program Certificate of Appreciation for Contributing Time and Talent as a Mentor” (2001 – 2002)
  • Hennepin County Star Performer, “Exceptional Contributor to the Community Award” (June 1999)
  • Hennepin County Attorney’s Office Nominee for “Exceptional Contributor to the Community Award” (April 1999)
  • League of Women Voters, “Grace Norris Award” (May 2000 and April 1999)
  • Volunteer Service Award, Minnesota Indian Women Resource Center (May 1997)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Distinguished Service Award for Mock Trial Attorney Coach (1990-1992)
  • St. Cloud Human Rights Commission Outstanding Service Award for Women’s Equality Day (August 1986)

Professional Memberships:

Member, Minnesota District Judges Association, 2015 to Present
Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
Member, Hennepin County Bar Association
Minnesota Women Lawyers

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