Thursday, April 29, 2010
Myra Bradwell award goes to Mary Vasaly
Minnesota Women Lawyers has made an outstanding choice with its decision to present its highest honor, the Myra Bradwell Award, to its past president Mary Vasaly.
The award is presented to an MWL member who expresses the highest ideals of the legal profession and who possesses the qualities exemplified by Myra Bradwell such as courage, perseverance, and leadership on issues of concern to women. Bradwell went before the U.S. Supreme Court in an attempt to be admitted to the practice of law, which the court denied. Bradwell was admitted a few years later in Illinois.
Vasaly is also the former president of the Hennepin County Bar Association and a founding member of the Infinity Project. The award will be presented at MWL’s annual meeting in May.