Tuesday, March 23, 2010

National bar association recognizes Infinity Project

The Infinity Project has been awarded The 2010 Public Service Award by the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations (NCWBA).

The Infinity Project was started in 2008 by Minneapolis lawyers Lisa Brabbit, Mary Vasaly and Marie Failinger; along with Sally Kenney of the University of Minnesota, to promote gender diversity on the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

“We share this award with all of you, our supporters and organizers. Thanks to Minnesota Women Lawyers who nominated the project and to all of you for your commitment to the mission,” said Brabbit, who now serves as Infinity’s president.

The Public Service Awards, first presented in 1985, recognize programs of member women’s bar associations which serve the wider community. The purpose of the awards is both to honor the work of the organizations selected and to inspire other women’s bar groups to consider creating similar programs in their own associations and communities.

The award will be presented at a luncheon during the 2010 Women’s Bar Leader Summit, Transforming Law, Transforming Lives, to be held on Friday, August 6th in San Francisco at Golden Gate University School of Law.
More information about the Infinity Project is available at http://www.hhh.umn.edu/centers/wpp/infinity/