Center for Women in Law to Honor Memphis Judge Bernice Donald

Resolute is pleased to announce Memphis neutral Judge Bernice Donald, former U.S. Circuit Court Judge, Sixth Court of Appeals, as the Center For Women In Law’s Hortense Ward Courageous Leader Award honoree. Judge Donald will be honored at the Center for Women in Law’s Biennial Award Luncheon on April 21, 2023 at the Fairmont Hotel in Austin.

The Center’s Hortense Ward Courageous Leader Award recognizes an outstanding woman lawyer who exemplifies Ward’s tenacity, courage, and commitment in her efforts to achieve gender parity in positions of leadership, influence, and responsibility in the legal profession. “Judge Donald personifies the spirit and legacy of Hortense Ward as both are trailblazers in their profession. As the first African-American female judge to sit on the bench of the U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit to her community leadership, early activism, and continued work to mentor the next generation of lawyers, Judge Donald continues to inspire,” said Veronica Vargas Stidvent, Executive Director of The Center for Women in Law.

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