Zelle Hofmann is pleased to announce that Minnesota Women Lawyers (MWL) has selected Zelle Hofmann to receive the 2011 MWL Leadership Award for the firm's Zealous Women website. The Award was established by MWL to recognize legal employers throughout Minnesota that strive to enhance the status, influence and effectiveness of women lawyers.
"Zelle Hofmann is honored and thrilled to receive the 2011 MWL Leadership Award for our Zealous Women website," Zelle Hofmann Partner Patricia St. Peter said. "Zealouswomen.com is a testament to the firm's commitment to diversity and enhancing the status of women in the legal profession."
The firm will formally receive the Award at MWL's 39th Annual Meeting on May 11, 2011.
Zealous Women is a web-based community of female professionals organized to celebrate their engaged, passionate and practical approach to conflict resolution. The general concept for the site was launched by Zelle Hofmann's female lawyers during the firm's 20th Anniversary Retreat and it received the support of the firm's executive committee. Zelle Hofmann has created a website where women can explore unique approaches to dispute resolution through articles, profiles, message boards, and other resources. Although created by the female lawyers at Zelle Hofmann, Zealous Women's mission is to provide a forum where all women in the legal profession can celebrate their successes and consider the complexities and challenges women in the legal profession face daily.
Minnesota Women Lawyers is an association made up of more than 1,200 attorneys, judges, law students, legal employers, and legal professionals who are all dedicated to advancing the success of women attorneys and striving for a just society. To learn more about Minnesota Women Lawyers, please visit their website www.mwlawyers.org.