'40 Lawyers Under 40' Awardees
For their outstanding accomplishments, four Spelman alumnae have been awarded the Nation's Best Advocates' "40 Lawyer's Under 40" award. JaDawnya Butler, Assistant District Attorney, Fulton County, Ga.; Malaika Clements Billups, Associate Attorney at the Los Angeles office of Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP; ·LaShonda Council Rogers, Managing Attorney, Council & Associates, LLC; Lynnette D. Espy-Williams, Partner, Cozen O’Connor; and Lieutenant Tashinda Glover Richardson, US Navy Judge Advocate General Corp, will be honored at a special awards gala hosted by the nonprofit organization IMPACT, and the National Bar Association, on Saturday, July 27, 2013, in Miami, Florida.
Nation’s Best Advocates recognizes talented individuals (age 40 and under) within the African-American legal community who have achieved prominence and distinction, professionally and philanthropically.
The award recipients represent a cross-section of legal professionals: solo practitioners, government lawyers, judges, academicians, corporate counsels, young elected officials, and other lawyers using their degree in innovative ways. Nominees were chosen based on their achievement, innovation, vision, leadership, and legal community involvement
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