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Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Select Five from Western New England University School of Law as Top Women of Law

Published: September 27, 2019 | Categories: Law, Alumni, All News
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The Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly has selected Western New England University School of Law Dean Sudha Setty one of the 2019 Top Women of Law. Each year Lawyers Weekly honors women attorneys who have made tremendous professional strides and demonstrated great accomplishments in the legal field, including pro bono, social justice, advocacy and business. The award highlights women who are pioneers, educators, trailblazers, and role models.

Also honored by was Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly was Professor Jennifer Levi as a Circle of Excellence honoree for their 2019 Top Women of Law. The Circle of Excellence recognizes women who continue to exemplify professional, civic and mentoring achievements year in and year out in the Massachusetts legal community and beyond. These high-achieving women are former honorees of the Top Women of Law who have been inducted into the Circle of Excellence. Professor Levi was recognized for the Top Women in the Law designation in a past year, and her induction into the Circle of Excellence this year reflects her continued outstanding work.

Western New England University Alumnae joining Top Women of Law Levi and Setty are:

Appellate Attorney Barbara Munro '00/L'09, from the Law Office of Barbara Munro. Munro specializes in criminal appeals, post-conviction motions, and immigration-related motions to withdraw plea/appeals.

Chairwoman and Commissioner of Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination Sunila Thomas-George L'95. Appointed to her fifth term by Governor Charles D. Baker, Attorney George continues to serve the people of the Commonwealth as a Commissioner for the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD). As a Commissioner, Attorney George is responsible for the administration, adjudication, and education of civil rights matters for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Lead Counsel in Corporate Law at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company Dorothy Varon L'95, who is has among her many achievements helped to make the Massachusetts version of the pro bono legal defense program called "Lawyer for a Day" a much-heralded success. The program offers residents who can’t afford an attorney qualified legal help that can keep them in their homes during an eviction proceeding.