CHICAGO, Oct. 11, 2017 — LaJune Lange will receive the 2017 Difference Makers through Service to the Profession Award at a luncheon during the GPSolo 2017 Solo & Small Firm Summit on Friday, Oct. 20, in St. Paul, Minn. The Making a Difference through Service to the Profession Award, presented by the American Bar Association Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, goes to an attorney, living or deceased, who has made a significant contribution through service to the profession.
Lange is an internationally recognized expert in human rights and international development. After retiring as a Minnesota state trial court judge, she started the LaJune Thomas Lange International Leadership Institute, which develops legal, health and education programs while facilitating economic and intercultural exchange. She was a United Nations Development Program adviser during the Nigerian elections, provided intervention during the election crisis in Kenya and is the first American judge invited to participate in a judicial education program in Morocco. She serves on the board of regents of her alma mater, Augsburg College in Minneapolis, and as honorary consul for South Africa, representing South Africans in Minnesota, fostering partnerships and economic development.
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