On December 2, the Women’s Law Association of the University of Maine School of Law will recognize Katherine Knox of Bernstein Shur as the 2014 Outstanding Alumna Award Recipient.
Knox graduated from Maine Law in 2004. She is a shareholder at Bernstein Shur focusing her practice on lobbying, campaign compliance and election law. Knox is General Counsel for the Maine Democratic Party, an adjunct professor at Maine Law, and a member of the National Association of Women Lawyers.
One of Knox’s most noteworthy accomplishments is her work with EqualityMaine to draft and pass historic legislation legalizing same-sex marriage in Maine. This effort marked the first time in U.S. history that such legislation passed in both the House and the Senate, and was signed into law by the sitting governor.
Since the establishment of the Women’s Law Association at Maine Law, they have consistently recognized the achievements of female attorneys, and the impacts of gender on the profession of law. The WLA encourages networking among women at the law school and the women practicing in all facets of the legal community.
Every fall, the WLA receives nominations from students, faculty and staff and selects one alumna for her outstanding contributions to the legal community. A reception is then held to honor the alumna award recipient, as well as to raise money for the WLA fellowship. The fellowship is awarded every spring to a Maine Law student who chooses to spend his or her summer working in furtherance of women’s rights in an unpaid capacity.
This year, the WLA has elected Katherine Knox to be the 2014 outstanding alumna award recipient. Kate will be honored at a reception on December 2, 2014 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.
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